Knowledge Base http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/ en kara@croasdill.com Copyright 2010 2014-08-23T10:19:40+00:00 PayPal Bill Me Later (CE 1.9/EE 1.14 & Later) http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/paypal-bill-me-later-ce-19-ee-114-later http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/paypal-bill-me-later-ce-19-ee-114-later Table of Contents

Note: The information in this article is based on CE 1.9 and EE 1.14 and later versions.

Overview

For US merchants, the PayPal service Bill Me Later is now a payment option in checkout. Bill Me Later offers your customers access to financing, so they can buy now and pay later, at no additional cost to you. You are not charged when customers choose Bill Me Later, and only pay your normal PayPal transaction fee.

You can also use free, ready-made banner ads and a prominent Bill Me Later button in checkout, to tell your customers while they shop that financing is available.

PayPal Bill Me Later Button
PayPal Bill Me Later Button

We estimate that offering Bill Me Later results in up to 18% more sales, about one-third of which results from the six months same-as-cash payment option (according to an August 2013 Forrester Consulting study commissioned by PayPal). You can also visit the PayPal website for more information.

Before you configure Bill Me Later in your store, make sure it is enabled in your PayPal account.

To enable Bill Me Later:

  1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration.
  2. In the panel on the left, under Sales, select Payment Methods.
  3. Under PayPal Express Checkout, click the Configure link, and do the following:
    1. Click to expand Required PayPal Settings.
    2. Set Enable Bill Me Later to “Yes.”
  4. Click the Save Config button.
Bill Me Later Information Link
Bill Me Later Information Link

To enable Bill Me Later banners:

  1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration.
  2. In the panel on the left, under Sales, select Payment Methods.
  3. Under PayPal Express Checkout, click the Configure link.
  4. Click to expand the Required PayPal Settings section. Then, click to expand the Advertise Bill Me Later section.
    Advertise Bill Me Later
    Advertise Bill Me Later
  5. Click the Get Publisher ID from PayPal button and follow the directions to get your account information. Then, enter your Publisher ID.
  6. Click to expand the Home Page section. Then, do the following:
    1. To place a banner on the page, set Display to “Yes.”
    2. Set Position to one of the following:
      • Header (center)
      • Sidebar (right)
    3. Set Size to one of the following:
      • 190 x 100
      • 234 x 60
      • 300 x 50
      • 468 x 60
      • 728 x 90
      • 800 x 66
  7. Repeat the previous step for each of the following sections:
    • Catalog Category Page
    • Catalog Product Page
    • Checkout Cart Page
  8. When complete, click the Save Config button.
Bill Me Later Banner Sizes
Bill Me Later Banner Sizes

For More Information

For more information about how to set up and use PayPal in your Magento store, see the PayPal category in the Knowledge Base.

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Patches for Magento Enterprise Edition (EE) Versions 1.10 - 1.12 http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/ee-connect-patches http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/ee-connect-patches

Patches for Magento Enterprise Edition (EE) Versions 1.10–1.12

We'd like to draw your attention to new patches that were recently posted to the Partner Portal and Support Center. These patches deliver important improvements, such as improving security of the Magento Connect Manager and making it easier to install community-created translation packages.

General Magento Connect Patches

Patch name:

  • PATCH_SUPEE-3941_EE_1.10.1.0_v1-2014-08-12-12-13-15.sh for EE 1.10.x
  • PATCH_SUPEE-3941_EE_1.11.2.0_v1-2014-08-12-12-11-32.sh for EE 1.11.x
  • PATCH_SUPEE-3941_EE_1.14.0.1_v1-2014-08-12-12-10-06.sh for EE 1.12.x

Result of applying this patch:

  • When you install a community-created translation package, the translation provided by the package overwrites any existing translations for the same items. This enables you to more easily install packages with translations.
  • To improve security, Magento Connect now uses HTTPS by default to download extensions, rather than FTP.
  • Extension developers can now create an extensions with a dash character in the name. Merchants can install those extensions without issues.
  • Magento administrators who attempt to install an extension with insufficient file system privileges are now informed. Typically, the Magento Admin Panel runs as the web server user. If this user has insufficient privileges to the your Magento install dir/app/code/community directory structure, the Magento administrator sees an error message in the Magento Connect Manager.
    To set file system permissions appropriately, see After You Install Magento: Recommended File System Ownership and Privileges.

How to Get This Patch

To get this patch:

  1. Log in to www.magentocommerce.com.
  2. In the left pane, click Downloads.
  3. In the right pane, click Magento Enterprise Edition.
  4. Follow the prompts on your screen to download a patch for your version of EE.
  5. Apply the patch as discussed in How to Apply and Revert Magento Patches.

Solr Search Results and Indexing

Patch name: PATCH_SUPEE-3630_EE_1.12.x_v1.sh for EE 1.12.x. After applying this patch, your search engine returns search results to users on the web store while reindexing is underway. We recommend you install this patch if you're using the Solr search engine. This patch can result in slower performance if you're using the default MySQL Full Text search engine.

To get this patch, contact Magento Support.

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Table of Contents

Overview

Note: This article provides information about themes in Magento Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE). The information is based on CE 1.9 and EE 1.14 and later versions; some options here might not apply to earlier versions. In particular, responsive web design themes do not apply to earlier versions.

A theme is a collection of files that determines the visual presentation of your store. You might think of a theme as the “window dressing” of your store. When you first install Magento, the design elements of the store are based on the “Default” theme. In addition to the initial default theme that comes with your Magento installation, there is a wide variety of themes that are available “off the shelf” on Magento Connect.

Magento themes include layout files, template files, translation files, and skins. A skin is a collection of supporting CSS, images, and JavaScript files that together, create the visual presentation and interactions that your customers experience when they visit your store. Themes and skins can be modified and customized by a developer or designer who has knowledge of Magento theme design and access to your server. To learn more, see the Designer’s Guide to Magento.

Responsive Web Design

Responsive design is an approach to web page creation that flows the page layout to fit the visitor’s screen size and orientation, and changes the layout accordingly. The Magento default responsive theme features stylesheets that support flexibility for layouts and images, and helps provide a pleasing experience for site visitors using mobile devices. By comparison, non-responsive sites or sites not optimized for smaller screens or mobile devices are often slow or difficult to read, and offer a clunky mobile eCommerce experience.

Benefits of using the Magento default responsive theme include:

  • You can get a tablet and smart phone friendly responsive site in about half the time as before, speeding time to market and freeing up resources for other projects.
  • Your responsive site makes you better able to participate in the fast growing mobile commerce space, and gives you the ability to create a website that is more easily adapted to new opportunities and less expensive to maintain. A responsive site also offers potential search engine optimization (SEO) benefits from using Google’s preferred approach to mobile-optimizing sites.
  • You no longer need to develop separate content per device. The default theme is easy to customize for simple sites, and provides a powerful starting point for developing themes for more complex sites.

To learn more about creating custom responsive themes, see the Responsive Theme Developer's Guide.

Using the Default Theme

The default theme uses Responsive Web Design (RWD) principles. Responsive web design enables you to use a single theme to present your storefront to your customers regardless of which device they use to access it. The theme is built using modern technologies and incorporates best practices for mobile sites and experiences.

Responsive Theme on Tablet and Smartphone
Responsive Theme on Tablet and Smartphone

To view the default theme:

  1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration.
  2. In the panel on the left, under General, select Design.
  3. Click to expand the Package section. The new responsive theme is enabled by default. The default package name is “rwd.”
    Default RWD Theme Package
    Default RWD Theme Package
  4. Click to expand the Themes section. The Default theme name is “default” (although the field may appear blank).
    Default RWD Theme
    Default RWD Theme
  5. When complete, click the Save Config button.

Exceptions

Responsive design is not currently implemented for the following:

  • Multiple address checkout
  • Popular search terms page
  • Popular search terms cloud
  • Site map
  • My Account – Billing Agreements
  • My Account – Recurring Profiles
  • Gift registry
  • Multiple wishlists
  • Add to cart by SKU
  • Email templates
  • Tags
  • Polls
  • CAPTCHA

Technical Information

The responsive theme uses the following modern technologies:

  • Sass/Compass: A CSS pre-compiler that provides organizable, reusable CSS.
  • jQuery: jQuery is used for all custom JavaScript in the responsive theme. jQuery operates in noConflict() mode so it doesn't conflict with Magento's existing JavaScript library.
  • JavaScript Libraries

Additional JavaScript libraries are discussed in more detail in the Responsive Theme Developer’'s Guide.

Code Location

The new responsive theme code is contained in the following directories (relative to your Magento installation directory):

app/design/frontend/rwd skin/frontend/rwd]]>
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WordPress MailPoet Plugin Security Issue and Password Best Practices http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/wordpress-mailpoet-plugin-security-issue-and-password-best-practices http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/wordpress-mailpoet-plugin-security-issue-and-password-best-practices As you may have read, the popular WordPress plugin, MailPoet, has a vulnerability that allows a potential hacker to upload PHP files to the server and execute them. In a few cases, this vulnerability has been used against Magento software that resides on the same server.

We recommend that all Magento merchants using WordPress immediately update the MailPoet plugin to remove this vulnerability. More information about this update is available on MailPoet’s blog. You should also review your server logs for anything that might be out of the ordinary.

While we’re on the topic of security, please take a moment to confirm that you’re following best practices with regard to your Admin passwords. We encourage all merchants to use strong Admin passwords and to change them often. It is possible for attackers to take advantage of weak, or leaked passwords, and gain access to your system to install extensions with malicious code. Additionally, be sure to disable remote access to Magento Connect Manager and Downloader on production sites, or restrict access to safe IP addresses. Regularly check your list of extensions and logs for suspicious activity.

The safety and security of our merchants is our top priority, and should be yours, also. We will continue to identify and communicate potential security issues, so you can take the steps necessary to reduce your vulnerability.

To stress the importance of following best security practices, we want to make sure that you are aware of a recent attack that was reported by Nexcess. Visit their blog to learn more about the exploit they discovered, and how to respond to it.

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Cross-Border Price Consistency (CE 1.9/EE 1.14 & Later) http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/cross-border-price-consistency http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/cross-border-price-consistency

Table of Contents

Note: This article provides information about how to set up tax calculations in Magento Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE). The information is based on CE 1.9 and EE 1.14 and later versions; some options here might not apply to earlier versions.

Important: No guarantee is offered with respect to any of the information given here. Please contact an expert before you take any decisions about tax matters.

Overview

Cross-border trade (also referred to as price consistency) supports European Union (EU) and other merchants who want to maintain consistent prices for customers whose tax rates are different than the store tax rate.

Merchants operating across regions and geographies can show their customers a single price. Pricing is clean and uncluttered regardless of tax structures and rates that vary from country to country.

Note: To use this feature, your store must display prices including tax. (Configure this setting in the Admin panel at System > Configuration > Sales > Tax > Calculation Settings, Catalog Prices set to “Including Tax.”)

Enable Cross-Border Price Consistency

Important: If you enable cross-border trade your profit margin changes by tax rate. Profit is determined by the formula: (Revenue - CustomerVAT - CostOfGoodsSold).

To enable cross-border price consistency:

  1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration.
  2. In the panel on the left, under Sales, select Tax.
  3. Click to expand the Calculation Settings section. To enable cross-border price consistency, set Enable Cross Border Trade to “Yes.”
  4. When complete, click the Save Config button.

For More Information

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PayPal Payment Solutions for Magento Enterprise Edition http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/paypal-payment-solutions-for-magento-enterprise-edition http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/paypal-payment-solutions-for-magento-enterprise-edition PayPal is a global leader in online payments and a fast and secure way for your customers to pay online. With PayPal and Magento Enterprise Edition, you can accept payments from all major debit and credit cards, and PayPal account holders. As an added convenience, customers can pay with PayPal without even opening a PayPal account.

PayPal Express Checkout and PayPal Payments Standard can be used all over the world. However, some PayPal payment methods and method names may differ according to merchant location. For a list of country-specific PayPal methods, see the Magento Enterprise Edition User Guide.

Because PayPal payment methods are mutually exclusive, you cannot have more than one method enabled at a time—with the exception of PayPal Express Checkout. PayPal Express Checkout can be used with other PayPal payment methods, except PayPal Payments Standard.

PayPal Express Checkout

With PayPal Express Checkout enabled, customers can click the “Checkout with PayPal” button to make a secure payment from the PayPal site. You can use Express Checkout as a standalone solution, or in combination with one of the other solutions.

Getting Started with PayPal Express Checkout

Setting Up PayPal Express Checkout

All-In-One Solutions

PayPal offers a variety of PCI-compliant solutions to meet the needs of your growing business.

  • PayPal Payments Advanced (Includes Express Checkout)
    PayPal Payments Advanced offers your customers a secure checkout experience without leaving your site. Flexible templates and a low monthly fee make this an ideal choice for merchants who want to create a more customized checkout experience.

  • PayPal Payments Pro
    PayPal Payments Pro brings you all the benefits of a merchant account and payment gateway in one, plus the ability to create your own, fully customized checkout experience.

  • PayPal Payments Standard
    PayPal Payments Standard is the easiest way to accept payments online. You can offer your customers the convenience of payment by credit card and PayPal by simply adding a checkout button to your site. During checkout, customers are redirected to PayPal to complete the payment part of the checkout process. There are no lengthy applications to complete, or monthly charges to set up in advance. When you make your first sale, PayPal will guide you through the process of setting up your account. PayPal Payments Standard cannot be enabled simultaneously with any other method, including PayPal Express Checkout.

  • PayPal Payments Pro Hosted Solution (Includes Express Checkout)

  • PayPal Payments Pro Payflow Edition (Includes Express Checkout) (UK only)

Payment Gateways

PayPal offers a choice of two payment gateway solutions for your business. You can let PayPal host your checkout on its secure payment site, or you can take control of the entire payment experience with a completely customizable solution.

  • PayPal Payflow Pro
    PayPal Payflow Pro is a fully customizable payment gateway that can be used with any Internet merchant account to process credit card transactions online. Payflow Pro can also be used to process PayPal Express Checkout transactions.

  • PayPal Payflow Link
    PayPal Payflow Link is a hosted payment gateway with an embedded checkout that keeps customers on your site. It’s the fast and easy way to add transaction processing to your site.
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Shipping Carriers for Magento Enterprise Edition http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/shipping-carriers-for-magento-enterprise-edition http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/shipping-carriers-for-magento-enterprise-edition Magento Enterprise Edition supports shipping carriers and services that serve your customers in all parts of the world. If you have a commercial account with a supported carrier, you can offer your customers the convenience of choosing that carrier during checkout. The rates are automatically downloaded, so you do not need to look up the information.

Before you can offer your customers a selection of shipping carriers, you must first complete the shipping settings to establish the point of origin for your store. Then, complete the configuration for each carrier service that you want to offer.

  • UPS
    United Parcel Service offers domestic and international shipping services by land and air to more than 220 countries.

  • USPS
    The United States Postal Service is the independent postal service of United States government. USPS offers domestic and international shipping services by land and air.

  • FedEx
    FedEx offers domestic and international shipping services by land and air to more than 220 countries.

  • DHL
    DHL offers integrated international services and tailored, customer-focused solutions for managing and transporting letters, goods and information.

See Magento Connect for additional shipping products and services for your Magento Enterprise Edition installation.

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Payment Services for Magento Enterprise Edition http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/payment-services-for-magento-enterprise-edition http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/payment-services-for-magento-enterprise-edition The following services provide enhanced security and payment processing services for your store.

Enhanced Security

The following service provides additional protection against fraudulent charges.

  • 3D Secure Credit Card Validation
    3D Secure Credit Card Validation provides an additional layer of protection against fraudulent charges and chargebacks for sales. The service is available only for eligible payment gateways, and must be enabled in the gateway configuration.

  • PayPal Fraud Management Filters
    Magento Enterprise Edition includes support for PayPal fraud management filters (FMFs), available for owners of Website Payments Pro PayPal accounts. It can be used with orders that are paid with either PayPal Express Checkout or Website Payments Pro.

See Magento Connect for additional payment products and services for your Magento Enterprise Edition installation.

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Payment Gateways for Magento Enterprise Edition http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/payment-gateways-for-magento-enterprise-edition http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/payment-gateways-for-magento-enterprise-edition Payment gateways make it possible for you to accept credit card payments directly from your store. Magento Enterprise Edition supports a wide range of payment gateways that offer merchant services in all parts of the world.

Integrated Solutions

Magento Secure Payment Bridge supports the following payment methods, which are integrated with external payment gateways. Some of the methods can be used with, or without, Magento Secure Payment Bridge. Most of the methods listed are available “out-of-the-box” for Magento Enterprise Edition, and can be used with Magento Secure Payment Bridge when installed, enabled, and properly configured.

Worldwide

  • PayPal
    With PayPal’s deep integration with Magento, you can easily accept credit cards and PayPal payments using PayPal, all while keeping customers on your site. Already have a merchant account? Add PayPal Express checkout to increase conversion.

  • Authorize.Net
    Authorize.Net includes free fraud tools, free customer support, a free website seal, and the ability to accept multi-channel payments: online, mail order/telephone order, retail and mobile. Trusted by 300,000 customers. Authorize.Net CIM works with Magento Secure Payment Bridge.

  • CyberSource
    CyberSource, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Visa Inc., is a payment management company. Over 330,000 businesses worldwide use CyberSource to process online payments, streamline fraud management, and simplify payment security.

  • First Data
    Fast, convenient, and secure. With over forty years of industry leading experience Express Merchant Processing Solutions (EMPS) powered by First Data helps millions of businesses like yours bring safe, easy, cost-effective payments to their customers with affordable support, regardless of size.

  • WorldPay
    WorldPay operates in forty countries, and is a major global leader in payment processing. They pioneered online payments for small and medium sized businesses and process millions of online payments every day.

North America

  • PSiGate
    PSiGate is a full-service Canadian provider of electronic payment processing services. They deliver a secure interface for your website so you can accept credit card and Interac Online payments with reliable, real-time transaction processing. They ensure maximum performance while taking into account power, security, disaster tolerance and bandwidth requirements.

  • Braintree
    Braintree helps online businesses process credit card payments by providing a merchant account, payment gateway, recurring billing and credit card storage. The company is disrupting the payments industry by providing elegant tools for developers coupled with white-glove support.

Europe

  • DIBS Payment Services
    DIBS Payment Services is the leading independent provider of functional, secure and innovative payment services for Internet commerce in the Nordic countries. DIBS handles more than 13,000 customer transactions daily in seventeen countries.

  • Ogone
    Ogone Payment Services delivers non-face-to-face businesses the payment solutions platform, added value opportunities and technology advancements that become essential for the way payments are performed, managed and secured today.

  • Paybox Direct
    Paybox Services provides merchant accounts and eCommerce payment services for merchants in Europe.

  • PAYONE.de
    PAYONE is a leading payment service provider in Germany. Featuring processing of national and international payments and outsourcing of monetary transactions, the payment platform, Finance Gate, makes processes fully automated with the highest performance standards and security in mind. PAYONE requires the base currency to be euros.

  • Sage Pay Direct
    Sage Pay is the UK’s largest independent payment service provider, processing millions of secure payments every month for over 33,000 businesses, from startups through to major online, consumer, and business brands.

Oceania

  • eWAY Direct
    Focusing on high-level standards in technology, innovations and customer care, eWay has become Australia’s award-winning payment gateway. eWAY specializes in delivering successful eCommerce payment gateway services to thousands of merchants.

See Magento Connect for additional payment products and services for your Magento Enterprise Edition installation.

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