Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

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

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

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

Magento tip: image UploadHTTP error

Posted on November 2nd, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento tip: image UploadHTTP error

There are a few possible causes including problems with mod_security.. however, if you are working behind a .htaccess/.htpasswd files to protect your site, you need to allow POST calls to go through; they’re being blocked b/c the AJAX call doesn’t know to use your cookie.


<LimitExcept POST>
Require valid-user

to your .htaccess and you should be good to go.

Display multiple image for particular product

Posted on October 13th, 2012 | Posted by admin

I’ve seen some solutions out there that modify core code, some that just take a file and move it to your /app/code/local/ retaining the same directory structure, so as to just override the file. I don’t recommend either of these methods (especially the first), as with a true module you are setting up a much better environment over time for this to last. And a module allows you to ONLY override the methods you need to modify, instead of entire classes. Plus, you can easily disable the module right in the admin (Admin >> System >> Configuration >> Advanced).

Be sure you replace all of the “YOURSTUFF” with your name or company name.

I have only tested this with
Step 1:

Create the file: /app/etc/modules/YOURSTUFF_ImportMultipleImages.xml. This file tells Magento that you have this module and where it is located.


How to display Image Preview in Admin Form magento

Posted on February 15th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento allows us to create custom form in admin panel by creating our own custom module. We can create almost any field in the admin form by creating a class that extends the base class Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Widget_Form. The _prepareForm method allows to define our form elements.
Sometimes we may need to upload a file in the adminform, the default file field doesn’t provide the image preview when we upload an image file. For this purpose we need to use image field type as shown in the below snippet

$fieldset->addField('filename', 'image', array(
'label' => Mage::helper('customform')->__('Image'),

Product Image Preview, quick view image module in magento

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 | Posted by admin

This extension will install a wonderful and ready-to-use product image preview widget in your Magento store. This is an impressive script that allows your visitors to conveniently zoom out an product image that they want to view. Installation is very easy via FTP and no coding experience is required to have module up-and-running.

  1. Allow customers zoom out product images they want to view
  2. Allow admin to configure the following parameters: Image Preview size, Border Image Preview, Border Color for Image Preview, Text Image Preview, Text color
  3. Our modules include one year of free updates/upgrades.
  4. Seperated HTML/CSS, W3C validated
  5. Support Magento Version 1.4.x and 1.5.x
  6. 100% open source
  7. Support free guarantee
  8. Live support is always ready
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