Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

How to List Orders by Order Status using Magento API

Posted on February 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento Core API allows us to retrieve the Orders Placed in a Magento Store. In this example we will be filtering the orders based on its status. Magento Webservices allows us to use Both Soap and XMLRPC for accessing the Core API, for this example i have used both in the below code snippet.

$soapclient = new SoapClient('');
$sessionId = $soapclient->login('YourAPIUser', 'YourAPIKey'); /
/Webservice User and API Key
// Getting Order listing by Order Status
// Example Usage:  array('eq' => 'canceled') , array('eq' =>
'processing'),array('eq' => 'complete')

5 Tips To Maximize Your Magento Powered Store

Posted on February 15th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Are you looking to maximize your Magento powered store? Are you looking to enable most of the features which Magento offers by default? If the answer is yes then this post is for you.

Magento is a powerful e-commerce solution and maximizing Magento’s full features will make it even more powerful. But how to do it? First thing which will come to your mind is to refer to various helpful resources and quickly learn how make the most out of your Magento store. In fact, if you look closely you will realize that those helpful articles written on Magento by various bloggers, programmers or developers tend to cater one specific problem area which may or may not be helpful in your case. So, how to determine which are the best tips to unleash the power lies within your Magento software platform. Following are 5 tips which will help your maximize your Magento powered store:

How to display Image Preview in Admin Form magento

Posted on February 15th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento allows us to create custom form in admin panel by creating our own custom module. We can create almost any field in the admin form by creating a class that extends the base class Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Widget_Form. The _prepareForm method allows to define our form elements.
Sometimes we may need to upload a file in the adminform, the default file field doesn’t provide the image preview when we upload an image file. For this purpose we need to use image field type as shown in the below snippet

$fieldset->addField('filename', 'image', array(
'label' => Mage::helper('customform')->__('Image'),

How To Show Most Viewed & Best Selling Products In Magento Store

Posted on February 7th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Lately, we have noticed that many Magento store owners started asking us how to show most viewed

products or best selling products on their store’s home page or some other places in their store.

Unfortunately, there is nothing like these feature pre built in Magento core so you have to tweak

and write some lines of code to make it work.
Display Most Viewed Products
Step 1: Create a file app/code/local/Mage/Catalog/Block/Product/Mostviewed.php

and add the following lines of code in it

class Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_Mostviewed extends Mage_Catalog

Improving Your Magento Store’s Performance – Boost Magento Speed

Posted on February 7th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Are you amongst those who have spent heavily on your Magento store still you are not impressed with your Magento store’s performance? In my last post Is Your Magento Store Optimized? Give Us A Call To Find Out i have written few common factors which affects your store’s overall performance. In continuity in this article i am going to give you few easy tips to enhance your Magento’s performance a little bit more. Keep in mind that Magento is a heavy package and it requires resources but based on your current hosting setup you can still improve the performance a little more.

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