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.
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..
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.
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…
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.
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.
Hello dear friends. While working with Magento, many of you may have noticed that, when you manage products in the admin you need to see how the product looks on the frontend. Of course, you can open a new page, then open frontend search or write direct url address to this product page, as Magento does not have the button or direct link from the admin page to the frontend product page, but it is not very simple way. Let’s create module with this feature.
Pretty often we face a task, where we need to add a custom column to the customers/orders grid in Magento admin. The solution is simple and if you google for it, you will get tons of solutions. However, pretty much all of them describe the same way, which isn’t always proper.
In this article we would like to cover a topic about a neat feature of admin forms, that will make management of your module’s data by store staff more convenient.
If you recently started to learn Magento and presently develop own Magento extensions, one day you will face with Admin’s System Configuration section. This is a place where you can store some settings for your module. There are many tutorials on the web, explaining how to set up different form elements in System Configuration. This article shows how to add a button.