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How to clone a Magento MySQL database
How to enable Magento template path hints
How to install Magento extensions?
How to manually update a Magento extension?

How to clone a Magento MySQL database

Created at: 11 Mar 2016 Last Update: 23 Sep 2020

On the server command line, create a database dump and import this dump into a new database. Export: $ mysqldump -u USERNAME -p EXISTING_DBNAME > DUMP.sql Re-Import: $ mysql -u USERNAME -p NEW_DBNAME < DUMP.sql

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How to enable Magento template path hints

Created at: 14 Apr 2016 Last Update: 23 Sep 2020

Sometimes you need to find out which exact template is used if you need to make changes to the HTML code of Magento. The template path hints feature allows to show which template is used in the different areas of the page. To enable the template path hints: Go to "System -> Configuration ->...

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How to install Magento extensions?

Created at: 21 Mar 2017 Last Update: 23 Sep 2020

The following steps should work for every Magento extension. Create backups of the Magento files and the database. Navigate to “System → Cache Management” and disable all Magento caches. Navigate to “System → Tools → Compiler” and disable the Magento compiler (if enabled)...

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How to manually update a Magento extension?

Created at: 12 Jun 2017 Last Update: 23 Sep 2020

Make sure you have FTP/SFTP access to copy the extension files to your Magento installation. Navigate to “System → Cache Management” and disable/clean all Magento caches. Put a file named maintenance.flag in your Magento root directory Upload the extension directories “app”, “js”, "s...

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