(Not very) Surprising revelation about Magento

So eBay has come out of it’s shell and exclaimed that it owns 49% of Varien, having invested $22.5m in the Magento project. That explains why the Paypal module is so tightly integrated within Magento, and is so much more powerful than anyone else could possibly think of making another payment module. Even Google Checkout’s […]

Getting value of Attribute Option and adding a new Attribute Option in Magento

This, I find, is a hard one to come across. At least, trying to find a sensible solution that just spits out a numerical value which, more often than not, is all you want. Needing to get the value of an option from a multi-option/dropdown attribute. Try this: public function getAttributeOptionValue($arg_attribute, $arg_value) { $attribute_model = […]

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

I blogged here regarding a bug in Magento’s core affecting Catalog Price Rules under promotions. This would effect, for instance, wholesale pricing. Well, Magento confirmed on the bug report that this was fixed in their new release, 1.4.2.0-RC1. I’ve tested this on my staging server and confirm that this is the case. Discount away!

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 […]