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Role Landing Pages

We have a number of different users using the Magento back end for different uses. For example, we have people who essentially just ship packages, and all we really want them to see is the shipment ...
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How can I export products with cross or up-sells products?

In admin section (System->Import/Export) new Import/Export variant. If I use export all products and nothing have cross or up sells product, then export working fine. But if have any products cross ...
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How do you give estimates for Magento upgrade?

Overview: This question was originally asked and later closed on StackOverflow. We stated in meta, that here is the right place for this question. This question is in favor to help to many people to ...
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Debugging layout XML loading

TL;DR: is there a way I can debug the loading of the layout? As I believe one module's layout is conflicting with another. Related to a previous question I made: How to make a module layout to be ...
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Onepage checkout, or not Onepage checkout

I have noticed a lot of sites replace the default OnePage checkout with 3rd party modules. Two replacements I am familiar with is OneStep, and CheckItOut. My personal opinion, from experience, is ...
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Generating a sitemap for a custom model

I've developed a bespoke module which lists a series of people on the site. Each person has their own URL (a bespoke Magento controller, which does basic CRUD on Person models) and I need to feed ...
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How do I GZIP the merged JS file?

I noticed when I merge the CSS/JS files then enable Gzip in the htaccess, JS doesn't compress. Does anyone have an idea how to fix this? Update: Htaccess File Content ################################...
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Studying to become a Magento Certified Developer

I have been considering studying to become a Magento Certified Developer. When I look at the study guide I see a lot of questions which I can answer, however, the problem is I don't really know what ...
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Find out to which categories a product belongs to

I opened a product in the backend, but when I switch to the categories tab, the category tree is fully collapsed. I would have to expand all categories to see in which ones the product is in. How can ...
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When merging CSS or JS, a new file is generated for each page type

We have a lot of small CSS and JS files and enabling merging seems to be a good choice. Many of the CSS and JS files are used on every page (home page, category page, product detail page). Whenever ...
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The blocked conversion pipe

We host a shop with around 100 orders per day. In the day time there are around 10 orders per hour. Some times, for an hour there is no order at all. The shop owner, who monitors the current ...
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Customer reports that he is not forwarded to PayPal

We are using PayPal express payments and the OneStepCheckout module. A customer reported that he tried to make an order, but when clicking "buy" the waiting animation keeps being displayed and he is ...
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How to force flush CSS cache on client side?

Suppose that we changed a lot of functionality for the module (templates, layouts, CSS) and we are going to move these changes to the production site, but a lot of customers have cached CSS in their ...
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Magento 1 Widget setup in backend - how do I move upwards

I have a widget setup on all category pages via backend -> CMS - > Widgets Now when I use this method I select a block for category pages and the block shows up nicely. It is at the bottom of all ...
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How to optimise database architecture for high volume sites?

Question is less about specific Mysql configuration items, but more about handling multiple databases, splitting read and writes to multiple database servers, master+master? Master+Multiple Slaves? ...
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How to assign category on multiple products?

I can assign multiple products into a category when I am creating a category, but how can I assign a category to multiple products at once? I have tried to check multiple products in Manage ...
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What is the most common process for importing the products?

What is the most common process for importing products? Does everyone use the product import/export tool? The CSV file format is not something that the client is likely to fill in and if they try it ...
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How should I handle session files that become too numerous?

I am acting as a sysadmin for a couple of servers that hold Magento sites and occasionally they fill up with session files. I have been told that managing these files isn't something that can be done ...
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How to hide categories with no active products?

Is there a way to hide categories that don't have active products? Or, even better, only show categories that have active products and stock.
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Access Magento session from external site

How do you log in an existing customer/user from external application or bypass his session after logging into Magento to other application?
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Holepunching of header in magento store

I have implemented holepunching of header in magento, and even though I have got it working on a per customer basis, I need the ability to take this one level deeper by making it work on diff cart ...
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How to make a module layout to be shown on all themes

Here is the situation: I have several self made modules, all tested and working using the default theme. Then we bought and installed a new theme. Switched to the new theme and the modules are not ...
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Apply price rule to variants of a configurable product?

Our apparel store is built with configurable products. We'd like to create a Catalog Price Rule that targets only specific variants of a configurable product. For example, all 'Guys' shirts. It doesn'...
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Adding layered navigation block to custom page

In Magento, the Layered Navigation block works nicely in the product list page. How can this block be successfully copied to a custom page, where there is a custom list of products? Note: Just ...
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Speeding up cart to checkout and checkout save actions

I'm running several Magento CE shops and speed them up with caching, however the cart and checkout still remain slow. Does anyone have experience or tips in speeding up these pages? Perhaps through ...
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What do I do when an extension overwrites a class globally and I want to use the original?

We're using an extension which globally overwrites the Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List_Toolbar block. <global> <blocks> <catalog> <rewrite> ...
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Magento Voiding orders via backend

We use UsaEPay payment system for our site (But I think this problem/question persists for other payment methods as well). The way the system works is, that the "Authorize and Capture" batches the ...
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Magento Displaying appropriate localisation based on Location

I'd like to configure the Magento site to be able to recognize the default language and location of the user and display the site in that language and with appropriate localization. For example: A ...
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Magento Adding a new Language?

I've looked at several pages regarding adding another language support to the Magento cart, however, there seems to be something missing. The usual is to download translation through the admin ...
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Magento Authorize.net - Authorize and Capture vs. Authorize Only

When setting up a new Magento configuration, in the payments section I am given a couple different options for Payment Action under Authorize.net. Specifically Authoize and Capture and Authorize Only. ...
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How do I sort Magento products in a specific category according to my order

I want to sort Magento products on a list page for a specific category according to my given order. Can I have a text field in each product and give any number and my products in that specific ...

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