How to setup an item for pre-order in nopCommerce

For many customers, waiting for a major release of a product is not easy. Whether it is a game, smartphone, sneakers or software; there will always be shoppers in the market for in-demand products who are ready to place “pre-orders”. Pre-ordering any item gives a feeling of satisfaction (and guarantee) to the customers that they are getting the item no matter what and this way they do not have to wait “in-line” whether it’s online or in-store.

nopCommerce offers this great feature of “pre-order” that allows store owners to list items available for pre-order and online shoppers to place order for those items. Today, we will discuss, how you can add and configure a product in the product catalog for “pre-order”.

Go to: Administration > Catalog > Products > Manage Products Learn More

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Replacing Strings with an Associative Array (PHP)

In the previous article, we looked at using str_replace with two separate arrays, one for the strings to replace, and one for the replacements. This isn’t alwayMODX logos the most convenient way to do it, especially if the strings and their replacements are scattered throughout your code. Sometimes you only want to replace things if certain conditions apply and the tests for those conditions might not all be in the same place.

In this article we’ll look at a function that uses an associative array of keys and values to do string replacement. Learn More

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Drupal 7: Async Pretfetch Database Cache Module

David G - DrupalWhile working on numerous projects it is often that I will hit bottlenecks here and there with Drupal and my site configuration. For example when using the Migrate module I had erroreously hit a DEADLOCK cache table issue in my local server. Other times I’ve wished some piece of the site loaded faster for authenticated users. Or, oddly sometimes I’ll get a semaphore Locked issue when moving a site. So, I’m always looking for new alternatives to hopefully make Drupal faster and circumvent these types of issues. A newer module in this space is the APDQC module, or “Asyncronous Prefetch Database Cache Module”. Learn More

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