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Using checkboxes in Magento's backend

Using checkboxes in Magento's backend

Most commonly, a dropdown box with Yes / No options is used in Magento’s backend to designate an option with a boolean value. This is most likely done due to the complexity of using checkboxes; however it is still possible.

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AJAX requests in Magento

AJAX requests in Magento

AJAX is a great technology that is used to improve user experience and avoid page reloads, but how can you use it in your own Magento modules? Let’s explore…

1) You should either create a controller, for example: Namespace/YourModule/controllers/AjaxController.php or create a new action in an existing controller

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Magento auto invoice and set custom order status upon checkout

Magento auto invoice and set custom order status upon checkout

Many developers are wondering how to customize Magento behavior once an order has been placed. In particular, sometimes a company would like to change the order status to “Pending” and send an invoice to the customer automatically after checkout. The following article offers a simple solution for this.

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How to get configurable product options and attributes

How to get configurable product options and attributes

Getting all options of a specific attribute in Magento is fairly easy:

$attribute = Mage::getModel('eav/config')->getAttribute('catalog_product', 'color');  
foreach ($attribute->getSource()->getAllOptions(true) as $option) {
    echo $option['value'] . ' ' . $option['label'] . "\n";
}
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Magento Development Tools

Magento Development Tools

Magento is a complex system and without proper tools, development for the system can get complex, especially for beginners. In this article, we will examine some of most useful Magento development tools and extensions.

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