Automated Emailing of Invoices

From January 2012, Invoices from Optimise will be sent to you via our new automated emailing program. If you would wish us to change the recipient email address we have on file for your company please let us know. Thanks

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Ireland VAT Increase to 23% Jan 2012

The standard rate of VAT in Ireland increases from 21% to 23% for all invoices raised on or after the 1st of January 2012. Note: For companies within the UK, this VAT change program does not need to be run. Please read the following information carefully and familiarise yourself with the options available to you. Please […]

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Menu Highlighting with jQuery

If you’ve built a menu and you want to style the link which corresponds to the page you are on, you can easily add a class to the link using jQuery and then style it using CSS. Billy, one of the developers here at Optimise Web, wrote this small, yet effective script to add a […]

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How to remove Recurring Profiles & Billing Agreements links from customer account navigation menu in Magento

I spent quite a while trying to work out how to remove the Recurring Profile and Billing Agreements links from the Customer Account navigation menu in Magento. There are plenty of blog posts and Magento forum topics describing how to comment out or even delete the appropriate lines in the billing_agreement.xml or recurring_profile.xml files like […]

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Update – Magento 1.5.1.0 – Delete Test Orders & Customers using SQL

As always, please backup your database and files before running raw SQL queries against your Magento database. I’ve tested this on a Magento CE 1.5.1.0 site today and it works. [sql] — here are the tables modified for 1.5.0.1 SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0; TRUNCATE `sales_flat_order`; TRUNCATE `sales_flat_order_address`; TRUNCATE `sales_flat_order_grid`; TRUNCATE `sales_flat_order_item`; TRUNCATE `sales_flat_order_status_history`; TRUNCATE `sales_flat_quote`; TRUNCATE `sales_flat_quote_address`; […]

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Magento – Newsletter Subscribe Form in Footer or Header

It used to be the case that to move your Newsletter Subcribe form, or other Magento blocks, from their original position in your Magento template you would need to go and find the relevant lines in the layout XML files and modify them to show in a new postition. This however was a tedious process; […]

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Add a link to the product on the admin order page

We recently had a client who asked to have a link added to the magento admin order page so they could easily see what the product was. It requires a core hack so isn’t recommended. If you want to go ahead here’s the code: Open app/design/adminhtml/default/default/template/sales/order/view/items/renderer/default.phtml at look and at ~ line 68 until you […]

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Fix: Magento Catalog Search Broken / Not Working

We recently updated a Magento install from 1.3.2.4 to 1.5.1.0. Everything worked fine, expect the search function. Whatever we searched for, the site returned just one result. This seems to be a problem with upgrades and even some fresh installs of Magneto 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1.0, etc. The following is the fix. This will require fixing […]

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A Helping Hand for Optimise Users

Many users are not aware that there is documented help on-line for the Optimise System. To access it, choose Help – Search Help from the Optimise menu or go to http://oltd.co.uk/Help on your web browser. A Table of Contents is shown first. If you want to search by keyword, choose Keyword Index at the top […]

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Magento Upgrade from 1.4.X.X to 1.5.X.X via SSH

Since Magento 1.5.0.0 the SSH upgrade command has been changed to ./mage instead of ./pear. If you have used ./pear upgrade-all in the past, you will now have to use the ./mage version. I was upgrading from Magento 1.4.2.1 to Magento 1.5.1.0. I’m using the Community Edition. For ./mage to work you need to CHMOD […]

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