Magento themes and extensions

View product in frontend from Magento admin

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Posted on February 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin

When you are editing some product in Magento admin and want to check it out in frontend of your Magento project, how do you find this particular product? Do you search for it, navigate to it using product url key or just browse to it? Well, however you do it, I’m going to give you the easiest way to get to your desired product in the frontend – view product link.

How to simplify the installation of Magento theme?

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Posted on February 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin

How to simplify the installation of Magento theme?

It is undeniable that putting one theme in is far from easy for Magento users. You have to take a range of steps to complete that process. The first is copy the whole necessary files into Magento folder and then create static blocks, or edit homepage, make up banner, etc. In some worse cases, you exactly keep all guided steps but the result is not as same as design.

Is there any ways to visualize the installation of Magento theme and make it become easier?

Configuring Symfony2 to use APC cache

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Posted on February 22nd, 2012 | Posted by admin

Symfony2 support several caching systems and one of them is APC cache.

This article is going to be short …. but, everything in Symfony2 is so developer friendly that do not require some huge knowledge to accomplish …

So, first of all what you should know: Apc cache is not going to work properly unless you are executing php scripts on linux server configuration either as apache user or FastCGI and the best way to be configured (from my personal experience is to run Php as with mod_fcgid, because running php as Apache user with often insufficient permissions could lead to other problems …).

Symfony2 custom config parameters

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Posted on February 22nd, 2012 | Posted by admin

Sometimes we need to add some static configuration options inside our project that will be accessible from whole project scope.

For example, I wanted to define some custom DateTime format that I will use in more then one bundles to format my output to mobile device.

I didn’t want to write format string again and again in code, because after 2 years as my project expanding, I maybe will not be able to quickly find where I defined that output format to reuse it.

Then I decided to try to put configuration option inside config.yml file and when I change value there, it will be changed elsewhere in the project so I dont need to search and replace this values one by one.

How to List Orders by Order Status using Magento API

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Posted on February 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento Core API allows us to retrieve the Orders Placed in a Magento Store. In this example we will be filtering the orders based on its status. Magento Webservices allows us to use Both Soap and XMLRPC for accessing the Core API, for this example i have used both in the below code snippet.

<?php
$soapclient = new SoapClient('');
$sessionId = $soapclient->login('YourAPIUser', 'YourAPIKey'); /
/Webservice User and API Key
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