We’ve recently spotted a couple of great Magento install tutorials.
The first is by a Magento Community member, srikat. The article goes through an installation for Dreamhost (although it can be applied to any hosting provider) and includes a ~5 minute screencast. Highly recommended.
If you spot any additional install tutorials, please let us know
By popular demand, Magento schwag (eg. tshirts, cups, caps, etc.) is now available via CafePress.
Make a statement for open source eCommerce - Wear Magento! Don’t forget to send us a picture with your favorite item.
We’d like to open up the discussion and hear your thoughts about RSS feeds. What would you like Magento to offer the Customer and the Store Owner (Admin)?
Although we can’t promise we’ll develop it all, we’d love to get creative ideas from the community. Please leave your thoughts in the comments.
We are pleased to announce the availability for download of Magento Preview version 0.6.13700. The major highlights of the release include the first implementation of a Magento DataFlow module (import/export tool), UPS and DHL shipping integration support, and catalog rewrite rules (for search engine optimization).
- Added DHL shipping method integration
- Added UPS XML shipping integration
- Added admin dashboard preview
- Added batch export/import tool preview
- Added catalog URL rewrites
- Added configurable option to show breadcrumbs on CMS pages
Impovements and Bugfixes:
- Improved collections performance
- Optimized core/email_template_filter
- Fixed backups creating bug
- Fixed CMS noroute, added 404 http status for not found page
- Added handling of ajax session expiration in frontend and in admin
- Added custom layout update xml field to CMS pages
- Fixed minor issues in tablerate export
- Added multiline form field type
- Moved subscription logic to Mage_Newsletter
- Disallowed deleting of default customer groups
- Fixed checking $_SERVER variables when not run from webserver
- Added storing original loaded data in models
- Fixed EAV cache
- Made admin secure loading when set up
- Fixed Vietnamese locale name
- Fixed few wishlist issues (shared wishlist display, wishlist links translation, add all to cart, product URLs in shared wishlist email)
- Fixed admin permissions grid issues
- Mysqli, pdo_mysql failsafe free result before statement fix
- Added possibility to show root category list of products in Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List
- Fixed admin search, catalog search and newsletter queue bugs in admin
- Fixed loading some translation files
- Moved SKU to catalog/product entity table, fixed finding unique value in static attribute
- Fixed bug with cache tags in core/app
- Fixed utf-8 charset name
- Fixed per store attribute labels
- Fixed mcrypt key length
- Fixed secure URL validation during installation
- Few logical bugfixes for EAV collection and core resource setup
- Fixed search problem with ? in query
- Fixed problem with retrieving regions list in admin
- Changed default template for credit card info block to show only 4 last digits
- Fixed absolute/relative URLs bug
- System fields values are not translated when exporting data
- Multistore and multiple values support in batch export/import tool is missing, right now we have only per store import/export
- Interactive file upload will be improved in the next releases
- We are awaiting for a community feedback on testing DHL shipping method integration
- There is no xml validation for batch export/import advanced profile
- Admin dashboard doesn’t show zero value entries
- Store filter exports all customers that belong to the website the store is in
- Open text ftp account password in xml
- Right after the installation or upgrade go to the Admin -> System -> Cache Management, check the ‘Refresh Catalog Rewrites’ checkbox and click on ‘Save cache settings’ button in order to get new URL rewrites updated
- GUI for managing URL rewrites will be released in future releases
If you (or your company) are interested in learning more about partnership opportunities with Varien / Magento, please sign up at http://www.magentocommerce.com/partners.
We are looking for systems integrators, development firms, design / creative agencies, advertising agencies, hosting providers, and IT firms worldwide to join us and help lead the quest to revitalize the open source eCommerce industry.
We expect to make a formal announcement regarding the partnership opportunities within 90 days.
A frequent question that comes up on the forum and through the many emails we receive is:
Can Magento do X, Y and Z?
The short answer to that is yes - Magento can do it all (no restrictions what-so-ever as we like say). If there is a feature you can’t find, Magento’s flexible architecture and open source code allows you to customize the system to your needs.
A better question would be (as I suspect this is the real question), can Magento do X, Y, Z out-of-the-box? For the answer to that, check out the features page