Guest Post, Magento »

[26 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Magento Speed Optimization Techniques to Escalate Your Website’s Loading Speed]

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 …

LaTeX »

[24 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on LaTeX: Add List of Abbreviations / Nomenclature]

You might need to print the list of symbols or list of abbreviations for your LaTeX document. nomencl package can be used for this purpose.
You need to load the nomencl package in the preamble of your document. The command \makenomenclature will instruct LaTeX to open the nomenclature file filename.nlo corresponding to your LaTeX file filename.tex and to write the information from your \nomenclature commands to this file.

Magento »

[22 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Magento: PayPal Standard Payment form replaced by PayPal Express Checkout form in Admin Payment Settings]

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

Magento »

[17 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Magento: If/Else Condition in Layout XML to Show/Hide Block]

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.

Google, PHP »

[15 Aug 2015 | 11 Comments]

I was using ClientLogin method to access and update Google Spreadsheet. The ClientLogin method was in a deprecated state and now it has been turned off. We now need to use OAuth for authentication.
Google APIs Client Library for PHP enables you to work with Google APIs such as Google+, Drive, or YouTube on your server. In the example code below, I am using version 1.1.4 of this library.

Magento »

[10 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Magento: Load & Render Custom Layout Handle]

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.

Magento, Magento Extension »

[5 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Product Tooltip: Magento Extension [FREE]]

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).

Magento »

[3 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Magento: Add a custom block inside another block]

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.

Magento, Magento Extension »

[29 Jul 2015 | 5 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).