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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.
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.
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.

May 28, 2013

Magento Imagine 2013 Presentations - Business Track

After publishing the Technology Track presentations from Magento Imagine 2013, we continue with the Business Track today.

May 27, 2013

Magento Imagine 2013 Presentations - Technology Track

Magento Imagine 2013 is in the past, and we all are looking forward to the next event now. However, it is always good to recap all the knowledge we’ve gained there. For this purpose we’ve decided to collect all of the presentations and videos together to bring them up for your enjoyment.

May 23, 2013

Get configurable product options in product list (category view)

It is a pretty common task to display some product options like colour, size at the product list (category view) page in Magento. And it can not be done just with the default installation. Such decision is very reasonable as it is a hard task to load options for every configurable product on the page. Therefore, we tried to find the most efficient method of doing this, so below – there is one of the solutions that we came up with.