I came across a persistent issue where the admin user is unable to save any configuration in the administration window and would only be greeted with the error below:

Invalid timezone error

Invalid timezone error showing in the System > Configuration window in Magento admin.

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Is your checkout page failing whenever you enable Fontis’ Direct Deposit payment option? Try checking your logs to see if there’s a similar error like the one below:

Parse error: parse error in /app/design/frontend/base/default/template/fontis/australia/ payment/directdeposit/form.phtml on line 42

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The default Magento catalog grid is set to display 3 products per column. Most users alter the number of columns by modifying the file catalog/product/list.phtml. There’s actually a much cleaner approach to this task and you only need to modify an XML file.
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I recently installed a WordPress blog in my localhost using Mac OS X’s built in Apache and PHP with MySQL to test a functionality when I decided to update the permalinks to use a different format other than the default setting. When I tested the new URL, I was greeted with the following error:

Not Found
The requested URL /~user/wordpress/category/sample/ was not found on this server.
Apache/2.2.21 (Unix) DAV/2 PHP/5.3.10 with Suhosin-Patch Server at localhost Port 80

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I want to setup a development environment for the Mage Enabler for WordPress plugin in my new desktop so I downloaded the latest copy of Magento Community Edition which is version 1.6.1.0 at the time of this writing. I used the sample data provided from the Magento download page and used all the default values.

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I’ve been working for the past few days with jQuery and one of the task was to manipulate HTML forms before submitting it for processing. What I needed to do is to process a form having multiple submit buttons and select tags. These set of select tags requires all values to be selected on submit.

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I’ve been receiving a lot of inquiries on how to create a new customer record on the fly using Mage.php or using the plugin Mage Enabler for WordPress. So, to save you time and also to provide a thread for this specific topic, here’s how to accomplish it.

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I needed a plugin that can show random quotes with author options as well and I found Stray Random Quotes WordPress plugin could do the trick. The only problem is, the function to display the random quote directly outputs the text onscreen together with the author.

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I was so nervous that night that I decided not to cite this long acceptance speech so I posted it here instead. Here it goes:
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The event will be held on 12th of December 2010 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Hopefully, I’ll be able to win the award but nevertheless, the ultimate goal is to be with the best Filipino bloggers in the country.

If you’re thinking of creating a page that will display your customer list from Magento to a different PHP-based application, you can use the script below to do so.

First, let’s create a file called index.php and inside it, create function (I named it getCustomers()) that will extract an array of customer list and their information. The function should be able to access the Mage.php file of your Magento instance.

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