How To Customize Magento Mobile App Colors For iPhone

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Posted on February 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento is a strong eCommerce application which gives the flexibility to have to a customized iPhone customized theme with lots of different color variant. Magento empowers to use any preset color palette or use one from scratch to match with your site’s design.

I am going to present screenshots of a Magento mobile app for iPhone where i am showing you how to customize your iPhone app with lots of colors and images. I am assuming you are using Enterprise Magento software.

1. Magento Mobile App in Magento Admin Panel

How To Use Shortcodes In Magento eCommerce

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Posted on February 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Shortcodes are simple set of functions for creating macro codes for use in CMS pages or blocks. If you are familiar with WordPress you must be aware about how placing ["gallery"] in your post content replaces this shortcode with real gallery. Similarly, Magento has it’s own shortcodes which you can use in Magento CMS pages, Product pages, Category pages or blocks. Magento shortcode syntax is fairly simple to understand as the real shortcode is placed inside double curly braces. The most common of all is

<a href="{{store url=""}}">Home Page</a>
In this the {{store url=""}} is replaced by actual store URL. Apart from that there are other

 Magento shortcodes which i am listing below:

How To Customize The Magento Core Without Actually Changing It

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Posted on February 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin

There might be some particular reasons when you have to change the Magento‘s core files then you should be very careful otherwise all your changes made in core files will be lost when the current Magento version is upgraded to latest version. Before changing anything in the core you should device a clear cut policy to ensure that your customized core files are upgradable, non-over writable and easier to accommodate further customizations.

Magento gives the flexibility to customize it’s core but the most important thing is the developers discipline. A slight negligence can make all efforts go in vain especially when the Magento version is upgraded, degraded etc.
Understanding Magento’s Configuration Files

How to show Tier prices Magento

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Posted on February 4th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Do you want to show tier prices in your product list or product view?

The function

The function we need to use is:

$this->getTierPrices($_product);

Version

I’ve tested my code in a Magento 1.3 version.

Code

You should paste this close to where the main price os printed.

Please notice the formated_price_incl_tax you may change this if you’re using excluding tax.

How to get Dropdown Attributes Magento

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Posted on February 4th, 2012 | Posted by admin

How to get Dropdown Attributes Magento

Get the Dropdown Attribute value in catalog list.

We saw How to get Attributes wich worked fine for text attributes.

Now if you want to get the dropdown attribute value:

<?php echo $_product->getAttributeText(‘attribute_name’) ?>