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.

Magento: Change the store currency

Posted on January 10th, 2013 | Posted by admin

Magento: Change the store currency

$store = Mage::app()->getStore();


Introducing the Blue Acorn Magento Blog

Posted on January 9th, 2013 | Posted by admin

A little over one year ago – a little eCommerce platform was released that revolutionized how businesses approach eCommerce – it’s name, Magento Commerce. We had been following the development of Magento (for short) for quite some time, and had deep interest in working with that platform extensively. Shortly after that day, we wrote up a brief Magento review based on our first impressions, and became a Magento Silver Partner. The popularity of Magento skyrocketed, and since that original posting, we’ve had many follow up questions regarding many of the valid points we raised way back when.

Magento – Show Firstname or Lastname Only In Welcome Message

Posted on January 8th, 2013 | Posted by admin

If you would like to change the default welcome message in magento from “Welcome, Paul Donnelly” to “Hi Paul” or “Hello Mr Donnelly”, use the following snippets within


<?php echo $this->__('Hi %s', Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getFirstname()); ?>


<?php echo $this->__('Hello Mr %s', Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')

Debugging Magento Issues

Posted on January 7th, 2013 | Posted by admin
Occasionally there is a need to debug some Magento problem you may be experiencing.
  1. Enable error reporting
    In Magento’s index.php uncomment the following:

    #ini_set('display_errors', 1);
  2. Turn on Magento Developer logging.
    In Magento admin System -> Configuration -> Advanced -> Developer -> Log Settings set Enabled = Yes
    This allows you to look in the magento/var/log/* log files for any errors
  3. Look at server error logs.