Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Magento - Common Fixes

  1. I need to change the url that my site is defaulted to
    1. in phpmyadmin go to table core_config_data and edit base url fields to what you want
  2. A variety of Magento issues can be resolved by deleting cache
    1. to easily delete cache go to the /var folder and delete the /cache folder
  3. A variety of Magento issues can be resolved by fixing permissions
    1. learn how to set magento permissions here
  4. To reset Magento Admin PW
    1.  go to your cPanel > phpMyAdmin, select your Magento database, click the SQL tab and paste this query:
    2. UPDATE admin_user SET password=CONCAT(MD5('sGnewpass'), ':sG') WHERE username='AdminUsername';
    3. Note: You have to change newpass in the MD5('sGnewpass') with your new password, and change *AdminUsername* to your Magento admin username.
  5. How to set up a Blog in Magento
    1. Use AheadWords extension see here ->
  6. How to setup a Contact Us Page
    1. Paste this into a CMS page
      2. {{block type='core/template' name='contactForm' template='contacts/form.phtml'}}
      3. <!– CONTACT FORM CODE END–>
  7. How to Change the database a Magento Install is pointing to
    1. go to app/etc/local.xml
    2. edit the information on this page, save and upload

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