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How to Perform a Complex Magento E-Commerce Upgrade – Part 3, “Typical Problems”

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The following article is part 3 of a multipart series on performing Complex Magento Upgrades (versions 1.4 – 1.9 CE with many theme changes and custom modules). Part One, Preparation and Part Two, “Rock the Diff” Problem: Forms no longer

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How to Perform a Complex Magento E-Commerce Upgrade – Part 2, “Rock the Diff”

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The following article is part 2 of a multipart series on performing Complex Magento Upgrades. Part One, Preparation Now that you’ve done the preparation, let’s begin the migration. This approach has you carefully choose the modules and theme changes you want.

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How to Perform a Complex Magento E-Commerce Upgrade – Part 1, Preparation

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The following article is part 1 of a multipart series on performing Complex Magento Upgrades. Part Two, “Rock the Diff” Upgrade from CE 1.4 to 1.9. The installation has many theme and module customizations applied to it. Here’s how to tackle

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Improving Magento Checkout Performance with Large Number of Cart Rules

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If you’ve had problems with performance in your Enterprise 1.8 Magento cart and checkout process, it could be due to a large number of sales cart rules. We’ve found more than 25 rules will make performance completely unacceptable. The problem

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Posted in E-commerce, Legacy, Magento, Uncategorized

Identifying Magento Performance Problems with the Magento Profiler

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The Magento Profiler is used to identify performance problems on the server side.  The Profiler can help you find PHP functions which use up too much CPU or functions with slow database queries. These problems will first be noticed if

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Getting Magento Enterprise Full Page Cache to work on your Store Home Page

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Assuming you are running Magento 1.8 Enterprise, you may have noticed that the home page does not cache by default, even though System -> Configuration -> Cache Management -> Page Cache is set. Only catalog and product pages make use

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