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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.

June 27, 2012

Magento customer group layout handle

It is a good idea to create a new layout handle in Magento when we need to be able to easily customize styling of pages or enable/disable specific blocks for the customer groups. Here is how.
May 2, 2012

Restricting actions by a customer group in Magento

In this article I’d like to explain how to create multiselect product attribute which will allow to restrict actions depending on a customer group. This feature can be used to hide price of the product, disable product addition to cart or set other restrictions basing on a customer group.
March 24, 2012

Custom order and customer numbers in Magento: Part 2

Back to Part 1. In Magento, customers don’t use special numbering by default; however it is possible to change this. We need to add a record to the eav_entity_store table with entity_type_id = 1, increment_prefix = CU and increment_last_id = CU001000.
February 29, 2012

Custom order and customer numbers in Magento: Part 1

In Magento, order numbers are generated starting from 100000001 and up by default. Many companies want to use a custom value so that customers don’t know exactly how many orders have been placed before. Others need a custom value to match other parts of their system. The field increment_id is present in various entity tables to store this number.