Magento themes and extensions

ACCESSING STATIC BLOCKS IN MAGENTO

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Posted on January 30th, 2015 | Posted by admin

Sometimes a client asks to be able to manage certain areas of their Magento ecommerce website that would usually require access to template files. While this is okay, most clients consider HTML a foreign language and would probably do more harm than good. To remedy this, a lot of developers would consider creating a custom module. While this isn’t bad, sometimes it can require too much work if the client only wants to change one line of text! A much easier and quicker solution is to use a static block. Static Blocks can be included into your design in three main ways:

  • Inside a template file using PHP
  • Inside a content field of a CMS Page in the Magento admin
  • Inside the Layout Update XML field of a CMS page in the Magento admin

How to Add Images to Your Products

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Posted on January 29th, 2015 | Posted by admin

Adding an image to a product in Magento is simple. All you need to do is select the product which you want to add an image to from the product list available in the magento admin area -> Catalog -> Manage Products.

Once the product is selected, click the Images option available in the Product Information menu on the left.

Click Browse Files and locate the file on your computer which you want to use as a product image. Then click Upload Files to upload the image to your shop. Finally, label your image and choose where it should appear using the radio buttons on the right. Click Save to save your product’s image.

HOW TO CHANGE THE TOTAL UPSELL PRODUCTS IN A ROW IN MAGENTO

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Posted on January 28th, 2015 | Posted by admin

If you add additional up-sell products to your product, they are displayed in a table, at the bottom of your product’s view page.

By Default they are set 4 in a row, but this can be changed.

Locate the file app/design/frontend/your_package_your_theme/layout/catalog.xml, or copy it from the tefault package if it doesn’t exist under your package layout folder yet.

In this file look for the block that starts with <block type="catalog/product_list_upsell"...

Change the line <action method="setColumnCount"><columns>3</columns></action> to read <action method="setColumnCount"><columns>4</columns></action>(when 4 is your desired total in a row), and you’re good to go!

MA LIBRA MAGENTO THEME

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Posted on January 27th, 2015 | Posted by admin

Are you looking for a suitable style for your online store, Libra magento theme is a great choice for you. It’s is a multi purpose magento theme. You can use it for fashion shop, sport shop, digital shop.

Libra is a responsive magento theme. It will adapt to screen size and work as separate in same way as you had separate desktop and Magento mobile theme. Powered with more than 10 Magento extensions and based on CSS3, Libra will bring your store to absolutely new level. Highlight of this theme is a Slideshow (Banner Sequence) with smooth transition, nice effect. Customers can see featured products, new products of each category in slider with Category Tabs Slider module. You can advertise your brand logo and help customers have more information about your store with content at footer. Static blocks contains nice image and information make this theme become more eye-catching. Mega Menu is fixed and shown clearly when you scroll pages up and down. Buttons such as add to cart, add to wishlist, add to compare are designed meticulously and minutely. We use other modules to promote your sales : ajax layered navigation, ajax cart super, related products slider, upsell products slider,…

Magento – Check whether current page is Homepage or not

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Posted on January 26th, 2015 | Posted by admin

Magento - Check whether current page is Homepage or not

Here is a quick code to check if the current page is homepage or not.


if
($this->getIsHomePage()) {
echo 'You are in Homepage!';
} else {
echo 'You are NOT in Homepage!';
}

- Below is an alternative way to check for homepage:-

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