Category Archives: Magento

Mailchimp’s Mandrill and Magento

Many Magento users have been using Mandrill by MailChimp to handle their outgoing SMTP transactional email services. This week Mandrill announced their service will no longer be free. For many Magento users, this puts you in a bind. ebizmarts, which provides a Magento Mandrill plugin via their Mage Monkey has said in their forums, Unfortunately what… Read More »

Magento Warning: simplexml_load_string() Parser Error

I recently came across a complex problem in a Magento installation that was quite a challenge to debug.  An installation was no longer sending out Shipping emails and I was seeing this set of errors in the Magento system.log file: ERR (3): Warning: simplexml_load_string() [function.simplexml-load-string]: Entity: line 43: parser error : Opening and ending tag mismatch:… Read More »