How to change Weight Attribute decimals Magento

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Posted on October 6th, 2011 | Posted by admin

There is no simple way to change the decimal numbers in the Weight Attribute in Magento.

And is not a specific solution either.
What can we do?
For example, we can force to all numeric attributes to show with 2 decimals.

Open the attributes.phtml located in:

app/design/frontend/YOUR THEME/template/catalog/product/view/

I changed this:

How To Add, Change SKU In Bulk Magento Product List

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Posted on June 6th, 2011 | Posted by admin

How To Add, Change SKU in Bulk Magento Product list is not as simple as it may sound by there is a quick solution to add, change SKU numbers within your existing huge product database. Stock Keeping Unit aka SKU is typically a unique, alphanumeric, merchant-defined identifier for the product with the primary intention to make this number human-readable, meaningful and concise. Many big ecommerce open source application uses SKU but i have seen some e-commerce open source applications which completely neglect this attribute.

Magento uses SKU explicitly as a “unique identifier for the particular product, across all stores and websites”. Keeping Product Title be the primary differentiation won’t help especially if the store is multi-site and multi-lingual. As per a study when people start their online store they don’t give much attention to the SKU numbers but keep on adding as many products as they can which leads to trouble we are talking about. Now, they end up having thousands of products in their database without proper SKU numbers. Tracking becomes difficult, heavy ordering takes a toll on back office.

Programmatically change Magento’s core config data

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Posted on May 10th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Every Magento installation has certain core configuration data already set. When you update those values from the administration interfaces, changes are saved mainly to core_config_data database table. It seems important and something that you shouldn’t touch, right? As always, there are times you will wish to get your hands on it. In some cases you will wish to chance settings directly from the code. This article demonstrates the proper way.
Let’s say we want to change “demo store notice” (on/off) – change value from 0 to 1 and vice versa.
All you need to do is open your database,
for example with phpmyadmin,
browse table “core_config_data“,
change the data you want and save it…

How to change background color of product image placeholder?

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Posted on February 22nd, 2011 | Posted by admin

This is a simple magento tips but there are many people have asked for.

You can find and edit this file:

1.magento\app\code\core\Mage\Catalog\Model\Product\Image.php

find this code:

1.protected $_backgroundColor = array(255, 255, 255); //white background

change the background to the color you prefer:

1.protected $_backgroundColor = array(0, 0, 0); //black color
2.
3.//protected $_backgroundColor  = array(0, 0, 255); //blue color

Clear cache and refesh the fontend to get your result.

Good work!

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