Adding Multi-select Attributes using an Installer in Magento (Part 2)

So in my last post, I talked about adding an attribute using an installer, as opposed to adding it through the admin panel. This would give you the ability to enforce the addition of an attribute if your code depends on it. However, my last code snippet adds the given attribute as a system attribute, thus “infecting” every attribute set, and not making it removable (or making it a right nightmare to remove from all sets except the one you want). Anyway, here’s a resolution.

Adding Multi-select Attributes using an Installer in Magento

I had to do a modification for a Magento install that required the use of adding a multi-select attribute. Most other people would just add the attribute by hand and forget about it, but I’m one for making the upgrade process easy. However, the Magento developers don’t seem to want you to know about it […]

Magento and Google Checkout behind a firewall

So I came across an issue recently when developing a copy of Magento locally, and having to test the Google Checkout functionality. There was one slight problem with that though: Google Checkout can’t see 192.168.1.x. Hmm.. how to get round that? Came up with a solution which let me do a lot of testing as […]

New blog

So having a job in web development doing custom stuff to open-sourced packages, I’ve found the need to have a place to comment on all the oddities, crap and otherwise that I found. I found one site, but it’s not very good. So I’m going to put my stuff here. Maybe if this blog gets […]