Magento Steps

  • System > Cache Management > Disable All
  • System > Configuration > Advanced > Developer > Log Settings > Enabled => Yes
  • System > Configuration > Web > Search Engine Optimization > Use Wbe Server Rewrites => Yes
  • System > Index Management > Reindex All
  • Open .htaccess and set: SetEnv MAGE_IS_DEVELOPER_MODE “true” at the end of the file
  • Open .htaccess and set: php_value display_errors On somewhere within <IfModule mod_php5.c>
  • Rename /errors/local.xml.sample to /errors/local.xml
  • Create one sample customer with full valid American address (for example use US/California, city Alamo with ZIP 94507), and one with full valid non American address (other country) to test payment and shipping gateways properly
  • Compensate for the possible lack of email server by doing something like explained in this article.