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Sigel
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Me being new to Magento and no programmer or server expert had to do a lot of digging to get things going so I figured i’d create this thread to save some other new users like myself some time..

Installation
A lot of people are when trying to load the install get a ‘No input file specified.’ error which I got myself.

Make sure you have the following setting turned on in your php.ini
(can also be set using your .htaccess)

register_globals = on
allow_url_fopen = on
cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1
register_long_arrays = on

GoDaddy Users: Make sure you switch your account to PHP5 if it’s not already and use Hosting configuration 2.0.. Rename your php.ini to php5.ini…

Credit: reddsimpson
Thread: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/4520/P0/
GoDaddy Installation Guide: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/5023/

Categories Issue
A lot of people are having problems seeing their categories on the store front.

First make sure the category is set as an Anchor & are all enabled (doh!)

Your categories should be under the “Default Category” and not the “Root Catalog”…

If you deleted the Default Category thinking it was an example.. no problem..
Go to System -> Manage Stores and click on your Store Name. There you can select the Root Category

Credit: Moondlord
Thread: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/5111/

Homepage Design / Blocks
For help designing your homepage and getting the blocks you want check out these threads.

http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/4780/
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/4454/

E-Mails Not Sending
Turns out if you set your locale to anything other than US your store will not send any e-mails....

Thread: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/5081/

 
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Great idea, helped me with the categories!!

 
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anybody use PayPal Payments Pro?!

 
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