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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 completing the Magento one page 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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