Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

Featured Product Vertical Scroller

Posted on September 8th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Using this module you will have a scroller or carousel showing your Featured Products. The scroller will show the top featured products. Also with the aim to give customers more information, vertical scroller of products enables the display of products is not limited by the size of the site. Your website can easily show featured products in sidebar left or sidebar right as block.

HOW DOES IT WORK? Featured Product Vertical Scroller is an useful magento extension that allows the customers to see top Featured Product. It can be said that this magento extension provides an ease to the visitors, and thus attract more visitors to your online store. Lets get Featured Products Vertical Scroller to increase your sale.

Flat tables in Magento and product collection

Posted on September 8th, 2011 | Posted by admin

You probaly know that Magento uses EAV database structure for categories, products. In some cases this solution is not the best or fastest.

I will get you here example how to speed up product collection. Magento has config option: “Use Flat Catalog Product”. In order to see this option, go to Magento admin section and click on: System -> Config -> Catalog and Frontend.

If you enable this option, you will adjust Magento to use “Flat resource” for product collection. Take a look at product collection class “Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Mysql4_Product_Collection” you will see a method “_construct“.

Symfony2 Forms – Entity field type

Posted on September 8th, 2011 | Posted by admin

NOTE: Tested on Symfony2 Beta3. Might not work on later releases!

Symfony2 offers many prebuilt field types for using when creating forms. The one of them I found interesting is ‘EntityType’.

I had one case recently that I had to use Entity field type for creating form, but except using it in simple way like documented I wanted to use it on little more advanced way.I have table in database called statuses that have basic filelds like:

id (int11), status_name (varchar 50), status_type (varchar 20). I defined 3 basic statuses that will be used for all items I have to describe their state:

draft, live, deleted

but, also I have more statuses defined that is for other purposes.

How can I transfer my Magento store from another provider?

Posted on September 6th, 2011 | Posted by admin

If your store is currently hosted on another server, you may transfer it to us following these simple steps. If you have not yet signed up, please check out our Magento optimized hosting services.

Step 1 – Create a Database

First, you need to create a new MySQL database for your store. Log in to cPanel by following the instructions given in your Account Information email. Then click on the MySQL® Database Wizard icon. Type in a name for your new database (e.g. mystore) and click Next Step (see Figure 1). Now you need to assign a new user to your database. Type in a username and password then click Next Step. Finally, check the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step to complete the database wizard.

You can now log out of cPanel and continue with the next step.

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