Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

How To Create CSS Image Buttons In Your Magento Themes

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Posted on July 14th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Many developers and store owners don’t like to use images as buttons simply because they do not wish their users to wait until the images load. Image buttons gives the flexibility to display images as per store’s requirement but these days lots and lots of stores are opting to create CSS image buttons rather than image buttons. With a very little tweak you can get rid of image buttons in your theme and switch to CSS buttons. If you are willing to change your image buttons to CSS powered buttons then follow the steps given below:

Take a nice background image which is blank and nothing written on it. We will use this background image to generate text over it. Basically, if you follow CSS buttons you don’t have to create separate images for each button. Download the background image given below for an example (you can create your own image background).

How To Delete Magento Test Orders From A Magento Store

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Posted on July 14th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Are you wondering how to delete all test orders you have made in Magento while testing? In Sandbox mode store owners performs many transactions to make sure that their Magento powered store is capable of handling payment transactions. You can use any Payment Gateways like PayPal, Authorize.net, PayFlow or Amazon Simple Pay. But all the test orders remain in system even when your store goes into production.
Unfortunately, there is no way in Magento to delete those test orders which were made while testing the Magento store. You can only process these order and set their status as “Cancelled” but you can’t really delete those test orders from your store. I am sure that you would love to see a “Delete selected Orders” button in Magento Admin panel; unfortunately you won’t find such functionality. In order to delete these test orders you have to log in to your PhpmyAdmin using full access and run few queries to get rid of those test orders.

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) :