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Adding custom product attribute to quote and order items in Magento

If you are developer, adding custom product attribute to quote and order items in Magento is pretty common task. And if you face with the same issue we will be very glad when you find this article helpful.

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Passing multiple entities/collections into Magento email template

Hi friends, my previous article has been written about email sending feature in Magento, and you can read it here. But it seems that we have one more issue – how to display collections/arrays data in the email templates. We’ll try to shed the light on this below.

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Filter products by attribute on a Magento CMS page

Ability to create pages with custom content is a great feature provided by Magento. You can easily create a new page for your store and add text, html, images, different widgets there. But sometimes people want to have something non-trivial on their pages. Usually it means that you need to operate some knowledge before you’ll get an appropriate result. In this article we would like to suggest you a simple solution on how to place a products list, prefiltered by some specific attribute, on your CMS page. The example below describes how to create a simple extension for this purpose.

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Adding new category attribute in Magento

Adding new category attribute in Magento

In this article we would like to show you how to add a new custom category attribute in Magento 1. For doing this in Magento 2, read this post. Let’s say, this attribute is needed to display some content on the category page.

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Models in Magento

Models in Magento

Working with data in Magento is based on three principles: models, resource models and collections. There are different ways and methods to do same thing and we would like to shed some light on the differences.

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Grid filter for columns with complex values

Grid filter for columns with complex values

In previous articles we told you how to operate with columns in adminhtml grids. Usually the process is quite fast, for example, if you want to add simple column from the database. But sometimes you need to add a column with complex value, processed by renderer. You say: “it’s not a big deal to use renderers…” Right, until you face with sort and filter..

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Adding sender's name to order comments in Magento admin

Adding sender's name to order comments in Magento admin

If there is more than one person who serves Magento orders you may want to be able to put sender’s name next to the comment. As you know, order’s comments are already implemented in Magento, so we are going to change it a little to have name of commentator inserted and display it automatically.

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Meet Magento Poland 2012. Our experience.

Meet Magento Poland 2012. Field Report

Last weekend was highlighted by a first Meet Magento event in Poland and four of our Atwix team ninjas were sent there. Here is our report from the field…

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Advices and Best Practices for Magento developers | Part 2

Advices and Best Practices for Magento developers | Part 2

We continue to share our experience with Magento developers by publishing the next set of Best Practices in Magento coding. If you missed our previous article, here it is.

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Email sending feature in the custom module

Email sending feature in the custom module

In our new article we would like to discuss how to make your own sending email feature for the module. Pretty often we need to have ability that allows us to notify customers or admins about some events, so it’s very important part of the module development. Moreover, as you may notice Magento has native email functionality which makes developer’s life simpler.

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