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Posts tagged with tag: 'magento'

August 18, 2014

Sales report on the dashboard in Magento admin

The sales report is one of the main progress indicators in e-commerce. We often create a sales report using the default Magento features - just go to Reports -> Sales -> Orders, and then, fill in the filter form on that page. This way allows us to get full information about sales on the web store.

August 11, 2014

Multipage sitemap.xml extension

Magento already has a built-in Google sitemap generator. Nevertheless, there is one problem – it is generating a single file which includes all the category, product and CMS page links. But, due to the Google specifications it should not contain more than 50 000 items. So, if your shop is large enough, then your XML sitemap file will be quite big and will cause the error from the crawlers site. That is why, we decided to write an article that describes the extension which generates a sitemap with the index file and numerous sub-files for each type of the pages (products, categories, CMS).
August 6, 2014

Using GeoIP in Magento. Store switcher based on customer location

There is no doubt that determining customers location can be quite useful. However, Magento doesn’t have such functionality so far. In this post we decided to show you an example of GeoIP integration into Magento. Moreover, we will use customer location for redirection to a proper store.

July 30, 2014

A year with Magento

Hello everyone. Less than a year has passed since I’ve started working with Magento. It was a long path, I’ve learned a lot and now I have much to share. This article is not dedicated to all cool things I’ve found for myself, and it does not share my joy or frustration that I felt during this year. Actually, it is a small guide, or even a set of advices, for developers who decided to work with Magento. Moreover, it is not a typical “My first Magento extension” article, but quick tips which will make your progress easier and learning the Magento sides slighter.
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.
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.

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.