Update: Zend Framework Vulnerability Security Update

As some questions have come up, we wanted to provide some clarification to the blog post “Important Security Update – Zend Platform Vulnerability” posted of July, 5, 2012. As outlined in that post, all Magento merchants on a deployed platform are strongly recommended to protect themselves from the Zend Framework vulnerability. We have added further instructions on how to protect your business. Please apply the solution below that corresponds to your version of Magento.

Google Base Issues

In the past, a few of my customers have had issues with dropping off google shopping. There can be many different reasons for this.   404 errors - banned products - missing information - bad product feed - ect. So if you are not checking on your feed on a weekly basis you may be dropped of the google shopping.   If you are not able to see your site on google shopping then you should reinstate it with the link below after you fix the issues. http://support.google.com/merchants/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=188482&topic=2475589&ctx=topic

Magento Temp Directory issue - Could not determine temp directory, please specify a cache_dir manually

Have you had the following error in the past?  Could not determine temp directory, please specify a cache_dir manually " Here is a tutorial that shows how to resolve the " Could not determine temp directory, please specify a cache_dir manually " message in Magento. This error sometimes occurs when you are trying to access some areas of the admin panel.  In my case I was able to fix a issue with products not adding to the cart. Here are the steps: 1) Open Magento root directory and create tmp folder. 2) Set directory permissions to 755 or 777 2) Open “lib/Zend/Cache/Backend/File.php“, and locate the following code protected $_options = array( ‘cache_dir’ => null, replace with protected $_options = array( ‘cache_dir’ => ‘tmp’,

How to redirect Magento and Joolma! to open through www?

How to redirect Magento and Joolma! to open through www? For SEO and usability purposes you may want to redirect your visitors to open your site only through http://www.exampledomain.com. Some applications, including Joomla, require additional modifications to make this redirection work properly. First, you should open the .htaccess file in the root folder. In it locate the "RewriteEngine on" line and right after it add the following lines: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^exampledomain.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.exampledomain.com/$1 [R=301,L] Once you do this, save the .htaccess file and log in to the administrative end of Magento. Then go to the System > Configuration menu and from the left panel click the "Web" button. Unfold the "Unsecured" set of options and change the "Base URL" option from http://exampledomain.com to http://www.exampledomain.com. Save the changes and your Magento website will be running with www.exampledomain.com only!

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