Howto's, snippets, and articles I've written over the years.
I've had a problem on a few older projects where composer dies with "????%" after running `composer update`. Here's the fix.
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.
Here's a quick tutorial on creating foreign keys with MySQL.
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 to testing magento email is to use Mailtrap.io.
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 restore with Magento 2.
Here's how to add products and breadcrumb Rich Snippets in Magento.
Here's how to get and set cookies in Magento 1.
I've recently stumbled across an issue where PHP Imagick can't open a PDF file despite the file being there and readable. This is using Mac OSX El Capitan with Homebrewed PHP5, Imagemagick, Ghostscript and the PHP55-imagick module. After a bit of searching I found the fix.
Here's a snippet for using a currency column type with the currency symbol prefix in Magento admin grids.
Today I learned that `FLUSH PRIVILEGES` isn't needed by Scott Lindsey in the comments. After double checking locally that Scott was correct I looked it up and found a great explanation why MySQL FLUSH PRIVILEGES isn't needed
If you're using MySQL and getting the following error "SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1364 Field 'delivery_address_id' doesn't have a default value" then this is how to fix it.
On 8th June 1995, Rasmus Lerdorf announced the release of Personal Home Page Tools Version 1.0. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, Ben Ramsey has asked the PHP community to share their PHP experiences and share them on Twitter using the hashtag #20yearsofphp.