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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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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


How to Create a List of Blog Posts

Add a blog list to your Miva Merchant global footer or sidebar.

Using Scot's Blogger to add a blog list to your Miva Merchant sidebar or global footer is great for SEO and customer interaction.

, December 13, 2017


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


Updating From Version 2 to Version 3

Version 3 has many updates, the most exciting being the ability to create multiple blogs.

Version 3 is worth the update but you need to take a few minutes to make a few changes in your templates and other settings as described below.

, October 25, 2018


Scots Blogger Template Snippets and Explanations

The main code blocks from the blog template without CSS.

The code blocks below are the ones used in the stock templates for Scot's Blogger. If you have altered your template and need to go back, or if you are looking for a way to do something, these will help.

, April 23, 2019


Miva Merchant Elements CSS Cheat Sheet

It takes a while to get used to Elements CSS, this can help.

A cheat sheet for Miva Merchant Elements CSS with all CSS elements on one page and in a mostly orderly fashion.

, 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


I Have Old Posts, Where Are the Archives?

Having problems with your archives? This should help.

Scot's Blogger for Miva Merchant supports archives of old messages, however there are a few situations where the archives might not be listed. See if any of these apply to you if you're having archive issues.

, May 26, 2019


Strange MYSQL Errors

Sometimes upgrading from Scot's Blogger version 1 creates some easily fixable issues.

, May 28, 2019


The Number One Miva Merchant SEO Tip

Set page titles and category SEO immediately.

Miva Merchant is a great storefront but the SEO is not as complete out of the gate as some other eCommerce platforms. Do this first to help SEO.

, June 08, 2019


Edit your CSS as a Miva Merchant Page

Edit your CSS files without modules or downloading.

Most people edit their Miva Merchant CSS files by downloading them or using a module. There is an alternative that makes editing CSS as easy as editing a store page.

, February 23, 2016


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.