Ryan Street

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Recover Your Magento Catalog From a MySQL Dump

Posted by Ryan Street

May 2, 2013 | 1:00 PM

Sometimes the unthinkable happens. 

Someone on the team, (or maybe even yourself) hit the wrong button. They've deleted a bunch of products. Or they've imported a bunch of bad data that has overwritten valuable product data.

So what do you do? You simply take your backup and restore it, right? There is only one problem. If you do a full restore of the database from the night before, you are losing everything up until that point. This includes new customers, orders, reviews, etc. You only really want the catalog restored. So we can open up our sql dump and grab what we want. If your export file isn't too big, that's not a problem. If it is Gigabytes large, (which in Magento world is all too common), opening it and dissecting it is going to be a near impossibility.

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Topics: Magento, Magento Technical

Adding Design Changes in the Magento Admin Panel

Posted by Ryan Street

May 2, 2013 | 11:00 AM

Applying Global Design Changes

Magento allows you to make minor changes to your theme, or changes that are only temporary (holiday, etc.).  Magento allows you to make design changes to your site or individual parts of it without having to override everything about it on a system level.

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Topics: Magento



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