Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

“Remember Me” checkbox extension in Magento

Posted on July 11th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Hello everyone! I’ve created a small and simple module that creates “Remember Me” functionality to any Magento website. Its currently in testing phase, so I’d say it’s an alpha release.

Never mind the alpha release (v 0.1.0), if someone is willing to try it and trace possible bugs, I’ll do my best to fix them. :D

Module doesn’t have any admin functionality. Though it can be disabled through admin at any time. There’s a small change on customer/form/login.phtml file (added checkbox with input name set), and besides that, only thing is that this module will save hashed and salted Magento customer’s password hash in a cookie, so it is safe as it can be (if I’m wrong, I’m opened for suggestions).

There’s nothing else to say besides it’s placed on login form for Magento customers. It looks like this:

Magento LightSpeed Extension – Review

Posted on June 29th, 2011 | Posted by admin

In the last 7 years of my involvement with web development I have had an opportunity to open a great number of different “boxes“ when looking for web site improvement. After opening these “boxes” things often didn’t seem as it was specified – luckily this is not a case with Magento Lightspeed extension : )

Even though this time there was again a certain feeling of skepticism towards something which seems too good (I probably have been disappointed a lot before), this feeling quickly disappeared. In
this short article I would like to share my experience with Magento LightSpeed module, emphasize
its advantages and compare the results on the website in the creation phase – before and after installation. I don’t intend to go into technical details (such questions can be answered by the Tiny Brick team)

Magento: New Extension Idea – Product Image Removal

Posted on June 24th, 2011 | Posted by admin

As you most likely know, when you remove an image from a product, or delete a product, the image file actually stays in it’s place on the server. It is not removed. Rare is the case when I want the image to remain there if I am removing it from a product, or deleting a product. I would much rather it be deleted!

I’m thinking about writing a module that would allow you to easily enable or disable image deletion in these two cases. So, if you have it enabled, when you remove an image from a product, or delete a product, the image would be fully removed. Simple.

I’d like to try and gauge if Magento users would be interested in such an extension. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please comment and let me know. Feel free to add any additional ideas as well.

Simple Magento Extension generator

Posted on June 24th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Writing Magento modules on a everyday basis can become extremely boring job when it comes to the part where you define your module directories, config file, model, block, helper, etc. What I am trying to say is that there is significant amount of repetitive work being done each time you start new module development. To compensate for this a little bit, I created this little Magento module that helps you create other modules. Hope it does not sound to much confusing.

To access the module functionality you need to install by copy-pasting the content of archive to your Magento installation and then open the http://mystore.loc/alpha url. I realize that using “alpha” for the module name is not much innovative. Basically you can look at this module as being a skeleton upon which you might build your own module generator. The code itself was done in a hasty way so it might need some refactoring if you wish to play with it. I plan on continuing my work on this module. This is just an alpha version  .

Basic folder structure for new Magento Extension

Posted on June 17th, 2011 | Posted by admin

When I had first contact with Magento platform, I had to create a custom module for it. I thought to myself – how hard can it be? How wrong I was… I didn’t even know where to start…

Anyway, as I already knew the principals of MVC (Model – View – Controller) architecture, and had fairly good knowledge of object orientated PHP, all I needed was the basic file/folder structure for my custom module.

Just a small notice before I start: there are numerous tutorials / blog posts that explain the contents of those files, and therefore I won’t go into that.

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