How to enable magento store on maintenance mode

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Posted on December 23rd, 2012 | Posted by admin

To Enable maintenance mode for magento 1.6 or less
• From the Admin Panel, select System > Configuration
• Select the Maintenance Mode tab in the left side panel in the General section.
• Expand the Maintenance Mode Options bar
• Set Enable Maintenance Mode to Yes
• From the Maintenance Mode Page drop-down menu, select 503 Service Unavailable.
• In the Whitelist field, enter the IP addresses that you want to exempt from being redirected to the maintenance mode splash page, if you would like to view your store, while working on it. Your IP address is shown below – simply fill it into the Whitelist.
• Once you’ve configured it, click [ Save Config ] to save these changes.

Adding Categories to Your Magento Store

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Posted on October 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin

If your Magento store has a large number of products to choose from, Product Categories are essential to help users navigate your store. This tutorial outlines the steps to add categories to your site.

To add a product category:

  1. Log in to the admin panel
  2. Select Catalog->Manage Catetories from the top menu
  3. In the left sidebar, first select “Default Category” then click “Add Subcategory.” (For your new category to show up in the frontend it must be a child to the “Default Category”)
  4. Configure the category. At the minimum, you must give your category a Name and select “yes” in the “Is Active” dropdown.
  5. Click the “Save Category” button to activate the category

Now go to the home page for your site and you will see your category added to the menu. Now you are ready to organize your products!

Ten Tips for Keeping your Magento Store Secure

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Posted on September 12th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Are you worried about the security of your Magento store? Magento has a number of built-in security features aimed at keeping you safe, but there are some steps you can take to make your site even more secure. Follow this ten-point security policy to protect your site from hackers and security breaches.

1. Choose a secure password

When you’re choosing your Magento site’s administrator passwords, choose wisely. Depending on your configuration and permissions, this password may give access to customer information and credit card data. This is probably review for most readers, but here are some guidelines for creating a really secure password:

  • Bigger is better. Use at least 10 characters
  • Mix upper and lower case, punctuation, and numbers.
  • Making your password phonetic can make it easier to remember and type quickly.

Wine Store Magento Theme

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Posted on August 11th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Wine Store Magento Theme FEATURES

  • Quickstart package with Latest Magento version + Full extensions + Sample database like live demo site
  • Featured Products Slider module
  • New Products module
  • Popular Products slider module ( Show top popular products)
  • Bestseller product vertical scroller ( Show top order products)
  • Product Image ProZoom

Jewelry Store Magento Theme

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Posted on July 15th, 2012 | Posted by admin

FEATURES Jewelry Store Magento Theme

  • Quickstart package with Latest Magento version(1.6) + Full MA extensions + Sample database like live demo site
  • Easy Banner ( Slideshow Image admin manage images)
  • Featured Products Slider extension
  • New products extension
  • Product Image Prozoom + LightBox
  • Product Image Standard Zoom
  • Template is fully compatible with magento verion: 1.4.x.x, 1.5.x.x, 1.6.x.x, 1.7.x.x
  • PSDs file supplied, easy to edit
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