Monthly Archive: September 2011

Upgrading Magento is a tricky task. Even though the process is somewhat easy, when you find errors that they are not always easy to solve. One of these errors is the 1025 mysql error. This error is related to foreign keys checks. There is no easy way to solve it. You can try modifying the […]

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If you prefer to use an extension to add a «Delete» option on the orders list, see the Seamless Delete Order extension. But if you want to do it by your own using the Magento functions, it’s quite easy. Just use something like this (this function would delete all orders, so don’t apply it directly!):

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For me, it’s pretty clear when the difference between a Block and a Model. Basically, the Model defines and implements our «object» in the Magento system, so we can call it whenever we need it. Blocks let us run specific functions from a concrete part of the website (defined in the layout) and call them […]

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One of the cool features in Magento Enterprise Edition is the reward points system. It’s very simple to configure and a really good way to make the customer feel «rewarded» for each action that he/she performs on the web. The reward points are shown by default in «My account» area and also in the checkout […]

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There are many different ways to use jQuery in Magento. The point on this is that given that Magento uses Prototype as default javascript framework (arghhh!), if we try to use jQuery libraries directly, there is going to be a «conflict». We can solve this activating the jQuery «no conflicts mode», but there are easier […]

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I’ve been “suffering” out of memory problems on one of our clients magento installations. The version is the 1.4.0.1, and it seems that the queries are not as efficient as they are on Magento 1.5 and above. So I needed to find out what were exactly the SQL queries that produced that out of memory […]

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If you want to override a core controller on Magento in order to add other customActions, it is really quick and easy to do so. You only need to create a few files…

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When we install for the first time an extension that adds a menu on the System » Configuration panel, it is possible that we receive a 404 error when trying to configure it. This has happened to me on the Simple Configurable Products extension and the AheadWorks Blog extension. Solving this is really easy: 1. […]

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I’m one of those that wanted to add a login form on the sidebar of my Magento. This was really easy, I just add the following line to But after that, every page on my magento store showed the title page as “Customer Login”. This happened to me in Magento EE 1.10 and Magento CE […]

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