Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

How To Get Rid Of Product Comparison Feature In Magento

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Posted on July 13th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Product comparison feature is loved by many customers as it gives them a precise idea about the interesting products in one place but this feature is not apt for few stores who do not wish to have product comparison feature. If you run a music store then comparing between two different music albums or songs would be of no real use.

Developer around the world scratch their head when it comes to getting rid of Product Comparison feature (RHS box) from their site layout. Although, this feature is default in Magento but their are options which will help you to remove this feature from your Magento store.

Override Magento Core Model Classes – Magento Customization

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Posted on July 13th, 2011 | Posted by admin

You must have noticed that sometimes you can’t use default Magento Models and require changes due to certain business logic you are about to follow. These changes are done to implement new functionality which are not part of existing Magento Installation. Overriding Controller is not difficult as you can copy the code from core in controller and keep the file in local directory. Now you can edit the class as per your requirement which will pretty much do the trick. You might know better and efficient way of doing this but that’s not a point here. I wanted to elaborate on how to override default Magento’s model class without even changing the core files. Tricky isn’t it?

In this article I am going to write a short code which will help you in overriding default Magento model without changing its core files. We have to create an extension which will do the trick. Simple difference between this extension and original class will be class name var_dump.

Adding New Shipping Module In Magento

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Posted on July 13th, 2011 | Posted by admin

You must have wondered how to add a new Shipping Module in Magento especially if you don’t find your preferred payment module in existing Magento installation with your preferred Shipping Module. Adding a new Magento Shipping Module in not difficult but requires little bit of programming at your end. In this article i am going to elaborate on how to add a new Shipping module to your existing Magento Installation.

Few Notes:

  1. Just Replace all instances of ‘YourCompany’ with your company name.
  2. Replace ‘NewModule’ with the Payment Module name.
  3. Ensure that the path of the PHP include_path is /app/code/local/
  4. Clean your cache after modifying the config xml files.

How To Add Lightbox To Magento Theme

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Posted on July 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Have you ever wondered how people are showing larger images for products on mouseover or mouse click using lightbox (very popular JavaScript library). Adding Lightbox to your magento theme is not difficult and by adding very little code to your theme you can get the Lightbox functionality easily. Lightbox will give the ability to highlight your products by showing lager image of the product along with brief description. Our approach will be based on default layout, you can change the theme name based on your selection.

How To Export Product & Other Data From Magento

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Posted on July 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin

People often find exporting data from Magento difficult. In order to get CSV file downloaded on your PC you have to follow certain steps. Remember you must have admin privileges before indulging yourself in this task.

Here is how you can download the export file from your system.

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