When starting Magento development, first thing you find out that in order to see the changes you have to clear the cache. There is also an option to disable the cache completely, but performance wise – it’s not a very smart move. As your experience on the system grows you are getting to know which exact cache to clear to see the changes, be it config, layout, FPC cache or any other. Nevertheless, these operations are pretty cumbersome as admin session times out from time to time. You may also know that enabling template hints is not a quick operation either.
Often there are situations where customer has some issues while placing orders or making operations from the “My Account” section. At that point, an ability for admin to login as a customer and see what is wrong becomes very useful.
You can find many different tutorials how to customise Contact Us. This one is an alternative to others and we hope this article will be useful, especially people with no programming skills will like it. The main goal of this method is – do not touch file system every time we want to make changes to Contact Us page. Let`s begin.
I think everyone who is interested in ecommerce development get familiar with Magento earlier or later. It’s a very popular platform, where a lot of modern programming technologies are used. Since Magento is one of the most powerful and flexible shopping cart engines, it requires a deep level of expertise to develop extensions or even do some basic changes. So we’ve decided to share our tips for Magento Developers in this article. [Continue to Part 2]
I have often seen custom shell scripts on Magento instances, be it a script testing out some code snippet or an attribute installation script which hadn’t made it’s way to a separate module. This will create a mess in the files structure as there are quite a lot files already residing in the root folder. There is, however, the dedicated place where these scripts should be placed and this place is the ‘shell’ folder in the root of every Magento installation
In this article we will try to explain how to create your own resource model for getting data from the product flat tables. First of all you need to know why we should do this. It’s simple. For example, you have a category page with configurable products and you need to get all attribute values on this page.
Backend grids in Magento are very convenient, featuring filtering and pagination using AJAX by default. However, when you want to edit some field or record, you have to create a form. I’d like to describe the way of implementing inline field editing for a field.
This article explains how to customize a header of any Magento CMS or Module page without additional Magento theme development.
Today we are going to change Magento default products displaying order. I mean “sort by” field and it’s direction. This article will show how to add a new sorting field, called “Date added” to the products list.
It is a good idea to create a new layout handle in Magento when we need to be able to easily customize styling of pages or enable/disable specific blocks for the customer groups. Here is how.