If you run a lead generation website and you need to verify the identity of your leads I highly recommend using DataX. I just completed some work for one of my clients that needed this ability. I leveraged DataX’s ID Verify API through an AJAX call to check a lead in realtime while the lead… Read More

Received an email from a new client of mine today that reads: “Hi, My name is Hal Werner. I’m a friend of Ryan Boots and he said you could probably help me out. If this sounds like something do-able in the given time frame, Ryan tells me the next step is go to your site… Read More

Last month I got the opportunity to revamp truequestoutfitters.com for my client Garth Oliver. He came to me with the idea to focus much more on getting his message out through blog posts. Once he purchased his new domain name truequest.us I helped him setup the hostgator.com web hosting he was using to host the… Read More

A couple of years ago I built the website xpathbuilder.com by myself under the direction of an expert SEO ninja named Ryan Boots. To date we have received a few mentions and an article or two about how our site can help other SEO people out there. How has the site helped you? What updates… Read More

http://www.magentocommerce.com/blog/comments/magento-community-edition-one-eight-now-available/ Enhanced Tax Calculations Magento Community Edition 1.8 improves tax calculation accuracy for VAT merchants and eliminates potential rounding errors that can be confusing to buyers. Knowledge Base updates also provide more guidance on tax configurations and Canadian tax requirements, enabling you to more fully benefit from the native Magento tax engine. – See more… Read More

“Magento is escaping apostrophes when magic_quotes_gpc is set to off. When I set magic_quotes_gpc to on, Magento stops inserting slashes. It’s completely backwards. I can’t have Magento escaping my apostrophes, but I also do not want to have magic_quotes_gpc set to on because I am concerned about the implications it might have on other parts… Read More

Sometimes when you make changes to your products, or enable a certain extension, Magento might start to rewrite all your URLs to include a suffix “-1” or some other number. Within the URL Rewrites, Magento differentiates between System URLs and Custom URLs. If the System URLs are broken like this, you should not fix this… Read More

Over the past couple of years I have had to set up several LAMP boxes from scratch to run Magento. Up until today I’ve had a script I could run that would tell me if all of the requirements are met to run Magento on the box. That script used phpversion() function for version comparison… Read More

If for some reason you cannot all of a sudden upload product images into Magento through the admin area I suggest you SSH into your server and navigate to the Magento directory for your website and run the following: # chmod 777 -R media… Read More

My client was having an issue on his Godaddy shared hosting account with his Magento product image uploads. I went through a dozen or more troubleshooting steps to determine the cause of the issue. After careful comparison with a Magento instance just like it hosted on another hosting company server I determined Magento was not… Read More