Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

How To Setup & Manage Multiple Stores In Magento Commerce

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Posted on July 14th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Gone are the days when you have to setup separate E-commerce scripts to manage & run multiple online stores. Magento makes new store creation extremely easy for the store owners so that they can have as many stores as they like still maintaining one backend (admin panel). If you are new to Magento then this tutorial will require you to read the instructions very carefully. You can create multiple stores with other E-commerce software as well i.e. osCommerce, X-Cart, Zen Cart or Miva but to have multiple stores you need to add few plugins, addons and invest in hiring a full time programmer which is painful. A single Magento installation will be enough to run multiple stores having different domain names, different IP’s and different Security certificate. You can optionally setup single checkout for each store as well.

Choose Your Preferred URL Structure

Choosing a URL structure for your individual store is your own personal choice. You can install two different stores on same domain name under different directories ie. Mystore.com/women & Mystore.com/men. You can also use single Magento installation to host two or more stores each sharing same Magento backend but pointing to different domain names as well i.e. womenstores.com & mensstore.com. Similarly you can setup more than one Magento powered stores in sub-domains i.e. women.mystore.com & men.mystore.com

How To Install Google Site Search In Magento – Google Search For Magento Stores

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Posted on July 13th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Magento powered stores or any other Ecommerce stores rely on the fact that no matter how many products they can display on their home page people will surely search for their desired products in order to purchase online. Default search box which comes with the Magento installation is quite powerful in searching and showing product catalogue but still many store owners prefers to use Google Site Search in their Magento powered stores.

Google Site Search Advantages For Magento Stores

Google Site Search saves you from the overhead of heavy searches on your site making your site go slow. If Google site search is used you won’t be computing any results on your store rather showing what is already indexed in Google.

How To Create An Admin Account From Magento Code

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Posted on July 13th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Wondering how to restore your broken Magento admin access? If you have lost your magento admin credentials and you are stuck you should not loose heart. If accidentally you have deleted the admin access you can gain your access again with the help of slight magento code. In this article  i will tell you how you can create another temporary admin account and grant all necessary access to your new account.

Create User

Use a ftp program to edit: /app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/controllers/indexController.php

find the function loginAction and replace it by the following code (create a backup which you should restore later) :

How To Get Rid Of Product Comparison Feature In Magento

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Posted on July 13th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Product comparison feature is loved by many customers as it gives them a precise idea about the interesting products in one place but this feature is not apt for few stores who do not wish to have product comparison feature. If you run a music store then comparing between two different music albums or songs would be of no real use.

Developer around the world scratch their head when it comes to getting rid of Product Comparison feature (RHS box) from their site layout. Although, this feature is default in Magento but their are options which will help you to remove this feature from your Magento store.

Override Magento Core Model Classes – Magento Customization

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Posted on July 13th, 2011 | Posted by admin

You must have noticed that sometimes you can’t use default Magento Models and require changes due to certain business logic you are about to follow. These changes are done to implement new functionality which are not part of existing Magento Installation. Overriding Controller is not difficult as you can copy the code from core in controller and keep the file in local directory. Now you can edit the class as per your requirement which will pretty much do the trick. You might know better and efficient way of doing this but that’s not a point here. I wanted to elaborate on how to override default Magento’s model class without even changing the core files. Tricky isn’t it?

In this article I am going to write a short code which will help you in overriding default Magento model without changing its core files. We have to create an extension which will do the trick. Simple difference between this extension and original class will be class name var_dump.