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How to speed up Magento

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Of course you know by now that Google ranks sites by page loading times.

By far the most frustrating thing with Magento is the number of calls it makes to the database to compile the pages on your store. And by far the most common request I get asked to address on clients sites.

Heres a list of resources to help you speed up the site.

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Making Magento more secure

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Making Magento more secure and resilient is very important no matter what size store you are managing.

Here are the best links to security tips:

If you have any others, please feel free to add them to the comments below.

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Magento designer tutorial at Themeforest

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In celebration of ThemeForest’s new Magento category, this mini-series will you teach how to get started with the platform, getting to know the terminologies, setting up a store and all related aspects of it, and finally how to customize it to make it our very own.

In this first part, we’ll get to know what Magento is, installing it, and importing some products. This is aimed expressly at the beginner; so you need not worry about lacking the requisite skills.

Start the tutorial here:

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/php/magento-for-designers-part-i/

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How to create a duplicate (development) Magento store

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This tutorial shows how to duplicate a Magento store on a virtual private server.

www.nublue.co.uk/forums/topic/232/creating-a-development-copy-of-your-magento-store/

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Round up of the latest improvements in Magento 1.4.2

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A good write-up of the most significant features fixed or included in the latest software release of Magento:

http://inchoo.net/ecommerce/magento/whats-new-in-magento-1-4-2/

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Still the best designers guide to Magento themes

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Designer’s Guide to Magento has been prepared for you to learn and expand your knowledge of the structural, conceptual workings and methods of designing for Magento.

www.magentocommerce.com/design_guide

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