Magento: get skin url, get media url, get base url, get store url

Magento Mage Core, Admin Static Blocks, or Phtml edits are usually includes getting url path such images, javascript, base url, media and store url. There are different ways to retrieve mentioned URL paths depending on where section you’re editing. To Retrieve URL path in STATIC BLOCK To get SKIN URL {{skin url=’images/sampleimage.jpg’}} To get Media …

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Magento Category Navigation or Vertical category menu in sidebar

Here are the steps to retrive the category in the sidenbar Step1. PHP Code to retrieve top level categories for navigation and save it at the following location. in short this file contain code related to catalog Navigation Model which retrieves top level categories and show it in proper manner Magento\app\design\frontend\base\default\template\catalog\navigation\categorymenu.phtml Step2. Change the page.xml …

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Deleting Order and Customer Data with SQL

During the development and testing process we create different customer and different order in Magento , after the site goes live we need to delete that . So  here are the simple ways to do it with the query below Customer detail can be deleted from the magento admin > Manage Customer. http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/import-export_and_data_manipulation/deleting_order_and_customer_data_with_sql

Related products on product page in Magento

Move related products from default sidebar location into main product page in Magento. 1. Open catalog.xml, found in app/design/frontend/default/YOURTEMPLATEFOLDER/layout/ 2. In catalog.xml find the catalog_product_view section, around line 205. In the section, remove or comment out: and replace with: 3. Now in your catalog/product/view.phtml you can print out the related products using To edit the …

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Adding static block into the header area of Magento Site

Steps to add static block into the header area of Magento Site Steps for adding block in Admin Panel Steps for changing in page.xml file Steps for changing in header.phtml file Source : http://bmehla.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/magento-steps-to-add-static-block-into-the-header-area-of-magento-site/

How to remove the ‘Shop By’ box from the left column in Magento

To activate and deactivate widgets in Magento like the Newsletter option, it’s pretty easy. You just go to System/Configuration/Advanced and select ‘disable’ next to the ‘Mage_Newsletter’ item. But what if you want to disable something that has no apparent widget control? I couldn’t find a widget that controlled the ‘Shop By’ option in the left …

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