I’ve come across several places where I’ve needed to get the current category (or information from it) in one way or another. Some blocks have the ability to do this: $_category = $this->getCurrentCategory(); However, if you need to get the current category in a block (or model, helper, whichever) where this method isn’t present, then […]
An extension for Magento on Magento Connect (here) allows users to run a promotion similar to Buy X Get Y Free, but of different products (instead of a number of the same products). The caveat to this extension however is that it breaks a Magento 1.4.x installation completely, due to key changes in the coupon […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]