How to add Facebook and Twitter buttons into Magento site

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Posted on December 9th, 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.

Facebook Send and Like button

Here is what you need to generate Facebook Send & Like button code:

How to Remove Add to Compare Magento

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Posted on September 26th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Do you want to remove the add to compare list in your Magento site?

There is only bad news to do that.

First of all there is no an easy-admin-button to turn it off. Yeah Magento rocks…

And of course you will have to to into some code. But don’t worry is quite simple.
0. Turn cache Off
Turn off the Magento Cache just to be sure the changes work. You can turn it on again once you’re done.

Reminder: System-> Cache Management
1. reports.xml
Open the app/design/frontend/deafult/YourTheme/layout/reports.xml

Look for and comment or delete this line:

<block type=”reports/product_compared” before=”right.permanent.callout” name=”right.reports.product.compared” template=”reports/product_compared.phtml” />

And also this one:

<block type=”reports/product_viewed” before=”right.permanent.callout” name=”right.reports.product.viewed” template=”reports/product_viewed.phtml” />

Add Adwords tracking code to order confirmation page in Magento

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Posted on February 23rd, 2011 | Posted by admin

Add Adwords tracking code to order confirmation page in Magento

Adding an Adwords tracking code to order confirmation page in Magento is relatively easy task. One that can be handled under an hour or so if you choose to implement it the proper way. Here is how.

Modify the “app/design/frontend/default/my_custom_theme/layout/checkout.xml” file. Look for section

1.<checkout_onepage_success>
2.<reference name="root">
3.<action method="setTemplate"><template>page/2columns-right.phtml</template></action>
4.</reference>
5.<reference name="content">
6.<block name="checkout.success" template="checkout/success.phtml" type="checkout/onepage_success" />
7.</reference>

Add New Reference in Magento

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Posted on February 23rd, 2011 | Posted by admin

If you already performed some Magento research, you will know that it is built on a fully modular model that gives great scalability and flexibility for your store. While creating a theme, you are provided with many content blocks that you can place in structural blocks. If you are not sure what they are, please read Designer’s Guide to Magento first. Magento provides few structural blocks by default and many content blocks. This article tells what needs to be in place to create new structural block.

What are structural blocks?

They are the parent blocks of content blocks and serve to position its content blocks within a store page context. Take a look at the image below. These structural blocks exist in the forms of the header area, left column area, right column…etc. which serve to create the visual structure for a store page. Our goal is to create a new structural block called “newreference”.

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