At the moment, Magento has dozens of module vendors with hundreds of different modules. Each of the vendors have their own methodology and coding standards that often clashes with another module from some other vendor. In order to have a stable environment, there are some steps that you could take before transferring your freshly obtained third party module to the production server.Read more
If you’re working for a client for a while there is a high probability that you got request to implement some commercial extension. Or perhaps you’re store owner and you bought specific extension but you now want to test it firstly locally, before you deploy it on your live site.
In this short post I’ll give you an idea of what you can do to “make it work” locally in case when you have valid license for the extension and extension doesn’t work on your local project. If you’re interested on what you can do in situation like this one, keep reading.Read more
In this article I will try to explain how to build a “Dealer Locator” extension for Magento. This article is all about extension concepts, structure and planing and not the code itself.Read more
Inchoo Flick Gallery is an easy-to-use Magento extension that will integrate any Flickr gallery into your Magento website. It is fully customizable using a simple Magento back-end configuration page and it uses Flickr API to get all the required information and data. Extension is tested on Magento 1.6 and 1.7 but it’s still the first version so be careful if you decide to use it on your live site.Read more
In some of previous posts on inchoo.net, colleague of mine – Branko Ajzele wrote about extending Magento API – v1.
Let say that mine extension is called: Inchoo Mapy and I will extend the customer API V2 first.
Although Magento has pretty rich set of API calls, in my project I found that some of the API calls should be extended to fit our project needs. In later posts I will write about that specific needs and possibilities, but now let’s concentrate to extending core API V2 first.Read more
Recently, i had a request to display a list of all backorders. Backorders have to be grouped by Manufacturers, also should be option to filter backorders by manufacturers.
In this article, I will present you the extension, which solved the above requirement.Read more
This is free Facebook Connect Magento extension which enables customers fast and easy registration and login with their Facebook identity.Read more
Geocoding is the process of finding associated geographic coordinates (often expressed as latitude and longitude) from other geographic data, such as street addresses, or zip codes (postal codes)… so says Wikipedia. Geocoding an address is pretty simple if you are using Google Maps API. Since all we do here is Magento, let me show you how easily you can geocode customer address.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
Sometimes one needs to have additional filtering criteria inside of a catalog’s product grid. Here is an extension that adds custom product attribute to search filter. You can choose to use any product attribute and it will be shown in the product grid.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.
Or at least, hasn’t been there yet. Recently I had to do one too many cart tests, and one of most annoying things was when I had to empty it, As anyone – I had to click it one by one. Today I’m going to explain how can you avoid this by simply creating one simple extension, and enabling “Empty cart” link functionality.Read more
For many customers and / or online store owners this is a great question. Main concern for customers is if they subscribe to something, that means that someone holds their credit card information (potential risk), and this is important question for store owners as well since they can be fined if they’re not compliant. This article is intended for store customers, store owners and mainly for store developers, as if they know that, others can be informed. Read on!Read more
Today I’m going to give you an real life example on how to modify commercial extension in painless manner. If you know how to modify it – great, but is your approach best one? I’ve added functionality and modified behaviour of OSC’s OneStepCheckout extension without any fear of what will happen if client decides to upgrade it to newer version. And finally – here’s how!Read more
There are may extensions out there but this one should possibly enlisted before any other. Checking for extension compatibility can be tiresome but this one eases the pain a little bit.Read more