Amanda Mitchell

Magento Order Processing: Editing & Creating Orders

This is part 5 of a 5 part series on Order and Payment Processing in Magento. There is actually no such thing as editing orders in Magento. When you click the “Edit” button, a new order is created and the original order is canceled. The “new” order will contain all the billing and shipping address… Read More

Tips & Tricks

Magento Order Processing: Refunds

This is part 4 of a 5 part series on Order and Payment Processing in Magento. To refund an item in an order, you’ll need to create a credit memo. There are two ways to do this, depending on how the invoice was created. If the order was placed using a payment method that automatically… Read More

Tips & Tricks

Magento Order Processing: Shipping Products

This is part 3 of a 5 part series on Order and Payment Processing in Magento. To create a shipment for an order, click the “Ship” button. Like invoicing, you can create partial shipments and you can create as many shipments as there are total items in the order. In the create shipment screen, you… Read More

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Magento Order Processing: Getting Paid

This is part 2 of a 5 part series on Order and Payment Processing in Magento. The first step in processing an order is to ensure that it has been paid for, which means that it needs an invoice. With a payment method like PayPal or a credit card gateway in authorize and capture mode,… Read More

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Orders in Magento: The Basics

This is part 1 of a 5 part series on Order and Payment Processing in Magento. Magento is a robust e-commerce platform with a lot of features and capabilities, and as such it can sometimes be confusing to navigate through the numerous options. This series of blog posts is aimed at helping store owners better… Read More

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Notes for the Magento Front End Developer Certification Test

The first time I took a Magento certification exam was at the Imagine conference I attended in Las Vegas earlier this year. When I’d registered, they had only developer and developer plus certifications available, which focused on general development in all areas of the community edition and the enterprise edition, respectively. They seem to have… Read More

Design & Development

10 Things Every Website Needs

There are many components to a successful website. Here is a list of ten essential components that every website should have. 1. Highly Visible Contact Information You do want your prospective customers to be able to contact you, don’t you? The idea here is to make this as easy for them as possible. Ideally all… Read More

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