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Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP for e-commerce web sites. Magento employs the MySQL/MariaDB relational database management system, the PHP programming language, and elements of the Zend Framework. It applies the conventions of object-oriented programming and model–view–controller architecture. Magento also uses the entity–attribute–value model to store data.

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I'm trying to remember how to add an icon next to a link, for example, I want to add a cart icon next to the text "View My Cart".   This is in the header of a magento website and uses PHP.  I was hoping this can be done with css.  Thanks
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I am a college student. I have some money I inherited and I was thinking about starting an eCommerce site for vapes and juices.

I wanted some advice to see what platform I should use. To show you where my coding skills are at a project I am working on is available at

I've played around with Woocommerce. I'm intrigued by Magento.

I've also wondered about building an ecommerce site from scratch or with Laravel.

Thanks for your help, if I could make 1k a month I could pay expenses. What do I need to begin researching? Is this a foolish use of my money?
Unusual High CPU CLoud watch alarm from my AWS Ec2 Instance. The Ec2 Instance consists of Magento 2 website and Wordpress websites. The Magento 2 site is loading very slow accessing when the server is UP. But the server goes down for every 30 mins approx.  In the Apache Error log, it shows :

[Mon Mar 19 01:29:55.216115 2018] [lbmethod_heartbeat:notice] [pid 2571] AH02282: No slotmem from mod_heartmonitor
[Mon Mar 19 01:30:01.432626 2018] [mpm_prefork:notice] [pid 2571] AH00163: Apache/2.4.27 (Amazon) OpenSSL/1.0.2k-fips PHP/5.6.32 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Mon Mar 19 01:30:01.432665 2018] [core:notice] [pid 2571] AH00094: Command line: '/usr/sbin/httpd'
[Mon Mar 19 01:35:45.104754 2018] [mpm_prefork:notice] [pid 2571] AH00169: caught SIGTERM, shutting down
[Mon Mar 19 01:37:03.874296 2018] [suexec:notice] [pid 2570] AH01232: suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/suexec)

This unusual activity started on March 12th before that the server went down only once in a month. Any Idea on what causing this issue? Is it apache MPM prefork version or Magento codes? I don't know how to troubleshoot this.
Magento 2.1 - How can I remove the ability for a user to UNSELECT a swatch image?

I have all configurable products, I have created default simple product configurations for all configurable products. In the configurable product I have a double swatch configuration and if the user accidentally clicks twice on a swatch image, that option becomes UNSELECTED. I need to remove the ability for the user to UNSELECT any swatch, the configurable product must always have a swatch selected. The user can choose different configurations, and move about, but should never be allowed to select nothing.

I have configured default configurations on all configurable products and I want the swatches to behave like radio buttons in that the user always has 1 of each selected. We have a total of 2 possible swatches. FRAME color and LENS color; one of each must always be selected.
We are creating a product page and this product has 2 configurable types, I will call them LONG and SHORT. We have implemented a double swatch extension that does a very good job of allowing using to configure a product with various options.

We are trying to figure out if we can have the image swatch sizes for LONG set to 100 x 20 and the swatch image sizes for SHORT be set to 20 x 20.

Is this possible in Magento 2 to have 2 swatches, but different sizes. I only see a single place to change swatch image size in the file: vendor/magento/module-swatches/etc/view.xml

I have inherited a Magento shopping cart that is hosted on an old shared server, which does not offer SSLs. The site works well though.

I have copied the files and database over to a new hosting package that supports SSL and been able to replicate the website.

Although the new site works, it is painfully slow. There does not seem to be any notable errors in the log files.

Is anyone able to advise where I can track down the problem?

I have checked that the database connection is working fine and that the server seems to process test PHP files ok.

The site is at

Thank you
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Hello Experts!

I am trying to get a bundled product in the shopping cart to add the " Additional Accessories " to total what the additional shipping cost is.

For example - One Product: Light Booth: <-- shipping price: 250.00
Additional bundled item:
Accessory: Table Stand. <----shipping price: 100.00

The shopping cart only will show 250.00 with this product in the cart.

So the extension is called the Product Matrix from

Thank you all !
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how can I backup my entire root server (UBUNTU 16)? It is hosted at MITTWALD. It is installed and configured (MAGENTO shop), now I want to backup the whole server with the possibility to restore it easily. I am not sure what is the best way to do this and I hope to get some good ideas.
Info: From the hosters console it is not possible to create backups.

Thank you!
I am trying to build a sunglasses store in Magento 2. Here is the issue I am facing:

Lets call the sunglass model DUDE.

The DUDE can have: RED, BLUE and WHITE frames.
The DUDE can have: YELLOW, BLACK or BLUE lenses.

We are currently struggling to figure out how we can add the DUDE as a single product with 2 color configurations. We don't want to have 3 products named DUDE-RED, DUDE-BLUE, DUDE-WHITE.

Currently I am not able to figure out how to enter 1 product that has 2 color configurations.

Please help experts = )
I'm a Cyber Security major and I met a small business that wants an ecommerce site. I've wanted to learn Magneto, so I'm going to postpone my current projects and I wanted to learn Magneto to build the sites. I make $200 a week and I pay my rent, so I was going to build the site for $300 so I can put it on my resume.

I read the above link and it said a college student or a PHP Developer cannot create a Magneto website.

Is it unrealistic to think I could learn Magneto to create a site for a small business in 2018?

As far as hosting, I was going to recommend a $5 1GB Linode. I manage servers for my current job, so I will apply updates and manage the server for them for free, then when I need to update to a new version of GNU/Linux I will charge them a fee to do so.

I really want to learn Magneto. If this is possible can you link some good sites to learn Magneto?

If not I guess I will check out Wordpress.
I want to capture 80% amount in For example I have placed order with 1000 amount and I can see this amount in sand box in unsettled transaction, I have searched api, by this api we can to capture 800 amount only. How to implement this in magento? Anyone have idea? Please let me know. Please find link here.
Hi folks

We support a Magento shop for which we recently enabled Nginx as a front end. All is good, however the Wordpress blog located at ./blog is being ignored, instead Magento tries to serve the location, and ends up in a 404.

I know this is due to the Nginx config not correctly redirecting for the /blog folder, but I don't know enough about Nginx to fix it.

There is a .htaccess file in the /blog folder, which looks like this:
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /blog/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /blog/index.php [L]

# END WordPress

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However this is now being ignored.  I have tried to add various bits of code to the Nginx config to no avail.  Please can someone fix my Nginx config to allow the Wordpress blog to work.  Either by redirecting to the correct index.php, or just excluding the /blog path from Nginx and allowing Apache to do it's thing.

This is on a Plesk-controlled CentOS server, so shared hosting is involved.  Here is the current NGINX config:
## These locations would be hidden by .htaccess normally
location ^~ /app/                { deny all; }
location ^~ /includes/           { deny all; }
location ^~ /lib/                { deny all; }
location ^~ /media/downloadable/ { deny all; }
location ^~ /pkginfo/            { deny all; }
location ^~ /report/config.xml   { deny all; }
location ^~ /var/

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I hope that someone is able to help. The web development team have changed the current website that we are using. We have an order download application that integrated into mageno.

The issue is that I try to change the endpoint address to the following and I receive an error:

Error message is attached(error1)

I have also tried to generate a proxy class using the same error message.

My issue is that I can browse to this URL ok.

I would appreciate any help. I have contacted the hosting company and they don't have any iea.

Best Regards,

We have a new site under development, running on Magento and are looking for an extension that allows customers to "Make an offer" for a product.  There are many of these extensions out there, however we have not been able to locate one that works with CONFIGURABLE PRODUCTS. All of the products in our store are configurable and NOT simple products.

Can anyone recommend a well-performing extension of this nature that meets the following criteria:

1.  Works with configurable products
2. Allows a NON logged-in site visitor to make an offer ie. does not require registration and login first.

Hello everyone,

I am needing to remove UPS, Ground, Free Shipping etc whenever a certain product is in the cart or checkout.  I was able to remove the free shipping class when products with a Freight class are set in the back end.

The other challenge is the logic then to make sure if the same product going to CA lands in the $300 class but if it is going to GA then it should ship in the Freight_250 class. Im thinking that maybe that can be removed thru magento? But still would need the UPS and Ground etc whenever a Freight_class isnt showing.

The product is the Product Martrix Extension.

Thank you all!
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I have a magento website in which I need to change the footer. I see the address change on the actual design area of the settings and I change it but it does not change the footer address. Do I need to get into the actual files to change it or am I missing the area in which I change that information?
I'm using Magento and when I log the queries I get , e.g
SQL: INSERT INTO `catalog_product_entity_varchar` (`entity_type_id`,`attribute_id`,`store_id`,`entity_id`,`value`) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?) 
BIND: array (
  0 => 4,
  1 => 85,
  2 => 0,
  3 => 243,
  4 => '/b/b/bb1052wrb_6.gif',
  5 => 4,
  6 => 86, etc, etc

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Is there a handy-dandy way of getting the sql with the placeholders replaced by the values so i can tug it apart easily?
I have the following mysql query which find duplicate urls in Magento 1. I would like to run an update query which will add a unique value onto the end of any duplicate urls ('value' in the query), probably just -1, -2, -3 etc for each duplicate it finds.

Could someone advise on how to do?

SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT entity_id) AS amount, `value`, entity_id FROM catalog_product_entity_varchar v WHERE EXISTS ( SELECT * FROM eav_attribute a WHERE attribute_code = "url_key" AND v.attribute_id = a.attribute_id AND EXISTS ( SELECT * FROM eav_entity_type e WHERE entity_type_code = "catalog_product" AND a.entity_type_id = e.entity_type_id ) ) GROUP BY v.VALUE HAVING `amount` > 1 ORDER BY `amount` DESC

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Hi Experts

Could you explain if PHP Magento use is always interactive?

After a quick view over its features - even it has an MVC architecture, the configurations looks to be only by use of interactive menus.
Any programation is needed, so? or optionally it could be done?

Thanks in advance.
Hello there,

I have a question. I'm using magento 1.9 and I have a problem to figure out how to menage and solve this problem.

Basically, I have one product. Inside this product, I want to put another product with the quantity selection too. Right now, I made my page and I load a product with the basic custom options -> chechbox. This works fine, but I would like to give the options to the costumer to select two different quantity.

Think about a ticket, you can buy 4 ticket but just for 2 you want the special options.

I also tried the grouped products. But I don't want to make 3 product every time (one grouped product, one specific ticket, and the one special option). If I do this, I should make one grouped product and maybe I will load dynamically by id the two products in the page. So that, I will have one grouped products for all the products that I want to use with this options.

So, because I'm making my own phtml page, I'm looking if there is any specific code to put the checkbox options manually inside with the quantity too. The ticket will change, but this options would be static.

Ex: show_product.phtml


$sku = $_GET["event"];

 $vPath = $sku.".html";
 $oRewrite = Mage::getModel('core/url_rewrite')

  $iProductId = $oRewrite->getProductId();
  $oProduct = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($iProductId);

  $id = $iProductId;

  //get id 

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I need a responsive theme for the now unsupported Magento Professional ver.

There are many themes out there but I can't find anything that says it supports Magento ver.  Ideally, I'd like something that is free.

If this does not exist, is there a reasonably easy way to adapt other designs to 1.10?






Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP for e-commerce web sites. Magento employs the MySQL/MariaDB relational database management system, the PHP programming language, and elements of the Zend Framework. It applies the conventions of object-oriented programming and model–view–controller architecture. Magento also uses the entity–attribute–value model to store data.

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