If you’ve ever used Ruby on Rails, you know it has an amazing console that allows you to execute code within a fully bootstrapped application environment. With the rails console command, you can gain access to your database and models in a command-line interface read-eval-print loop (REPL) for your application. This is made possible by interactive Ruby, […]
The Magento observer pattern is an ideal form of extending your store’s functionality. Since it is part of Magento’s architecture, you can inject your own routines into the e-commerce process.
Magento’s XML layout engine is really unique because it allows you to override the presentation elements of an eCommerce site in a variety of ways. At the simplest level, an XML layout file determines which blocks are rendered on the page. A block is a PHP object that encapsulates a portion of the page’s HTML output. In this article, I am going to cover the use of <action /> tags in XML layout files.
Lately, I have been having a problem with Magento (version 188.8.131.52) and how it is handling 404 errors in the admin. Basically, any time I go to a non-existent admin URL, I am getting redirected to the frontend 404 page. What should actually be happening is that I am redirected to an admin 404 page. As it […]
Since I have been working with the Magento E-Commerce software as of late, I will be publishing a series of blog posts to share what I have been learning with everyone. For those of you who don’t know, Magento is a popular PHP/MySQL e-commerce platform that is super-powerful and infinitely customizable.
The following bash_completion script will enable your Linux shell to auto-complete Magento modman commands. Make sure you have modman in your $PATH, then simply copy the file to /etc/bash_completion.d/modman or append to ~/.bash_completion.