How to upgrade from PHP 5.3.x to 5.5.x on Windows 7 in 4 easy steps

I have been using PHP 5.3.29 on my PC for some time now as many PHP open source frameworks and applications had been supporting PHP version uptill 5.3.X. However with time PHP has progressed and with new and stable versions coming up the benchmark of support has shifted from PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.4 and … Read moreHow to upgrade from PHP 5.3.x to 5.5.x on Windows 7 in 4 easy steps

Tutorial to create custom Magento module

I could not find one good tutorial on developing a custom module in Magento when I had a client requirement to develop one for his website. It was not like there weren’t any. If you Google “custom Magento module tutorial” or something similar you will get a lot of search results however I received a … Read moreTutorial to create custom Magento module

Script to check for malware on your website

After seeing a couple of websites getting infected by malware I decided on creating a script  which would inform the owner and the concerned technical staff at the slightest change in the website file system structure. The script does the following 1. Detects change in any script/file. 2. Notifies when a new script/file is added. … Read moreScript to check for malware on your website

How to customize your Zend Form fields to appear in columns

I received a requirement to change the form layout on a web page. I was not using any decorators on the form so the form was coming up in default format generated by Zend Form. This is the page which displays the form when some one clicks on Edit Once you click on Edit the … Read moreHow to customize your Zend Form fields to appear in columns

How to resolve the Zen Cart Illegal mix of collations error

We had deployed a Zen Cart website and we came up with the following error in the Zen Cart admin panel when clicking on the Tools -> Send Email link. Illegal mix of collations (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT) and (latin1_general_ci,IMPLICIT) for operation ‘locate’ After checking the table collation in PHPmyAdmin I found that the subscribers table (created when … Read moreHow to resolve the Zen Cart Illegal mix of collations error

How to offer discounts and coupons to customers using Facebook Like

I have come across some businesses offering discounts, offers, video downloads, documents etc. to users on Facebook and in return they ask them to simply Like their page. This is quite a good idea as it helps them to attract leads/sales from Facebook and it serves as an additional revenue generation model apart from search … Read moreHow to offer discounts and coupons to customers using Facebook Like

List of test credit card numbers for Sage Pay

If you are using Sage Pay Form and wish to test whether the integration is working correctly or not you can use the following test credit card numbers for placing orders. Visa (VISA) 4929000000006 MasterCard (MC) 5404000000000001 Visa Debit / Delta (DELTA) 4462000000000003 Solo (SOLO) 6334900000000005 Issue 1 UK Maestro / International Maestro (MAESTRO) 5641820000000005 … Read moreList of test credit card numbers for Sage Pay

Integrate Zen Cart store to eBay with eBay Zen Cart module

Store owners who use Zen Cart for running their stores on the web can now enjoy the luxury of listing, revising and de-listing products on eBay all from their Zen Cart admin panel. Gone are the days when you needed to add products twice (one in each Zen Cart and eBay) and then constantly worry … Read moreIntegrate Zen Cart store to eBay with eBay Zen Cart module