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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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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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