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The Cheapest Magento Hosting for less than 10€

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In this blog post I will show that it is totally possible to run a tiny Magento 1 or OpenMage instance for less than 10€ per month - and even with all used services from Europe. Should you do this for your production store? Well that's on another page, but first let's move on.

Better SEO with Magento Layout XML

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Over the years I have collected several useful layout XML code snippets that you can e.g. insert into individual Magento CMS pages or into your layout xml code in the local.xml file. This offers several chances to improve your search engine optimization (SEO) for your Magento store like noindex or canonicals.

Das perfekte Magento 1 Frontend für 2023

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Im folgenden Blog-Post möchte ich die aus meiner Sicht wichtigsten Aspekte erläutern, warum für mich Magento 1 bzw. der Community-Nachfolger OpenMage nach wie vor eine absolut sinnvolle Lösung für Kunden sein kann. Außerdem zeige ich anhand meiner eigenen Website konkrete Implementierungsmöglichkeiten auf.

4 Tasks When Taking Over Legacy Projects

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In my daily work I regularly take over legacy projects from customers that have a relatively old code base and shall be upgraded in order to be compatible with latest software versions, PHP versions and so on. Within those projects I always use several techniques to quickly get to work but at the same time carefully try to not introduce new defects.

In the following blog post I will take you through several tips when you take over legacy projects.

Magento Logging with ELK Stack

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If you are maintaining several Magento instances or use features like AWS autoscaling, you have many different places to look for your Magento application logs. In these cases a central logging application is very helpful.
In this post we will examine how to use the ELK stack with Magento logs.

How to disable the Gift Message Extension in Magento 1?

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While tweaking your Magento 1 online shop for performance you might have come into try to remove the default Mage_GiftMessage extension.
Unfortunately like many other default extensions, this module cannot be removed so easily because of some errorneous, hidden dependencies in other modules.
So let’s have a look what needs to be done in order to remove the default Magento Gift Message Extension.

How to remove Prototype in Magento?

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As we all know Magento 1 was using latest technologies at the time it has been published more than 10 years ago in 2008. In the meantime, of course, used libraries and development patterns have been outdated, so is the case with Prototype. This post is about how to start to remove the Prototype library from Magento 1 or OpenMage.

How to secure Magento?

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Especially for Magento 1 after its end of life but also for Magento 2 it is important that you secure the Magento instance as best as possible.

In the following I will list some tips of that I use for my clients to secure their Magento backends.

How to avoid duplicate content in Magento?

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In the field of search engine optimization (SEO) everyone tries to write the content in best quality from a customer perspective and ultimately also for the search engine. One important aspect therein is to avoid duplicate content as this is a major problem for search engines.

In this post I will clarify what duplicate content is and show a common source of duplicate content in Magento.

Magento to OpenMage Migration

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After the official end of life of Magento in last June, I recommended two ways of continuing with Magento 1 to my clients: either use MageOne to take care of providing security patches and updates for the latest Magento Open Source version 1.9.4.5. Or use the community-driven OpenMage fork of Magento. In this post we will see how I did the migration of my own website from Magento 1.9.4.5 to OpenMage.

Issue with PayPal Express and Customer Checkout Registration in Magento

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Recently I discovered a bug in the core Magento 1 PayPal Express extension that leads to the user being redirected to the home page after PayPal checkout with no error message.
As the investigation was a rather lengthy process, I’ll tell you the details and of course the easy fix in this post here.

LiteSpeed as a Drop-In Replacement for Apache Webserver for Magento 1

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For a long time Apache has been the defacto standard for hosting PHP web applications like Magento 1 or WordPress. Then with the rise of the need for high-scaling applications hosted in the cloud webservers like nginx or full page caches like Varnish became popular in order to handle the enormous amounts of traffic pouring in. The LiteSpeed webserver for Magento 1 is the new cool kind in the block now.

Why should I do a Magento upgrade?

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Today I was asked by a client if he should upgrade his Magento 1.5.1.0 store to the latest Magento Community Edition 1.9.1.1.

Available Magento Code Sniffer rulesets

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Basically I recommend following the PSR-2 standard for Coding Style Guidelines in Magento projects. Verifying your coding styles makes sense in any case – whether you are working in a large team of developers or as a freelancer for several clients. Agreeing to one common coding standard and following the rules improves readability and comparability.

Magento 1.9: Downloadable Products cannot be created

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In Magento 1.9 there is a JavaScript error on the product page in the backend that prohibits adding links to downloadable products when using the default German localization that ships with this Magento version.

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