Like many people around the world, I develop on a Windows computer, but all my servers run Linux. Other developers may scoff and scorn at this, but that’s not the point of this article.
Being on Windows, applying a Magento patch isn’t as straightforward as it is on a Linux box, so I’m going to guide you through the process.
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Magento released a new patch yesterday called SUPEE 6285 along with a new version of the CE (220.127.116.11):
You can find good summaries of the changes here or here.
This patch introduces some really annoying bugs though, especially regarding 3rd party modules/extensions. Basically, any third party extension that introduces Adminhtml pages needs a new
_isAllowed method in it’s controllers that sets up proper access control layers for its functioning.
Any person trying to access anything to do with a third party extension that has a user role with anything less than administrator permissions will not be able to access those pages, no matter what permissions they have!!
I’ll show you how to fix those issues, particularly pertaining to the Ebizmarts Sage Pay suite.
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There are many ways to deploy a Magento site to your server. Many would argue that a simple FTP upload is fine, while others swear by version control.
The problem with the version control + Magento combo is that, necessarily, Magento stores a lot of information about its state in the filesystem – this can lead to a lot of trouble if care isn’t taken when creating the staging and deployment mechanisms.
I’ll walk you through with a tried and tested method I use for the deploying a Magento site using GIT.
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Getting started with Magento can be tricky, and one of the first things every new user wants to do is add a product – but that in itself can be confusing for the newbie, so here’s a definitive guide to adding your first product in Magento.
This guide will tell you how to add a simple product in Magento and explain all the terms along the way.
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Magento makes it easy to create URL rewrites based on categories, it also makes it easy to make rewrites based on products, but what about attributes?
It’s fairly easy to create a URL rewrite based on attributes, so in this short guide we’ll show you how to create attribute + category combo URL rewrites.
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Product attributes in Magento are quite complex – with Magento using a fully realised EAV attribute system on the backend, there is a great amount of flexibility and customisation available to the website ownner when creating new products and product types.
Attributes are so core to Magento products that in fact, you cannot create a product without it having an attribute set. When you first encounter attribute sets, they may seem quite daunting, so we’re here to help you along the way.
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