Google Page One Guarantee – A Scam

The Scam There have been calls from companies that claim to be connected with Google and promising that they will get you to Google page one within the same day. The scam is that they ask you for £100 – £1000 deposit then a monthly payment of £30 – £300. How do they do it? […]

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Replace Links with Images in a Magento 1.4 Menu

Here’s how to replace the text links with images in the top level of your Magento menu (tested on Magento 1.4.1.1)… First, make a copy the following file… app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Block/Navigation.php Place the file in folder… app/code/local/Mage/Catalog/Block/ – if this folder doesn’t exist, create it (This process creates a version of the Navigation.php which will over-ride the […]

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Magento Catalog Images Dissappear When You Refresh Cache

Recently we encountered a problem with Magento, where all our product catalogue images vanished from the page when we refreshed the Images cache in the Magento backend (System -> Cache Management). After hours of scouring the internet we discovered that, because PHP Safe Mode was enabled on our server configuration, the images were not auto-resizing. […]

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Magento Tip : Get Grouped Product’s Associated Simple Products on Category Page

Here is a simple trick to get the sub-products of a grouped product on the category products listing page. Add the following code to the products list.phtml file. $_associatedProducts = array(); if ($_product->getTypeId() == ‘grouped’) { $_associatedProducts = $_product->getTypeInstance(true)->getAssociatedProducts($_product); } Once you collect all simple product data associated with the grouped product, you can loop […]

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Change the Number of Columns in Product Grid – Magento 1.4

In Magento the default number of columns in the Product Grid view is 3. This is fine for a 3 column layout. If you creating a custom layout, however, you may need to change the number of columns (or Column Count). This is how you do it. In the catalog.xml file in your skin’s Layout […]

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Fixed Magento Checkout : Set ‘Ship to This Address’ as Default

How often would you buy from an online shop and ship the goods to an address that is different from your billing address? Sometimes, I do use the card that is registered with my home address, but use my office address for delivery. This might not be the same case with about 80% of online […]

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Twenty Ten Theme & All in One SEO Pack – Joined / No Space Issue

Upon upgrading to WordPress 3.0, you might notice the Meta Page Title joined without spacing between the blog title and blog name. This problem arises when using the Twenty Ten theme or a theme designed using the Twenty Ten theme in conjunction with the All in One SEO Pack plugin. If you have set the […]

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Optimise Solutions at the Manchester Furniture Show 2010

Optimise Solutions is exhibiting at the Manchester Furniture Show this year. The Manchester Furniture Show is the second largest furniture show in the UK and occupies 3 halls of furniture and interiors products. This year’s show opens on the 18th of July 2010 and runs until the 21st of July 2010. Trade visitors are welcome […]

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Optimise Event : User Group Meeting

Optimise Solutions reigns strong as the leading furniture software supplier, offering business management software for the past twenty one years. We now have over 400 users, in the UK and Ireland. To celebrate our 21st successful year, we have organised a user group meeting on the 22nd September 2010 at our offices in Edinburgh (10:30 […]

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Optimise Web – Revamped Website

Optimise Web, our Web Design and Marketing unit, has been very successful over the past year. The new website for Optimise Web has been launched. We now have a rich portfolio of websites covering a wide range of businesses. Do check them out by following the Clients link.

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