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[26 Aug 2015 | No Comment]

Impatience has been one of key reasons for customers to repel away from an eCommerce store. A customer expects to be impressed by the drop of a hat. Be it your website’s design or features, everything should be built focusing your end customer’s convenience. To find out what your customers exactly want is like looking for a needle in a haystack as there are many factors involved in it. However one factor that distinctly acts as a gateway between your eCommerce site and the customer is your site’s loading speed.
Being …

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[22 Aug 2015 | No Comment]

Problem: The PayPal Payments Standard form is missing from Payment Settings in Magento admin.
System -> Configuration -> SALES -> Payment Methods -> PayPal All-in-One Payment Solutions

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[17 Aug 2015 | No Comment]

You can put IF condition in Layout XML file of Magento to show or hide any block. The IF condition checks for the Yes/No value of configuration settings.
Suppose, you have a custom module. You have a custom block that you want to show in left and right sidebar. You have two Yes/No configuration settings to show/hide the custom block on left sidebar and right sidebar.

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[10 Aug 2015 | No Comment]

Layout handles can be custom blocks that you want to load/display at any part of your page.
In this article, I will show how to define layout handle in your layout xml file and call that handle from your module’s controller class.
Suppose, you have a custom module and you want to display your custom block in product (catalog) view page. Here is the xml code for your custom layout handle. This code should be placed in your module’s layout xml file.

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[5 Aug 2015 | No Comment]

Product Tooltip is a FREE Magento Extension that shows product’s information as tooltip on category page (product listing page).
This module is compatible with Magento version 1.5 and later (Magento 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9).

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[3 Aug 2015 | No Comment]

You can add custom blocks inside already existing block through your custom layout xml file. You don’t need to change the template (phtml) code.
Suppose, you want to add a block inside product view page. To do so, you can write the following xml code in your custom module’s layout file. In the below code, I have added a button in product view page.

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[29 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments]

Quick Order – Add to Cart by SKU is a FREE Magento Extension that allows customers to directly add products to shopping cart using product SKU.
This module is compatible with Magento version 1.5 and later (Magento 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9).

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[20 Jul 2015 | No Comment]

You have plain text and link to those text in Magento Layered Navigation section. You can easily change the display of Layered Navigation links into a selection box / dropdown list. To do so, you need to edit the following file:
app/design/frontend/YOUR_PACKAGE/YOUR_THEME/template/catalog/layer/filter.phtml

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[13 Jul 2015 | No Comment]

Here is a quick tip to hide any column from admin grid in Magento. Hiding columns in admin grid becomes necessary when you want those particular columns in exported csv or xml file but you don’t want to display them in the admin grid.
You can hide columns from admin grid by setting column_css_class and header_css_class as no-display to the column you want to hide in the addColumn function. This will hide your column from the admin grid. However, this column will be present when you export the grid data …

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[6 Jul 2015 | No Comment]

Custom options on Magento products are designed to make simple products function like a configurable product with different choosing options like color, size, etc. before purchasing the product.
In this tutorial, I present the code to create/add, view, and delete custom options of a product in Magento.

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[3 Jul 2015 | No Comment]

Print Product & Shopping Cart Page is a FREE Magento Extension that generates neat and clean print page of products and shopping cart, removing unnecessary header, footer & sidebar.
This module is compatible with Magento version 1.5 and higher (Magento 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9).

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[23 Jun 2015 | No Comment]

Here is a quick code to get all products from a particular/specified category in Magento.
First of all, you need to load the category (whose products you want to display) and get it’s ID. You can load a category by it’s ID or if you are in a category page then you can get category information from Magento registry. I have included code to load category in both ways.
You can fetch all enabled or disabled and visible or not visible products. We create ‘not visible’ products while creating configurable type …

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[20 Apr 2015 | No Comment]

Here is a quick tip on editing / changing or removing copyright text information present in the footer of Magento.
You can simply edit or remove it via admin panel.

Guest Post, Magento »

[12 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments]

The year 2014 saw a big boom in the ecommerce market with industry giants like Amazon earning a revenue of staggering $89 billion in contrast to $75 billion the previous year. This stat speak volumes about the humungous growth of ecommerce. From conventional shoppers to entrepreneurs, all have been bitten by ecommerce bug.
What could have spawned this change? The prime reason is access to internet. As far as an ecommerce is concerned, you don’t need to wait on queues, you get unlimited choices, you are able to analyze a product …

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[23 Feb 2015 | One Comment]

Here are the code snippets to check for different secure URLs in Magento.
Secure URL can be enabled from configuration settings (System -> Configuration -> GENERAL -> Web -> Secure).
Enable Secure URL in Frontend