Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

How to create a dropdown list of countries in Magento

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Posted on January 15th, 2015 | Posted by admin

The list of countries in Magento doesn’t work like all other data collections. Rather than store country data in the database, Magento stores country data in an XML file and loads it in on each request. Fortunately though, there are some simple functions we can use to access country names and codes in Magento. In this tutorial, I will guide you through how to create a drop-down list of countries in Magento

Advantages of Using a Custom Design over a Magento Theme

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Posted on January 12th, 2015 | Posted by admin

There are countless sites that offer pre-designed Magento Themes for you to purchase, install, and use on your Magento eCommerce site. However, these themes may not be the best fit for you, and can actually cost you more in the long run.

At first glance, Magento themes and designs seem too good to be true; they are moderately priced, responsive, and usually offer some type of global customization (like being able to change colors and fonts). However, these themes rarely account for any customization you may have in place, or want to add in the future. For example, most themes we have come across only style the main Magento pages (home page, category page, cart, check-out). These themes will usually not work on any special pages you have (like for gift cards) or if you have a customized cart and checkout. Here at iFuel Interactive, we love the One Step Checkout extension, and we have found that many of the popular themes on the market today will not style the One Step Checkout.

Magento How to: Cron jobs for Modules

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Posted on January 9th, 2015 | Posted by admin

It’s inevitable that you’ll want to create a cron job for your Magento modules at some point. An obvious solution would be to make the user create a new crontab entry calling your script. There’s no need. Magento has cron functionality built in.

Simply edit your config.xml, adding the following:

<config>
...
<crontab>
<jobs>
<shipwire_inventorysynch>
<schedule><cron_expr>*/6 * * * *</cron_expr></schedule>
<run><model>shipwire/api_inventorysynch::cron</model></run>
</shipwire_inventorysynch>
</jobs>

How to choose Magento Agency?

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Posted on January 7th, 2015 | Posted by admin

Let’s say that You have just decided to implement an online store – it will be Your first perfect store. After many days and nights of searching right platform, You state that the most ideal platform for You is Magento – easy to use with a huge potential platform. Anyway, who exactly can implement Your store?

When You type “Magento implementation” in search engine, this probably results in billions of answers. Do you choose the first company on the list? Maybe the cheapest would be perfect? Or the one that has the most fans on Facebook? Perhaps You have a friend who knows much about the computers? Maybe he can do that, who knows.

Well, the choice of company implementing Magento can be scarier than lunch with mother in law. Below are some steps that may help you in your selection:

CUSTOM SORTING BY NEW IN PRODUCTS ON CATEGORY PAGE AND LAYERED NAVIGATION IN MAGENTO

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Posted on January 6th, 2015 | Posted by admin

If you want to customize your sorting on category page’s toolbar section, please follow below given suggested method: Create a custom module for overriding Catalog/Block/Product/List/Toolbar.php For that , you must follow the procudure to create a custom module in magento as:

  • code
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  1. <config>
  2. <modules>
  3. <eglobe_catalog>
  4. <active>true</active>
  5. <codepool>local</codepool>
  6. </eglobe_catalog>
  7. </modules>