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This article will be most helpful to storeowners (or future storeowners), planning either a completely new own website with a unique look, or those planning on a refreshment of their website’s current design to make it more modern, functional and fresh.
In Magento there is a sufficient number of complex data processes, which may take quite a long time and consume a large amount of server memory and performance, especially if the database contains a huge pool of data (products, categories, customers, orders, etc). The indexing of products attributes, categories, prices, etc may serve as an example of such a process. But into this list we can also include one more process – the application of catalog price rules (apply rules):
While trying to make the process of purchasing faster, you still need to gather information about customers. When this is the case, use Magento checkout fields to add additional fields to the checkout in your online store. You can easily manage fields for your clients to fill in. Magento checkout fields module is very flexible and easy to install.
- Unlimited number of fields;
- All types of fields available;
- Different types of field validation to add to the fields;
- Add fields to any of the checkout steps, even to several of them;
- Track statistics of the customer answers;
- Quickly edit and manage the fields (drag&drop);
- Unique fields for different store languages available;
- Answers are saved on the order page;
- Set dates for the fields to appear and disappear on frontend automatically.
We receive dozens of messages every day. We consider them all and respond as fast as possible. Of course, we understand potential clients and customers who want to get answers to their question immediately. Believe me; we have the same desire – to answer you quickly and to help to deal with emergency cases.
Just imagine a situation: we got the message from you at night (it may be day time in your country). While we revise your request and prepare the respond you continue sending more and more messages. You become nervous thinking that your emails are lost (though it is not true) and we are worried that you may be disappointed with us. Moreover, there is no information in your message that we need, so apparently problem solving is delayed. How can you speed up the process of solving your problem troubleshooting? Let’s review several situations.
While working on online stores or extensions every Magento developer needs debug information about errors in the code. Also the information about exceptions that is generated by Magento can be very useful for developers. There are some powerful tools in Magento to obtain this information: log of exceptions and error messages (error reporting). In this article I will tell you how to activate these features in Magento.
Before enabling error messages (or exceptions log) it is necessary to disable caching and compilation in the Magento administrative panel.