Custom Magento Script from the Briteskies Team

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

September 5, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Another custom Briteskies solution has gone live!

The Briteskies Magento Development Team recently began working with a small B2C retailer to update their site. The company has one brick and mortar location and has been in business for 75 years. Their previous site, which resided on AS/400, did not allow the client to have any control over their product catalog. They turned to the Briteskies team to replatform their site to Magento Community 1.9 in order to allow the company full access to their product catalog and take advantage of the Magento eCommerce functionalities.

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Topics: Magento, Magento Technical

An Introduction to Magento Events

Posted by Jason Young

March 19, 2014 | 12:28 PM

What are Events?

Events are exactly what they sound like: something that happens. In Magento-specific terms, they are handlers that allow other parts of your code to react to actions that take place in the application. 

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Topics: Magento, Magento Technical

10 Things That Will Improve Site Speed

Posted by Derrik Nyomo

March 17, 2014 | 1:07 PM

Your audience and customers hate to wait, so a slow-loading site can make a huge impact on page views. There are a few things to adjust or set up on your site in order to get the most speed out of Magento. The next time your site is moving frustratingly slow, run through these common causes of bad page load times before hysterically calling the nearest IT expert.
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Topics: Magento, Magento Technical

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

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