set up Magento 1.6 in IIS with em0019 maxibags handbag theme

1. Download Magento, upload and unzip to web server.

2. Create a website in IIS and point to magento root folder.

3. Give permission to magento root folder to IIS application pool identify.

4. Change anonymous user identity to “application pool identify”.

5. Create one database in MySql.

6. Visit the new Magento website and install the application by following the installation wizard.

7. Upload and unzip em0019 magento 1.6 theme package to web server.

8. Copy “app” and “skin” folder to magento root folder. (This will merge with the existing files rather than override the existing.)

9. Create temp directory for Magento.

modify {magento}\lib\Zend\Cache\Backend\File.php

change ‘cache_dir’ => ‘null’, to ‘cache_dir’ => ‘tmp/’

create tmp folder in Magento root folder

10. Login to Admin Panel, go “System” –> “Configuration” –> “Design” –> “Package”, set “current package name” to “em0019”.

11. Add catelog menu

go “CMS” –> “Static Blocks” –> “Add New Block”

Block Title: “EM Catalog Menu Widget

Identifier: “em0019_catalog_menu_widget

Status: “Enabled


<ul id=”nav”>

        <li> <a href=”{{config path=”web/unsecure/base_url”}}”> Homepages</a> </li>

        {{widget type=”catalogmenuwidget/catalogmenu” level_class=”0″ ul_id=”nav” template=”em_catalogmenuwidget/menu.phtml” none_ul_root=”1″ none_li_first_class=”1″ none_li_last_class=”0″}} 


12. Change Store Logo, go “System” –> “Configuration” –> “Design” –> “Header”, set “Logo Image Src” to “images/logo.jpg“.

13. Add top flash slideshow on home page

go “CMS” –> “Pages”

if there is any page with url key set to home, update it to something else (home1)

Add New Page with the following value

Page Title: “Home page

URL Key: “home

Status: “Enabled

Layout: “3 Columns

Layout Update XML:

        <reference name=”header”>

        <block type=”page/html” name=”flash_em0019″ template=”page/html/flash.phtml” />


      Create a file named “imagelist.xml” in Magento root folder, edit the XML file to include flash slideshow images.
      (or simply copy the same file xml file and the “{magento root}\media\flash_em0019” folder from the full package.)


14. Add “New Arrivals” banner

go “CMS” –> “Static Blocks” –> “Add New Block”

Block Title: “EM New Arrivals

Identifier: “new-arrivals

Status: “Enabled


<div>{{widget type=”flexiblewidget/list” column_count=”1″ limit_count=”1″  order_by=”created_time asc” template=”flexiblewidget/newarrivals.phtml”}}</div>

or use the following to make it exactly the same as the theme demo website, change “{magento root}/skin/frontend/em0019/default/images/arrivals-img.png” file to reflect your new arrivals image



        <a href=”#”>

            <img src=”{{skin url=’images/arrivals-title.png}}” alt=”” />





            <strong>Prada Clutch Purple </strong>has just appeared in Pradasion….</p>


            From totes to chic crossbody bags, find your perfect bag now check out our new&nbsp;<br />

            <a href=”#”>hanndbag finder</a></p>



        <a href=”#”>

            <img src=”{{skin url=’images/arrivals-img.png}}” alt=”” /></a></div>


go “CMS” –> “Pages”

update page with URL Key set to home

Layout Update XML:

        <reference name=”header”>

        <block type=”page/html” name=”flash_em0019″ template=”page/html/flash.phtml” />

<block type=”cms/block” name=”new-arrivals” >

               <action method=”setBlockId”><block_id>new-arrivals</block_id></action>



15. Add “Popular Tags”

16. Add “Select Your Currency”

17. Add “New Product” on home page

18. Add “Recent Added Product” on home page

19. Add “Special Product” on home page

20. Add bottom flash slideshow on home page

go “CMS” –> “Static Blocks” –> “Add New Block”

Block Title: “EM Bottom Slideshow

Identifier: “bottom_slideshow

Status: “Enabled



<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-1.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-2.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-3.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-4.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-5.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-6.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-7.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-8.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-9.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-10.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-11.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”{{media url=”slideshow-bottom/slide-12.jpg”}}” alt=”” /></a></li>


copy “{magento root}\media\slideshow-bottom” folder from the full package.

21. Change footer

go “CMS” –> “Static Blocks” –> Update block with identifier set to “footer_links



<li><a href=”{{store direct_url=”about-magento-demo-store”}}”>About Us</a></li>

<li><a href=”{{store direct_url=”customer-service”}}”>Customer Service</a></li>

<li><a href=”{{store direct_url=”catalog/seo_sitemap/category/”}}”>Site Map</a></li>

<li><a href=”{{store direct_url=”catalogsearch/term/popular/”}}”>Search Term</a></li>

<li><a href=”{{store direct_url=”catalogsearch/advanced/”}}”>Advanced Search</a></li>

<li><a href=”{{store direct_url=”contacts”}}”>Contact Us</a></li>


22. Change Copyright

go “System” –> “Configuration” –> “Design” –> “Footer” –> “Copyright”

Flush Magento Cache

23. Remove “Help Us to Keep Magento Healthy – Report All Bugs (ver.”

Open “{Magento root}\app\design\frontend\em0019\default\template\page\html\footer.phtml

Comment out this line “<?php /* <p><?php echo $this->__(‘Help Us to Keep Magento Healthy’) ?> – <a href=”; onclick=”’_blank'”><strong><?php echo $this->__(‘Report All Bugs’) ?></strong></a> <?php echo $this->__(‘(ver. %s)’, Mage::getVersion()) ?></p> */ ?>

Flush Magento Cache


One comment on “set up Magento 1.6 in IIS with em0019 maxibags handbag theme

  1. how to set the flash slideshow?
    i already copy the code and change the image with the name handbag101.jpg. but the picture didnt show up.. can u help me with this?

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