Get Magento URL and Path

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When you work or develop magento site so many places you need to some magento URL. Magento URL and magento path is very helpful to make development easy. When you want to create magento static block and you want to show some image or set any page link then you need to set exact path for that. Maegnto provide some basic path or URL by default. Here I want to show you magento path and URL. Use magento URL in static block get SKIN URL [php]{{skin url='images/sampleimage1.png'}}[/php] get Media URL [php]{{media url='/sampleimage1.png'}}[/php] get Store URL [php]{{store url='contact.html'}}[/php] get Base URL [php]{{base url='yourstore/contact.html'}}[/php] Use magento URL path in PHTML get Homepage URL [php]<?php $home_url = Mage::helper('core/url')->getHomeUrl(); ?>[/php] Or check current page is homepage [php]<?php if( Mage::getSingleton('cms/page')->getIdentifier() == 'home' && Mage::app()->getFrontController()->getRequest()->getRouteName() ==…
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How to create custom module in magento

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Magento is best eCommerce system now a days which is offering rich customization possibilities by extensions and modules. Magento is built on a fully modular model that influences an unlimited scalability and flexibility for your store. Make Custom Module Magento There are many things custom modules can do, from editing your Database, to handling module upgrades to overriding classes (Blocks, Controllers, Models) ... and more! Magento is an open source solution. So you can write new modules for Magento by yourself. Here I want to show you how to create simple costume module magento. In Magento all modules are organized under a package. This package is nothing but a simple folder under codepool containing different modules. For example all core modules of magento system is kept under package "Mage" (open…
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Get attribute name and value magento

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In magento you can create as many custom attributes for your products as you want.Suppose you want to add or display brand color for every product on home, category or product page. So this is very easy to do with custom attributes. If we were to create a new custom attribute called "brand_color" and the attribute was of a "Text Field" type, we could do something like the following at a product level to obtain its value. [php]<?php echo $_product->getBrandColor(); ?>[/php] Get attribute collection [php]<?php $attribute = $_product->getResource()->getAttribute('my_attribute'); ?>[/php] Get attribute type [php]<?php $attribute = $_product->getResource()->getAttribute('my_attribute')->getAttributeType(); ?>[/php] Get attribute Label [php]<?php $attribute = $_product->getResource()->getAttribute('my_attribute')->getFrontendLabel(); ?>[/php] Attribute is visible or not [php]<?php $attribute = $_product->getResource()->getAttribute('my_attribute')->getIsVisible(); ?>[/php] Attribute is required [php]<?php $attribute = $_product->getResource()->getAttribute('my_attribute')->getIsRequired(); ?>[/php] Get attribute value [php]<?php $attributeValue = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getMyAttribute();?>[/php]…
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Excute custom query in magento

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Magento has provide us very good features for handling or interacting with Database tables. Magento give all the data by default but some time we need to get or insert some custom data.So for this we need to write custom query. Database Connections In Magento [php] <?php // fetch read database connection that is used in Mage_Core module $read= Mage::getSingleton('core/resource')->getConnection('core_read'); // fetch write database connection that is used in Mage_Core module $write = Mage::getSingleton('core/resource')->getConnection('core_write'); ?> [/php] How to excute custom query in magento [php] <?php // fetch read database connection that is used in Mage_Core module $read= Mage::getSingleton('core/resource')->getConnection('core_read'); $value=$read->query("SELECT ...."); $row = $value->fetch(); echo "<pre>";print_r($row);echo "</pre>"; // As Array ?> [/php] Insert custom data in magento tabel [php] <?php // fetch write database connection that is used in Mage_Core module…
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Add New Field to Magento Contact Form

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In magento default contact us form provide only four fileds information like Name, Email, Telephone and comment but some time need to more information for contact form it's depends on bussiness model and criteria. If you want to add new field or need more inforation about the user from contact us so this artical to be helpfull to you. Below are the step how to add new field in magento contact us form. This example to show you how to add extra input type field in magento contact us form. Step 1: Add field to phtml file Go to app -> design -> frontend -> yourpackage -> yourtheme -> template -> contacts -> form.phtml If you want to add required field: [sourcecode language="plain"] <li> <label for="email"><em>*</em><?php echo Mage::helper('contacts')->__('Company Name') ?></label>…
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How to show latest tweet on magento site

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Display latest tweet on magento site without any extension. Twitter is most popular social networking site in a day.Using this code publish their Twitter account posts directly onto any section of their Magento store.This is a fast and effective way to keep your website up to date with relevant information. Once integrated, messages are able to appear directly into a designated section of your website and will appear in real-time as soon as the messages are posted. Benefit of twitter integrate into magento store Keep your Magento store live with fresh information via Twitter data feeds Fast and effective way to integrate your Magento store with Twitter Keep your website up to date with relevant information posts Step 1: Create magento_tweet.phtml from catalog/product/magento_tweet.phtml [php] <?php function getTime($time){ $tweetdate = $time;…
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Please check for sufficient write file permissions in magento connect manager

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If you want to use install any other magento extension or upgrade your mangeto from magento connect manager its really very easy to do that. You can find really some great extensions some are paid and some are free from magento commerce site.Find extension that interest you, click "Get extension key", agree with license agreement and get key. But some times you want use magento connect manager and its display error like "Please check for sufficient write file permissions". Magento Connect requires write permissions to the Magento files in order to install new extensions or upgrade the software to a new version. You can change your file/folder permissions either thru your FTP Client (like FileZilla) OR thru a SSH client (like Putty). Go inside your Magento folder & change permissions…
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How to get Magento layout outside of Magento

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Get Magento Content Outiside of Magento I integreated wordpress in my magento store and I will try to get magento data in wordpress file. I want to same header in my both site magento and wordpress. I tryed to hard and finally got the solution to get any magento layout in wordpress. Below are the script to get magento layout outside of magento. [php] <?php require_once '/home/.../public_html/.../app/Mage.php'; umask(0); /* not Mage::run(); */ Mage::app('default'); // get layout object $layout = Mage::getSingleton('core/layout'); //get block object $block = $layout->createBlock('page/template_links'); /* choose whatever category ID you want */ //$block->setCategoryId(3); $block->setTemplate('page/template/links.phtml'); echo $block->renderView(); ?> [/php] Get Magento layout outside of Magento Below script to get whole magento header section with top links out side of magento. [php] <?php require_once '/home/.../public_html/.../app/Mage.php'; umask(0); /* not Mage::run(); */…
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Display sub categories on main category page+Magento

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display sub-categories instead of products on main category page+magento If you want to display Sub Categories list on main category or parent category in magento. So this artical may be help ful to you for design and display subcategories on parent category page+magento. => Copy the Category.php file from core to local. Create any directories required under app/code/local. (This is so images can be displayed) [sourcecode language="plain"] $ cp app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Model/Resource/Eav/Mysql4/Category.php app/code/local/Mage/Catalog/Model/Resource/Eav/Mysql4/Category.php [/sourcecode] => Add -addAttrbuteToSelect('image') to getChildrenCategories function [sourcecode language="plain"] public function getChildrenCategories($category) { $collection = $category->getCollection(); /* @var $collection Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Mysql4_Category_Collection */ $collection->addAttributeToSelect('url_key') ->addAttributeToSelect('name') ->addAttributeToSelect('image') ->addAttributeToSelect('all_children') ->addAttributeToSelect('is_anchor') ->addAttributeToFilter('is_active', 1) ->addIdFilter($category->getChildren()) ->setOrder('position', 'ASC') ->joinUrlRewrite() ->load(); return $collection; } [/sourcecode] => Add or modify the category view template app/design/frontend/yourdiractory_path/default/template/catalog/category/view.phtml [php] <?php $_category = $this->getCurrentCategory(); $collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->getCategories($_category->entity_id); $rootcat = $_category->entity_id; $cat =…
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How to install magento on local server

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Magento Installation | Magento Installation Process | Magento Installation On Localserver Step 1: Open php.ini file for apache C:/xampp/apache/bin/php.in Find php_curl.dll and remove comment(;) From the following line [sourcecode language="plain"]extension=php_curl.dll[/sourcecode] Same way make changes in C:/xampp/php/php.ini file Restart apache server from xampp control panel Step 2: If database connection error occurs "InnoDB Engine" Open file xampp\mysql\bin\my.cnf (Drag and Drop that file to Notepad or notepad++ program) Find code: [sourcecode language="plain"] # Comment the following if you are using InnoDB tables skip-innodb #innodb_data_home_dir = "/xampplite/mysql/" #innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:10M:autoextend #innodb_log_group_home_dir = "/xampplite/mysql/" #innodb_log_arch_dir = "/xampplite/mysql/" ## You can set .._buffer_pool_size up to 50 - 80 % ## of RAM but beware of setting memory usage too high #innodb_buffer_pool_size = 16M #innodb_additional_mem_pool_size = 2M ## Set .._log_file_size to 25 % of buffer pool…
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