Getting ImageMagick running on MAMP

•22/01/2012 • Leave a Comment

Having spent several days fighting with Lion, compilers, missing libraries and generally messing up my laptop beyond sensible use I have finally got ImageMagick running.

I will attempt to get together all the steps I went through to get ImageMagick running on MAMP on MAC OS Lion. I have had to update things, for some reason I have one laptop that allows you to load a binary that isn’t universal, and another machine that requires things to be compiled as a universal binary.

Firstly I had to get a bunch of things installed:

  • Install MAMP
  • download “MAMP Components”
  • Install XCode
  • Install Macports

Once you have spent several hours installing that lot you can begin to get to the command line.

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Sample Zend Modular Application

•22/08/2011 • Leave a Comment

Zend Framework 1.11.9 + Doctrine 2.1 integration

I had uploaded a sample application to allow you use Doctrine 2.1 at the top of Zend Framework 1.11.9 to my github page. Since its a public repository I encourage you to have a play. I wanted to test the integration of Zend 1 and Doctrine 2.1, the latest stable releases at the time I started development. I decided to add the back-ported ZF2 Autoloader classes for Zend Framework 1 because Doctrine 2.1 is name spaced and requires php 5.3. I have also added Gediminas Morkevicius’ DoctrineExtensions to the library since I like the library so much I just HAD to utilise it within the example application.

I have setup the application in a slightly different way than the standard Zend Application, however it should run with the default Zend Application setup with a few path’s tweaked. As a modular application it is a little bare, I have a default module that contains an error controller and index controller. I have also started a basic blog module, containing a simple index controller to output the Articles entity.

Checkout the github repository here

Happy Coding!

Magento + Phoenix_Worldpay Extension

•17/06/2011 • Leave a Comment

Oh the trouble I have had getting Worldpay to work nicely with Magento. After following several threads on forums, various posts on blogs I managed to discover what I was missing!

The Worldpay docs state that the “Payment Response URL” should not be a plain url, like, but be in the following format:

<wpdisplay item=MC_callback-ppe empty="<wpdisplay item=rawAuthCode-ppe pre='' empty=''>">

That information was the missing info from the original tutorial I read. However since then I have discovered that the forums have a better tutorial that refers to the alternative method containing only the response url (

I hope this saves you time and effort! 🙂

Fix for Magento 1.4.2+
Extension Setup


•19/04/2010 • Leave a Comment

Welcome curious visiter, this is the personal blog of mrhelly. Someday there will be more here.