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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.


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.

Scot Ranney, 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.

Scot Ranney, 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.

Scot Ranney, 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.

Scot Ranney, 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.

Scot Ranney, 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.

Scot Ranney, 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.

Scot Ranney, 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.

Scot Ranney, April 23, 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.

Scot Ranney, 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.

Scot Ranney, May 26, 2019

Strange MYSQL Errors

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

Scot Ranney, 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.

Scot Ranney, 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.

Scot Ranney, February 23, 2016

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.

Scot Ranney, November 21, 2019

How to Make Click-to-Edit Templates

Scot's Blogger Click-to-Edit template creation help.

If you want your blog authors to create landing pages that don't break while being edited, this click to edit system is for you.

Scot Ranney, February 25, 2020

Miva Merchant Error: admin/storemod.mv

Any error that shuts your store down is bad. Luckily this one has an easy fix.

Just a quick mention of a Miva Merchant admin error that befuddled me for a little while.

Scot Ranney, December 12, 2020

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.

Scot Ranney, April 04, 2019

Content Studio Module for Miva Merchant

Add rich content to your Miva Merchant store the easy way.

Content Studio is a sophisticated rich content module for Miva Merchant with a next generation WYSIWYG editor, logical organization, and easy to use features.

Scot Ranney, December 27, 2020

Miva Merchant Custom Fields for Pages

Page Meta Fields are the most powerful content feature in Miva Merchant and are rarely used to their full potential.

Have you ever wanted custom fields for pages in Miva Merchant? Well, you already have them but they aren't called custom fields.

Scot Ranney, December 09, 2020

Recent Posts

How to Make Your Editor the Same Style as Your Blog Page
Miva Merchant SEO Above the Fold
How to Preview Customer and Other Miva Merchant Emails
Miva Merchant SEO Checklist
How to Use Lintalist with Miva Merchant
How to Create a List of Blog Posts
Miva Con 2019
Updating From Version 2 to Version 3
Scots Blogger Template Snippets and Explanations
Miva Merchant API: How to Test if a Product is in a Category
How to Remove the Author Name
Import Posts and Comments
I Have Old Posts, Where Are the Archives?
Strange MYSQL Errors
The Number One Miva Merchant SEO Tip
Stop Google from Indexing the AJAX File
Edit your CSS as a Miva Merchant Page
How to Set a "Master" Parent Category for a Product in Miva Merchant
Make the "Select" Form Element Easy with Mivascript
How to Make Click-to-Edit Templates
Miva Merchant Error: admin/storemod.mv
Google Analytics 4 Module Installation with Images
Miva Merchant Elements CSS Cheat Sheet
Content Studio Module for Miva Merchant
Miva Merchant Custom Fields for Pages
The Gallery Installation
The Gallery How To's
The Gallery Overview
Fix Move All to Wish List "Invalid Wish List" Error in Miva Merchant

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