Saturday, January 30, 2016

NeweggBusiness for IT Purchases

This year we've really found that NeweggBusiness is quite competitive for most small to medium purchases.  We've ended up purchasing items such like Synology Rackstations, Cisco Firewalls, Fujitsu Desktop Scanners, and many others. The shipping is super quick and online quotes are easy. No pushy salespeople to deal with, either!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Installing VMware ESXi 6.0 from a USB Flash Drive

Most servers are built/bought without CD/DVD drives these days. HP has a utility to create a bootable USB Flash Drive for their Service Pack for Proliants, so there had to be a way to create a bootable USB flash drive for the ESXi install.

After a little (very little) Google-fu, I was able to find a very nice solution.

See details here:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Create a custom Contact Us form in Magento CE

Magento comes with a very simple contact form out of the box.  However, most store owners would like to provide address and phone number information on this page also.  Thankfully there is a pretty simple way to solve this issue (thank you, as the default form does not allow editing through the Admin area.

Below are the steps to create your own custom Contact Us page for Magento CE
  1. Go to CMS > Pages
  2. Click the Add New Page button
  3. Enter the Page Title (Contact Us) and URL Key (contact-us)
  4. Click the Content tab on the left
  5. Add your content as you normally would on any other page including any address or phone numbers you want.
  6. Once you are happy with HTML part, add the following snippet of code:
{{block type="core/template" name="contactForm" form_action="/contacts/index/post" template="contacts/form.phtml"}}
Now, your form should show up at the bottom of the page.