In my last article I’ve presented Google Connect Magento extension and your feedback has been nothing but positive. Discussion that followed spawned some new ideas like creating Magento extension that would connect your Magento installation with multiple authentication providers at the same time. Inspired by this idea I wrote another Magento extension named Inchoo Social Connect allowing your customers to login or create an account at your store using their Google, Facebook or Twitter account.Read more
Since pretty much everyone now days has Google account, wouldn’t it be nice if customers could register or create an account at your store using their Google account credentials? I think it would, that’s why I’ve created Google Connect extension for Magento. In this article I’ll present simple instructions on how to install this free extension, and configure it for usage by creating Google API Client ID.Read more
Currently there are three types of product relations in Magento: Up-sells, Related Products, and Cross-sell Products. Recently while discussing client’s requirements, we’ve come to conclusion it would serve our purpose best to link products in the same way Magento does, and then use our own relations independently of Magento’s built in product relations. In this article I’ll show you how to add custom product relations as addition to existing Magento product relations.Read more
Sometimes customers need a little encouragement to place their first order after creating an account. There are many reasons this is the case, for example customers may forget to bookmark your site, thus they might have difficulties finding your store second time around. In this article I’ll present one way of keeping an eye on your customers orders count and sending first order reminder emails, trough free Magento extension named Inchoo_OrderReminder.Read more
Every HTTP request in Magento results with a few layout handles which can be used to customize layout of desired pages. If you ever tried to dump layout handles in Magento, you would see many of them. These handles are calculated differently, based on different variables.Read more
By default Magento provides a Newsletter feature, which enables store administrators to send newsletters to customers who have registered to receive them. Since most customers tend not to opt-in to any email subscription related services, you might need to automatically subscribe customers when they register or place an order. In this article I’ll present code and simple Magento extension to make it easier for you to accomplish this task.Read more
If you have configurable products that have been associated with simple products, you can assign configurable products to related products. You probably know how this task can be boring. To avoid that (in most cases) boring task, I created this module so you don’t need to lose lots of your precious time.Read more
My first Magento related task here at Inchoo was to assist our client to gain control over his meta robots tag on per product basis. In this article I’ll present simple Magento extension designed to do just that. I’ll also show you how to create custom product attribute programmatically trough setup resource installer script and how to retrieve this attribute later on.Read more
Here is little extension called Inchoo_USDisableRegions.
If you have any reason to disable some specific regions from US country, but you don’t want to delete them, this extension will allow you to chose which ones are possible to use for your customer’s addresses.
One of the most requested feature in Magento is the ability to show featured products on the frontend. The idea is to choose the products that should be featured and display them on the home page or in a separate interface. Previous version had a huge demand. It was downloaded over 28,000 times. We are now presenting an update: Featured Products 2.0.Read more
Magento comes packed with a lot of options. But, no matter how many options you put into some product, you can never cover all of them. One of such options (for now) is a color switcher in Magento. To be more precise, an image switcher based on color selection.
The idea behind this article is to show how we can use GIT for Magento extension development. What we want to achieve is a git repository that contains only the files specific to our extension, and not the entire Magento. This kind of repository can then easily be pushed to GitHub or other remote public repository so that entire community benefits from your work.Read more
Update: I added some cool new features like admin grid and cron job for deleting expired cache data. All the new features are labeled as “NEW!” in this post.
Inchoo Unicache is an extremely simple and useful little extension that you can use to cache any kind of text/string based data in Magento. It uses helpers to make it accessible anywhere: from template files to your own custom code.Read more