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[31 Dec 2009 | 20 Comments]

Suppose, you have a product collection and you want to filter it by category. Suppose, you want to filter it by more than one category. You can use addCategoryFilter if you have only one category. But, what if you want to filter by more than one category?
Category ids are stored for product in a comma separated way. So, to filter product collection by more than one category, you have to use:

Magento »

[31 Dec 2009 | 11 Comments]

Here is the code to create, read, and delete cookie in Magento.
Mage_Core_Model_Cookie class contains functions to set, get and delete cookie.

Wordpress »

[22 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on WordPress: Optimizing 404 Page Not Found page]

Generally the wordpress 404 page contains one or two sentence saying that the page is not found. But you can make it more user friendly. Instead of just writing plain text about page not found, we can display archive list and a search form. In this way, the visitor can search or browse your website instantly. This is a nice way to keep your visitors within your site.
Copy the following code into 404.php file of your theme. With this change, you will be able to see search form and archive …

Wordpress »

[22 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on WordPress: Create custom archive page]

This article shows how to create a custom archive page for your wordpress blog. In the following archive page, I have displayed yearly archive, monthly archive, category wise archive and all post archive. So, the newly created archive page will be a kind of all-in-one archive page.
Here is the step-by-step guide:

Magento »

[22 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments]

This article shows how to get category information (category name, id, description, url, etc.) of the category page you are in. Along with the information of the parent category of the currently viewed category.
Get current category

Magento »

[21 Dec 2009 | 17 Comments]

This article shows how to get sub categories of a particular category and the number of products (product count) present in the sub categories.
Suppose, you have a category named Furniture. The sub categories under Furniture are Living Room and Bedroom. Now, you want to show the sub categories under Funiture and the products associated with the sub categories (Living Room and Bedroom).

Magento »

[21 Dec 2009 | 9 Comments]

Difference between backorder and pre-order
A backorder is for an item that was in stock previously but is temporarily out of stock.
A pre-order is for an item that has not been released yet.
Scenario for backorder:

Magento »

[9 Dec 2009 | 11 Comments]

This article shows how to get all the country list and region list in Magento and then populate that list in a selection box.
Before going the code for fetching countries and regions, I would like to show a quick code to get country name by country code. Country code can be like NP (for Nepal), IN (for India), NL (for Netherlands), GB (for United Kingdom), US (for United States), etc.

Magento »

[9 Dec 2009 | 22 Comments]

You can add attribute from Admin Panel -> Catalog -> Attributes -> Manage Attributes.
You can also add attributes from mysql setup file of your module. MySql setup file is present inside “YourModule/sql/yourmodule_setup” directory.

Magento »

[9 Dec 2009 | 9 Comments]

While editing product programatically from frontend. I was trying to change the status of the product with the following code. I was trying to disable the product. Status value 2 = Disabled.

Magento »

[7 Dec 2009 | 6 Comments]

Suppose, you have a module called MyModule. Its version is 0.1.0. Now, you want to do some database changes for the module. You have the mysql setup file (mysql install file) mysql4-install-0.1.0.php in MyModule/sql/mymodule_setup folder of your module.
You don’t need to make direct changes to database. You can upgrade your module to make your necessary database changes. To do so,

Magento »

[7 Dec 2009 | 14 Comments]

This article shows how you can fetch all the categories related/associated with a particular product.
$product->getCategoryIds() function gives array of category ids with which the product is associated to. We can loop through this array and load each category to get the category name and url.

Magento »

[7 Dec 2009 | One Comment]

In my previous post on getting height and width of image , I have written focusing on product image,  i.e. getting height and width of product image.
In this case, I will be showing you how to get height and width of any image in Magento. The image need not to be product image.

Magento »

[7 Dec 2009 | 15 Comments]

In the default magento installation, the top links are as follows:
My Account | My Wishlist | My Cart | Checkout | Log In
In order to change or reorder them you have to do some changes in layout files (xml files).

Magento »

[6 Dec 2009 | 11 Comments]

Magento allows to maintain multiple websites from single backend admin. Furthermore, each website can have multiple stores. Below is the code to get Magento store information like store id, store code, store name, etc. All of these functions can be found in class Mage_Core_Model_Store.
Get store data array