Administration

View product in frontend from Magento admin

When you are editing some product in Magento admin and want to check it out in frontend of your Magento project, how do you find this particular product? Do you search for it, navigate to it using product url key or just browse to it? Well, however you do it, I’m going to give you the easiest way to get to your desired product in the frontend – view product link.

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How to translate form labels in Magento’s Admin Area

Since Magento has built in functionality for translations, you can ask yourself why Magento doesn’t want to translate my labels… and everything is set up correctly!
For all of you who work on Magento for a while and you didn’t yet needed to translate everything in Magento admin area here is a short “howto” on what you can do:
go to app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Widget/Form.php
and find protected function _setFieldset($attributes, $fieldset, $exclude=array())
Instead of this line

//'label'     => $attribute->getFrontend()->getLabel(),
//put this:
'label'     => Mage::helper('core')->__($attribute->getFrontend()->getLabel()),

Of course you will not change Magento’s core file in this way 🙂 (more below).

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Insert dynamical menu in Magento’s Admin

Hello everyone! I’ve recently got frustrated with Magento’s core functionality which requires XML definition for Administration menus. And I really wanted to add quick website / store links to it. Solution was to overwrite one of Magento’s Adminhtml blocks, and inject my non-XML, dynamic menu to it. If you’re interested in how I did it, read on.

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How to set multiple stores/websites with one magento installation on different domains

This article will describe quickest way how to use and configure one Magento installation on different domains.
Point here is what do you want to have on that different domains, for example you want to have chosen categories/products on one domain and the other one will be on different language.
First you figure that and then go to configuration.

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How to add massactions to Magento’s grid

This article describes how does Magento’s mass actions work and how to add them in your existing grids.

You need to do 2 things:
– extend the block (grid) class with “protected function _prepareMassaction()
– add an action into your controller, which will handle your desired logic.

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Magento Admin Grid: how to change number of rows

We had a request from our client, that we change default number of items in Magento admin grid. Now, this is very simple, when we know how to change it. Below you can see an example which uses magento observer model and event hocking “core_block_abstract_prepare_layout_before”.

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How to override Magento admin view (template) files, quick and dirty way

Suppose you are working on a extension that needs to either change some stuff or implement new stuff in the one of the Magento admin areas. For example, imagine a “Images” tab on the product edit section. If you were in a position where you need to do certain modifications on “Images” tab then you would most likely need to modify the app/design/adminhtml/default/default/template/catalog/product/helper/gallery.phtml file to do so. One of Inchoo coworkers and a good friend of mine, Ivan Weiler, made a Magento Admin theme module that enables you to achieve similar functionality for admin template files as you have for frontend template files.

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Locked Out from Magento admin?

Here’s the situation, you, client, webmaster, pet or whoever was playing with users and roles in your favorite store and deleted only main admin account or broke admin account privileges. If it happened to you and you’re locked out from your Magento store, read on.

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