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Useful articles about Miva Merchant, Miva Merchant SEO, Miva Scripting, general eCommerce best practices, Miva Merchant module information, and more. We've also posted some Miva Script tutorials, guides, and downloads. This blog is run by Scot's Blogger, a Wordpress style Miva Merchant module.

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How to use Font Awesome in Miva Merchant

Add modern icons to your store with Font Awesome

Font Awesome gives you hundreds of useful icons that can be used just like text and styled in any way with CSS. Font Awesome is easy, useful, and cool. Actually, it's kind of awesome.

, February 18, 2016


Miva Merchant 5 Review

An overview of Miva Merchant and it's eCommerce capabilities.

The Miva Merchant eCommerce platform turns your website into an online store and can be used out of the box or can be customized to your exact specifications.

There are a lot of eCommerce solutions out there and you want the one that works best for your products now and in the future, Miva Merchant is worth taking a look at. Miva Merchant is a proven reliable technology, works for stores with 1 product or 1 million products, is vastly customizable, offers good support, and has a deep community of developers and experienced store owners who actively answer questions.

, January 21, 2016


How to Make a FAQ Page in Miva Merchant

Create an elegant FAQ page using very little CSS or javascript.

Make your FAQ entries easy to scan on first glance by hiding the FAQ text until someone clicks on a FAQ title. This is easy to do with very little coding.

, February 02, 2016


Introducing Scot's Blogger

Scot's Blogger is a Miva Merchant blogging module that adds a Wordpress style blog system to your store.

Unique content is more important than ever and blog posts are a great way to get better search engine placement. Scot's Blogger is a feature filled Miva Merchant module that puts the power of blogging into your store.

Introducing Scot's Blogger, a Miva Merchant Blogging Module

Blogging on your Miva Merchant site just got a lot easier.

Unique content is more important than ever and one of the most practical ways to add more to your site is by posting articles.

This is the inaugural post for Scot's Blogger, a Miva Merchant module that adds powerful blogging features to your ecommerce site. If you're a blogger who needs a store, Miva Merchant is an excellent ecommerce platform with unlimited customization potential.

, March 12, 2015


Miva Merchant SEO Above the Fold

Getting the most out of SEO is a Miva Merchant store owner's goal and text above the fold is important.

Good Miva Merchant SEO means doing some adjustments to your basic ReadyTheme. If you're using stock Shadows ReadyTheme, here's a small tweak that will mean a lot to your customers and for your SEO.

, September 21, 2018


How to Preview Customer and Other Miva Merchant Emails

If you want an easy way to preview Miva Merchant emails, this is for you.

Email Preview is a free Miva Merchant module that lets you preview your Miva Merchant customer confirmation, merchant confirmation, and other email templates without having to send any emails or place test orders.

, November 29, 2018


Miva Merchant SEO Checklist

Good Miva Merchant SEO requires good SEO habits. This eCommerce SEO checklist will help.

SEO is to a website like tires are to cars. You can have all the best plugins and connectors, but if no one visits your site it doesn't matter. This SEO checklist will give you an idea of what you need to take care of to cultivate great organic SEO.

, April 16, 2018


How to Use Lintalist with Miva Merchant

Speed up Miva Merchant template coding with Lintalist

The Miva Merchant template language is super powerful and lets you do complex coding within page templates. Using Lintalist will speed this process up dramatically.

, February 25, 2019


Miva Con 2019

Some observations from Miva Con 2019

Miva Corporation puts on a very cool convention once a year and this year I thought I'd post a few notes about what they are talking about and what I've seen.

, April 03, 2019


Miva Merchant API: How to Test if a Product is in a Category

The Miva Merchant API is a list of functions that you can use in store pages.

Have you ever wanted to find out if a product is in a particular category? Here's how you can do that using the ever so nifty Miva Merchant API.

, May 03, 2019


Mivascript: MvCALL Tutorial

MvCALL emulates a browser to connect to a remote server.

MvCALL is a Mivascript tag that is used to post or get data from a host. This includes emulating form posts and capturing raw website source code.

, January 21, 2016


Mivascript Function Tip: Use VAR for Unknown Return Data

Passing a variable by reference in a Miva Script function is a neat trick when you might have to affect different kinds of data over time in the function but don't want to mess anything up.

Sometimes we don't know what data a Miva Script function in a module or script will need to affect in the future. Instead of creating more functions, passing a variable by reference can be quite useful.

, June 29, 2018


Make the "Select" Form Element Easy with Mivascript

Create, populate, and select form options the easy way.

Using shortcut functions makes your mivascript projects go faster. This function takes the hassle out of the select form element.

, November 21, 2019


The blog posts on Scot's Scripts are served by Scot's Blogger, a Miva Merchant blogging module that makes it easy to create a Wordpress style blog, rich content, and extra pages in your Miva Merchant store.