Tag: UK web developer

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”

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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’

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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

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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 /

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Impact of EU Cookie Directive on your website

The EU passed a law over a year back which required website owners based in the EU to notify visitors that they are using cookies on their website. Cookies are basically text files stored on the visitor’s browser. Websites use

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Improve bounce rate for slow loading web pages

Most websites take a lot of time while loading their category or product listing pages. Visitors don’t bother to wait long if they don’t see any visual progress in their browsers. For this reason it’s best to display a graphic

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How to remove the Fatal error: SOAP-ERROR: Parsing Schema: unexpected in sequence error?

If you use the eBay API in any way on your website related to your products or orders then you may have come across an issue which happened last week probably around Jan 26 2012. If you call any eBay

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How to 301 redirect static URLs using htaccess

If your website has static URLs i.e. do not contain any query string parameters and you need to redirect your old website URLs to your new website URLs then you don’t have to fear anymore. You can write simple redirect

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How to implement CAPTCHA on Zencart registration forms?

A client of ours was facing an issue with spam registrations on his website. We had developed his website on Zencart. The issue was that spam bots were registering on his website in the hundreds and the client wanted us

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How to parse an XML file in PHP using XML parser

PHP offers a new and fast way to parse XML files. This approach makes it easier to parse very large XML files in a couple of seconds. Here goes the code to parse a sample XML file. The XML in

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