And all the urls in the sitemap(s) go in 404, which is really not a good thing for SEO… Continue reading
After my speech at the Meet Magento IT 2014 I had some great chats with a lot of people, ideas were flowing and… here you have my first FLOSS Magento extension. Continue reading
You can use the following script (the most important part is the “setImportMode(true)”, which will avoid the confirm emails to be sent): Continue reading
I know I’m not using this blog so much lately, I mostly write things on different social networks but… the week finishing now it’s been amazing and I want to write something down for my own future memories. Continue reading
I just finished reading the Instant Magento performance optimization howto ebook by Packt and I’m about to write a quick review.
First of all this book is short (50 pages), quick and easy to read. Don’t misunderstand me, for me this is a big plus: Magento is a big universe and for me it’s better to have more specialized books instead of one big book covering everything (which is actually impossible).
Performance are also a big trouble for everyone who works with Magento so anyway this book is a little investment for a nice and complete (also if not very deep) reading (but also a practical manual) on Magento performance overview.
I’d rate this book 7.5/10, as an advanced developer I would have liked more advanced details but probably this should have gone beyond the scope of the book itself so at the end… it’s totally worth its money and most of all it’s a good read for all the kind of Magento workers, from designers to coders to system managers.
And you get some weird errors…
open your app/code/core/Mage/Paypal/Model/Api/Nvp.php file and search for SOLUTIONTYPE, change its value to “mark”.
Edit your PayPal preferences from Magento backend and use this PayPal Url:
You should be done.
I just received the Mastering Magento ebook from Packt a few hours ago, I’m really out of time in these weeks but I wanted to share a couple of thoughts from the first look at this book.
If you’re a Magento developer, than get it, from a really quick view (I’m gonna review it later) I think I’ll buy the printed copy to keep on my desk, as a senior Magento developer I already know most of the things writting in the book but it is really well written, full of useful information and it will become helpful when you’ve to do something quick but you don’t remenber exactly how to do it or a particular meaning of a Magento terminology.
It seems to cover all the main areas and it has a really lifesaver section which is the pre-launch checklist.
Also very useful if you’re teaching a junior developer/designer and you need a deeper introduction to Magento (this book is not for who didn’t see Magento before in his life).
Another thing I think, it could be easily split in 2 version cause the introduction says that the book is intended for developers and store owners but I think that store owners should not be bothered with all the dev stuff, anyway part of the book would be really perfect to be given to store owners saying “hey this is the Magento manual” :-)
News are coming out about our new loved/hated Magento major (and it’s gonna be really major) release: Magento2.
First of all a technical overview video, not too recent actually:
One amazing thing is that the development moved to github:
with all the benefits we know.
Another nice improvement is that we have public tests for the test addicted:
A couple of nice articles about Magento 2.0:
Magento 2.0 is scheduled for Q4.2012, let’s see what is going to happen! :)