Magento themes and extensions

How to add custom fields to Customer Registration and Account page in magento 1.5

Posted on January 29th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento Provides the default customer registration form with very few fields like name,email,pwd etc. But in realtime we need to get more details from the customer during registration. In order to achieve this we may have to create custom module that extends the magento customer module.

Step 1: We Start with Our module activation file first it just specifies the module name its location and Active Status. This file must be placed in app/etc/modules/ directory as app/etc/modules/Mydons_Customer.xml

How do I remove Google Checkout from “Shop by” section in Search results?

Posted on January 29th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Google Checkout section is shown in Shop By block of Magento’s search results page:

To disable this section you need to switch enable_googlecheckout attribute to not be used in layered navigation:

Magestore reward policy

Posted on January 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Why don’t earn money with our Reward policy?

We have released Reward Point feature allowing you to earn real money through some certain actions, such as registering, buying or reviewing products and so on. It seems to be extremely simple for you to receive rewards in the form of “points” which are converted to money to make purchases of our products and services.

It sounds amazing? All possible activities rewarded are listed as the below table:

Activity Reward
Spend each $10 $1
Register at Mage store $1
Subscribe to Mages tore newsletter $2
Write review for our product $3

How To Cancel Pending Orders Automatically In Magento

Posted on January 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento store owners are sometimes bombarded with pending orders which aren’t completed due to payment difficulties or the customers not completing the order for any reason. These pending orders remains in the database making your Magento store perform slower and slower with time. Deleting all these pending orders manually is a big pain, no store owners wants to waste his/her precious time going through pending order management unless required. One option is to cancel all pending orders first and finally delete them after a said interval which will save database space, so you will only have valid records in your database tables.

How To Setup, Configure & Manage Time Zones In Magento

Posted on January 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Lately many people asked us questions on how to manage & setup timezone for their Magento store and why Magento uses UTC (coordinated Universal Time). Now, you must be having few other sites running as per your timezone requirements so why your Magento powered store has to rely on UTC? Answer is simple, Magento is built to run on most of the platforms so if you run your store on cloud servers, the server default will be UTC unless specified otherwise. Magento sets script’s time relative to server time which finally gets converted to UTC. So each Magento store (database-wise) is synced to UTC which will automatically help with cross-server synchronization.