Magento is a powerful and, at the same time, complex eCommerce system. One of the important parts of this system is a different events logging. After some time of functioning, Magento collects more and more events data and it might have the performance impact. Of course, the logs information can be cleaned manually in the database to avoid issues with performance, but this approach is not always handy. Therefore, in this article we want to review Magento logging system and built in tools for logs handling.

Adding WYSIWYG editor to Magento admin form

If you have ever created CMS pages and blocks in Magento, you should know that there is a useful editor that makes entering the formatted text much easier. In this article, we will attach this WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor to our Magento admin form.

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.

Grid filter for columns with complex values

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..