Dx3webs Ltd is please to announce the launch of our latest Magento build and design. Beauty LDN is a vibrant fashion and beauty store.. the Oxford Circus of Online Beauty. It has been a great example of partnership working with clear vision and direction from the client and Dx3webs providing the Magento technical skills. It has been a pleasure to work with the team and we are delighted with the results. www.beautyldn.com
Posted on June 29, 2013
Posted on June 17, 2013
A recent update to php from the Atomic repository is causing issues for some servers and plesk users in general.
Typical symptoms will be :
Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 31 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf:
Invalid command 'php_value', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration
Posted on June 7, 2013
Sometime the default position of the category images (top of the main col above product grid) breaks the design of a site. Ideally what we want is a full page banner that runs the full width of the page. Continue Reading
Posted on June 1, 2013
By default magento will show the number of items in the header link..
However, if you wish to add total price in there as well a simple change to Links.php will do the trick. Continue Reading
Posted on May 28, 2013
Googles decision to make Google apps non-free caused a real head ache for small businesses looking to test out business ideas. Previously Google apps free allowed 10 free mail boxes which was a great way for entrepreneurs to test new business ideas. Stepping up to the mark is Zoho. Previously they offered 3 free mail boxes. Since google aps went non-free their signups went through the roof and they decided to increase the number of free accounts to 5 mail boxes. Continue Reading
Posted on February 15, 2013
This is an annoying one. In this case running Centos 6.3 Generally you will find that php will run fix but any time a call is made to an external sites the connection cannot be made. Interestingly this seems to affect php running as fastgci but not mod_php.
Wordpress plugin page
"An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server’s configuration. If you continue to have problems, please try the support forums."
Magento Cant connect to external Payment Gateways
In this case the culprit was SELinix
The answer is to run:
setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect=1
This allows Apache to open ports to remote servers.
Posted on January 21, 2013
We love the mystique theme for wordpress. It is a great base upon which to build a site. There a a whole host of useful features build right into the template including a nice switch that looks for a Custom field "hide_title" like so:
Posted on December 10, 2012
There are a number of cases where mysql databases crash during an operation which leaves damaged tables behind.
Typical symptoms include:
Cant dump the database using mysqldump as you get LOCK errors
Cant delate the table as it does not exist
Cant create the table as table already exists
You will also generally see a lot of errors in my mysql error log.
Your INNODB table file may be severely bloated to 2 - 3 x the total space of your database.
In order to fix you will need to locate the actual files that make up your database typically /var/lib/mysql/databasename
For the broken table only.. remove all files associated with that table name. Note that a healthy INNODB table should have two entries. In the case of ghost tables there will probably only be 1. As soon as you have deleted the file use mysqldump to copy the database.
[php]mysqldump -u box -p databasename > databsename.sql[/php]
Now reimport the database to a new Database. Now you can recreate your table. Remove the old database as it will still be causing issues. You may have to delete all files within the database folder and then issue the drop command.
[php]mysql -u box -p newdatabase < databsename.sql[/php]
Posted on November 7, 2012
Looks like some versions of plesk (or perhaps a micro-update) have an issue when you set the site to run as fastcgi. Typical symptoms include all php generated files will throw a 500 error. If you look in error_log you wil see something like: Continue Reading
sql to clear out all products (Reset / Delete magento category / products by SQL for magento version 1.7)
Posted on October 19, 2012
Should you ever need a nuclear option for clearing out product data..
Check out imranul hoque's blog at :http://www.imranulhoque.com/magento/reset-delete-magento-category-products-by-sql-for-magento-version-1-7/comment-page-1/#comment-5826
Very useful if you are testing import scripts.