Resetting the session storage options in Magento

During the Magento installation you’re given the option whether you want to save session data in the database or in the filesystem. Generally, saving the session information in the database is the better option for larger sites, as this allows easier clustering for multiple servers. For smaller websites you might want to save the extra queries and just go with saving the session data in the filesystem, although this could be a bit slower. If you ever want to switch between the two options just follow the following steps. Continue reading “Resetting the session storage options in Magento”

How to disable “Billing Agreements” and “Recurring Profiles” in Magento

With the release of Magento also came the introduction of “Billing Agreements” and “Recurring Profiles”. These new functionalities were based on commercial modules which offered recurring periodical payment. Sadly they’ve been build into Mage_Core which doesn’t allow you to disable their output via System > Configuration > Advanced > Advanced. Continue reading “How to disable “Billing Agreements” and “Recurring Profiles” in Magento”

Setting up virtual hosting with MAMP

My apologies for not posting anything lately but I’ve been really busy developing several Magento shops. Normally I have the luxury to start development early on a test domain but for a more recent assignment this wasn’t the case. When I decided to start working on this webshop locally I encountered big problems with Magento running in a vanilla MAMP setup so I decided to share with you how you can easily turn MAMP into a more solid testing environment. Continue reading “Setting up virtual hosting with MAMP”

Bulk change prices in Magento

First of all, sorry for the misleading title. This article is actually about deducting the tax from prices in Magento via SQL. A few days ago I got an e-mail by a client in which he mentioned that he entered the prices including tax in Magento, instead of the prices excluding tax. After a short investigation on the internet on how to easily edit the prices I came across a plugin which costs around $60. But I thought I could easily manage this without purchasing the plugin. Continue reading “Bulk change prices in Magento”