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Magento Tips: Apple touch icon for your Magento mobile theme

Apple touch icon for your Magento mobile theme

Beautiful icon for your Apple and Android visitors.

Are you sure that your Magento theme is 100% ready for Apple and Android mobile visitors? If so, try to visit your mobile website and add it to the smartphone desktop favorites links. Most likely you will see ugly re-sized favicon instead of beautiful desktop-like Apple or Android icon.

In this article I will show how to add nice looking touch icon to your Magento mobile theme and make your Magento mobile store better.

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Magento Tips: Manual activation of the Magento mobile theme

Manual activation of the Magento mobile theme

How to make mobile theme available for testing only for developer.

Usually switching to magento mobile theme being happened automatically basing on customers' user agent (i.e. browser). However, in case if you would like to test your mobile theme before publishing, this approach will not work because theme will be visible for all customers with mobile devices. In this article I try to describe how to make mobile theme available only for you by special link.

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Multi-store capabilities for Magento newsletter

If you use Magento multi-store feature, you possibly know that visitors of the store cannot sign up for newsletters of all multi-stores. Store visitor will be able to sign up only for one store.

Lets imagine that you have two multi-stores: one for Gifts and other for Chocolate. If some of your visitor will open Gifts store and sign up for Gifts newsletter, Magento will record it. However if the same visitor will come to Chocolate store the other day and submit his email in newsletter box, in this case Magento will remove his email from Gifts newsletter and add him to Chocolate newsletter. By default it is not possible to sign up for News of both stores.

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How to create a single page for customers registration and login in Magento

Single page for customers registration and login in Magento

In this article I will describe how to create single page for customers registration and login.

Your customers will see register and login forms on one page, without any pages reloading.

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How to migrate Magento Professional to Magento Community or Enterprise

How to migrate Magento Professional to Magento Community or Enterprise

In this article we will share universal instruction on how to migrate your Magento Professional store to Magento Community or Magento Enterprise.

The migration process is quite complex, so make sure that the developers who are responsible for this migration project are certified Magento developers.

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Magento mobile theme FAQ

Magento mobile theme FAQ

The amount of mobile devices keeps growing. Definitely, you should consider the mobile theme for your Magento store.

The number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth in the end of 2012, people use smartphones and tablets for shopping and research, and sooner or later you will face with necessity to implement mobile theme. Thankfully, it is already included into latest versions of standard Magento (all editions).

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Magento performance: Optimization of Magento configurable products. Part 2.

Magento performance

In my previous article I wrote about performance issues when you have many attribute options for configurable attribute. Here I will provide you with several tips on how to increase performance if you have configurable products with many associated products (100 associated products and more).

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Security Tips: Make sure that you applied all latest Magento Enterprise security patches

It is very important to keep your Magento Enterprise installation patched.

Make sure that you applied all latest official Magento Enterprise security patches:

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