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Developer Training Series

The Developer Training Series is a course geared toward web developers or anyone who wants to extend their training in ecommerce. During this course you'll learn how to build high quality and successful ecommerce stores using the Miva Merchant ecommerce platform. These videos were intended to be watched sequentially as concepts build on top of each other as the videos progress. However, if you already have the basics down you can jump around using the left navigation to the videos that you benefit from the most as each video encompasses a single concept.

History of Miva Merchant

Video Length: 5.10 minutes

Miva Architecture

Video Length: 2.26 minutes

Introduction to the Admin

Video Length: 5.16 minutes

Assign and Eval

Video Length: 6.05 minutes

Global vs Local Variables

Video Length: 6.55 minutes


Video Length: 3.17 minutes

Output Encoding

Video Length: 5.87 minutes


Video Length: 7.53 minutes

Miva l.settings Structure

Video Length: 2.83 minutes

Conditional Statements

Video Length: 2.92 minutes

Logic Operators

Video Length: 9.03 minutes

Foreach Loops

Video Length: 3.52 minutes

Vidoes | While Loops

Video Length: 2.88 minutes

Pos1 – Loop Counter

Video Length: 5.48 minutes


Video Length: 7.42 minutes

Built In Functions

Video Length: 7.56 minutes

Reading a CSV file

Video Length: 8.67 minutes

Writing a CSV file

Video Length: 9.1 minutes

Time Functions

Video Length: 2.32 minutes

System Variables

Video Length: 6.45 minutes

Using Miva’s Tokenlist Feature

Video Length: 7.25 minutes


Video Length: 9.98 minutes

Global and Local Items

Video Length: 4.35 minutes

Pages Part I

Video Length: 7.75 minutes

Pages Part II

Video Length: 7.75 minutes

Pseudo Pages

Video Length: 5.53 minutes

Product List Layout

Video Length: 3.87 minutes

Error Messages

Video Length: 3.53 minutes

Custom Fields Overview

Video Length: 9.92 minutes

Legacy Custom Fields

Video Length: 8.55 minutes

New Custom Fields

You can now use Custom Fields on any page thanks to built in Template Level Functions to read/write custom fields. You no longer need to first assign a custom field to a page in order to use it. There are also now new custom fields for Custom Basket and Order Fields.

Video Length: 1.12 minutes

Custom Field Functions

There are 17 functions in total; 8 for reading, 8 for writing, and ad debug function for trouble shooting. Because all the functions follow a similar syntax, once you learn one or two, it's easy to deduce what the others function will be. This makes using them and remembering them very nice.
Video Length: 15.2 minutes

Custom Basket Fields

Custom Basket Fields allow you to save data associated with a shopper or basket. Think of a Custom Basket Field as a "cookie," similar to how you would use a cookie to save data associated with a particular customer on a session basis, Custom Basket Cases are the same concept.
Video Length: 9.22 minutes

Custom Order Fields

A Custom Order Fields is typically used in conjunction with Custom Basket Fields. Basket Fields automatically get converted to Order Fields if they share the same field code. The Primary us is to collect additional data about an order. It's also used for admin Customer Relationship Management in Manage Orders.
Video Length: 8.42 minutes

Exporting Custom Fields

One great feature about Miva Merchant Custom Fields, is that they are importable and exportable through the built in Miva Merchant Import/Export System. You can have it export a .csv file with your custom fields selected. Importing and exporting in the custom fields is extremely powerful and a great way to get your data into and out of Miva Merchant.
Video Length: 2.4 minutes

Debugging Custom Fields

One nice feature about Miva Merchant Custom Fields is they provide a built in debug function. This function can be used anytime you have problems reading or writing a custom field. There may be a case where you have some custom field logic on a page and for some reason or another it's not working. The Debug function was created to specifically help identify these type of issues.
Video Length: 5.93 minutes

Working with Post and Get Parameters

Video Length: 6.78 minutes

Working with Cookies

Video Length: 9.08 minutes

Understanding merchant.mvc

Video Length: 4.4 minutes

Default Miva Parameters

Video Length: 7.88 minutes

Miva Actions

Video Length: 5.85 minutes

File Structure

Video Length: 8.28 minutes


Video Length: 4.38 minutes

Staging Changes Before Going Live

Video Length: 7.07 minutes

Maintenance Mode

Video Length: 7.17 minutes

Installing a Module

Video Length: 6.38 minutes

Deleting a Module

Video Length: 5.2 minutes

Introduction To Frameworks

Video Length: 3.75 minutes

Installing a Framework

Video Length: 4.4 minutes

Saving a Framework

Video Length: 3.03 minutes

PSD to Miva Part I

Video Length: 21.03 minutes

PSD to Miva Part II

Video Length: 18.95 minutes

PSD to Miva Part III

Video Length: 13.45 minutes

Miva believes that all online businesses should have access to a scalable ecommerce platform that can meet their unique business requirements. Miva offers PCI compliant ecommerce, hosting, and custom website design and development solutions. Miva customers have processed over $100 billion in online sales since 1997.

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