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22 Oct 22 Oct 2009 1Comment

Many of us who started experimenting with this interface and tried to place various values for Base URL, came to a dead end where Magento breaks.  Usually, we get Internal Server Error 500 with each page load. The problem lies in the fact that we can no longer open the Magento administration to correct the error. What needs to be done in such a scenario?
One of our clients wrote me a message today:
I have put www.mydomain.com in a bad spot. I changed the base URL to {{base_URL}} and now im …

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20 Oct 20 Oct 2009 Comments Off

Recently we were working on speeding up parts of client site which had usual problem of slow page loading caused by complicated configurable products. To solve the problem we were experimenting with extending core Magento caching capabilities.
Magento has built in predifined system of block output caching. Its block abstract has Zend_Cache caching capabilities that can be modified for your own needs. I’m showing here an example of caching whole product view block, however this is just a specific example

of how things works, problems are different and requires different approach …

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19 Oct 19 Oct 2009 1Comment

Since transactional emails are very important for the process of online shopping you need to have them set up just the you want them and the default templates just don’t cut it. You need your own logo, email data and custom verbiage to be consistent with the image of your company.

Here how it’s done :
1. Creating custom transactional e-mails via Admin
a) In the admin panel of your magento installation go to:  System->Transactional Emails
You’ll be presented with a list of default emails.  You’ll need to create a custom email so the only way …

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19 Oct 19 Oct 2009 Comments Off

One of the first things that really confused me when i start using Magento is Magento connect. I just started learning things, so i was looking for some plugin examples. I visited Magento connect page with extensions and looked for download button, instead i found “Get extension key” one.
If i recall correctly their What is this? explanation wasn’t the same back then .. or i was just so terrified of Magento at start that i didn’t understand anything at that point I knew i need to paste that …

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17 Oct 17 Oct 2009 1Comment

Does the title sound complicated? Grouped Products display several products on one page.  For example – if you’re selling chef’s knives and you have the same knife

in four sizes,

you can make a grouped product to display all four sizes.  Customers can select the size(s) they want and add to cart from this page.  Another example would be a themed bedroom set – you can create a grouped product and sell the sheets, comforter, and pillow cases all from the same page.
Technically, we create a simple products and after …

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17 Oct 17 Oct 2009 1Comment

Here at Inchoo, we are working on a private project, that should see daylight any time soon. One of the requirements we had is to show product review info on pages independent of product review page. Let’s say you wish to show review info on home page for some of the products. After few weeks with working with all slots casino Magento, one learns how to use the model stuff directly from view files. Although this might not be the “right” way, it’s most definitely the fastest way (and …

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17 Oct 17 Oct 2009 Comments Off

Most of you probably know this, but let’s define what the sitemaps are. Sitemaps are a simple way for site creators to give search engines the information about pages on their site that are available for public. Basically, those are just 1 or more XML files that lists URLs for a site along with additional meta informatio about each URL (like last update, how often it changes, its importance relevant to other pages). With this in mind, search engines can be more clever while crawling the site. Click here see …

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16 Oct 16 Oct 2009 1Comment

After many developed CRE Loaded’s online stores and watching Magento development progress

for quite some time, I decided it was time

to use Magento with my buy viagra online without prescription next client. My starting point for development was

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16 Oct 16 Oct 2009 Comments Off

Most of you probably know this, but here’s a little code snippet for every Magento beginner that needs page with products on sale listing.
So, easiest way to accomplish that is to follow

these steps…
1) Make CMS page viagra buy online called “Products on sale”, or whatever you wanna call it…
2) Put this code:

{{block type="core/template" template="callouts/products_on_sale.phtml"}}

in CMS page you created
3) Make app/design/frontend/default/YOUR_THEME/template/callouts/products_on_sale.phtml
4) Put this code in products_on_sale.phtml

< ?php
$product = Mage::getModel("catalog/product");
$collection = $product->getCollection();

foreach ($collection as $product)
{
$result[] = $product->getId();
}

$j = 0;
$product_ = array();
foreach ($result as $_product_id)
{
$in_stock = 0;

$_product = new …

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15 Oct 15 Oct 2009 1Comment

Adding generic viagra online canada an Adwords tracking code to order confirmation page in Magento is relatively easy task.

One that can be handled under an hour or so if you choose to implement it the proper way. Here is how.
Modify the “app/design/frontend/default/my_custom_theme/layout/checkout.xml” file. Look for section
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