Bug in Magento 1.4.1.0/1.4.1.1 affecting the recalling of newsletter templates to send

So I wondered if I could go a whole week without finding another bug/flaw/issue in the latest Magento. I was wrong. We’re trying to send out a newsletter using the built-in feature. I created a template, then went to queue to send it, and I was like; “So, what’s this ‘message’ field?”. I pondered for […]

Adding multiple products to the cart simultaneously in Magento

Some people ask me if it’s possible to do what some other sites do, allowing you to check a box next to a product on a listing page, and then add all selected items to the cart in one go. This is possible in Magento, it’s just not built in. There’s a few ways you […]

Bug in Magento 1.4.1.1 core affecting Catalog Price Rules targetting Customer Groups

I came across this issue to begin with using the Wildcardbi_RulePriceAttribute module to be able to specify custom prices for specific customer groups (in this case, wholesale/trade pricing) without having to setup an entire new store view for it.

Adding shipping costs to the cart automatically in Magento

I’ve come across a handful of sites now that either do (or want to) automatically add a default shipping charge to the cart when it’s created or updated. As I had a bit of trouble finding a method for this, I thought I’d post my exact method here for usefulness and future reference. In order […]

Get the current category in Magento

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 […]