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Create first simple custom Magento module

magento custom search modulePart of customizing Magento is, of course, creating custom Modules. These allow you to inject functionality anywhere, whether in a “static” block fashion that’s more than static, or a shipping/payment module, or large module to do something as large as integrating a 3rd party system (or multiple …

Magento – How to Add JQuery/Ajax Add-To-Cart

So, the thing Ajax and all being, I was hunting for a way to an item to add the car with a Ajax call in Magento. Recently, I noticed there was a module that apparently either did not I, but had not seen it or did not exist when I wrote this, so I hacked my way through it.

PHP is not my primary language – I'm from the ASP, ASP.Net, C # world, but Magento was convincing enough that I took the plunge. I'm sure there are many things I do better / differently than here, so if you could get some suggestions, I'm all ears!

Magento Translations module

One of the best things in Magento, you can easily add new languages on its Web site. It is done all using CSV files – a file for a module for each language. For most major languages translations are available as free Magento Magento Connect modules. The product seems to …

Magento Model Code Generation

This is a quick one for advanced users, is a recent problem, I answered StackOverflow inspired.

Magento as well as about an abstract system as one of the advantages is the opportunity it presents metaprogramming. Drops action in a controller (which is the following code, you can define an internal function in PHP)