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November 15, 2011

How to Fix the WordPress Admin Upgrade Loop

WordPress is typically great about taking care of itself and dealing with upgrades elegantly. However, sometimes it gets stuck in a rut. One common issue we’ve seen is the upgrade loop, which presents you with a page in wp-admin explaining that you need to upgrade your database, and upon clicking the button to do so, […]

November 11, 2011

Nexcess Announces New WordPress Hosting Platform

Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 10, 2011 – Nexcess, a web hosting provider with data center facilities in Dearborn and Southfield, Michigan, has announced the release of a new web hosting platform that is designed specifically for hosting WordPress web sites. While many web hosting companies tend to carry a very generic focus in their product […]

October 17, 2011

Nexcess to be Enterprise Sponsor at WordCamp Detroit

Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 17, 2011 – Nexcess, a managed web hosting company with data centers located in Dearborn and Southfield, Michigan, has announced their role as an Enterprise Sponsor of WordCamp Detroit 2011. WordCamp is an informal local conference that covers a wide variety of topics that relate to WordPress. Attendees of this year’s […]

August 14, 2011

Add Facebook Like Button to Magento Product View

It seems that every site you visit has a link to share this article, page or product with your Facebook friends. This tutorial will make it easy for your customers to share your products with their Facebook friends. For this article I will use the Magento default theme as reference, you may need to adjust […]

August 01, 2011

Updating an Old Theme to Work With Magento

Many Magento store owners continue to operate old versions of the rapidly maturing e-commerce application. With the 1.6 release looming on the horizon, now seems like a good time to consider upgrading. If you’re running a version prior to the 1.4 release, you will need to make some changes to your theme in order for […]

July 26, 2011

Unhide Magento Connect Extension Keys Without Logging In

When you’re working on your store and trying to get something important done, momentum matters a lot, and anything that interrupts your workflow can really get you out of the zone. I find that this happens to me a lot when I just want to take a free Magento Connect extension for a spin. Normally, […]

June 19, 2011

Quickly Disable Any Magento Module For Troubleshooting

At Nexcess, we commonly run across problematic extension. Whether the issue is version incompatibilities, database problems, permissions problems, or anything else, the ability to quickly disable an extension or two for troubleshooting is extremely useful. First, a bit about Magento’s file and folder structure. While the guide I just linked to shows some of the […]

June 10, 2011

How to Manually Install a Magento Theme

Sooner or later, you will probably want to install a Magento theme other than the default. The good news is, Magento theme installation is quick and easy. This will be accomplished in just 3 simple steps. Step 1: Download a Theme There are lots of places to find a good Magento theme. Here are a […]

May 22, 2011

Nexcess Expands Magento Web Hosting Offerings in the UK

Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 23, 2011 – Nexcess, an eCommerce web hosting company and official Magento hosting provider, has announced the expansion of their Magento web hosting product line at the company’s United Kingdom facilities. This addition, which applies only to the company’s set of Magento web hosting offerings in the UK, will provide European […]

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May 21, 2011

Clearing the Cache in Magento

“What is the difference between the “Flush Magento Cache” and “Flush Cache Storage” buttons?” We get this question often enough that it’s worth making a short blog post about it. In order to understand the difference between these two options, it’s important to know a little about how caching works in Magento. Specifically the concepts […]