Suggested additional modules

There are some modules which may be in general or at least for specific usecases a good choice.
We list them here and let you decide yourself which of them you additionally install.


adds an improved hashing mechanism for user passwords.
be carefully, there is no going back implemented/documented yet.


Magento 1 SMTP Pro Extension by Ashley Schroder (

  • Free and Opensource email extension for Magento 1.x
  • Easily send Magento transactional emails via Google Apps, Gmail, Amazon SES or your own SMTP server
  • Test your configuration from the Magento admin
  • View a log of all emails
  • Improve deliverability with an external SMTP server


Whenever a configuration setting is overwritten by a lower level website or store view, an icon is displayed. On Mouseover, a list of all stores / websites which overwrite the setting is shown with the respective values.

Screenshot of AvS_ScopeHint