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Magento Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: How To Install Magento Security Patch?

clock July 1, 2020 13:18 by author Peter

Making money is serious business, and it does take time for every effort to nurture and mature. Online shopping is actually only a small part of the wilderness of e-commerce. Web shopping which includes online transactions stock, download the software directly from the web actually connecting businesses to consumers is only about 20% of the total e-commerce. In fact, more in the form of trade relations business to business that facilitates the process of purchasing between companies. Many people hope that the possible occurrence of micro-transactions that allow people to pay in the form of coins some thousand or hundred dollars to access content or games on the Internet. One CMS that is used to create an online shop is Magento.

Magento is a premium shopping platform that Provides a platform online store with reviews Reviews their hosting packages. Features on Magento especially reporting features. This online store also handles complex system of discounts and voucher systems that can be integrated with other systems. Magento is an online shop for professionals who need a shopping system with detailed reporting. Magento has two versions items, Community (Open Source) and Professional.

Magento released a new patch for the Community Edition 1.9 and Enterprise Edition 1.14 to address security issues, including remote code execution and information leak vulnerabilities.

Be sure to test the patch in a development environment first, as it can affect extensions and customizations :

You can download the patch for both Community Edition and Enterprise Edition from the following options:

  • Partners: Go to the Partner Portal, select Technical Resources and then select Download from the Enterprise Edition panel. Next, navigate to Magento Enterprise Edition > Patches & Support and look for the folder titled “Security Patches – July-October.”
  • Enterprise Edition Merchants: Go to My Account, select the Downloads tab, and then navigate to Magento Enterprise Edition > Support Patches. Look for the folder titled “Security Patches – October 2015” .Merchants can also upgrade to the latest version of the Enterprise Edition and receive the security fixes as part of the core code.
  • Community Edition Merchants: Patches for earlier versions of Community Edition can be found on the Community Edition download page (look for SUPEE-67.88) Merchants can also upgrade today to the latest version of the Community Edition and receive the security fixes as part of the core code.

Before installing the patch check whether old patches are installed correctly. Some patches depend on other patches to be installed already.

Simply unpack the archive and replace files on your store by uploading app/ and lib/ folders into your Magento root directory.
If you use PHP opcode caches (APC/XCache/eAccelerator) make sure to flush it after patching, otherwise code will continue to run from caches.

If you have SSH access, it would be simpler to install the patch. Before installing the patch make sure to disable Magento Compiler at System > Configuration > Tools > Magento Compiler and clear compiled cache (if compiler is used).

If you have no SSH access, then to apply to the patch, you can simply upgrade your installation to the latest Magento version.

After the patch is installed successfully, check whether all CMS , home page, category pages and landing pages are running correctly without any issues. Magento security patch Supee 6788 affects the page layout, transaction emails and order confirmation notifications.

The Magento security patch supee 6788 has introduced new permissions for  blocks, core variables on CMS pages, templates and extensions. You can add your blocks in the admin section under System -> Permissions -> Blocks, or via setup scripts adding to the permission_block table.
Also, check if any other pages or blocks or transactional emails have been affected.

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Magento Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Getting A Products URL on Magento?

clock April 3, 2020 08:14 by author Peter

In this post, I will show you how to get a products URL on Magento. There is 3 methods you can use, all of which are in Mage_Catalog_Model_Product. And here is the code:
public function getUrlPath($category=null)
public function getUrlInStore($params = array())
public function getProductUrl($useSid = null)

The simplest way to explain is to just show the results of many calls. Given a product whose URL key is scott-large-coffee-table-set-multicolour upon the domain of http :// created. local the results are :
// you cannot stop this method adding ___store to the URL, even by setting _store_to_url to false
// you cannot stop this method adding ___store to the URL, even by setting _store_to_url to false
// note - see the "using _ignore_category" section below for an arguable bug with using this param
$product->getUrlInStore(array('_ignore_category' => true));

To discover what some other params could be passed to getUrlInStore (), notice URL Route Parameters. Using _ignore_category. The brief version, I wouldn't use this param, and rather use Mage: getUrl ($product-getUrlPath ())

In case you first fetch a products URL that contains the category, then use a similar product instance to commit to fetch a non-category URL, you'll rather both times obtain a URL that includes the category, begin to see the below code :
$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product');
$product->getUrlInStore(array('_ignore_category' => true));
$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product');
$product->getUrlInStore(array('_ignore_category' => true));

The problem lies using the request_path key upon the $product model, that the Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Url : : getUrl () sets, to become a cached worth for an otherwise intensive method of resolving a URL rewrite to an item inside a category.

To solve this, unset request_path first, as beneath :
$product->getUrlInStore(array('_ignore_category' => true));

Note which any technique outlined in the top of the card that leads to the category to be present inside the returned URL can have a similar effect of caching the category.


Angular.js Hosting UK - HostForLIFE.eu :: Double Click Event in AngularJS

clock April 18, 2019 11:46 by author Peter

This article explains double-click events in AngularJS. we've already explained mouse events exploitation AngularJS in my previous article Mouse Events exploitation AngularJS. currently during this article i'm explaining the ng-dblclick directive of AngularJS.

This allows you to specify custom behaviour on a double-click event of the mouse on the web page. we will use it (ng-dblclick) as an attribute of the HTML component like:
<ANY_HTML_ELEMENT  ng-dblclick="{expression}">  

Use the subsequent procedure to make a sample of a double-click event using AngularJS. First of all, you would like to add an external Angular.js file to your application, for this you'll be able to visit the AngularJS official website or transfer my source code then fetch it or click on this link and download it: ANGULARJS. once downloading the external file you would like to add this file to the head section of your application. Now, I'll show you the way to use the ng-dblclick directive. I am making a TextBox and button and binding the TextBox using the ng-model directive and therefore the button using the ng-dblclick directive. The code is as follows:
    <input ng-model="name" type="text" />
    <button ng-dblclick="Msg='Hello '+name">
        Double Click

Here the TextBox ties with ng-demonstrate, The catch is bound with ng-dblclick and inside the ng-dblclick I have composed 'Hello  '+name. Where Hello is a string and name is a variable that contains the value of the input TextBox. This button will work when you double-click on it.

And here is the code that I used:
<!doctype html>
<html ng-app>
    <script src="angular.min.js"></script>
    <input ng-model="name" type="text" />
    <button ng-dblclick="Msg='Hello '+name">
        Double Click

Here is the Output, when Page loads:

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Magento Hosting UK - HostForLIFE.eu :: 3 Ways to Create Promo Coupons Code in Magento

clock August 10, 2015 06:46 by author Rebecca

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create discount coupons code in Magento via 3 examples of different shopping cart rules that will help you set up rules for your own eCommerce store and let your customers take advantage of these great offers.

Step 1: Setup Free Shipping

To setup free shipping, you may follow these steps:

  1.     Log in to Magento Admin.
  2.     Click on Promotions –> Shopping Cart Price Rule.
  3.     Fill in the fields; be sure to give the rule a Name and Description and decide whether or not you are choosing ALL Customer groups or not.
  4.     In the General Information page in the coupon menu, select the Specific Coupon option.
  5.     Enter a code in the coupon code field (can be letters or numbers).
  6.     In the Uses Per Coupon field, specify the number of times a customer can use this coupon code if you would like to provide a limit. If not, leave blank.
  7.     In the Uses Per Customer field, specify the number of times a customer can use this promotion if you would like to provide a limit. If not, leave blank.
  8.     In the From/To Date menu, select a time frame for your coupon if you would like to provide one. If not, leave blank.

Make sure these conditions are met [none for this case]:

Make sure these actions are met:

And if you want something more specific, such as Free shipping on only a certain item, follow these actions:

Remember to click Save Rule to save all changes.

Step 2:  Create Buy 1, Get One for Free Coupon

Follow steps a-h from previous example first

Then ensure these Actions are met:

  •     Set the Discount amount to 1. This is the quantity that is discounted (the Y value, the quantity received for free).
  •     [Optional] If you want to set the number needed higher than 1, e.g., to 5, set the discount Qty Step (Buy X) to 5. This is the quantity the customer must purchase in order to qualify for the free item.
  •     [Optional] If you want to set it to a specific product SKU, you can enter these in the Conditions on the Actions tab.
  •     Click Save Rule to save all changes.

Step 3: Creating a Coupon Code for a Specific Product

There’re some cases that you just want to create coupon code for a specific product, it’s fine, you can do that:
Follow steps a-h from #1. Then, set the Conditions:

  1.     On left sidebar, click conditions tab.
  2.     Click the + button.
  3.     Select Product Attribute Combination.
  4.     Click + button.
  5.     Select SKU.
  6.     Now you will see the SKU.
  7.     Place your product SKU here.

Note: If you are not seeing SKU in the dropdown, go to: Catalog –> Attributes –> Manage Attributes. Search for SKU attribute and set the drop down “Use for Promo Rule Conditions” to “YES.”

Then, set the Actions:

  1.     Under Actions tab, choose how much you’d like to discount.
  2.     Click Save Rule to save all changes.

Well done! You are now successful to create coupons for your Magento store!

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Magento with Free ASP.NET Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Manage and Improve Top Links in Magento

clock May 13, 2015 07:15 by author Rebecca

Top Links navigation is one of the basic blocks in Magento. Top links block allows you to create a personal area for the customer within your online store. Top Links includes: Login/Logout, My Account, My Wishlist, My Cart and Checkout links. By default «Top links» are located in the header, but they can be moved wherever you want if it’s needed. In this tutorial, we will go through how to manage and improve Top Links in Magento.

One of the most important differences between top links and regular static links is that when you add products to the cart or to your wishlist, top links automatically records products which were added.

Example of Top links in the default  Magento theme in the header:

Usage of Top links in Magento

At first we have to call the block.
php echo this->getChildHtml(‘topLinks’) ?>

You may not create in template: template/page/html/header.phtml, but creates in page.xml
<block type=”page/html_header” name=”header” as=”header”>
<block type=”page/template_links” name=”top.links” as=”topLinks”/>
<block type=”core/text_list” name=”top.menu” as=”topMenu”/>
</ block>

Now we need to add links to this block by using the command:

<action method=”addLink” translate=”label title” >…</action>

We gotta make it in the following XML files:

  •     Login/Logout, My Account – customer.xml
  •     My Cart and Checkout – checkout.xml
  •     My Wishlist – wishlist.xml

It should be noted that link to  My Cart calls by the command:
<action method=”addCartLink”></action>
<action method=”addCheckoutLink”></action>

for Checkout link.

How to edit Top Links in Magento

All top links are based on a template which is located here: page/template/links.phtml. Here you can add additional classes or commit needed changes.

Often people want to use separate links. For example Login/Logout and My Account should be on the left side and My Wishlist, My Cart and Checkout on the right side.

Something like on the example below:

We can make this in a few simple steps as below:

Open page.xml and create another block there, almost identical to “topLinks” but with name  “topLinksLeft”;

<block type=”page/html_header” name=”header” as=”header”>
<block type=”page/switch” name=”store_language” as=”store_language” template=”page/switch/languages.phtml”/>
<block type=”core/text_list” name=”top.menu” as=”topMenu”/>
<block type=”page/template_links” name=”top.links” as=”topLinks”/>
</ block>

In template template/page/html/header.phtml with help of the command:

php echo this->getChildHtml(‘topLinksLeft’) ?>

We can call our block in the proper place:

<h1 id=”logo” title=”<?php echo $this->getLogoAlt() ?>” style=”background-image:url(<?php echo $this->getLogoSrc() ?>);”><a href=”<?php echo $this->getUrl(”) ?>”><?php echo $this->getLogoAlt() ?></a></h1>
<div><?php echo $this->getChildHtml(‘topLinksLeft’) ?></div>
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml(‘topLinks’) ?>
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml(‘topMenu’) ?>

When you’ve done, open customer.xml  where we have to change the name of the block which is responsible for Login/Logout, My Account. We are changing its name from “top.links” on “top.links.left” as in example:

<reference name=”top.links.left”>
<action method=”addLink” translate=”label title” module=”customer”><label>My Account</label><url helper=”customer/getAccountUrl”/><title>My Account</title><prepare/><urlParams/><position>10</position></action>
<reference name=”top.links.left”>
<action method=”addLink” translate=”label title” module=”customer”><label>Log Out</label><url helper=”customer/getLogoutUrl”/><title>Log Out</title><prepare/><urlParams/><position>100</position></action>

We also can assign other template to the links on the left ( rather useful in some cases) For that we just have to duplicate  template “page/template/links.phtml” and call it links_left.phtml. So now we have 2 templates “links.phtml” for the right side and “links_left.phtml” for the left side. Now all we need to do is just connect it. For connection we use block «topLinksLeft» page.xml and change it to links_left.phtml.

<block type=”page/html_header” name=”header” as=”header”>
<block type=”page/template_links” name=”top.links” as=”topLinks”/>
<block type=”page/template_links” name=”top.links.left” as=”topLinksLeft” template=”page/template/links_left.phtml” />
</ block>

Now you can apply different styles and HTML for the left and the right side.

Wow, almost forgot about “Register” button which is usually located near the “Login/Logout” button. No worries about that as well. As you can already guess we start from customer. xml file where we do next, if we want to add “Register” button to the top links:

<reference name=”top.links”>
<action method=”addLink” translate=”label title” module=”customer”> <label> Log In </ label> <url helper=”customer/getLoginUrl”/> <title> Log In </ title> <prepare /> <urlParams/> <position> 100 </ position> </ action>
<action method=”addLink” translate=”label title” module=”customer”> <label> register </ label> <url helper=”customer/getRegisterUrl”/><title>register</title><prepare/><urlParams/><position>10</position></action>
</ reference>
</ customer_logged_out>

Happy Coding! Hope it works for you.

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