Magento themes and extensions

Key tips to consider when connecting Magento with third party systems

Posted on June 27th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Magento being an ecommerce platform running at a pace of a dragster, its highly difficult for its competitors to keep up with its features, updates, community base and no. of organizations using it.

Now the organizations using it also uses/need other subsystems for the tasks which Magento is not programmed/supposed to do. For example, to maintain accounting records organizations using Accounting Systems such as Quickbooks, using POS Systems such as Microsoft RMS, iVend, Lightspeed Retail for physical stores, using ERP such as SAP Business One, MS Dynamics NAV, Open ERP for order processing, accounting and for a full business management cycle, using Shipping Systems and Tax Management Systems such as Avalara or Exactor etc. For a smooth data flow and proper information management organizations are also using some Plugins/Connectors which connects these back office systems with the Magento eCommerce.

simplefolio customization seperate slider and portfolio category settings

Posted on June 26th, 2014 | Posted by admin

By default Simplefolio assumes you want to use the same post category for the elements displayed on the homepage slider and the portfolio page.  These modifications allow you to select a different category for each section.

Step 1 is to add the option in the template configuration file located at /<root>/wp-content/themes/simplefolio/admin/index.php

Around line 248 find this block:

$sfoptions[] = array(    "name" => "Slider Options",
"type" => "heading");
$sfoptions[] = array(    "name" => "Number of Slides",

Super Duper : Ultimate Responsive Magento Theme

Posted on June 24th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Super Duper : Ultimate Responsive Magento Theme

  • Code Standard : Fully Commented Code and follow 100% magento code standard so it’s easy to customize theme and install magento extension
  • Unmatched Support : Strong ticket system to track and solve your query or issue. 89% On time Resolution
  • Advance Admin Options : Tons of admin options. Settings and Options are categorised properly so easy to customise and maintain
  • Customizable Design : You can change visual appearance of the theme at almost every element

Layout Options :

  • Layout Customization : Enable to set full width layout or boxed layout. Admin can Create Unique Layout with the help of layout options
  • Responsive Fluid Grid : Enable to set On / Off Fluid Grid. If fluid will be enabled, theme will automatically set layout contents to use maximum space. If disabled, width will changed on break points
  • Customizable Responsive Layout : Select maximum width of the layout or specify your custom width
  • Background Options : Ability to set layout background colours, textures or image from admin panel
  • Unlimited Colors : Unlimited colours options. Admin is able to define colours of almost every elements of the layout
  • Google Fonts : Integrated Google web fonts

Magento product images duplicate issue with CSV product importer

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 | Posted by admin

Magento product images duplicate issue with CSV product importer
Our client likes to leave images on media/import folder and when they import csv, if product image already existed, it was creating duplicate image.

So below is a quick workaround to fix this issue. Here we are just deleting previous images if we are going to re-import them again.

There could be a simpler solution but this worked for me.

How to pull new product image in magento for hover image in product list page

Posted on June 20th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Lets create new image attribute first at: magento admin > Catalog > Attributes > Manage Attributes > Add New Attribute

Set Attribute Properties as below:

Attribute Code *: hover_image
Scope: Store View
Catalog Input Type for Store Owner: Media Image
Apply To *: All Product Types
Manage Label ‘admin’: Hover image

Save this new attribute and go to manage attribute set at:

magento admin > Catalog > Attributes > Manage Attribute Sets.

Click on your attribute e.g. Defaults. Then drag ‘hover_image’ from Unassigned Attributes to group Images and Save attribute set.

Now edit your product and assign image to hover image that you want to display on list page on mouse over.

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