Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

Implementing Alphabetical Search in Magento

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Posted on July 9th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Implementing alphabetical search in Magento can be tedious if you dont know the right approach. But its as easy as anything. You just need to alter two files to make it work.
Note: Do not edit or add this code to your core files if you wish to upgrade Magento to newer versions in the future. Please create below mentioned files in the app/core/code/local directory with complete directory structure as in Magento core.

app\code\local\Mage\Catalog\Block\Product\List\Toolbar.php

public function setCollection($collection)

Quick tips for Magento Developers

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Posted on July 9th, 2012 | Posted by admin

ere I am presenting a list of some useful code snippets for Magento developers that are required here and there in code development. These are the most frequently used code snippets that can sometimes eat up a lot of your time. So here is the collection…

1. Check if customer is logged in:

if(!Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->isLoggedIn())
{
 $this->_redirect('customer/account/login/');
}

60 Tools and Tutorials for Magento

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Posted on July 7th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento is a highly customizable ecommerce platform to build and run online stores. But with that flexibility comes some level of complexity, and sometimes you need help.

Here is a list of  Magento tutorials and resources. There are tools to help you get started and walk you through Magento features, including are two article series on building and customizing Magento themes. Also there are free video tutorials, downloadable themes, and examples of Magento stores. In short, here is everything you need to jump into Magento.

How To Customize Magento Mobile App Colors For iPhone

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Posted on July 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento is a strong eCommerce application which gives the flexibility to have to a customized iPhone customized theme with lots of different color variant. Magento empowers to use any preset color palette or use one from scratch to match with your site’s design.

I am going to present screenshots of a Magento mobile app for iPhone where i am showing you how to customize your iPhone app with lots of colors and images. I am assuming you are using Enterprise Magento software.

How To Configure Magento On Lightweight Ningx Web Server

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Posted on July 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Apache in itself is big and consume too much memory and resources. Ningx web server on the other hand doesn’t consume resources as Apache and somewhat less resource crazy. Running Magento powered eCommerce on nginx have several speed specific advantages but configuring ngnix for Magento is not as easy as configuring Magento on Apache.

Believe me or not but Magento is a resource hungry application and when the traffic or bot comes, it puts immense load on Apache server (running on low RAM), in such scenarios all you can do is to restart your Apache to resume normal operation. Fortunately, ngnix will save you from restarting the server every time the load is too high. In the following configuration i am making sure that your Magento installation runs fine on http and https both. Now, lets add SSL support in your nginx.conf file

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