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..
A lot of people are when trying to load the install get a Ã¢â¬ËNo input file specified.Ã¢â¬â¢ 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…
GoDaddy Installation Guide: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/5023/
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 Ã¢â¬ÅRoot CatalogÃ¢â¬Â…
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
Homepage Design / Blocks
For help designing your homepage and getting the blocks you want check out these threads.
E-Mails Not Sending
Turns out if you set your locale to anything other than US your store will not send any e-mails....