Programmatically Created Magento Accounts Unable to Login

Published by John on August 23, 2018

A client that uses a third-party login/register popup on their Magento site recently reached out to me because users were not able to register on their website.

The initial issue was unrelated to the plugin they were using and was instead related to a change made to fix the URLs of their store and make them more search engine friendly.

However, after fixing this, users were still unable to login and I determined the issue was related to some of the recent Magento security updates, which made changes to sessions, customers, and logins, that were not compatible with the way the customer account was being created.

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Prevent Gravity Forms Field from Being Saved in Database

Published by John on August 13, 2018

I have a client that wanted to convert an old PDF form to an online form, so people could have the option of completing the form online, rather than printing or otherwise filling out the PDF form and emailing/faxing it.

They were using gravity forms for the form, however there were a couple gravity form fields that they didn’t want saved in the database. I came up with this solution to prevent an individual Gravity Forms Entry Field from being saved in the Wordpress database, while ensuring that they still received it in their email notification.

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Optimizing WordPress’s Full Size Images

Published by John on August 10, 2018

A real estate company that I provide some website support for contacted me recently in an effort to optimize their site. They show their current home listings on the site and many had huge images, some as big as 30 MB of total images per page, and wanted to optimize the images.

However, by default Wordpress does not create thumbnail images when the image is smaller than the thumbnail size, so when they were uploading images, they were not getting saved at reduced quality. The client also wanted to keep a copy of the full size image, so I came up with a relatively easy way of crunching the images to reduce size, which still retaining the original, allowing them to use it in Marketing promotions later on.

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Removing Magento’s Miscellaneous HTML From a Specific Page(s)

Published by John on July 18, 2018

In Magento, one way to easily add header/footer scripts, like Facebook or Analytics tracking codes, is to use the configuration setting under Configuration->General->Design->HTML Head and Footer. Both of those sections have a Miscellaneous Scripts setting, which you can add text into, which will get printed in the header and footer of the page respectively. However, […]

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Manually Generating WordPress Password Reset Links

Published by John on July 10, 2018

A local company I work with uses Wordpress to allow their customers to login and make a few changes to their company info. This week, we wanted to generate some password reset urls for them, without actually sending the default ‘Someone has requested a password reset for the following account:’ wordpress email.

This post shows how to manually generate wordpress password reset links, which you can then email separately to users, so that they can reset their passwords.

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