how to really easy create a configurable product

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Posted on December 18th, 2014 | Posted by admin

First, create some attributes you want to use, i have taken three attributes, motor, servo, deko. They should be global and drop-down. Create the “answers” for your attribues, b.e.

  • motor : None, Brushless, Brushless with prop
  • servo : None, 2xcheap, 2xexpensive
  • deko : None, colored tape

Put these attribues into a new attribute-set depending on default-set, remove any attribues you dont want and add the three new ones.

Create a configurable product depending on your new attribute-set. Choose only the three new attributes. Then give the information for the main-product, name, description, pricing and so on. Save the product.

HOW TO OVERRIDE MAGENTO EVENT OBSERVER

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Posted on December 17th, 2014 | Posted by admin

We will have to override the Magento observers, when dealing with the extension’s conflicts or may have to disable or modify a part of some extension’s functionality. Basically, there is no major difference between the observer’s overriding and overriding of any other regular model. But sometimes we may face with issues while working with simple override.

Let’s see the following step by step instructions for Magento observer’s overriding.

We should pay attention to the naming.

Assume that we have some third party extension. It is named Xyz_Extension, and this extension has the following observer:

How to configure Magento to work with a new domain

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Posted on December 15th, 2014 | Posted by admin

There are two things you should do in order to configure Magento to work with a new domain:

Go to your cPanel > phpMyAdmin. Select your Magento database from the  left menu, find the table called core_config_data and click on it. Click the Browse tab and edit the first two fields:

web/unsecure/base_urlweb/secure/base_url

by clicking the pen icon in front of each of them. Replace your old domain name with your new one and click the Go button to save the change.

  • Clear the Magento cache.

How to set up the Magento Enterprise RMA system

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Posted on November 21st, 2014 | Posted by admin

Since version 1.11, Magento Enterprise Edition releases have included a RMA feature to help manage this process. The system supports tracking requests from when they are first created by a customer, all the way through to resolution. This post will look at how to set up and administer RMA requests from the admin panel, and will also detail a few shortcomings that will hopefully be improved in future releases.

How to set up the Magento Enterprise RMA system

Firstly, you need to customise the System Configuration settings:

  • Sales → Sales → RMA Settings
    • Enable RMA on FrontendIf this is set to Yes, all of the RMA functionality is displayed in the frontend. This includes a link on the view order screen of the my account and also the entry in the main my account navigation menu

How to display sub categories magento of the current Parent category in the sidebar

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Posted on August 18th, 2014 | Posted by admin

If you want to have a list with the sub categories  magento of the current Parent category in the sidebar you will have to create a .phtml file, let’s call it list_subcateg.phtml and put it here:

/app/design/frontend/default/YOUR THEME/template/catalog/navigation/list_subcateg.phtml

This file has to contain the following code:

<div>
<div> <strong><span><?php echo $this->__('Browse By') ?></span></strong> </div>
<div>
    <dl id="narrow-by-list2">
        <dt><?php echo $this->__('Category') ?></dt>
        <dd>
            <ol>
            <?php $currentCat = Mage::registry('current_category');
                if ( $currentCat->getParentId() == Mage::app()->
getStore()->getRootCategoryId() )
                    {
                    // current category is a toplevel category
                    $loadCategory = $currentCat;
                    }
                    else
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