Magento debugging tips

1. One of the most difficult task in magento is to locate a particular file in recursive folders. Magento provides a setting in the admin panel to find the template files. To locate any template file location. Enable the template path hints. After enabling the template path hints you can visit the frontend and view … Continue Reading

Log Clean Script for Magento

Magento Keeps track of all logging information in its database. It logs everything that happens in the site i.e visitors information,customers logged in details,URLs visited etc. It has a log cleaning with Cron job setup by default to clear the old entries, but i found in magento forums that the default log cleaning is not … Continue Reading

Ajax Registration form in magento

In this article we are going to create a custom registration form in magento with Ajax functionality. The default magento registration form does the email verification of the user in the server side i.e After form submission. We are going to make it interactive. Step 1: After creating the basic module,we need to override the … Continue Reading

Magento cron job issue solution

Recently While developing a custom module with cron job i faced an issue, my cron job was not executed successfully. When i inspected the cron_schedule table in database it shows the status as error and the below message was found in messages field. ‘Mage_Core_Exception’ with message ‘Invalid callback: mymodel/observer::observermethod doesn’t exist My model class is … Continue Reading

Simple example using magento event observer

Magento’s Event observer concept is about raising events in key areas in an application flow. An Event is an action that takes place during normal program execution. Eg: Product saved,order placed,etc. Observer is the event handler. Customizing Magento using Event observer allows us to add our own logic in addition to the core logic without … Continue Reading

How to make Magento Learning curve easy

Magento is known for its steep learning curve. Is it that difficult to master?  My answer is definitely No. Here ill like to share my experiences with magento. Magento will look complex initially. It is because there is no proper documentation about how it works. Here are the few tips to learn magento quickly: 1. … Continue Reading

An Introduction to Magento

Magento is an Open Source e-commerce web application created by Varien, building on components of the Zend Framework. In addition to being open source, various commercial additions are available as well, from hosting plans to pre-built style templates. With Magento, you can get your e-commerce site up and running in minimal time. Magento also has … Continue Reading