Why should you look for Solution Specialists when planning your new Magento project?

Why should you look for Solution Specialists when planning your new Magento project?

If you have plans for a new eCommerce project on Magento, what better place to start than with a team of certified experts who can prepare you to make the most of this powerful platform? Magento Certified Solution Specialist is someone you’d want to have on your team early on. Read more

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Conversion rate optimization basics

Conversion rate basics

In my last conversion rate optimization post – Optimize your checkout process to stop losing customers, I was showing what you lose if you don’t do CRO. And now, in this post, I would like to show you what you can get if you do it… On an example of my imaginary store. Read more

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Programmatically create a configurable Magento product

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I already wrote about creating a simple product programmatically in Magento. For configurable product, however, things get a little bit complicated.

As you already know, a configurable product is merely a product with simple products that differ in some option (attribute) assigned to itself.

We can use this conclusion to extend our code for creation of simple products to work with configurable.
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Sort products by sold quantity in Magento

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Magento by default comes with a few basic product sorting options such as sorting by product position, name or price. In this article you’ll learn how to sort products by how many times they have been sold.
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Out of the box Form Validation in Magento

Form Validation in Magento

Magento uses Prototype library to manage form validation. This comes in handy, because all you need to do when writing custom form is to assign a valid class names to your input fields, and pass the form id to VarienForm object.

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Magento & GWT “Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs on your site”

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I’ve seen a lot of Magento websites get a message within Google Webmaster Tools saying “Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs on your site: example.com”. Read more

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Adding custom credit card type to your payment method in Magento

Credit Cards

At one point or another, you might want to implement a payment method with credit card types that are not implemented in Magento by default.
Please note that in this article you’ll learn how to add a new credit card type and validate it only. This article does not cover the whole payment module creation.

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Programmatically (manually) creating simple Magento product

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In a development process, you often need some testing data you can use. Magento supplies you with it’s default Sample Data that contains some products. Thing is, they’re not of much use if you have some custom attributes added to your products, if you create your own attribute set, or a product type.
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Get the current customer role in Magento

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Looking at the old articles on our website that long for a rewrite, I sometimes stumble upon a gem that can be useful. One of those is the piece of code enables us to do custom stuff if our customer is assigned to a certain customer group. Read more

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Reusing Magento poll on any page or any block

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On very rare occasions we get to work with polls. Most of our Magento projects end up with polls removed from the layout for one reason or the other – mostly because we rely on social networks instead for adding ‘social’ aspect to stores.

Nonetheless, sometimes client wants to have polls on his site. Magento has default poll system, which does it’s job. To an extent. What do we do if we want to add multiple polls to the site or choose which poll we want to display?

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