Extensions

Today one of my colleagues shared a really nice extension with me: Magento Cron Scheduler. This extension lets you easily list and manage all the scheduled tasks in Magento, it also shows the the processes that will run in the following hours and the ones that were already executed. Available tasks. Shows the list of […]

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I just wanted to share this awesome [Free] Magento extension that modifies the quick search box by: Directly showing results (instead of related searches) Showing search suggestions Magento default quick search shows related searches as you type. From my point of view, this is not relevant at all. On the other hand, having results directly […]

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A colleague of mine has recommended to me this great extension that lets the backoffice user customize all the grids on the Magento Backoffice. You can add new columns to your order, products or other grids with just few clicks. Download | Enhanced Admin Grids (+ Editor)

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My experience has shown me that the default Magento search is really bad, it doesn’t matter if you’re using the Community version or the Enterprise one: search results are always bad, even if you don’t have too many products in your catalogue (less than 200). Here are some tips on how to improve the search: […]

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The best extension I’ve run into related to multi-newsletter (or simply newsletter groups) is the following one: Newsletter groups It’s free and works like a charm. It allows us to easily create newsletter groups from the backend (Newsletters » Newsletters groups) and then modifies the newsletter blocks on the website to add more checkboxes, so the […]

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I was looking for a code in order to create category attributes in Magento and found a post from Mukesh Chapagain where he explains in a really easy way how to do so. But it didn’t work for me. I’m supposing that the problem is the way how we call the installer in the mysql […]

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The current project I’m working on has something special: each client has its own price, but this price is not in Magento but in an Oracle DB. Every client on the website has a client id related to the Oracle DB, and in the Oracle DB there is a discount that is different for each […]

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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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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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