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Flash back: Some of the best threads/most useful threads that came up in the forum
 
srinigenie
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Dear all,

It has been quite sometime since Magento has gone live and with Magento reaching 131010 (and clicking) posts when searching around magento gives a lot of results, with the eager expectation on 1.1, I thought I could share some of the most useful threads that I had come across in the last six months in the forum (or wiki/blog/ any magento article for that matter)

1. Magento Architecture

2. Customizing Magento
http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/how-to/customize_part_of_configuration
http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/groups/174/changing_and_customizing_magento_code#blocks
http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/how-to/designing/designing-for-magento
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/3459/ —Customization using events

3. Designer’s Guide -
http://www.magentocommerce.com/design_guide/
http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/how-to/designing/designing-for-magento
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/4434/#When:09:42:18Z
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/5865/#When:16:17:10Z
CSS for magendto -
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/69926/

4. Profiling in Magento - Timing statistics
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/624/

5. Developer path tags
-Select the store on store switcher (left top) -> enable from Admin -> System -> Config—shows which template files are for which screens as you navigate thro the screens.

6. Magento revenues - interesting read
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/444/

7. For customizing home page
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/4454/
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/2755/
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/4071/#t15297
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/2749

8. Magento Improve Perf -
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/4168/
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/2035/P0/
http://www.magentocommerce.com/blog/comments/performance-is-key-notes-on-magentos-performance#When:07:11:00Z
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/5366/P15/
Blog Entry on Performance

A very useful thread to improve performance (working in ver 1.0.19870)
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/12055/
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/query-cache.html
http://www.day32.com/MySQL/

Using Explain Plan
Mysql Estimating Performance
MYSQL Select Speed

Fooman Speedster Extension

Compilation Feature (Available from ver. 1.3.2)

9. Creating a new page

10. Moving JS
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/4298/#t16487

11. Magento Installation
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/3462/
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/2505/

12. Multi store setup
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/6289/#When:20:10:42Z

13. Worpress integration
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/6365/#When:20:55:41Z

14. Magento Database ER Diagram (ERD)

15. Customizing emails

16 Magento & JQuery

17. Using gzip
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/7100/

18. Adding Affiliate Manager to Magento
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/9829/
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/721/P0/

19. Magento Categories

20. Determine the members/accessor methods for a Magento Entity Object like Mage_Sales_Model_Order -
Thread

21. SEO for Magento - Immensely useful thread on SEO for Magento
http://www.magentocommerce.com/blog/comments/guide-to-magento-seo/#comments
Yoast Guide

22. Upload new extensions
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/37195/

23. Startup Guide for Magento APIs

Please do use this thread to add to whatever I have put in here. I am sure there were other good threads in the forum. Hope all find this useful!

 
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For a rich thread full of import experiences check out:
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/7519/

For importing customers check out:
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/12424/

 
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ylibrach
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Thanks for this. Very useful thread to keep coming back to. I hope you’ll keep it updated as time goes on.

 
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A few other useful ones -

Debugging Magento Code
Thread discussing Debug Options - Also have a look at FirePHP using Zend_Log_Writer_Firebug

Top-10 Most Popular Magento Extensions

Explains in detail on relationship between store view <-> Store <-> Website
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/5954/
Multi-Website setup Video Tutorial

ERP integration with Magento
OpenERP IntegrationExtension
OpenERP IntegrationForumThread
OpenTaps Magento Integration

Blog Integration with Magento
In-built Magento blog (as a module)
http://www.magentocommerce.com/module/445/lazzymonks-blog

Worpress blog integration with Magento
http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/296/lazzymonks-wordpress-integration

Setting up Magento Cron

Google Apps Mail Extension

 
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How to debug blank page issues -
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/7719/

 
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manola
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Thank you so much for your posts.
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some useful magento blogs
http://www.mxperts.de/
http://inchoo.net/
http://www.blastedthing.com/magento/
snippi.net
http://activecodeline.com

to Custom your magento site

free buttons
http://www.button-download.com/
http://monc.se/kitchen/stew/buttons/btn.html#
http://particletree.com/features/rediscovering-the-button-element/
http://www.htmlist.com/cool-stuff/8-great-free-icon-packs-for-web-developers/
http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/wp-content/uploads/file/web-app-classic-buttons.rar
http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/

to create badges
http://www.jay-han.com/2007/10/06/7-web-20-badges-vector-download/
http://www.dezinerfolio.com/2007/04/23/web-20-badges-free-download/
http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-vector-badges-glass/
http://vibr8bros.com/freebies/free-vector-pack-20-poppy-color-stickers

advanced hover menu based on Prototype
http://techblog.procurios.nl/k/618/news/view/34556/14863/ProtoFish-advanced-hover-menu-based-on-Prototype.html
http://techblog.procurios.nl/l/nl/library/download/34548
Vimeo-Like Top Menu Design
http://www.jankoatwarpspeed.com/post/2009/01/19/Create-Vimeo-like-top-navigation.aspx
http://www.jankoatwarpspeed.com/examples/vimeo_navigation/
Nice MooTools Animated Menu
http://www.consideropen.com/blog/2008/06/simple-mootools-12-animated-menu/
http://greengeckodesign.com/projects/menumatic.aspx

http://www.cssmenubuilder.com/build-vertical-menu#
http://www.styledmenus.com/
http://users.tpg.com.au/j_birch/plugins/superfish/

jquery slideshow
http://www.electricprism.com/aeron/slideshow/
http://www.serie3.info/s3slider/

flash xml slidwshow
http://works.faustocarrera.com.ar/news_slider/

 
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wgwebber
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Thanks for sharing. This thread is so useful and One reason why I should keep coming back.

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Adam Moss
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This thread is quite a useful resource for Magento developers, it shows how much there is still to learn about different things in Magento. I hate to mindlessly plug my own website, but our Magento Blog at http://www.e-commercewebdesign.co.uk/blog/ also gives tips and advice about stuff that we find out. Who knows, amongst our babbling some of it may be helpful!

I think an official Magento resource site would be an ideal addition at some point in the future.

 
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