Just like any other open source Magento commerce also requires to be backed up from time to time. You don’t want to end up loosing critical information without backup do you? Typically, backups are life savers especially if you loose critical part of your database or even code. I hope that there shouldn’t be a time when you have to use backups to restore data but what if you fall in such situation. Various hosting servers do keep backup but those running on shared servers, backup is not there in most of the cases. Even relying completely on hosting company to keep backups all the times is not wise as hosting companies are also attacked by malicious scripts, hacks and to resolve the issue they might end up loosing your precious data.
Well, I haven’t written for a long time, quite lazy recently . Today, I’m back with a simple thing, as it’s showing in the title: “How to send Magento newsletter”.
It’s really easy, I have to say that . First of all, I want to show you how to configure newsletter in admin.
Go to System => Configuration and open Newsletter menu on the left.
How to use category to show static pages in magento
Some days ago, I worked on a project which has many URLs linked to static content page. These URLs are shown in main menu. As you know, in main menu are categories. Normally, almost developers add these URLs directly to the phtml file. But I will show you how to do it by another way which is using category
Therefore, you can use each category for one static content page.
First of all, create a static block (instead of static page) by going to CMS > Static Blocks.
After that, going to Catalog > Manage Categories to add new category. To make the category show static block, navigate to ‘Display settings’ tab and select ‘Static block only’ in display mode drop down field.
You may tell me that it’s very simple to edit email templates in Magento. I agree . This post I just want to share with Magento beginners.
As you know, there are many emails which are sent to customers in Magento : order confirmation (guests, registered customers), order update, new account welcome email … First, let me tell you how to edit these email templates.
To do this, just go to your admin, then navigate to System => Transactional Emails
Today, Travis asked me to compete with him in sharing Magento knowledge in Magestore blog. Well, of course, I have no fear, and I want to start the competition with “How to add” series. And let’s start with How to add new layout template for Magento.
As we know, Magento provides some defined layouts: 1column, 2 columns (left and right), 3 columns. But I am sure that when working with Magento, sometimes you have to create a new layout for custom page, for example, 3 columns only for cms page.
You can make modification directly in app/code/core/Page/etc/config.xml but if you don’t want to touch core file, I recommend you to follow these steps: