How To Mass Exclude Include Images Magento

I searched for a while online and finally came up with this answer:

By default Magento will exclude imported images so they do not show up multiple times on the front end.

This is how i wanted it but unfortunately if you add another shop the auto exclude no longer works.

To mass exclude images via SQL simply execute:
UPDATE`catalog_product_entity_media_gallery_value` SET `disabled` = ’1′ WHERE `disabled` = ’0′

 

Alternatively if you want to turn off the exclude function:
UPDATE`catalog_product_entity_media_gallery_value` SET `disabled` = ’0′ WHERE `disabled` = ’1′

If You want exclude just the first image just add to you SQL:
AND position =  ’1′

Our client wanted to have a Lightbox Plugin added to their website but it would show all the images AND show the main image twice.

By running this command on the database, we were able to remove the first duplicate image from the Lightbox.

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10 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Privacy Online

It is very simple to protect your privacy online. In today’s “I gotta be updated every minute on all of my devices in order to stay connected to the world” society, it is more important now more than ever to make sure you are protected.

1. Signup for GOOGLE ALERTS.

Google Alerts ( http://www.google.com/alerts ) allow you to put in keywords into the search query so that you can be notified immediately, daily or weekly if something is being said about you or being searched. This is a very useful tool since, as of this writing, google has a 62% market share on searches completed online.

2. PASSWORD PROTECT YOUR DEVICES:

Did you know that not password protecting your mobile devices is like leaving your wallet on the table? Someone can simply pickup your device and start using it. A hacker could login wirelessly and steal data, a hacker could penetrate and install software onto your device wirelessly without you even knowing it.

3. LOGOUT OF YOUR BROWSER AND CLOSE SOFTWARE

Whether you are on your home computer or mobile device, LOGOUT of any sensitive websites ( Your Bank, Facebook, Twitter, Credit Card Company, etc) Most people leave the REMEMBER PASSWORD option enabled on their browsers so that it is easy for them to login at a later date. Hackers could access your computer, then simply go to into your history and find your bank, facebook, etc. and login as you since the password is automatically saved. TURN THIS OPTION OFF!  See your browser for details on how to do so. It is usually best to set your browser to DELETE the HISTORY when you close the program.

You should still, physically, LOGOUT of the website in order to cancel the session (the little code that it keeps to keep a secure connection to you and the website and identifies your connection throughout their website).

Another problem with REMEMBER PASSWORD is that if you have to logon to your accounts from another computer, you usually forget your password then have to reset it and go through the hassle of remembering what email address was related to that account in order to retrieve the new password.

If you get into the habit of logging out of your accounts, it will not be an issue if you are using a public computer while traveling or away from your home. A lot of people forget to logout of their accounts while using public computers to very bad outcomes.

4. DON’T GIVE OUT YOUR EMAIL, PHONE OR ZIP CODE

You wouldn’t give this information to a stranger on the street. Why would you give it to the local teller at a national retail outlet? Yet, many people have no problem handing over this information since the person behind the counter is wearing a uniform. Simply say, “No Thank You”.  They will use your information to profile you, track you and then send you spam or marketing that you do not want.

5. ENCRYPT YOUR COMPUTER

On a Mac, you just go to your settings, choose “Security and Privacy,” go to “FileVault,” choose the “Turn on FileVault” option.  PC folk need to use Bitlocker.

6. TURN ON 2-STEP AUTHENTICATION IN GMAIL

This simple little step turns your phone into a security fob – in order for your Gmail account to be accessed from a new device, a person (hopefully you) needs a code that’s sent to your phone. This means that even if someone gets your password somehow, they won’t be able to use it to sign into your account from a strange computer. Google says that millions of people use this tool, and that “thousands more enroll each day.” Be one of those people.

http://www.google.com/landing/2step/

7. TURN ON 2-STEP AUTHENTICATION IN GMAIL

This simple little step turns your phone into a security fob – in order for your Gmail account to be accessed from a new device, a person (hopefully you) needs a code that’s sent to your phone. This means that even if someone gets your password somehow, they won’t be able to use it to sign into your account from a strange computer. Google says that millions of people use this tool, and that “thousands more enroll each day.” Be one of those people.

 

Original Article: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/fjff45ii/encrypt-your-computer/

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After Dark Grafx Is Your Certified Miva Merchant Developer

After Dark Grafx is pleased to announce that James Byrne (owner) has completed the Miva Merchant Development Series and is now a Certified Miva Merchant Developer. After Dark Grafx has been a Miva Merchant Partner for over 8 years. Adding this certification solidifies our credibility as a premiere coding developer when you are in need of a professional for your project.

Instead of hiring someone who knows a little html, we are certified experts in the Miva development platform. Whether the task is custom scripting or module and design integrations and installation, we are your one stop internet shop. We perform complex tasks via code in a
shorter period of time than someone with a learning curve and thus reducing the cost to market.

After Dark Grafx has been in business for 21 years in the greater San Diego area and are online to serve the world.  We work after dark, so you don’t have to!

After Dark Grafx differentiates ourselves by meeting and exceeding your needs rather than the other way around. We are not a template shop (though we can supply and edit templates upon request).  We provide custom quotes and work designed for your specific needs.  We have clients in all genres and can out a budget that works best for you.   In this economy, time is money.  Let us show you how to capitalize on your time using all of the online tools and expertise in our vast repertoire!

Please contact us for an in-depth analysis of your online needs and a custom quote!

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