Magento themes and extensions

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.

Magento Connect ManagerAnd login again.

How to show out of stock products in magento

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Posted on August 29th, 2014 | Posted by admin

If you want to show/display out of stock products in magento than follow this:

Magento has several criteria for determining if an item should be visible in the store, but one of these is not whether or not the item is in stock. Magento can manage your stock and will set your stock status to “Out of Stock” for you, but what if you want these out of stock items to be hidden from the store.. automatically? Also, in my case I do not want to “disable” the item because the inventory management system will then ignore it. Turns out this was much more difficult to figure out than I expected it to be but the end solution was quite simple.

A. Login to Magento back-end
B. Go to menu System >> Configuration.
C. Take inventory tab from the left panel
D. Set Display out of stock products to ‘Yes’ in Stock options tab in the right panel

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

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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.

How to get wishlist collection in Magento

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Posted on June 19th, 2014 | Posted by admin

If you want to get all details of your wishlist product to anywhere in your magento you can get it easily.
For that you need to get current login user details like user name or user id, because we can load wishlist collection from user id, that is why we first we must need to get login details from session.

<?php
$customer = Mage::getSingleton(‘customer/session’)->getCustomer();
if($customer->getId())
{
$wishlist = Mage::getModel(‘wishlist/wishlist’)->loadByCustomer($customer, true);
$wishListItemCollection = $wishlist->getItemCollection();
foreach ($wishListItemCollection as $item)

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