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March 12, 2014

Meet Magento Spain 2014

Now, as the debuting Meet Magento event in Spain is over, and everyone is safely back home, I can’t wait to share my experience about what it was like last week.

February 13, 2014

Integrating Zendesk with Magento and adding custom contact fields

As you may already know – Zendesk is a great solution for support. So why won’t we integrate it with the great e-commerce platform – Magento? In this blog post we describe the complete process of setting up Zendesk for Magento and getting the Magento contact form to create support requests within Zendesk.

February 7, 2014

Credit Card numbers leak in Magento

There’s no unbreakable protection. You may have the hosting provider with a great security: firewalls, antiviruses, malware protection etc., but.. Are you sure that your home/office computer is protected enough, and your neighbor is absolutely trusted person? It worth nothing to grab saved passwords, cookies, RSA keys from some computer and get an ability to access secured remote area. Recently, we’ve noticed that some sites were affected by the exploit which sends customers credit card numbers to a remote site. It’s useful to check your own site because you might not even guess about the ‘gremlin’ in your Magento installation.

February 7, 2014

Magento region updater overriding

The Magento RegionUpdater is a prototype class, which operates with simple but very useful feature such as country/region options in the multiple Magento address forms. The main goal of this article is to show the way of the soft prototype objects manipulation and, especially, Magento prototype objects without updating standard Varien JavaScript files.

February 4, 2014

Internet Explorer 8 for Mac

We think there is no need to introduce the most “favorite” developer’s browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer 8. So, if you have ever had a need to debug some HTML or JavaScript issues in IE using Mac, you’re welcome to read our article. Here we focus on how it can be done in native Mac OSX environment. This topic covers building and installing Wine translator and installation of IE8 on the top of it.

January 16, 2014

Clean Full Page Cache tails

One of the most Magento Enterprise Edition major features is Full Page Cache (FPC). It allows to cache HTML contents of an entire page and display it without making tons of unnecessary database requests and additional operations. It makes Magento run greatly faster and accept more visits at once on the same server configuration. However, features are the most favorite places of insidious bugs..

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 & how to debug it

As you may already know, 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.