Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

Translate/change/customize Pages titles of Contact Us, Site Maps, and Search Term pages in Magento

Posted on January 12th, 2013 | Posted by admin

Magento provides the functionality to manage more than one store. And we can translate the sentences and words in content according to our requirements. But what about the page titles? We can change CMS page titles using magento backend. But for some pages like contact us, site maps and search terms it requires much efforts than normal.

You can translate or customize your page titles in magento by using layout files.

So just follow the following steps:

Go to your theme folder. E.g.; rootfolder/app/design/frontend/default/mytheme
In this folder you will generally find following three directories.

How To Customize Magento Mobile App Colors For iPhone

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.

Magento Navigation, how to customize very helpful information?

Posted on May 25th, 2011 | Posted by admin

This post describes how Magento navigation works. I hope it will help you.
The begining of all is in template file: “category/navigation/top.phtml”

<ul id="nav">
< ?php
foreach ($this->getStoreCategories() as $_category): ?>
< ?php
echo $this->drawItem($_category);
< ?php endforeach ?>

There we call the method from class Mage_Catalog_Block_Navigation $this->getStoreCategories(). This method returns the array $_nodes from object Varien_Data_Tree_Node_Collection.

Magento Customize Modules Extension Development

Posted on February 21st, 2011 | Posted by admin

Magento is the open-source Ecommerce platform promising a magnificent revolution in the industry. Magento was designed with the concept that each Ecommerce implementation has to be unique since no two businesses are alike. Magento’s modular architecture puts the control back in the hands of the online merchant and places no constraints on business processes and flow.

Magento is difficult to modify and customize

Posted on February 21st, 2011 | Posted by admin

I’ve recently accepted a side project for a friend building an ecommerce solution that required some customizations.  I’ve read about Magento, attending a presentation about it at ZendCon 2008 by a couple guys from Varien, and viewed a few of the sample sites.  With my years of experience with oscommerce ecommerce, I was eager to dive right in and customize one of these!  Unfortunately, it turns out Magento sucks to work on.  Yes, I said Magento sucks.

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