Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

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 the Community 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.

Deluxe Responsive Magento Theme

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Posted on May 23rd, 2013 | Posted by admin

The Deluxe Magento responsive theme will be please you with it’s responsive function that automatically resize layout to screen size. It will make your customers satisfactory, comfortable and happy. Quick links to promoted, hottest, special products are remarkable point of the theme. Also, slideshows, and advertising box are all ready to use, to show your profession.

The magento template is a clear design, color impressed, font with admin option. Many new features such as slideshow powerful admin module, Mega menu , Featued products slider, New products slider, Upsell products slider, Related products slider, price slider filter, ajax add to cart, Dropdown shopping cart, back to top button, thumbnail images slider, Cloud zoom Images with lightbox extra links and blocks and so on.

Compatibility: magento 1.5.x.x, magento 1.6.x.x, magento 1.7++

We supply a full help with our products and after purchase – support to all our customers.

If you are interested in our fully installation you can find detailed information on our website

Magento – Display Sale Icon If Special Price

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Posted on May 23rd, 2013 | Posted by admin

Magento – Display Sale Icon If Special Price

Open app/design/frontend/YourPackage/YourTheme/template/catalog/list.phtml

Find (around line 96)

<a href="<?php echo $_product->getProductUrl() ?>" title="<?php echo $this->stripTags($this->getImageLabel($_product, 'small_image'), null, true) ?>"><img src="<?php echo $this->helper('catalog/image')->init($_product, 'small_image')->resize(135); ?>" width="135" height="135" alt="<?php echo $this->stripTags($this->getImageLabel($_product, 'small_image'), null, true) ?>" /></a>

change to

<a href="<?php echo $_product->getProductUrl() ?>" title="<?php echo $this->stripTags($this->getImageLabel($_product, 'small_image'), null, true) ?>"><img src="<?php echo $this->helper('catalog/image')->init($_product, 'small_image')->resize(135); ?>" width="135" height="135" alt="<?php echo $this->stripTags($this->getImageLabel($_product, 'small_image'), null, true) ?>" />

<?php
    // Get the Special Price
    $specialprice = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getSpecialPrice();
    // Get the Special Price FROM date
    $specialPriceFromDate = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getSpecialFromDate();
    // Get the Special Price TO date
    $specialPriceToDate = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getSpecialToDate();
    // Get Current date
    $today =  time();
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