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[14 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

rsync -av –include=’*/’ –exclude=’*’ /src/path /destination/path
An example where we use it is when building Magento templates and themes, we copy the directory structure across but not the files so that when we need to, we can copy a file across from the base theme without having to create the directory structure before copying the file:
rsync -av –include=’*/’ –exclude=’*’ app/design/frontend/base/default/ app/design/frontend/default/default/

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[19 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

One of those pain points in Magento is bulk uploading Categories. I know there’s this solution and also this bulk category solution, which are both basically the same thing. I actually feel more comfortable using Python and it also means that I don’t have to install Zend on my local machine to access the remote API.
One struggle I did get stuck on is the “Access Denied” message when connecting. A lot of people are having issues with it. My issue was that I had used the same username for my …

Apache, Ecommerce, Javascript, Open Source, Web Development »

[7 Apr 2009 | 9 Comments | ]

Having implemented a number of websites now in Magento and being the web hosting provider for them also, it’s been both challenging and rewarding trying to get Magento running at an acceptable speed.People generally don’t understand what’s happening when they say “my website is slow”. So, for those of you unfamiliar with benchmarking / understanding what factors to consider when a page loads from a server, we have quite a number of variables.

Your URL you type into a browser, translates to an IP address – this check should take a …

Django, Ecommerce, Finance, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Python, Web Development »

[28 May 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

A couple of new open source Ecommerce products out and about that will hopefully see the end of the monstrosity called OSCommerce and it’s less ugly incarnations –
Whilst they have served me well in the past and I may feel tempted to use Virtuemart for a customer who:
a) Will never ever need any customisations done to itb) Already has a Joomla installation and is very comfortable using Joomla
What’s the issue with Zencart, OSC or Virtuemart you may ask?
The issue is this. First OSCommerce is a mess. Every single module …