Offline Magento problems

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I was working recently on a local server without internet connection (nothing can stop us !! ;)) and i noticed that Magento administration is extremely slow. Some parts of administration took up to 10 seconds to load.

On every page view in admin Magento was trying to resolve widgets.magentocommerce.com address and connect to it few times which caused time delay. His notification system was trying to grab new message.

The solution was to disable Mage_AdminNotification module and since i was offline i didn’t really need it. You can do it in
System -> Advanced -> Disable modules output

Some other admin parts which are using online resources will still be slower, like Dashboard for example because it is using google charts so it’s trying to connect to that, but everything else will work fine.


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Ivan is a Technical Educator and Consultant. He gained lots of experience managing some of the most complex Magento projects we had at Inchoo.

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4 comments

  1. My checkout onepage is very slow with internet but versy speed without!!! what is the problems?

  2. Hi,

    I just installed Inchoo in my virtual server (Local) try to connect the facebook, but i can’t able to establish connection. I also got error messages like “Invalid Argument

    The Facebook Connect cross-domain receiver URL (http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect/xd_proxy.php#?=&cb=f982f98a21217a&origin=http%3A%2F%2Flocal%2Ff2b7150588a8c6&relation=opener&transport=postmessage&frame=f14a02129fe8734&result=xxRESULTTOKENxx) must have the application’s Connect URL (http://www.magentocommerce.com/) as a prefix. You can configure the Connect URL in the Application Settings Editor.” Kindly help me to solve this problems.
    * If i try the demo store on facebook, is it necessary to bring live sites (like canvas url & call back urls as live site.). I always have persmission to set and test it in my local.

    Please help me ASAP

  3. Hello in local installation, can’t upload images and can’t change the theme, on XAMP and Vista

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