Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

Magento sample order checkout

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Posted on May 28th, 2013 | Posted by admin

In my site there are products like curtains and customer can choose different color for curtains, for color we are using custom options so customer can choose different color, but there are we have requirement that customer can order sample color to look and feel before buying actual product, so how we can give sample order functionality.

Colors are not actual product so we can’t use magento checkout functionality but if customer order sample product then how we can handle this sample order?

Solr Startup Script

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Posted on May 27th, 2013 | Posted by admin

If you’re running Magento Enterprise Edition (and in my opinion anyone serious about eCommerce on Magento should be), one of the power features you get that isn’t available out of the box on theCommunity Edition is Solr support. As most of our clients choose to take advantage of this, I have spent a fair amount of time learning and setting up Solr on multiple systems. Depending on how you choose to run your system you may want to control starting and stopping Solr manually or (for the sake of this post) would rather have it run as an automatically restarting script.

Below is a quick script for setting this up, it has been tested in Ubuntu 12.04, but should work elsewhere without issues

Step 1) install and setup Solr as usual

Step 2) copy you Solr instance to /usr/local/solr/MYSOLRINSTANCE (where MYSOLRINSTANCE is the name you have chosen for this instance of Solr)

Step 3) create the file /etc/init.d/solr and copy the following into it (be sure to change MYSOLRINSTANCE in the script below to match the directory name used in step 2)

Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Magento Integration

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Posted on May 26th, 2013 | Posted by admin

We have recently extended our Integration offering to Microsoft Dynamics NAV market place for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Magento Integration. With the new connection bridge known as NAVeConnect you can seamlessly integrate your Microsoft Dynamics NAV with Magento eCommerce platform.The powerful features offered by Dynamics NAV and Magento can be integrated to allow the two systems to “talk to each other”. By linking the two systems, they work together to produce increased business benefits and the value and tools offered by each system are enhanced even further.

Business Challenges

eCommerce is the most modernized way of selling products. eRetail Business owners are free to use Magento as their eCommerce platform because its quickly customizable and flexible to use. On the other hand to control Back Office Operations like Purchase, Inventory Management, Accounting, etc. they use SME ERP Systems like Microsoft Dynamics NAV, though quite often we see that both the environments work separately. Here they miss out on the paybacks of an integrated automated system. Imagine getting the eCommerce data directly from your ERP system without any human interaction, it offers you numerous benefits.

How To Set the Thumbnail Size in Magento

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Posted on May 25th, 2013 | Posted by admin

You would expect the ability to resize thumbnails to be accessible on the admin area, but no. Again, a quick drill in the source code is required.

At the beginning I was a bit annoyed, but then I realized – this is actually a good thing! The main idea is that Magento grants you with a free hand to customize your thumbnail size for each view and situation. For instance: you want the thumb size to be different when you view your products on your front page, or in a category page – grid view. Then when on the list view – you would have much bigger thumbnails, and why not? more room for larget thumbnails on this view.

So in fact, when you assign a product photo in the back end, Magento downloads and crop only the actual image. The whole resizing deal occurs every time you load the page. So for each page you can set a different size, not only for the images’ html, but for the actual thumb.

How to remove Paypal Quick Checkout button from Magento when using Paypal.

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Posted on May 24th, 2013 | Posted by admin

If you disable “guest checkout” in magento — and are using PayPal — guest check is still possible via Paypal button–it will show below the “Proceed to Checkout” button.

In order to completely remove the possibility of Guest checkout, you’ll need to alter the following:

app/design/frondend/default/YOURTEMPLATE/template/paypal/link.phtml
  • copy link.phtml to link-01.phtml or whatever
  • open/edit link.phtml and delete (or comment out) everything.

Note: I use numbering for different version backups. Higher number = previous version; e.g. link-01.phtml, link-02.phtml. The reason I don’t name it something as such, “link.phtml.bak” is because your code editor will not be able to distinguish what type of file this is if you change the extension (in this case php)… so you won’t get the benefit of code highlighting.

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