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Installing your first theme with Magento 2.1

Let’s assume you have the Luma [default] theme installed and it all looks OK ? So the elephant in the room is while that’s great, I can now get my hands on a new theme with new sample data and install this instead ? You’d think that was a pretty simple exercise and while this is sort of true for themes from the Magento marketplace, as a developer it’s nice to know what is really going on here and the

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Magento 2.1 Useful Things To Know

Magento 2.1 Useful Things to Know Sometimes [read always] after a server issue you need to rebuild all the index files and the cache: When I say Server Issue – I mean just about anything you do with Magento outside of the box including migrations, new themes, almost everything and I’ve lost count the number of times I run these commands [use a .bat file]. So, Command Prompt to your {root} folder e.g. /htdocs/magento and from the command prompt: C:/....>

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How not to get hacked

On an almost daily basis, we hear about this hack or that data-breach, but what does this really all mean and more importantly how does this affect YOU. This is NOT meant to be a technical article, but you might need to read it a few times for it all to sink in. A hack [slang term nowadays] is really a security attack on a web-site, e.g. a big social media site. This isn’t going to affect YOU directly as

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Install #RubyOnRails 2.3.3 with Windows 10 and XAMPP

  Use RailsInstaller.exe Version 2.3.3 from RailsInstaller.org The installation itself works fine, but alas this is not the end of the story; the proverbial rabbit-hole. They have an error in their .batĀ files \…Install\Ruby2.3.0\bin. Change the path of …\ruby.exe in the .bat to your local PATH, e.g. C:\RailsInstaller\Rub2.3.0\bin\… rails.bat bundle.bat rake.bat sprockets.bat sqlite3_ruby.bat thor.bat tsql.bat and far more seriously: after you have created your new project [rails new <project-name>] and made any required tweaks to the gemfile and the database.yml, you

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Upgrade to the latest WordPress Version

Perhaps an odd topic when your WP dashboard has an upgrade button and if you are hosting with a major ISP then this option should work. For self hosters [XAMPP, WAMP etc.] you almost certainly have to do this manually. Before we start, always a good idea to do a complete backup, so just zip up your current WP folder and keep it safe. Also a good idea to copy the MySQL WP database to another temporary database with your

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