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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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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 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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14 Oct 14 Oct 2009 1Comment

There are two unused product list blocks in Magento which can be very useful if you push a few buttons, edit few layouts ..

1. Promotion
Block located in app\code\core\Mage\Catalog\Block\Product\List\Promotion.php
This is basically built in featured product functionality. It reacts to “promotion” attribute which needs to be created, so let’s click
Catalog->Attributes->Manage Attributes->Create New Attribute
Attribute Code: promotion
Scope: Global
Catalog viagra lowest prices Input Type for Store Owner: Yes/No

Label: Promotion (second tab)
Other params can be left alone, but it’s up to you of viagra canda course. I also labeled it Promotion just for this …

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10 Oct 10 Oct 2009 Comments Off

Some merchants use NaviGate payment gateway from MerchatPlus because of the lesser costs than its big brother Authorize.net. Interesting this about this payment gateway is its compatibility with Authorize.net. So, if you need to enable it in Magento, you will not have

to find someone who will have to write the module from scratch. You just need to use standard Authorize.net module, but with some modifications.
So, to use Navigate, you have to enable Authorize.net module. NaviGate is compatible with Authorize.net’s AIM Integration method. This means that any shopping cart or …

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7 Oct 7 Oct 2009 1Comment

Ever wanted to “just send the email” using the built in email features in Magento? Ever hit the wall trying to do something with Magento? OK, I know the answer to the other one, just had to generic viagra us ask . Anyhow, sending the emails with Magento turned out to be a process of “just” a few hours of tracing Magento code.
I cant wait for smart comments like, “few hours, huh its so easy…”. Yea, thats the beauty of Magento… few hours of bashing your head against the …

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