Google Analytics Setup in Magento eCommerce

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Posted on September 6th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Installing Google Analytics is quite simple in Magento e-Commerce. Copy your Web Property ID from Google Analytics Settings > Tracking code. It looks like UA-852764-24

Now goto:

System > Configuration > Google API > Google Analytics.

Enable the google analytics and insert the google web property id on Account Number which is like UA-xxxxxx-xx as mentioned previously.

NOTE: The Google Analytics implementation is broken in Magento 1.4.0.0 and 1.4.0.1 versions.

Magento Setup Resources

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Posted on October 12th, 2012 | Posted by admin

On any fast paced software development project, the task of keeping the development and production databases in sync become a sticky wicket. Magento offers a system to create a versioned resource migration scripts that can help your team deal with this often contentious part of the development process.

The following is part of a longer series about Magento aimed at developers familiar with PHP MVC development. While each article can be read stand alone, each article does build on concepts and code covered in previous articles. If you’re confused, be sure to catch up on the older stuff first.

Last time we created a model for a weblog post. At the time, we ran our CREATE TABLE statements directly against the database. This time, we’ll create a Setup Resource for our module that will create the table for us. We’ll also create an upgrade script for our module that will update an already installed module. The steps we’ll need to take are

How To Setup, Configure & Manage Time Zones In Magento

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Posted on January 7th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Lately many people asked us questions on how to manage & setup timezone for their Magento store and why Magento uses UTC (coordinated Universal Time). Now, you must be having few other sites running as per your timezone requirements so why your Magento powered store has to rely on UTC? Answer is simple, Magento is built to run on most of the platforms so if you run your store on cloud servers, the server default will be UTC unless specified otherwise. Magento sets script’s time relative to server time which finally gets converted to UTC. So each Magento store (database-wise) is synced to UTC which will automatically help with cross-server synchronization.

How To Setup A Cron Job In Magento – Magento Cron Tutorial

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Posted on May 26th, 2011 | Posted by admin

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A CRON is a daemon which keeps running and gets activated at a said interval (time period). Cron helps store owners to setup up and schedule commands which will run periodically at set time and date. Various Magento services such as “Sending Newsletter “, Cleanup with logs, Cleanup cache, Customer notification etc.  requires a mechanism where store owners can setup and schedule commands to run periodically.

Most of the web hosts have their own set of task scheduler; you can ask and verify the task scheduler from your webhost. While setting a cron-job make sure that minimum time duration is set to run every 15 minutes (not less than this) as  Magento spends around 1 minute to index 1000 products and sets the status to “Success” from “Pending”.

Setup for automatic Magento database backup in Git

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Posted on May 25th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Well, any version control system is great, at least in compare with none at all. But what’s happening with your database? Today I’ll show you how to create automated solution for backup and insertion of MySQL database into Git repository.

Explanation and Prerequisites

Explanation

What I did was clone of existing Magento Git repository on development server, and then created cron task that dumps its current development database into local repository, commits changes, and then pushes them back to remote repository.
Prerequisites

First of all, I’ll explain this using our development server that runs on Linux. If you wish to follow this article, you’ll need Git, MySQL,SSH,Remote git repository (ours is at beanstalk) and crontab access on it.

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