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.
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.
Prevent JS and CSS caching during deployment
Hi guys, as you know, while moving changes to the production server very often we need to flush CSS or JS cache on the client’s side, as without this action clients will see broken design or, in case with JS cache, might get broken functionality. Therefore, we guess it is a good idea to describe how to prevent JS/CSS caching.
Headers already sent. How to find the reason quickly
If you look inside of your Magento system.log from time to time, you will notice an error there like the following one:
2011-01-12T14:16:52+00:00 DEBUG (7): HEADERS ALREADY SENT: Call stack is here..
As you may already know, it can take a lot of time to find the place where the issues like this one appeared. So, let’s investigate why it happens and what we can do to speed up the bug fixing process.
Customizing Magento System Configuration. Part 1
After reading Atwix blog you should know a lot about Magento System Configuration, especially how to create tabs and sections, groups and fields, etc. In this article we’ve described how to customize all this things in the configuration file
How to create custom router
Greeting! It’s time to share our knowledge on how to create custom router, as many of us use the standard router. You should know that Magento has four types of the routers: admin, standard, cms and default – they are loading in the order we’ve described. But, have you ever faced with such configuration?
How to insert your block into any place in Magento
Hello guys, it’s time to tell you how to insert block into any place you want in Magento. As you know, very often we need to set some block into selected weird place without editing template, so we’ll try to describe the way how to do this using layouts and observers.
Source, frontend and backend models in Magento system settings
In the previous article we have described how the different settings can be applied to a custom extension. There’s nothing difficult for the simple settings such as text field or text area. But, if you look at the drop down, multiselect or editable items list you’ll notice that these items have additional fields, e.g. source_model, backend_model, frontend_model. Let’s focus on these models and find out more info about creating settings that require data models.