Magento themes and extensions

How to change Default Sort Order Magento

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Posted on January 5th, 2012 | Posted by admin

I’ll be clear… Magento is not good as you could imagine. In fact sucks in so many ways.

Today i’m showing you one. There is no backend option to change the Default Sort Order in your product listing (catalog).

Lucky there is an easy solution.

The Toolbar

Look for the file toolbar.php located in:

/app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Block/Product/List

How to fix – Unable to submit your request. Please, try again later – Contact Form

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Posted on January 5th, 2012 | Posted by admin

If you’re using a Magento 1.3 theme with a Magento 1.4 install your contact form will not work.

It just shows an error

Unable to submit your request. Please, try again later

Solution

Add the following line to the form.phtml The location of the file will depend on wich theme are you using (base, blank…).

/app/design/frontend/base/default/template/contacts/form.phtml

Add this between the form tags:

<input type=”text” name=”hideit”  id=”hideit” value=”” style=”display:none !important;” />

How to change the Price Range Magento

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Posted on December 28th, 2011 | Posted by admin

If you need to change the Price Range in your Magento catalog go to:

app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Model/Layer/Filter/Price.php

Look for the line:

$range = pow(10, (strlen(floor($maxPrice))-$index));

Change the 10 for a lower / higher number.

Tested in the 1.4 version

How to add Social Links Magento

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Posted on December 28th, 2011 | Posted by admin

One nice thing you should add to your Magento site is the Social Links.

Let your customers promote your products on twitter, facebook and more.

ShareThis

You can grab his code and paste it to your site http://sharethis.com/

Your own code

This one is my favorite option. You can code the social links by your own.

Let’s digg into this second option:

How to add Facebook and Twitter buttons into Magento site

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Posted on December 27th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Social network is becoming very popular these days. Almost web-store owners want to integrate great features from Facebook, Twitter… into their websites. Indeed, it’s a very nice way to advertise and promote products, and Magestore does not stay out of the trend. Browse our site and you will see that we have Send, Like button for Facebook fan page, Twitter share for Twitter in all product pages. If you are also interested, follow my article ;)

Well, there is no magic here. It’s really simple. Facebook and Twitter already provide you all tools to create these buttons. I will show you how to add these buttons for different product pages.