Magento themes and extensions

Disable Flash uploader in Magento

Posted on May 28th, 2013 | Posted by admin

Disable Flash uploader in Magento
Are there any reliable ways of disabling the Flash uploader and using the ‘classic’ uploader? Is this even possible without using an extension?

I’m just normally trying to upload an image via the admin – both /var and /media (and all sub-folders) are set to 777. The response I get back is:

{“error”:”File was not uploaded.”,”errorcode”:666}

Magento Product Pages with Different Sized Images

Posted on May 27th, 2013 | Posted by admin

Occasionally you run into something that makes you scratch your head. Client has different product image sizes, think art prints. They can be divided into six groups. Some of them are 700×700, some are 700×400, you get the idea.

Client of course wants them to be full sized on the product page. That’s what they are selling.  So how do I get them all to display the proper size?  Custom Design, of course.

Magento allows you to select a different template, in Catalog>Manage Products. When you have the product page open, under Design Tab, there is an option called Custom Design, where you can select the template to use on this page.

So what is the process?

Compare Magento Go, Community and Enterprise

Posted on May 26th, 2013 | Posted by admin

Choosing the right eCommerce platform as per ones business requirements is a very crucial process. After having a clear understanding of ones requirements and a brainstorming on the available options for eCommerce platform, many merchants conclude with Magento. Magento is one of the most powerful e-commerce systems available today.

But even after selecting Magento, merchants vacillate with regards to which version to go with, as Magento has three versions. This Blog Article will provide a glimpse on the topic ‘Compare Magento Go, Community and Enterprise’

According to popular definitions they can evaluated as :

Moving Category List from Top to Left in Magento

Posted on May 25th, 2013 | Posted by admin

Default Magento layout locates the top navigation at the top of the store, right underneath the main header, as a horizontal bar. But what if you want it to be located at the left hand side of your store?

So first thing to do is to try and figure out what part of the system layout handles this block. In order to find out, we should first turn on the template path hints. This is done in the back office: System => configuration => developer. Set your Current Configuration Scope to point at your current web site, and then go to the debug tab, and turn on the Template Path Hints option.

Now at reloading our front end, we can see the template paths for each block. Focusing on the top navigation menu, we can see that it is controlled within the template/catalog/navigation/top.phtml. That also means that its layout file’s name is catalog.xml, as the layout file name has always the same name as the first descendant of the template’s directory in this path.

Magento Google Analytics goals setup

Posted on May 24th, 2013 | Posted by admin

We’ll assume you already have google analytics setup and working with magento

So… we want to add Google Analytics Goals so we can track what people are doing at the different steps of checkout.

Alright… here we go…

  1. Log into your Google Analytics account
  2. Click “Admin” at the top right (of the new version of Google Analytics)
  3. Click the name of your domain
  4. Click “Goals” tab–towards the middle of page
  5. Click one of the non used “+ Goal” links
  6. Now we fill in all the info…
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