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Reset an administrator password or add a Magento admin user using MySQL

Unable to log in to a Magento store’s backend? Don’t remember your admin password? Are you a Magento developer and want a quick and easy way to add an admin account to a client’s Magento store? If so, this article is for you. First, we need access to the MySQL database. In most cases, phpMyAdmin … Continue reading

How to Install and Configure Magento on Ubuntu 14.04

Magento is the most popular content management system for e-commerce websites. It is used by small businesses and large enterprise companies alike, and can be enhanced by thousands of extensions and themes. Magento uses the MySQL database system, the PHP programming language, and parts of the Zend Framework. In this tutorial, we will go over … Continue reading

Custom shipping method in Magento

When looking for available shipping methods, Magento first gathers all available carriers. A “Carrier” represents a shipping carrier, just like in real world (ex. FedEx). Each carrier is represented with the class that extends Mage_Shipping_Model_Carrier_Abstract. After list of carriers has been received, shipping information(implemented as Mage_Shipping_Model_Rate_Request) is sent to carrier in order to retrieve all … Continue reading

Featured products on Magento frontpage

What is featured product? The Featured Product is a product with an attribute added from the administrative UI. When the administrator selects “Yes” in the “Featured” attribute, that product will be displayed in a content block on the category page. Step 1: Create new Featured attribute Create a new attribute by going to Catalog > … Continue reading