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How to change the Magento Admin URL / Path

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Posted on August 25th, 2011 | Posted by admin

To protect your Magento backend against hackers and brute-force attacks, we recommend that you change the default URL to the Magento Admin Panel. It is a quick way to add an extra layer of security to your site.

Follow these steps to change the admin URL/path.

Note: Do NOT use the web interface in the Magento Admin Panel to change the admin URL, as this is known to cause severe problems.

Step 1 – Change Path

First, open the local.xml configuration file in your favorite text editor, or use the Text Editor in the cPanel File Manager. The file is usually located in the app/etc/ directory under your Magento installation. Locate the following code segment:

Introducing the Magento Enterprise Edition Subscription – Video

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Posted on August 22nd, 2011 | Posted by admin

Magento Enterprise edition is best choice for any serious online store which is also a true platform for growth. Magento enterprise edition can make your store a successful company. Check out the Magento enterprise edition subscription video.

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Have You Backed Up Your Magento Store?

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Posted on August 22nd, 2011 | Posted by admin

Just like any other open source Magento commerce also requires to be backed up from time to time. You don’t want to end up loosing critical information without backup do you? Typically, backups are life savers especially if you loose critical part of your database or even code. I hope that there shouldn’t be a time when you have to use backups to restore data but what if you fall in such situation. Various hosting servers do keep backup but those running on shared servers, backup is not there in most of the cases. Even relying completely on hosting company to keep backups all the times is not wise as hosting companies are also attacked by malicious scripts, hacks and to resolve the issue they might end up loosing your precious data.

There are two types of backups and it entirely depends upon your requirement and store size. You can either opt for full backup or choose incremental backup weekly. In case you have lots of orders taking place daily then you have to rethink your backup strategy. We have created a Magento extension especially for those who do not wish to spend time configuring store backups.

How to edit email template in magento

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Posted on August 18th, 2011 | Posted by admin

You may tell me that it’s very simple to edit email templates in Magento. I agree . This post I just want to share with Magento beginners.
As you know, there are many emails which are sent to customers in Magento: order confirmation (guests, registered customers), order update, new account welcome email … First, let me tell you how to edit these email templates.
To do this, just go to your admin, then navigate to System => Transactional Emails

How to edit email template in magento

Now, click on Add New Template

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You can find a form to edit template, in Template field, you can select an email template you want to edit, select the language for your store, click Load Template, you see the following screen:

Guide through Magento’s timezones

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Posted on August 17th, 2011 | Posted by admin

I’ll guide you through Magento’s timezone behavior, as I’ve noticed that people tend to get confused in cases when they have 2 or more websites with different timezones. If this is what you are searching for, read on!

First of all, let’s start with the Web server – Magento relation, and their times.

Web server – Magento relation

Let’s look at the following scenario. You want an online store – ok, you’ll need a web hosting for it (on some web hosting providers server). With classic low-level PHP development people tend to overlook server’s settings, and each server has it’s own time and timezone set. If you overlook that, each time your script executes any of time functions, it will take server time as actual one. So first thing you need to look at, is server location, and its time zone.