mojoPortal Tips: Upgrading to the Latest Version of mojoPortal, Part 1

The frequent release cycles of mojoPortal ensure that users have access to the latest improvements implemented by the mojoPortal development team. It’s always a good idea to work with the latest version of your CMS, in order to leverage the best support and features. However, upgrades can also present unexpected issues, and some can be real show-stoppers, especially in the case of customized mojoPortal implementations. Here are some tips on how to upgrade your mojoPortal site without losing downtime due to unexpected incompatibilities.

Testing

The first thing to do is to make sure you’ve got the same version of database engine on your local machine as you’ve been leveraging on your hosting server – if your hosting provider is running MSSQL 2008, for instance, make sure you’re running the same version on your local testing environment, right down to the release version – you’ll see more on why that’s important shortly. Learn More

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nopCommerce Tips: How to Import Products

nopCommerce provides an incredibly robust e-commerce experience, not only for the customers who buy products, but for the store owner who uses the nopCommerce admin interface to manage their online store. Today, we’ll cover one of the basic steps to taking your nopCommerce store online – adding products.

In this article, we’ll cover how to use the features that are native to nopCommerce for this task. In the future, we’ll cover third-party products such as NopAdmin that also provide product import capabilities,

Before we get started on the products themselves, let’s determine what your product categories are going to be, and get them set up. While it’s not mandatory to have categories associated with your products initially, it’s a huge time-saver to have the categories identified and associated with the products if you’re doing a bulk import. Learn More

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How to Upload Users in Elgg 1.8

From time to time, when running an Elgg network, you will need to create user accounts for people. Creating one by one can be a long and tedious process. For that reason, in this article, I will give a step by step guide on how to upload several users at once in Elgg 1.8

1. In order to upload more than one user at a time in Elgg, we will require a tool that will allow you to do that, which is CSV User Upload for Elgg 1.8. Download this tool here

2. After downloading it, unzip it and upload the plugin to the mod directory in your Elgg installation Learn More

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