Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

Shipping An Order From Magento In Five Simple Steps

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Posted on March 15th, 2013 | Posted by admin

Magento is such a brilliant e-commerce platform that it lets online store owners to ship products to multiple addresses from a single order. This software offers great features which the online store merchants had been waiting for since years.If you are an online store owner and facing problems in shipping an order from magento, here’s the solution for you.When order is created and invoiced, you must ship it to customer for its status to become complete. This is a very important step unless order contains only virtual products like downloadable goods or other items that do not need to be shipped to customer.The Invoiced order can be shipped by clicking on ‘Ship’ button on top left side of order edit form. New shipment form will appear.

Solution – Can’t Log in to Magento Admin – No Error

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Posted on March 14th, 2013 | Posted by admin

If you pull down a Magento site to a local machine, and change the database core_config table to point to the local machine, and it appears to work fine until you try to login to the site admin, there can be many issues.

One of the most common ones though is not having a period (dot) in the host name – e.g. localhost/admin or martyn-desktop/admin – if you don’t have the period, the cookies don’t work properly and you end up in a login loop.

To fix it, make sure your machine is accessible via a domain with a period – e.g. martyn-desktop.local – by either editing your hosts file (/etc/hosts) or check your router – it possibly already adds a domain name like .config and set your path in core_config to the same.

Magento Core Class Varien_Data_Collections its application

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Posted on March 13th, 2013 | Posted by admin

This section intends to introduce the Magento‘s Varien_Data_Collections, I Alanstorm translated (part of the translation, the reader can practice my English ability)
Varien Data Collections What is this? Haha, you read the following articles, you’ll know it in the core of Magento in the role of the.
As a PHPer, If you want some of a group of related variables together in two ways: Array and custom data structures, Varien_Object is the latter.

First of all, tell us about Varien_Object to use:
$ Thing_1 = new Varien_Object ();
$ Thing_1-> setName (‘Richard’);
$ Thing_1-> setAge (24);

$ Thing_2 = new Varien_Object ();
$ Thing_2-> setName (‘Jane’);
$ Thing_2-> setAge (12);

$ Thing_3 = new Varien_Object ();
$ Thing_3-> setName (‘Spot’);
$ Thing_3-> setLastName (‘The Dog’);
$ Thing_3-> setAge (7);

How to check if product image added or place holder image used

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Posted on March 12th, 2013 | Posted by admin

in Magento place holder image are always used when you get product URL or using Catalog_Helper_Image. But you know sometime, you don’t like this behavior and you need to be able to check if there is an image associated with the product or if the placeholder image will be used.

OK here is the solution

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if ($_product->getSmallImage()=='no_selection' ) { //small_image is not set
// do your custom code
} else {
//display normal image?
}

Spice up Contact Form in Magento

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Posted on March 11th, 2013 | Posted by admin

Contact Form in Magento

The contact form in Magento is plain vanila that consists of name, email address and a comment textarea only. This is good for most stores, but if you want to use the Contact form for service detail enquiry or collect more data, the plain vanilla simply can’t cut it.

Spice up the Contact Form

You can add form elements such as drop-down menus, radio buttons, checkboxes and in this article we are going to show you just that.

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