Magento 1.8 Development Cookbook (2nd Edition) by Nurul Ferdous, Bart Delvaux

By Nurul Ferdous, Bart Delvaux

What you'll examine from this book

set up Magento on a customized webserver
upload your personal contact to a Magento shop with a customized theme
accelerate your shop with a few functionality tools
customise and expand backend performance with varieties, grids, and more
construct your individual transport module
deal with the exhibit of your products
comprehend database layout patterns

In Detail

Magento is an open resource e-commerce platform which has all of the performance to operate from small to giant on-line shops. Its structure makes it attainable to increase the functionalities with plugins the place loads of them are shared by way of the neighborhood. that is why why the platform is cherished via builders and retailers.

A functional developer advisor filled with recipes that hide the entire elements of Magento improvement. The recipes will begin with the easy improvement routines and get the extra complex because the ebook progresses. a great reference for each Magento developer!

This e-book begins with the fundamentals. the very first thing is to create a attempt setting. subsequent, the structure, instruments, documents and different fundamentals are defined to make you prepared for the genuine work.

The genuine paintings begins with the straightforward such things as theming and catalog configuration. while you are conversant in this, we'll circulation directly to extra advanced positive aspects resembling module and database improvement. in case you have survived this, we'll circulation directly to the final a part of creating a store prepared for release: functionality optimization and trying out. This e-book will consultant you thru the entire improvement stages of Magento, overlaying the commonest pitfalls via its recipes.


A choice of trouble-free and useful recipes full of examples to construct a speedier and extra amazing Magento shop. The recipes will supply you step by step directions for fitting, customizing, and dealing with your Magento store.
Who this booklet is for

If you're a developer with minor Hypertext Preprocessor wisdom and also you are looking to begin with Magento improvement, this e-book is for you. With its in particular adapted recipes, we'll consultant you from basic improvement in Magento to the extra complicated stuff. no matter if you're an skilled Magento developer, a few recipes during this ebook will curiosity you. the opposite recipes will function an exceptional connection with glance at.

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2. We need to add something. So we need to copy this file with the same folder structure to our theme folder. xml. 3. Add the CSS declaration. 4. xml file and look in the tag, you will see a lot of lines with "addCss". css. Magento will use the theme fallback to find the file in the theme, package, or base folder. 31 Theming 5. Don't forget to create the CSS file. css file in the skin/ frontend/packt/default/css/ folder. 6. Clear the Magento cache. When you change something in the XML files, you will always have to clear the cache to see the effect of your changes.

14. Don't forget to save the configuration. 46 Chapter 3 How it works... All these settings are saved in the configuration table of Magento. The frontend files of the catalog pages will pick up these settings and render the output based on these settings. When you add extra functionality to the category page, you can easily extend the configuration with extra parameters. More information about extending the configurations is explained in the Extending the system configuration recipe of Chapter 7, Magento Backend.

In the next form, choose the configuration shown in the following screenshot: 3. Click on Continue and the following screen shows up: 41 Theming 4. Fill in the form with the following values: ‰‰ Widget Instance Title: Widget-category-left-product This is the title of the widget in the backend. A structural name is easy when working with a lot of widgets. ‰‰ Assign to Store Views: All Store Views In the Widget Options tab, you have to choose the product. 5. Save the widget. Click on Save and Continue Edit.

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