Shopify – Using Nested Menus in Theme

This is a good article for store owners on the basics of creating a nested menu in the Shopify backend; https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/sell-online/online-store/menus-and-links/drop-down-menus WordPress site owners and developers will recognise this setup immediately. Draggable/droppable menus were introduced into WordPress as one of the flagship features of WordPress 3 in 2010. As always the Shopify documentation is good – …

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WordPress under Magento multistore

This is a ‘Note to Self’ as much as anything else. It’s explains how we got the WordPress install to work on a Magento multistore using country stub directories. The SO question it relates to is here; http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32613815/htaccess-wordpress-under-magento-site-with-multi-language-sub-directories We have this in production, hopefully this answer might help someone at some point. The way we’ve …

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Sagepay – Magento – Armed Forces – INVALID. 3139 : The DeliveryState format is invalid.

The title says it all. Magento installation with failed transactions using Sagepay fail when the delivery address is Armed Forces Middle East, Armed Forces Africa or Armed Forces Canada. It’s for a good reason – Magento itself sets the region ID for these options as ‘AM’, ‘AF’ and ‘AC’ respectively; Which is dandy until you …

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Enable SOAP on Media Temple DV Managed

Media Temple’s knowledgebase has a good article on how to enable SOAP on a DV Managed server; https://kb.mediatemple.net/questions/1947/Configure+PHP+with+SOAP#dv_managed However, when you get to the section that says NOTE: If you receive an error similar to the following, you will need to install libxml2: You might also encounter the following error (as I did); no acceptable …

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Enabling and using ImageMagick in PHP on Plesk 11

I am currently building a configurator in Magento – it’s a native configurator using Magento’s custom options on a simple product coupled with some javascript which I’ve coded up on separate custom product/view-custom.phtml and product/view/media-custom.phtml templates (applied to a specific product using this technique -> http://prattski.com/2010/11/04/magento-use-different-template-files-for-specific-products/). The concept is simple enough but I have had …

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