Magento themes and extensions

Adding Pinterest Button to Magento Product Page

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Posted on November 17th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Pinterest looks like it is going to be the next big thing to hit the internet. It has grown massively in a short amount of time and is a very effective marketing tool for e-commerce websites, providing you have good quality images.

I have recently added the “Pin-It” button to FOODO, my Australian food website. I tried to play with adding to to every page of the website but it wouldn’t work, so I had to settle adding it only to the product pages.

The page you want to add the code to is called view.phtml located within your theme at/app/design/frontend/theme/theme/template/catalog/product/.

How to Add Custom Tabs to Magento Customer Edit page

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Posted on February 3rd, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento Provides the manage customers feature to list and edit the customers information.
The Customer edit page in the admin panel gives details about the customers account information,address,orders etc.

In some scenarios we may need to show our custom module contents related to the customer in a additional tab. To achieve this functionality we need to create a custom module and add our tab.

Step 1: We start with our config.xml file. In this file we are specifying an adminhtml xml layout file and a Block class for our custom module.

AIDA in eCommerce – Landing on product pages

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Posted on July 28th, 2011 | Posted by admin

AIDA stands for Attention, Interest, Desire and Action. It’s the oldest trick in the sales book, but rarely thought about when it comes to eCommerce. The idea is that a sales person should follow these four steps when pitching a product to the potential buyer. In the world of eCommerce, you don’t have your sales person, so this process is (should) be done by your online store.

Attention

Using search engines, in most cases visitors will land on product or category pages. We will concentrate on your product pages within the AIDA process. Once the visitor lands on your product page, you have merely a few seconds to grab his attention. In these few seconds, this visitor will decide weather this is what he was looking for or he’ll move along. We are talking about attention, the first part of AIDA process. In the real world, you’d be trying to catch the attention of the buyer in this step, but online, you already have his attention. All you need to do is make sure you don’t lose it.

Magento: Custom Page Templates in CMS Layout Dropdown

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Posted on June 2nd, 2011 | Posted by admin

Creating new page templates is as easy as duplicating and editing the files in /template/page/. However, you can add as many new ones as you want, but no new ones will show up in the Layout dropdown when selecting a template to use for a specific CMS page.

The solution: Create your own simple module to add your magento templates. This should only take you 5 minutes if you know what you are doing with custom magento modules.

Step 1: Create Your Module Config File

Create this file: /app/code/local/YOURMODS/CmsTemplates/etc/config.xml and put the following code in, modifying it to suit your templates:

Change any page title in Magento

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Posted on May 25th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Here’s a quicky one   How do you change page title of every Magento page if some titles are hardcoded into controller?

Since some controllers in Magento likes to force page titles like

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$this->loadLayout();
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$this->getLayout()->getBlock('head')->setTitle($this->__('My Account'));
$this->renderLayout();

we can’t go with setTitle through layout, since controller is setting title right before rendering.

There is a simple solution for this, use another variable for title display

In page/html/head.phtml template replace default

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