Magento themes and extensions

An In-Depth Look at Magento Theme Fallback

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Posted on December 18th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Magento supports unparalleled theme flexibility and sophistication that allow for incredibly custom branding while still retaining development efficiency and upgrade compatibility. In particular, the theme asset fallback system allows theme developers to only modify the parts of a theme which actually need to be customized. This feature also enables merchants to quickly deploy stylized stores while still retaining features developed for the overall brand.

Current Fallback Structure

Magento Enterprise 1.14 and Community 1.9 introduced a new, more flexible theme fallback mechanism. Each theme can now specify its parent, which can then specify its parent, and so on. This theoretically allows infinite fallback levels instead of the fixed number of fallback “slots” in older versions.

As powerful as this concept is, the core code powering it is relatively straightforward.

Config Discovery

While loading the current area in a controller’s preDispatch() method, a singleton instance ofMage_Core_Model_Design_Config is instantiated. This class’s constructor scans all themes for an etc/theme.xml file, and loads the contents into a in-memory config instance.

Mage_Core_Model_Design_Config::__construct()

Multi – a Multi-purpose Magento Theme

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Posted on December 17th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Multi – a Multi-purpose Magento Theme

X98 – SuperMarket Responsive Magento Theme

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Posted on December 16th, 2014 | Posted by admin

X98 is a Magento Theme especially designed for home appliances , kitchen appliances stores. It comes with features a clean CSS that allow easy advanced customization.

X98 is a responsive template, which automatically adapts in particular to mobile phones, tablets, and desktops; when the screen is resized, each template element is automatically adjusted to fit the new resolution. This magento theme is simple and clear. Mega menu and vertical mega menu are nice and convenient. They placed on top and on the left sidebar, where buyers can easily find necessary categories and products. Slideshow is below Mega menu with simple effects, may be full-width or boxed in each layout. Featured products of each category are advertised in the slider. Price Countdown shows countdown timer at discount products with slider. New products, most viewed products ared displayed beautifully in slider. Blog and Testimonial module help customers and you interact with each other more easily and friendly. Brand logos in static block with links at footer is also a highlights of this template. Don’t doubt, this template will bring profit to your e-commerce store.

DEMO: http://themeforest.net/item/x98-supermarket-responsive-magento-theme/full_screen_preview/9774404

You can buy templates this link: http://themeforest.net/item/x98-supermarket-responsive-magento-theme/9774404?WT.oss_phrase=&WT.oss_rank=17&WT.z_author=Plaza-Themes&WT.ac=search_list

How to set up a blog in Magento

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Posted on December 15th, 2014 | Posted by admin

It is not difficult to set up a blog in Magento. However, note that this functionality is not included by default and you will have to use a custom extension to add it.

You can search Magento Connect for an extension that will fully suit your needs. One of the popular free extensions that you can use is the Magento Blog – Community Edition.

All Magento extensions are installed in a similar way that is thoroughly explained in our Magento Connect Tutoria.

Once the extension is installed, you will have one additional section in the top menu of your Magento admin area called Blog. From there you can adjust the newly-installed Blog settings, add posts etc.

How to install magento themes using the Magento Connect Manager

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Posted on December 12th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Installing Magento 1.8 new theme using Magento Connect manager is very simple. By default Magento had one theme, and you want to change that theme and add your required theme through  Magento Connect manager, please follow these steps:

On Admin section, go to System -> Magento Connect -> Magento Connect Manager as bellow screenshot.

And login again.

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