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Adding Magento products to Google Merchant Center


This post describes how to add Magento products to Google Merchant Center (formerly known as Google Base) using a product feed and explains some of the issues you might encounter. …


Custom shipping method in Magento


In this article, I will demonstrate how to write custom shipping in Magento, or to be more precise, two of them: standard shipping and express shipping, which is only available …


Programmatically create bundle products in Magento


If this was a series of articles, this would be the third one. If you previously read my articles on simple and configurable product creation in Magneto, you already know …


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 …


Programmatically create a configurable Magento product


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 …


Sort products by sold quantity in Magento


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 …


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 …


Adding custom credit card type to your payment method in Magento

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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 …


Programmatically (manually) creating simple Magento product


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 …


Get the current customer role in Magento


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 …


Reusing Magento poll on any page or any block


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 – …


Programmatically adding new customers to the Magento store


Us developers love adding things programmatically. Even though you can create a new customer through a signup form, or via admin interface, in some cases, that might take too long. …


Get rewritten product url in a different store


It was pointed out to me in one of the preceding articles that getting a product’s URL in a different store can get pretty complicated if the URL you want …


Show product thumbnail in grids


Editing products and changing their position in categories can be quite a task. This is especially true when you have a large number of products to edit or arrange, and …


Implement rel alternate links in Magento

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With the rise of E-commerce, selling goods to customers around the globe became easier than ever before. Internet has no borders, and anyone can ‘walk into your store’ whilst being …


Custom category menu navigation in Magento

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Magento has its top menu reserved for category navigation. It’s pretty solid for displaying categories, even when there is a large number of them. What some of the clients want …


Magento Solution Specialist Certification

Magento Solution Specialist Certification

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Magento announced its first business-oriented certification program at this year’s Imagine Conference. The Magento Solution Specialist Certification is now available to everyone. What does it entail, who is it for and …


Working with large Magento collections

Working with large Magento collections

Magento collections represent a very convenient way of grouping models together. We can grab a group of models from database with little to none sql code thanks to special methods …


Bestseller products in Magento


Bestseller products is one of the features people tend to ask about and look for when it comes to Magento. Default installation already has bestseller products option included…but these are …


Advanced search in Magento and how to use it in your own way


Magento’s default catalog search can be a powerful tool. It’s versatility is something every customer can appreciate. One of the coolest features of the built-in advanced search is the ability …