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January 16, 2014

Adding SKU column to Magento orders grid

You can find several articles which are related to adding columns to Magento admin grids in Atwix blog. However, not everything is fully covered, and our readers keep asking how to add SKU, Products columns, etc. So, let’s take a closer look at this topic.
January 14, 2014

Authorize.net & how to debug it

As you may already know, Authorize.net is very useful and popular payment method with Magento. That is why we decided to write an article on this topic, where we share our own knowledges and experience on how to deal with this system.

December 25, 2013

Advanced global messages manipulation in Magento

From time to time, we have to manipulate with the messages in Magento. It is really easy if you just change the message text – in this case, you can simply open a corresponding translation file in the current package “locale” directory or “app/locale” with your favorite text editor and change an appropriate message without editing any template files.

December 20, 2013

PDF invoice in order confirmation email

As everyone who uses Magento knows, in most cases after each order, the customer receives an order confirmation email which contains some useful information about an order that has been just placed. However, sometimes, it would be great to provide some additional information alongside with an order confirmation – such as payment information. There are some ways in Magento for extending emails with custom info, but often they require a lot of time and deep technical knowledges. Let’s leave these ways for people who has an extra time and review the simple and fast way how to add an invoice information to the order confirmation email.

November 22, 2013

Meet Magento Poland 2013. Atwix feedback

November of 2013 was remarkable for Magento ecosystem by two international events – Magento Live in Munich, Germany and Meet Magento 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. We’ve attended both, although the decision was made to sponsor and present on Meet Magento Poland 2013, as a continuation of our support of Magento ecosystem and its global community.
October 8, 2013

Magento debugging hints

If you are a web developer, there’s one thing you are doing from day to day, no matter how good you are. You can write a good code, and you may know your work like a pro, but usually you have to integrate your solutions into different systems which were, unfortunately, created by someone else. Here we meet the thing that can turn into the nightmare for you if you are following a wrong way – the debugging.

September 26, 2013

Working with large Magento Collections

This time, topic of our article is “Collections”, a great key to data manipulation in Magento. All of the developers are able to use and operate this powerful instrument. Isn’t it cool to be able to grab all needed data from the database tables with no SQL? We can find many articles and tutorials in the WEB explaining collection features, but the main goal of our article is a discussion of the situations when the collections become a serious trouble for a developer.
August 27, 2013

Meet Magento Russia 2013. Atwix experience.

Last weekend was remarkable for the Magento community worldwide, as on 24th of August (by coincidence, the Independence Day of Ukraine :)), the first Meet Magento Russia took place in Moscow. Atwix was sponsoring the event and had its own descent there, so let us share our experience.
July 22, 2013

5 Tips for a Project Manager on how to make your Client happy

Project managers are the ones who closely communicate and work with clients day to day. PM’s are a face of every professional services company, and they are exactly the ones who pay a vital contribution to company’s image. In today’s post, we’ve decided to share our vision and experience on the main and core duty of every project manager – making the client happy.
May 29, 2013

Magento Imagine 2013 Presentations – Marketing Track

We continue our series of posts with presentations from Magento Imagine 2013. After Technology and Business Tracks presentations, you are welcome to check out the Marketing Track presentations.