Install Magento on localhost – Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks

This tutorial assumes you have already set up your mac to use your httpd-vhosts.conf file and have MySQL and PHP running.  Also, if you run into an error that says you need mcrypt, try following this tutorial on How to Install mcrypt for php on Mac OSX Lion 10.8 & 10.7 Development Server (it also works […]

Magento Custom Price Lost on Order Edit

This is an annoying bug that is still an issue with the current version of Magento (v1.7.0.0 as of this writing).  I have opened Issue #27867 with Magento and am hoping that this can finally be resolved in the core code.  In the meantime, to fix this issue we need to make a tweak to […]

How to Fix Slow Product Saves in Magento

In earlier versions of Magento you may have noticed that saving products is horribly slow especially as your site grows.  This problem originates from a bug in MySQL 5 (bug #42259) where using “IN” can dramatically decrease performance.  This appears to have been corrected in Magento 1.7.x.  However, if upgrading isn’t an option for you […]