Installing IonCube on Zend Server CE

ionCube For better or worse, ionCube is an encryption method for those that want to protect their code. A pain the neck for system admins, but some want to protect their PHP code, whatever. Problem… Zend Optimizer + Zend Optimizer+ does not play well with ionCube for whatever reason, so it’s really picky on what order they get loaded during startup. It’s important to put the configurations in the correct order, or it will just error out during start up.

Google Optimizer for a Magento CMS Home Page

This will guide you on how to set up Google Optimizer in Magento for the Home page. It’s a little confusing, but isn’t everything when you first encounter it? Enable Google Website Optimizer in the Magento Configuration This is located under System > Configuration > Google API > Google Website Optimizer. Change “Enable” to Yes, then click “Save Config” ![Screen shot 2010-04-09 at 9.39.15 AM.png](images/Screen shot 2010-04-09 at 9_39_15 AM.png)

Magento broken USPS shipping rates after January 4, 2010

Our great USPS decided to make some slight name changes to their delivery methods. So you need to change a core file app/code/core/Mage/Usa/etc/config.xml You’ll need to change any instance of ‘First Class’ -> ‘First-Class’ and get ride of ‘(EMS)’ <usps> <active>0</active> <sallowspecific>0</sallowspecific> <allowed_methods>Bound Printed Matter,Express Mail,Express Mail Flat-Rate Envelope,Express Mail Flat-Rate Envelope Hold For Pickup,Express Mail Flat-Rate Envelope Sunday/Holiday Guarantee,Express Mail Hold For Pickup,Express Mail International,Express Mail International (EMS) Flat-Rate Envelope,Express Mail PO to PO,Express Mail Sunday/Holiday Guarantee,First Class Mail International Large Envelope,First Class Mail International Letters,First Class Mail International Package,First Class,First Class Mail,First Class Mail Flat,First Class Mail International,First Class Mail Letter,First Class Mail Parcel,Global Express Guaranteed,Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document Non-Rectangular,Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document Rectangular,Library Mail,Media Mail,Parcel Post,Priority Mail,Priority Mail Flat-Rate Box,Priority Mail Flat-Rate Envelope,Priority Mail International,Priority Mail International Flat-Rate Box,Priority Mail International Flat-Rate Envelope,Priority Mail International Large Flat-Rate Box,Priority Mail Large Flat-Rate Box,USPS GXG Envelopes</allowed_methods> <container>VARIABLE</container> <cutoff_cost></cutoff_cost> <free_method></free_method> <gateway_url>http://production.