mojoPortal Tips: Upgrading to the Latest Version of mojoPortal, Part 2

In Part 1, we covered how to set up your local testing environment with the latest database version from your mojoPortal live site, and how to download and apply the update locally for testing. We’ll pick up from there with the areas that usually require the most attention after running an update, ensuring that your updates are solid, and applying the update to your live site.

Testing, Cont.


The first, and usually the most glaringly obvious issue with upgrades, is the fact that the supporting infrastructure for the UI (“skins”) has a tendency to change frequently, in response to changes from ongoing technology and supporting software, such as Artisteer.  Depending on how long it’s been since your last upgrade, the changes may be small, or cause your site to look horribly awry. Have no fear; Joe and his team have been keeping a running update on what changes to apply for each version at “Important Skin Changes” – be sure to go through each step to confirm that you’ve applied all the changes to your mojoPortal skins. Learn More

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nopCommerce Tips: How to Upsell Your Products in nopCommerce

So – once we have products loaded up into nopCommerce, the next step is to associate related and “cross-sell” products, in order to create an “upsell” opportunity. Examples would be a matching belt or purse for a pair of shoes, or a sheet set that matches a duvet. We’ll cover how to provide those additional purchase options in nopCommerce.

You’re probably wondering what’s the difference between “Related Products” and “Cross-Sell” items; simply put, in the nopCommerce context, the “Related Products” will display on the page of the product itself, while the “Cross-Sell” products will appear at the bottom of the shopping cart, once you’ve started your checkout process. You can have the same products in both areas, or use the “cross-sell” to highlight products currently on sale that would appeal to the same demographic as the product in the cart, such as a gaming headset for customers purchasing a PC MMO. Learn More

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How to Enable Privacy for Comments in Elgg 1.8

Once again, Elgg 1.8 has privacy for who can see items that are posted on the site, which is good. However, still lacks privacy for comments in public posts. For that reason, I decided to develop a plugin to cover that privacy issue. In this article, I will give you a step by a step guide on how to enable privacy for comments in Elgg 1.8

1. First, we download the plugin SW Social Privacy for Elgg 1.8 for Elgg 1.8 here.

2. Once downloaded, unzip the plugin. Then, with an FTP Manager, connect to your site. Learn More

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