Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

Adding New Shipping Module In Magento

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Posted on July 13th, 2011 | Posted by admin

You must have wondered how to add a new Shipping Module in Magento especially if you don’t find your preferred payment module in existing Magento installation with your preferred Shipping Module. Adding a new Magento Shipping Module in not difficult but requires little bit of programming at your end. In this article i am going to elaborate on how to add a new Shipping module to your existing Magento Installation.

Few Notes:

  1. Just Replace all instances of ‘YourCompany’ with your company name.
  2. Replace ‘NewModule’ with the Payment Module name.
  3. Ensure that the path of the PHP include_path is /app/code/local/
  4. Clean your cache after modifying the config xml files.

How To Add Lightbox To Magento Theme

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Posted on July 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Have you ever wondered how people are showing larger images for products on mouseover or mouse click using lightbox (very popular JavaScript library). Adding Lightbox to your magento theme is not difficult and by adding very little code to your theme you can get the Lightbox functionality easily. Lightbox will give the ability to highlight your products by showing lager image of the product along with brief description. Our approach will be based on default layout, you can change the theme name based on your selection.

How To Export Product & Other Data From Magento

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Posted on July 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin

People often find exporting data from Magento difficult. In order to get CSV file downloaded on your PC you have to follow certain steps. Remember you must have admin privileges before indulging yourself in this task.

Here is how you can download the export file from your system.

Why An Online Store Need Magento?

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Posted on July 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin

If you are an existing store owner then you must have heard about Mangento for sure. Magento is an Open Source ecommerce web application built on Zend Framework created by Varien.Varien initially started working on osCommerce and wanted to built their own product but later decided to create their own E-Commerce application on Zend Framework. They launched their public beta in 2007 and since then they have released significant updates.

Now, Magento is very popular amongst online store owners and due to its strong backend (Zend Framework) it is giving good results. This success gave boost to the Magento  and now there are two versions available in the market.

1. Community Edition (No Community Support, available for FREE)
2. Enterprise Edition (Starting with $8,900 USD/yr)

Add custom attribute to Magento’s PDF invoice

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Posted on July 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Hello everyone! Today I’ll show you how to add custom attribute to Magento’s generated PDF invoice in just a few steps. Since this article is pretty straight-forward, here we go.

One of my recent tasks was to create a custom attribute for products called inchoo_warehouse_location, and output it when click on “Print” (invoice in admin section) occurs. Since PDF generation is Magento’s core functionality, we’ll have to rewrite it a bit.

Step 1

Create the following three files in your Magento’s installation:
app/code/local/Inchoo/Invoice/Model/Order/Pdf/Items/Invoice/Default.php
app/code/local/Inchoo/Invoice/Model/Order/Pdf/Invoice.php
app/code/local/Inchoo/Invoice/etc/config.xml

Those will be used for our extension that will modify Magento’s core functionality.