First of all I’m not really a Magento developer nor its power user or any sort of user for that matter. My primary function is server administration and configuration for hosted web sites, Magento included. Like any good developer you will be handling all the nifty custom code and the web site itself. However, when it comes to mailing, your application will format the mail message and forward it to the system based software to transfer your message via SMTP to its destination.Read more
When you have a large scale Magento store with thousands of products in every top-level category, dozens or even hundreds of offered filters for a single attribute in your layered navigation, certain necessities become mandatory – like selective attribute sorting.Read more
I’ll guide you through Magento’s timezone behavior, as I’ve noticed that people tend to get confused in cases when they have 2 or more websites with different timezones. If this is what you are searching for, read on!Read more
Sometimes you need to extend functionality of Magento categories. There is several ways to do that, I will show you how it can be done.
You can do that by modifying and adding data into some of tables directly, but it can be waste of time if you don’t know what you are doing.
This post will describe how you can add new custom category attribute in your Magento store via sql_setup script.
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.Read more
Recently I had a task to modify sorting in only one category of Magento shop.
What I had to do is “only” to change which attribute will be used for default sorting and I needed to reverse ordering from ascending to descending.
Task seems simple, right?
In this article, I’ll give you extension that will change drop down selection (select field) to radio buttons on configurable products in Magento Community edition.Read more
Today I’m going to give you and quick HOW-TO for beginners on how to create simple configuration for your extension inside Magento’s configuration section.
If you’re interested, read on:
As you might know, if you wish to work with Facebook Connect it requires your development site to be accessible to it for security reasons. So that it can verify that you (your application) have rights to access certain information from its users. In this article, in short, I’ll show you how to make your local development machine accessible from the internet. If that’s what you need, read on!Read more
Every Magento installation has certain core configuration data already set. When you update those values from the administration interfaces, changes are saved mainly to core_config_data database table. It seems important and something that you shouldn’t touch, right? As always, there are times you will wish to get your hands on it. In some cases you will wish to chance settings directly from the code. This article demonstrates the proper way.Read more
If you work with Magento, sooner or later you will end up needing multiple websites that have
Most of you know this, but I hope someone will still find this post useful.
One of the nicest Magento features are surely its multilingual capabilities. Store owner can easily download various language packs trough Magento Connect and have its store support multiple languages and locales. Although nice and cool, this feature can impose serious issues to web designers doing the actual design. Sometimes, more often than needed, designers use graphical elements (non-standard fonts) for navigation menu or search form or titles, etc.Read more