Administration

Magento Grid Serializer for Ajax Grids

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In Magento selectable grids, each time after a grid operation is performed (whether it’s filtering the results, pagination or something else), the selected values get lost. In other words, Magento by default keeps only values selected after the grid is initialized in the beginning and loses them each time the grid gets reloaded by Ajax call. Fortunately, Magento has a built-in library called Grid Serializer to solve this issue.

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Filter order grid by multiple ID’s

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We all know how great Magento grids can be – there is no alternative when it comes to displaying data in a efficient manner.

Our clients sometimes (almost always) have specific requirements when it comes to Magento. One of them had a request to be able to filter the order grid by multiple order ID’s.

This can be useful if you have a number of orders you’d like to track – filtering them one by one can be tedious and time-consuming task.

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Magento Adminhtml Javascript Popup Dialog

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Recently,I needed to add functionality to open javascript Popup dialog inside Magento Adminhtml area to perform some operations and then to handle onClose action to fill the form that called popup.
After some researching on most easier way to do that, I finally found the solution that suited my needs.

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How to configure Magento REST and oAuth settings

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(This article is for Magento 1.7.0 and greater . Older Magento versions does not have implemented these features.)

In my last article, I wrote about the REST and oAuth to explain the terms that are used in Magento admin area for Magento REST configuration.
This article will show the steps necessary in order to be able to consume REST services provided by Magento:

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How to put Magento in maintenance mode with IP filters (the easy way)?

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This is probably the most useful quick tip I can think of that I use all the time. Putting Magento in maintenance mode is an essential part of every site launch and it is used in lots of other situations. Although there are many different ways to do this I found that using a few simple lines of code in the root htaccess file is, by far, the easiest solution I could think of. On top of that, this solution enables you to put all the files needed for the maintenance page (html, images, etc.) into one folder. One more advantage of this method is that if you forget to add your IP address to the filter (whitelist) you can do that at any time through FTP so you will not be locked out of your own site 😉

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Setup automatic per-folder subdomains on your local linux based computer

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WARNING: this is a fully linux-based tutorial. I’m pretty sure that this is possible on Micro$oft Windows and OS/X, but unfortunately I’m not using them, neither I know a good DNS server for them and the impact on XAMPP and MAMP.

As you probably already know, one of the main problems when you’re doing multiple projects is to organize them properly, first for fast local testing of changes, second for your own sake, to not get lost on your own computer.
One more problem are the testing local domains. Well, the easiest way when you create a project is to create a new project folder, put a new domain (and every subdomain you’ll use) into your /etc/hosts file, create a new virtual host in the apache config, run a2ensite #### (or however you enable a new site on your distribution), restart the webserver… Which means, you need to do that everytime when you’re creating a new project. Not a very convenient way if you ask me, as you’re bloating your /etc/hosts file and your Apache2 virtualHost file(s).

So, one day, I was thinking about that and looking for a solution for it. I’m sure there are a bunch of ways to get rid of this problem, and this solution which I’ll show you is how I managed to do it.

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