Magento: How to get Currency Rates

Posted on May 7th, 2015 | Posted by admin

You can see the currency Rates from Magento Admin
System -> Manage Currency Rates

You can change base currency and allowed currencies from
System -> Configuration -> GENERAL -> Currency Setup -> Currency Options

Now, here I will show you how you can get currency rates values for any given currency code.

Here, I will be fetching currency rates for base currency. You can keep any currency code instead of basecurrency.

Bug behind before/after=”Mage_Adminhtml” in Magento

Posted on May 5th, 2015 | Posted by admin

Since Magento CE 1.3.0 version, creating Magento admin controller required you to specify before=”Mage_Adminhtml” or after=”Mage_Adminhtml” attribute for your node atadmin/routers/adminhtml/args/modules XML Path, depending on type of behavior you want to achieve. Like me, you probably have doubts on why this is necessary, and what is the background of this requirement? Simple answer would be that without it, it simply doesn’t work. More precisely, Magento hits you right in the schnoz with 404 after you try accessing admin controller in question, if you don’t set one of these attributes at your node. In this article I’ll do my best to explain bug in Magento standard router causing this behavior, one that somehow managed to get packaged with last 25+ Magento CE versions without being noticed.

Yesterday my team came to conclusion that Enterprise_Rma module contains a bug, because code snippet registering it’s admin controller has missing before/after attribute at relevant node in config.xml, what causes 404 in Magento admin. Here’s an excerpt from config.xml:

Unit testen, Magento en de database

Posted on April 27th, 2015 | Posted by admin

Het schrijven van goede, test-driven code is belangrijk voor de stabiliteit en garantie van een project, maar het helpt je ook – als ontwikkelaar – om ‘s avonds beter te kunnen slapen. In dit artikel laten we je zien hoe we unit tests hebben ingezet voor een Magento project waarbij berekeningen met de database cruciaal waren.

Het scenario

Een grote klant van ons had een zeer specifieke wens voor een kortingsmodule voor hun nieuwe webshop. De korting welke een klant kreeg werd namelijk berekend aan de hand van de organisatie waar de klant aan toegewezen was. Dus de prijs voor product X kon verschillen tussen klant A en B.

Magento Imagine Commerce 2015 – expect the unexpected

Posted on April 25th, 2015 | Posted by admin

It’s that time of the year again – everyone in the world of  Magento are getting ready for the biggest event evolving around world’s favorite eCommerce platform Imagine Commerce 2015.

What can we expect this year and what are some of the hidden gems of the Imagine experience?

The biggest Magento Imagine event ever, in one of the largest hotels in the world, with Magento 2 in almost full swing and the growing uncertainty around the future of Ebay Enterprise, this Imagine is poised to be the event where we can expect the unexpected

Some quick facts:

  • Imagine 2015 will see 2400+ attendees from 40+ countries
  • There is only one person on the General Session Speakers list with Magento next to his name (Head of Product Management Paul Boisvert)

Mario – Responsive Magento Theme

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 | Posted by admin

Mario Magento Theme offers 1 color theme based on white background with black and red texts, icons, buttons. This theme is a great choice for store that sell products: clothings, fashion, fashion for men, fashion for women, accessories,…

Mario - Responsive Magento Theme

With CSS3 to show many animated effects, and Prozoom help to display products bigger and lighter. It is one of the most important ways to attract customer. In addition, Mario theme includes two types of menu: Mega Menu and Vertical Menu and other features will give you more choice. This theme is easy to install and customize, brings you a lot of convenience. You are easy to configure the theme via Admin.Discount products with timer countdown are displayed in slider with Daily Deals module.

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