Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

Magento: How to import additional images for products

Posted on May 25th, 2011 | Posted by admin

We did a migration from CRE LOADED (osCommerce clone) to Magento and we had to import all products with additional images. Every products had from 4 to 6 images which was a problem because Magento doesn’t have built-in ability to upload multiple images for products.
Our solution:

Step 1.
Save this in the file “/app/etc/modules/Inchoo_Import.xml”

Magento Navigation, how to customize very helpful information?

Posted on May 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Magento Navigation, how to customize very helpful information?

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”

How to transfer large Magento database from live to development server and other way round

Posted on May 9th, 2011 | Posted by admin

I have been involved in Magento development for almost a year now. God knows I had (and still have) my moments of pain with it . If you are in professional, everyday, PHP development that focuses mainly on Magento then your life probably isn’t all flowers and bees. Magento is extremely rich eCommerce platform, but its main downside IMHO is its size and code complexity. If you download Magento via SVN, you will sound find out it has around 11 600 and more files. This is no small figure. Transferring that much of files over the FTP can be a real night mare. Luckily we have SSH and tar command to handle this really neat.

Custom checkout cart – How to send email after successful checkout

Posted on May 8th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Custom checkout cart

Recently I have been working on a custom checkout page for one of our clients in Sweden. I had some trouble figuring out how to send default Magento order email with all of the order info. After an hour or so of studying Magento core code, here is the solution on how to send email after successful order has been made.

How to fix the Magento Out of stock bug, version 1.1.x

Posted on May 7th, 2011 | Posted by admin

This is a popular bug that has been plaguing many people with their custom Magento solutions.

Problem: Magento shows products that are in stock as “Out of Stock” – It seems to be popularly reported within the New Product block.

Solution: The attribute “status” has not been selected in the product collection. This status attribute holds the information about whether or not the product is or is not in stock (among other items that determine if the item should be sale-able).

This attribute needs to be selected via the new product block code.

Find: app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Block/Product/New.php
You will see:

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