A collection of articles and snippets I've collected over the years.
June 9, 2017
Here's how to upgrade Magento 2 to a later version. For example, if you are currently running 2.1.6 and you need to upgrade to 2.1.7.
April 19, 2017
Here's how to get the URL of a CMS page or a static block in Magento.
April 18, 2017
I'm forever forgetting how to use a different ssh port with rsync, so here's how to do it.
March 30, 2017
If you want to perform a HEAD request with PHP on an URL you can use the `stream` functionality...
August 18, 2016
A cheat sheet containing useful Magento Collection snippets.
August 17, 2016
Here's a Magento snippet showing how to use a Group By clause on a Magento collection model.
August 5, 2016
Homebrew is easy to use and makes installing services such as MySQL or Elasticsearch a breeze. Here's how to manage those services.
August 4, 2016
I'm pleased to announce that I have recently passed the Magento Certified Developer exam.
July 28, 2016
I've had a problem on a few older projects where composer dies with "????%" after running `composer update`. Here's the fix.
July 26, 2016
I had the idea a while ago of creating a basic starter app containing the boilerplate code needed to get started on an idea - so here it is. Introducing my Laravel Starter App - Hit the Ground.
July 12, 2016
Magento provides an interface for you to define your own custom variables. You can use these in CMS pages, static blocks, email templates and phtml templates. Here's how to use them.
July 9, 2016
Here's a quick tutorial on creating foreign keys with MySQL.
May 26, 2016
Have you discovered how hard it is when testing Magento email? Have you ever tried getting Magento to use a separate SMTP server to send emails? I have, and got very frustrated with it. My solution...
March 1, 2016
Magento 2 comes with built-in functionality to backup and restore the code, media, and database. You can choose to backup and restore code, media, or database separately. Here's how to backup and...
February 29, 2016
Here's how to add products and breadcrumb Rich Snippets in Magento.
February 22, 2016
Here's how to get and set cookies in Magento.