Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

Creating a local Magento repository for N98 Magerun

Posted on May 8th, 2015 | Posted by admin

For most Magento developers, n98-magerun is a blessing. It’s a great tool with amazing functionality, that speeds up development time drastically. One particularly handy functionality of n98-magerun, is the automatic downloading and installing of several Magento versions.

The default repositories that come with n98-magerun.phar are generally working well. However, the Git repo’s tend to be a bit slow sometimes, and since the Magento 1.9 sample data is around 500MB in size, it might take a long time to re-download if you’re on a slower internet connection. For this reason, and for the travelling Magento developer, it’s convenient to set up your own local repository.

Downloading the Magento files

At you can find all Magento versions and sample data. You can download your packages of choice there. Make sure you download the tar.gz files.

My personal repo consists of the following files:

How to get actual price and special price of a product in magento?

Posted on May 7th, 2015 | Posted by admin

Here is a quick and useful code on getting actual price and special price of any product in Magento. The actual price is the real price assigned to the product and special price is the price after any discount is applied to the product.

$_productId = 52;
$_product = Mage::getModel(‘catalog/product’)->load($_productId);

Get Actual Price

Configuring cache storage backends in Magento 2 – Redis

Posted on May 5th, 2015 | Posted by admin

It didn’t take long after Colin Mollenhour released it’s Cm_Cache_Backend_Redis into the wild for Redis to become preferred cache storage backend in Magento world. With Magento 2 approaching rapidly, it’s nice to know that once it goes GA, we’ll find our good old Cm_Cache_Backend_Redis inside. But, since our familiar app/etc/local.xml has been replaced byapp/etc/config.php, how exactly do we switch cache backends in Magento 2 ? Luckily not much has changed and basics of switching cache backends is just a matter of syntax, as I’ll explain in this article. Additionally, although this isn’t proper approach to configuring cache backends in Magento 2, by adjusting dependency injection container configuration, I’ll demonstrate how app/etc/di.xml connects ins and outs of Magento 2 platform.

Introducing Enterprise Edition 1.14.2

Posted on April 25th, 2015 | Posted by admin

We’re excited to announce several new developments that expand the capabilities of the Magento platform and reinforce Magento’s leadership in accelerating business growth.

Introducing Enterprise Edition 1.14.2

Today we are announcing the following:

1. Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.2

Enterprise Edition 1.14.2 software is available today and includes several new features and functionality.

More Visual Merchandiser Category Sorting Rules

Five new automated product category sorting rules give Enterprise Edition merchants even more power to drive customer engagement and incremental sales from category pages. Selecting a sorting rule enables merchants to completely re-arrange a category page to feature best sellers, highest-margin products, lowest-stock items, or the newest products at the top of the category. Merchants can also sort products by color within a category to easily implement color groupings or seasonal campaigns.


Posted on April 13th, 2015 | Posted by admin

How to create a backup of a Magento website. Protect your Magento site for information security and disaster prevention.

It’s necessary to create a Magento backup of your Magento website before making any change or on a periodic basis. If there is something goes wrong in a way that corrupts or deletes important data, having a backup can help you easily restore your Magento website easily.

In this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to create a Magento backup of  Magento website .

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