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Find Products Without Images

SELECT `p`.`sku` FROM `catalog_product_entity` AS `p`
LEFT JOIN `catalog_product_entity_varchar` AS `attr_images`
	ON `attr_images`.`entity_id` = `p`.`entity_id`
	AND `attr_images`.`attribute_id` IN (SELECT `attribute_id` FROM `eav_attribute`
			WHERE `attribute_code` IN ('image', 'small_image', 'thumbnail') AND `entity_type_id` = 4
LEFT JOIN `catalog_product_entity_media_gallery` AS `gallery`
	ON `gallery`.`entity_id` = `p`.`entity_id`

WHERE (`attr_images`.`value` IS NULL OR `attr_images`.`value` = 'no_selection') AND (`gallery`.`value` IS NULL);
Apr 26   gallery   images   product   sql

Delete product duplicate images

The following solutions helps to find duplicate image file for each product and to remove it.
Create file delete.php in Magento base directory, put the following code into the file.

error_reporting(E_ALL | E_STRICT);
ini_set('display_errors', 1);

$mediaApi  = Mage::getModel("catalog/product_attribute_media_api");
$_products = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection();
$i         = 0;
$total     = count($_products);
$count     = 0;
foreach ($_products as $_prod) {
    $_product   = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_prod->getId());
    $_md5Values = array();

    //protected base image
    $baseImage = $_product->getImage();
    if ($baseImage != 'no_selection') {
        $filePath = Mage::getBaseDir('media') . '/catalog/product' . $baseImage;
        if (file_exists($filePath)) {
            $_md5Values[] = md5(file_get_contents($filePath));

    echo "processing product $i of $total " . PHP_EOL;

    // Loop through product images
    $_images = $_product->getMediaGalleryImages();
    if ($_images) {
        foreach ($_images as $_image) {
            //protected base image
            if ($_image->getFile() == $baseImage) {

            $filePath = Mage::getBaseDir('media') . '/catalog/product' . $_image->getFile();
            if (!file_exists($filePath)) {
            $md5 = md5(file_get_contents($filePath));
            if (in_array($md5, $_md5Values)) {
                $mediaApi->remove($_product->getId(), $_image->getFile());
                echo 'removed duplicate image from ' . $_product->getSku() . PHP_EOL;
            } else {
                $_md5Values[] = $md5;

To launch the script just launch in terminal

>php delete.php

Or visit


from your browser.

Thanks to Aadil for a solution.

2016   gallery   images   product

Hide all categories without products and show categories with products

Reindex category products index at first and then execute following sql-script.

UPDATE `catalog_category_entity_int` AS `status`
INNER JOIN `eav_attribute` AS `attr` ON `attr`.`attribute_code` = 'is_active'
AND `attr`.`entity_type_id` = 3
AND `status`.`attribute_id` = `attr`.`attribute_id`
SET `status`.`value` = IF((SELECT COUNT(`index`.`product_id`)
	FROM `catalog_category_product_index` AS `index`
	WHERE `index`.`category_id` = `status`.`entity_id` GROUP BY `index`.`category_id`) > 0, 1, 0)
WHERE `status`.`store_id` = 0
2016   category   product   sql

Check Product Is New

Magento has two attributes “Set Product As New From Date” and “Set Product As New To Date” to set a product as new. If both fields are empty the product is not new. If only “Set Product As New To Date” is set, the product will be marked as “new” from current time until “Set Product As New To Date”. And If you set only “Set Product As New From Date” attribute the product will be marked as new from that date until forever. But how to check is product “new” currently?

Unfortunately Magento doesn’t have special method for this. But in Mage_Core_Model_Locale model there is a method called isStoreDateInInterval($store, $dateFrom, $dateTo) which checks is current date in two passed dates interval. But we need additional validation two dates are not empty, otherwise that method will return true. So we can create such method in some helper class:

public function isProductNew(Mage_Catalog_Model_Product $product)
    $newsFromDate = $product->getNewsFromDate();
    $newsToDate   = $product->getNewsToDate();
    if (!$newsFromDate && !$newsToDate) {
        return false;
    return Mage::app()->getLocale()
            ->isStoreDateInInterval($product->getStoreId(), $newsFromDate, $newsToDate);
2015   date   locale   new   product

Make Simple Products of Configurable “Not Visible Individually”

If you wan’t automatically make all simple products which are configurable options of configurable products to be hidden in catalog, you have to change their visibility to “Not Visible Individually”.

Next SQL-query will help you with that task.

`value` = 1
`attribute_id`=(SELECT `attribute_id` FROM `eav_attribute` WHERE `attribute_code` = 'visibility')
`entity_id` IN (SELECT `product_id` FROM `catalog_product_super_link`);
2015   configurable   product   simple

Change Magento Product Images File Type

For instance, we need to convert all .gif to .jpg

Execute next commands in terminal

> cd /vaw/www/media/catalog/product/
> for i in $(find $(pwd) -name \*.gif -print); do convert $i $(echo $i.jpg | sed s/.gif//g); done
> rm -r cache/

Then, run these SQL-statements in DB

UPDATE `catalog_product_entity_varchar`
SET `value` = REPLACE(`value`, '.gif', '.jpg') 
WHERE `attribute_id` IN 
    (SELECT `attribute_id` FROM `eav_attribute`
        WHERE `attribute_code` IN ('image', 'small_image', 'thumbnail') AND `entity_type_id` = 4
UPDATE `catalog_product_entity_media_gallery`
SET `value` = REPLACE(`value`, '.gif', '.jpg');
2015   images   media   product