Support and Information

  1. May 07, 2020

    Unused Magento 2 modules - how to remove them

    Magento 2 contains many modules that will not be used and are making it bigger and slower.  Backups and restores are both bigger and slower.  

    How to remove unused Magento 2 modules

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  2. April 11, 2020

    Fixing your Magento 2 guide. Common things to look at and commands to perform

    1. Cron jobs.  Common problems and fixes
    2. Magento commands that might save your day
    3. Changing Magento modes
    4. Server memory check
    5. Firewall settings - usually connected to site not available
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  3. January 05, 2020

    Magento 2.3 changing Catalog Search from MySQL to ElasticSearch

    Benefits from using Elasticsearch include:

    • Advanced and quick searches on Magento catalog
    • Multi-language support
    • Support for stop words and synonyms
    • Indexing does not affect customers until reindex is complete 

     

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  4. October 17, 2019

    Speed tests - Magento 2 + Apache + Default Cache vs. Magento 2 + NGINX + Varnish + Redis

    Go to Stores -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Catalog -> Use Flat Catalog Category

    Or

    Go to Stores -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Catalog ->  Use Flat Catalog Products

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  5. June 28, 2019

    Magento 2 - clean up files before backup

    It might be a good idea to decrease Magento size on disk and number of files before doing a backup.  This way your backups will be smaller and faster and the restore will take less time.

    Using a command: ( from Magento 2 root directory )

     du -a . | sort -n -r | head -n 20

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  6. June 15, 2019

    Magento 2 switching back from flat categories / products

    Go to Stores -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Catalog -> Use Flat Catalog Category

    Or

    Go to Stores -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Catalog ->  Use Flat Catalog Products

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  7. June 10, 2019

    Magento 2 delete unused product images

    This post will show you how to delete unused product images.  When deleting a product in Magento, the corresponding product images are not deleted

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