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Commerce Bug in Magento CE 1.6

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Frustrated by Magento? Then you’ll love Commerce Bug, the must have debugging extension for anyone using Magento. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned pro, Commerce Bug will save you and your team hours everyday. Grab a copy and start working with Magento instead of against it.

No Frills Magento Layout is the only Magento front end book you'll ever need. Get your copy today!

This entry is part 21 of 43 in the series Miscellaneous Magento Articles. Earlier posts include Magento Front Controller, Reinstalling Magento Modules, Clearing the Magento Cache, Magento's Class Instantiation Abstraction and Autoload, Magento Development Environment, Logging Magento's Controller Dispatch, Magento Configuration Lint, Slides from Magento Developer's Paradise, Generated Magento Model Code, Magento Knowledge Base, Magento Connect Role Directories, Magento Base Directories, PHP Error Handling and Magento Developer Mode, Magento Compiler Mode, Magento: Standard OOP Still Applies, Magento: Debugging with Varien Object, Generating Google Sitemaps in Magento, IE9 fix for Magento, Magento's Many 404 Pages, and Magento Quickies. Later posts include Welcome to Magento: Pre-Innovate, Magento's Global Variable Design Patterns, Magento 2: Factory Pattern and Class Rewrites, Magento Block Lifecycle Methods, Goodnight and Goodluck, Magento Attribute Migration Generator, Fixing Magento Flat Collections with Chaos, Pulse Storm Launcher in Magento Connect, StackExchange and the Year of the Site Builder, Scaling Magento at Copious, Incremental Migration Scripts in Magento, A Better Magento 404 Page, Anatomy of the Magento PHP 5.4 Patch, Validating a Magento Connect Extension, Magento Cross Area Sessions, Review of Grokking Magento, Imagine 2014: Magento 1.9 Infinite Theme Fallback, Magento Ultimate Module Creator Review, Magento Imagine 2014: Parent/Child Themes, Early Magento Session Instantiation is Harmful, Using Squid for Local Hostnames on iPads, and Magento, Varnish, and Turpentine.

Quick note for all you Commerce Bug users. The core team made some changes in 1.6 that require you to tweak a configuration setting for Commerce Bug to work. You’ll need to go to

System -> Configuration -> Developer -> Template Settings 

and set the Allow Symlinks value to Yes

Commerce Bug doesn’t use symlinks, but it does do a little jiggery pokery that allows its templates to be stored in the Commerce Bug module folder instead of of the app/design/* folder.

Just flip this bit and you’ll be back to debugging in no time! Readers of No Frills Magento Layout will want to beware as well, as some of the default modules use the same technique.

Originally published July 2, 2011
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Originally Posted: 2nd July 2011