I have a few custom blocks I’ve written / copied and tweaked from various posts on Magento’s forums. I noticed they are pretty universal in how they grab, filter and return a product collection to be used in various template files (.phtml files). The blocks below should all work from List.phtml (app\design\frontend\default\default\template\catalog\product\list.phtml).
Magento is the open-source Ecommerce platform promising a magnificent revolution in the industry. Magento was designed with the concept that each Ecommerce implementation has to be unique since no two businesses are alike. Magento’s modular architecture puts the control back in the hands of the online merchant and places no constraints on business processes and flow.
I’m back with another tutorial about Magento. I’m not the best man you can find about Magento. But I’m trying to learn something from forums. The best you learn something is when you can explain it to someone else. So this is for that!
As I had mentioned in my previous post Magento is an open source ecommerce application made with PHP and Zend Framework. Company behind it is very dedicated to this project and works a lot about it. But the missing part is the tutorials I guess. There isn’t enough entry in their wiki and if you want to learn something, you have find it out yourself. So let’s begin!
This tutorial will cover basics about how you can find your way in the magento code and get to the right place and how you can change a product’s page design by changing the place of the images from left to right.