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Miva Merchant Quick Tip: How to Create On-Page Anchor Links

The problem with anchor links and Miva Merchant A recurring question about working with Miva Merchant is how to use on-page anchor links without the entire page reloading. Don’t know what I mean by an on-page anchor link? Click here. Because Miva Merchant pages by default are built using a base href tag that loads […]

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Miva Merchant Quick Tip: Styling Your Category Tree

There have been several posts on the forums lately from people looking to style their category trees. Many of them need the tree to be in an unordered list format in order to implement a flyout or dropdown menu of some sort. There are numerous methods available for creating accessible, cross-browser compatible flyout or dropdown […]

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Miva Merchant: Excel Tips and Tricks for Import and Export Files – Part 1

It may seem odd for a Miva Merchant web designer to be posting tips for using MS Excel, but for Miva Merchant store owners who use the flat file import and export features of their store, learning a few little Excel tidbits can come in pretty darned handy. There are so many things you can […]

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Miva Merchant Quick Tip: Some Handy Conditionals

Miva Merchant users and developers frequently post on the Miva Merchant User Forums looking for guidance with some commonly desired conditionals to control the display of content on their ecommerce sites. Below is a list of some of the more common requests, gathered together in one handy spot. Who knows, you may even see something […]

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Miva Merchant Quick Tip: What to Do When Your Payment Gateway Fails

A fire at the Authorize.net data center has caused massive disruptions in payment processing for ecommerce sites across the country today. Fortunately for Miva Merchant store owners, having your gateway go down doesn’t have to mean that you stop taking orders. By switching your payment method to Credit Card Payment with Simple Validation, you can […]

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Miva Merchant Quick Tip: Matching Multiple Variables in a Conditional

This morning I was working on a small project to modify the layout of the attributes on a product page template, and it occurred to me that others might find this little trick about writing conditionals where you need to match a multitude of variables useful. In this particular project, I needed conditionals for two […]

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Miva Merchant: Customer Account Creation on INVC Page

Recently there’s been lots of buzz on the Miva Merchant User Support Forum about moving the account creation process to the end of the checkout. There are a number of good reasons for doing this. First, you eliminate one of the checkout screens, and streamline the checkout process. Second, and more importantly, you eliminate a […]

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Miva Merchant: A Store Morph Technology Mini-Primer

When Miva Merchant released MM5, they revolutionized the way the software worked “out of the box” and opened a whole new world of customization to ecommerce store owners. Using Store Morph Technology (SMT), store owners could completely and…well, I was going to say easily customize their stores to suit their needs, but the truth is that at first glance, SMT isn’t in fact all that easy.

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Miva Merchant Custom Product Field Conundrums

One of the handiest features of Miva Merchant 5+ is the inclusion of built in custom product fields. These fields can be used for an enormous variety of purposes, from adding product specific data (author, manufacturer, dimensions, materials, etc) to acting as a boolean-style test variable for setting up conditional displays of information. Unfortunately, custom […]

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Restrict Access to a Product Page in Miva Merchant

I have received numerous requests for some code I wrote to password protect a product page in Miva Merchant 5 (or 5.5), so I thought I’d share it here. This code was originally written for a site that wanted to implement custom product pricing using the Emporium Plus External Product Purchase module, but wanted to […]

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