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[23 Feb 2015 | No 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

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[9 Feb 2015 | No Comment]

Here are the code snippets to get base currency code, default currency code, current currency code, all allowed currency code and current currency rate in Magento.
Base currency is the currency that is used for online transaction from your store.

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[26 Jan 2015 | One Comment]

This tutorial shows how to add a custom select list in configuration settings of a custom Magento module.
Suppose, your module’s namespace is YourNamespace and your module’s name is YourModule. And, you want to add a selection list of Brands that contains mobile brand names like Samsung, Sony, Apple, etc.

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[30 Dec 2014 | No Comment]

Serving as a global leader in e-commerce solutions, Magento has been into existence since 5 years from now. With over 4 million downloads till date, Magento has been successful in becoming the number one choice of online merchants worldwide. With Magento 2 beta release planned for December 2014, e-store builders have got a whole new reason for celebration. With the ever booming e-commerce market, Magento 2 promises to offer features that will play a pivotal role in pacing up the growth of e-commerce industry. Keep on reading this blog to …

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[19 Nov 2014 | No Comment]

The online sales of U.S. would be approximately $278.9 billion by the end of 2015, according to the stats of Forrester Research, a technology and research company based in Cambridge, MA. So, leaving the boundaries of brick and mortar stores and entering the web world is crucial to grab the online revenue generating opportunities.
The online battle is heating up with growing customer expectations, and never-ending business growth dreams of merchants. An ecommerce store with a single product may have buyers of different age group, different personalities, and different preferences. …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment]

I got this error while I was installing a third party Magento module. Actually, the module was tested for higher Magento version than 1.4 and I had to install that module on Magento version 1.4.
Cause:

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[9 Sep 2014 | No Comment]

Here is the code to delete all shopping cart items of currently logged in single customer:

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[19 Aug 2014 | 3 Comments]

By default, customers are redirected to ‘Customer Account Dashboard’ page after login. This feature can be easily changed from Magento configuration settings.
Configuration Settings

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[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment]

Here is a quick code to check if a Magento module is installed, enabled or active.
The functions isModuleEnabled and isModuleOutputEnabled are present in Mage_Core_Helper_Abstract class.

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[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment]

When people come to your shop and start purchasing, the feelings they will have after they’ve finished are most important for you as for a Magento store owner. Will they be happy about your service? Would they like to use it again? To make sure that customers’ satisfaction is high and they are glad about the purchase they have made, consider 5 points which will make your online store preferable among others.
What are easy ways to satisfy a customer?

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[2 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments]

Sometimes we might need to show a single static block in one or few specified categories only, rather than showing the static block on all pages.
The layout XML code below helps to achieve the above requirement. It will show the static block ‘my-sidebar-1′ on right sidebar of category with id ’10’. Similarly, static block ‘my-sidebar-2′ is displayed on the category page with id ’12’.

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[21 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments]

E-commerce has been developing rapidly since its emergence, especially in recent years. One of the important contributors to the development of e-commerce is Magento. According to the recent research conducted by Tom Robbert Shaw, over a quarter of online businesses selected Magento as the platform for their websites (including a number of famous companies such as Nike and Olympus), and annual transaction in these sites is more than 25 billion US dollars. The question is: why these companies have been choosing Magento as an e-commerce platform for their websites?

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[6 Jan 2014 | No Comment]

Problem:
I placed an order in Magento using Paypal payment method. Everything went fine. I was able to pay through Paypal. However, when I login to the shop as a customer, I see that ‘My Orders‘ section is empty. I could not find information of the order I recently placed.
Cause:

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[30 Dec 2013 | No Comment]

Event-Observer methodology is a very helpful way for customizing Magento. It’s an alternative to overriding Magento core classes/methods.
Magento has raised event at many useful places. However, there can be a situation where there is no event present in any particular method/function and we want an event to be raised there.

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[23 Dec 2013 | No Comment]

Here is a quick and complete code to load parent category from current category page and to get sub categories of parent category along with their product count.

Hope it helps. Thanks.