Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cannot make the website html validate? try HTML Tidy

Sometimes you cannot seems to find the line where the validation errors come from. In such cases you can try using HTML Tidy to do a auto clean up.

W3C Markup Validation Service also has this option. or you an check out the project page.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Magento Video Tutorials: Thanks Armando Roggio :)

Cannot express how greatful I am to this guy.

I tried to start Magento several times and just got frustrated with the issues with locahost and complex nature of the file structure.
but thanks to above tutorial Magento is like riding a bike.

Videos are on version 1.3 but after reading this note about version 1.4 you can follow the tutorials easily on 1.4

Magento's Theme Hierarchy--Changes in CEv1.4 and EEv1.8

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mangento Sample Data - 404 Page Error

I see few solutions for this error in the web but for me following steps corrected my error.
Magento Version -

Admin -> System -> Index Management -> Reindex all given Indexes

Sri Lanka District and City List Sql File

For a recent project I had to find all the Sri Lankan District and related Cities to populate in two drop downs. The list is not fully complete and Kilinochchi District is not in the list.
Districts - 24
Cities - 2044

Two tables, city table refer district table by did.

Download Sri Lankan District - City Sql file

You can easily import this sql file to mysql using phpmyadmin.