Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

How to Restrict Free Shipping in Magento

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Posted on September 11th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Online stores often offer free shipping to their customers. But what if you want to restrict free shipping to certain locations or minimum cart totals? We recently had to set up free shipping on orders over $50 to the continental U.S. (sorry Alaska and Hawaii) for a client. We’ll show you how we did it using Magento, our open-source eCommerce platform of choice.

With Magento is built-in settings, you can achieve free shipping in one of two ways: the free shipping method, or free shipping using a specific carrier method.

The free shipping method simply gives the store owner the option to offer generic free shipping not specific to any carrier. This is equivalent to Amazon.com’s Free Super Saver Shipping. The customer can select the free shipping option, and the store owner ships the order using whichever carrier and method they would like to use. This shipping option allows the store owner to set a minimum order total to qualify for free shipping.

How to change currency position in Magento

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Posted on September 9th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento fails when you change the Currency in your store.

I mean it doesn’t crash or something it’s just it doesn’t change the currency position.

Inside Magento – Complete Design Flexibility

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Posted on September 8th, 2012 | Posted by admin

All the functionality in the world won’t help if your site does not embody your brand and communicate your business through the site design. With template designs your site will appear to be the same as hundreds of others on the web, the only difference will be your logo in the corner.

So how does Magento allow you to maintain complete control over the design of your site? We developed Magento using an architecture model-view-controller or MVC if you’re interested) which keeps the design and the logic of the site separate.

Displaying Currency code after the price value in Magento

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Posted on September 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin

I had a time to research on Magento is currency format and its display on Magento webshop. I then came across a block where I could change the format of currency display, in this case I am talking about moving the currency symbol to the right of the price value. In other words I found a way to show $10.00 as 10.00$. Notice the $ (Dollar) sign moving at the right of the price value.
Here’s a description of how this can be achievable. The basic idea is to rewriteMage_Core_Model_Locale class’s currency function and add additional code. First you must write a rewrite code in your module’s config.xml.

Template Structure – Fallbacks

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Posted on September 3rd, 2012 | Posted by admin

As you may know, Magento Design Fall-Back is used to render themes from the Magento basic templates and the most important part of this article will make you focus on the fall-back hierarchy. Let’s me show you more details as below:

The fall-back hierarchy is described from Custom_theme -> default_theme -> base -> error.

Please take a look at the following diagram:

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