Special Price Offer for our Ajax Add to Cart with Fly Effect Magento Extension


Ajax Add to Cart with Fly Effect


On the successful release of our new Magento “Ajax Add to Cart with Fly Effect” extension, we are offering a special discount on this extension purchase. The extension is available only for $30 right now, so hurry up now and avail this offer now as this offer is for limited time period.

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We are also offering a flat 10% OFF on our all Magento extensions.  To avail this offer you have to add a coupon code GIVEAWAY during the time of checkout.

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Visit our Magento Extensions Store at :  http://www.softprodigy.com/store




Upgrade Your Magento Store to Magento 1.9

Finally Magento C.E 1.9 on its way with a new fresh responsive look. The latest update brings some excellent improvements in security, UI and checkout modules, which may not only improves your store’s performance but can also improve your store conversion rate up to 18%.

New User Interface

In Magento 1.9 update old theme has been totally replaced by fresh new responsive web design to provide enhanced support for mobile device users.

This is how the new Magento theme will look on a tablet:


Same page when viewed on SmartPhone:

Magento 1.9 in Smart Phone

Security Enhancements

  • Addressed a potential cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability while creating configurable product variants.

  • Addressed a potential security issue that could result in displaying information about a different order to a customer.

  • Users can no longer change the currency if the payment method PayPal Website Payments Standard is used.

  • Removed an .swf file from the Magento distribution because of security issues.

  • Improved file system security.

  • Enhanced the security of action URLs, such as billing agreements.

  • Addressed a potential session fixation vulnerability during checkout.

  • Improved the security of the Magento randomness function.


Bugs Fixes

There are a lot of bugs fixes done in the latest Magento 1.9 update :


Following are the Bugs fixes:

  • Tax Calculation Fixes
  • Web Store and Shopping Cart Fixes
  • Promotional Price Rule Fixes
  • Administrative Ordering
  • Invoicing Fixes
  • Credit Memo Fixes
  • Import Fixes
  • Payment Method Fixes


Beside these main fixes there are also some other fixes that are done in this update.


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The Zend Framework has been upgraded to version 1.12.3



Also the new Magento version now support PHP 5.4, which means that your website can run smoothly under PHP 5.4.


This is one of the best update we have ever seen which involves large number of changes and bug fixes. So we should recommend to get your stores upgraded. The latest Magento 1.9 upgrade  is going to be a very tricky process. So we suggest you to hire professional Magento experts to upgrade your Magento Store.


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How to Solve Magento 1.8 Upgrade Errors?

Frustrated with Magento Upgrade Issues?            

Magento-LogoMagento is leading eCommerce Platform and is growing rapidly because of the benefits it offers to store merchants. Magento provides self hosted solutions which includes Community Edition, Enterprise Edition and hosted solution called Magento Go. In this lens we would be talking of just Community Edition and its latest version i.e. 1.8.

When it comes to Magento Upgrade, the entire process of upgrading to latest versions seems to be complex for layman who has either no or very less knowledge of HTML and CSS. While upgrading to Magento 1.8 users get many errors which can be witnessed at MagentoCommerce’s official forum. I analyzed some common errors which I would be providing here along with their possible solutions.

I hope this will help mass Magento users 🙂


Issue #1: Fatal error: Class ‘Mage_Googlecheckout_Helper_Data’ not found in /app/Mage.php on line 547

Solution: This error comes from Configuration settings. In order to solve this issue try to replace \app\code\core\Mage\GoogleCheckout\etc\config.xml file with the …\app\code\core\Mage\GoogleCheckout\etc\config.xml (old one). 

Note: Don’t delete old config.xml file
Once you are done with updating your config file, clear the cache under System / Cache Management

Issue #2: 500 error after Magento 1.8 Upgrade

Solution: This is very common issue while upgrading. You can solve this issue by commenting “Options +FollowSymLinks” in .htaccess file of root.


Issue #3: Fatal error: Call to a member function rewrite() on a non-object in /htdocs/public/www/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Front.php on line 165

Solution: This error can be solved by following 2 steps:

  1. Go to http://www.your-site/downloader
  2. Reinstall the package called Lib_Varien


Issue #4: Problem in Checkout after Magento 1.7 to 1.8 Upgrade

Solution: Users are getting issues in Checkout after completing 1.8 upgrade. Need not to worry on this 🙂

Here is the solution:

  1. Go to /app/design/frontend/base/default/template/checkout/onepage/payment.phtm
  2. Check line 36 and change

<?php echo $this->getChildHtml(‘methods’) ?>


<fieldset id=”checkout-payment-method-load”>
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml(‘methods’) ?>


Issue #5: Broken Product Images

Solution: After upgrading you might encounter with issue of broken product images. You can solve this issue in few minutes only! You just need to go to .htaccess file under /media/ folder and comment “Options All -Indexes“. Once you are done with this, simply clear cache and your problems should start working fine. 

Issue #6: Categories tree not working adding a product

Solution: In case your categories tree doesn’t work after upgrade, then run following SQL queries on database:

 UPDATE catalog_category_entity SET level = (SELECT LENGTH(path)-LENGTH(REPLACE(path,’/’,”)) AS tmpl FROM (SELECT * FROM catalog_category_entity) AS table1 WHERE catalog_category_entity.entity_id = table1.entity_id);

 UPDATE catalog_category_entity SET children_count = (SELECT COUNT(*) FROM (SELECT * FROM catalog_cat

If you still face any problem, feel free to contact professional Magento Developers from SoftProdigy.

5 Must Have Magento Extensions

5 Must Have Magento Extensions



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Need above listed Magento Extensions?

Here are the sources from where you can downloads these extensions:


1.  Add Multiple Products to Cart:  http://www.softprodigy.com/store/all-magento-extensions/add-multiple-products-to-cart.html

2. Mega Menu: http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/mega-menu-by-mageworld.html

3.  Social Booster: http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/social-booster.html

4.  One Page Tabbed Checkout: http://www.softprodigy.com/store/tabbed-checkout.html

5.  Product Labels by aheadWorks: http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/product-labels-by-aheadworks.html








7 Free Essential Magento Extensions

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Magento is an open source e-Commerce platform which is used for creating online stores. With the growing usage of online stores the demand of e-Commerce websites is increasing linearly.

Magento is a flexible e-Commerce platform which provides a lot features that are necessary for your business growth. These features comes by installing different extensions to your store that is why Magento provides an extension marketplace, where you can find a lot of extensions to install on your store. In this article, 10 must-have free essential Magento extensions are discussed:

1. Add multiple products to Cart Extension










Add multiple products to Cart” Magento extension adds a feature of adding multiple products into the cart with just a single click. This extension adds a checkbox under every product by which you can select multiple products of same category and then add them to cart by a single click. This improves online shopping experience for customers.

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Read more information about the extension by reading this blog post.


2.  Magento Facebook Like button extension

Magento Facebook Like button extension









This extension adds Facebook Like button with Open Graph support into your online store. This extension helps in attracting visitors through biggest social network, improve your Facebook presence and socialize your products through Facebook.

Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Install Here


3. Quick Contact Extension

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“Quick contact Magento Extension” adds a floating “Quick Contact” button on your store whose position can be decided by admin. This will help the users to add his/her query to store admin from any page of the website.  

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Read more information about the extension by reading this blog post.


4.  Featured Categories Extension

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This extensions allows users to place a “Featured Categories” blockon home page or in any other page of the webstore. The “Featured Categories” block displays selected categories, along with thumbnail versions of their respective category images and selected sub-categories for each.

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Install Here


5. Quick Alphabetical Search

Quick Alphabetical Search

This smart search extension enhances user experience and provides the ability to the user to add an alphabetical search bar just below the main navigation to search products just by the name.

Features that stand out

  • The extension allows users to search products just by name.
  • When clicked on any letter let say ‘P’, it will show the products that start with letter P.
  • This extension is developed for the default theme and is completely customizable.
  • This extension allows admin to set the font color for search links.

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Install Here


6. Magento Products Tabs Extension


Magento EasyTabs is allows users to add informational tabs on the product page. The addition could be done with simple installation and configuration process of just few minutes. It is very easy to install without knowing any coding skills.

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Install Here


7. CueBlocks Zoom Extension

Magento Extension: Product Image Zoom

This extension allows users to replace the default zoom slider under the main image box with jQuery zoom. When the user mouse-over the image a larger view will be displayed on the screen next to the main image.

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Install Here

What other Magento extension have you found particular useful?

How to Upgrade from Magento CE 1.7 to 1.8?

We all know that Magento CE 1.8 Stable edition has been released and now everyone would be looking for Magento 1.8 upgrade process. Our Magento Experts will provide you a step by step process to upgrade your Magento Website.

Before we move ahead, let us talk about some important points that we need to take care before starting the upgrade process.

1. If you have Magento CE 1.4 or Earlier, make sure you first upgrade to 1.7 and then to 1.8.

2. Take a complete backup of your file system and database

3. Implement this process on Test Environment first

Step# 1- Create Test Environment

Step# 2- Take Database and File System Backup

Step# 3- Database and Files Import

Step# 4- Some Necessary Changes

Step# 5- Testing 

Magento 1.7 to 1.8 Upgrade Process

Read complete Magento 1.8 Upgrade Process here

Magento Zend Framework Security Patches

In first week of July, Magento Commerce informed about the Zend Framework vulnerability in Magento.  This vulnerability is very much critical for your website because it allows the attackers to read your configuration files on the web server.

To overcome this security issue, MagentoCommerce has provided some security patches for Community, Enterprise and Professional Editions which should be applied as soon as possible.

Magento Community Edition:

If you are using Magento 1.4.x, 1.5.x, 1.6.x and, you need to apply following security patches:

Magento Enterprise Edition

a)      For EE – 1.11.X.X

  • Login to your Magento Account
  • Navigate to Downloads > Magento Enterprise Edition > Patches & Support

 b)      EE

  • Upgrade to EE (

Magento Professional Edition (All versions):

  • Login to your Magento Account
  • Navigate to Downloads > Magento Enterprise Edition > Patches & Support


For Steps to be followed for applying the above mentioned Patches, go to: 


Download Magento CE Version Stable

Magento CE Stable Version is available for download and upgrade.

The latest release is packed with new features as well as valuable code contributions from various community members around the world.

Some of the key new features in this release include:

  • Persistent shopping – retain shopping cart content for customers across user sessions, browsers and devices.
  • Minimum Advertised Price (MAP)
  • Refactoring multiple database

Know more about Magento CE Version

Please Note: We do NOT recommend upgrading a production installation of Magento directly. Please backup database and all files before upgrading. Please make sure to check file permission before trying to upgrade through your Magento Connect Manager.

Please report all issues with this release in the bug tracker.

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