Tuesday, 31 July 2012

PART- 3: Centre spot of Magento development channel line. Pre-Launch Checklist

Hi friends now I am going to show you a next part of this article. This is the 3rd part of the Centre Point of Magento development guide line. Pre-Launch Checklist.
Error Page Design- When there is an error on the site, or the maintenance.flag file is set, a different theme is used to display the error message. Without changing this your customers will see the Magento logo and default theme. To adapt this page to your own template you will need to modify the files located in the errors directory. You will not want the error page to print a stack trace. To stop this happening open errors/local.xml (assuming you are working from the sample), and then change the action from “print” to “email”. You can then set an email address for it to send the error report to.
Index Management- Make sure you have re-indexed after making any catalogue changes.
Caching- Caching, although on by default would have been the first thing you disabled when beginning development. So, remember to re-enable and refresh it when you are ready to go.
System Compilation- Another essential way to keep the loading time of your Magento website down is to compile it. Page loading times are said to have a performance increase of up to 50%, this is definitely not something you want to miss out on. You will be able to find settings for this in System ? Tools ? Compilation.
Google Analytics- Your client is going to want to see how traffic fairs from day one. Magento does all the hard word for you (as per usual). Set up your Google Analytics account and then put your account number in System ? Configuration ? Sales ? Google API ? Google Analytics.
Google Base- Another essential Google service that is already integrated into Magento. There are a few steps to do this, but Inchoo have written a nice article on it.
Google Sitemap- No excuses for this one, my Grandmother could do it and she still thinks the postman delivers your emails (true story). Simply “Create Sitemap” in Catalog ? Google Sitemap. Then, if you are using Google Webmaster Tools you can also point Google towards it. There are further settings for this, e.g. to automatically regenerate the sitemap, and they can be found in System? Configuration? Catalog? Google Sitemap
Newsletter Subscriptions- Test that customers can sign up and unsubscribe and that newsletters can be sent out. You don’t want to be testing this process once you have real customers in the system.
Shipping Methods- If you are using a fixed product or cart fee then make sure it is set. If you are going down the cart weight route then you should confirm that the logic is correct and that all products have weights attached to them
Payment Gateways- Double check that your payment gateway is ready to jump from testing to live.
,SSL Certificate- This is one that is often “left on the shopping list”. Many payment gateways will not allow you to take the system live until you have one.
Now next part will be release earlier next day.

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