Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

MAKING A SITEMAP.XML FOR MAGENTO

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Posted on July 29th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Generating a sitemap in magento is very simple. Just simply follow the following steps.

1. First, go to Catalog->Google Sitemap in the admin.
2. Click the “Add Sitemap” button
3. Enter the following details:

filename=sitemap.xml
path=/

4. Click save & generate.
5. You can now get the sitemap in your FTP.

MA SARIO HIGHTECH RESPONSIVE MAGENTO THEME

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Posted on July 24th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Sario is another fresh appearance for digital stores, mobiles stores. It’s is a latest design from Plazathemes. It’s a simple, easy to use and install and nice template.
This theme has 2 template with 2 different homes : home1 with banner7 not full width, home2 with banner7 full width. In order to improve sale efficiency, products’ database is logically organized in a smart Mega Menu with allowance to contain massive information with nice images. Integrated slideshow with beautiful visual effects. New products, featured products are displayed in slider. You can show your blog with Blog extension. Discount products, bestseller products are shown beautifully. Static blocks with nice images and helpful information are interspersed among modules increase appeal of this web. Ajax cart super, layered navigation ajax extensions bring customers convenience when they go shopping. Upsell slider, related slider extensions help customers know more information about related products. With the website, the customers will feel more easy about what you bring.

How to Get your Magento Store Indexed on Google ?

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Posted on July 22nd, 2014 | Posted by admin

We all know that when users search on Google with keywords they are immediately shown a list of relevant links from all over the Internet.  But how does this work?

When a user searches something on Google, a program checks the indexes to put up the most appropriate results, just like the index of a book serves us in finding something. The program that does the job is called Googlebot. They ‘crawl’ billions of web pages and build a searchable index for Google Search.

So just as required for generic website, Online stores are also required to be indexed so that they appear when consumers search with relevant keywords. Customizing the robot.txt allows you to control which pages of your online store will be indexed when a search engine bot visits your store. When a search engine bot visits your store it looks for the robot.txt and then crawls as per the instructions in the file.

In Magento Community and Enterprise however in the Configuration>Design Panel you get options to control the indexing of your pages. In the Default Robots field you get a dropdown with the following options:

  • INDEX, FOLLOW: Pages are indexed, and search engine bots are allowed to follow links from applicable pages.
  • NOINDEX, FOLLOW: Pages are not indexed, but search engine bots are allowed to follow links from applicable pages.
  • INDEX, NOFOLLOW: Pages are indexed, but search engine bots do not follow links.
  • NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW: Pages are not indexed, and search engine bots do not follow links.

default robot

Now if your online store is under development you should have the option “NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW” selected. Once you go live you can select the line “INDEX, FOLLOW”

But if you require to have more control over your store’s indexing you will have to edit the actual robot.txt file.

There are two basic instructions:

  • User –agent
  • Disallow

Google has different bots for different functions, for crawling through pages for video (Googlebot-Video), for images (Googlebot-Image) etc. You can have a look at the all the bots here.

“User-agent” lets you define which bots will be allowed access and “Disallow” lets you define where the bots would not access.

Below are few examples of their usage:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

Here (*) signifies it will apply for all bots but (/) blocks access to any page on the site.

User-agent: *
Disallow:

This will apply for all bots and will provide complete access.

User-agent: Googlebot-Video
Disallow: /

This will apply for a single bot but access to no page.

User-agent: Googlebot
Disallow:

This will apply for a single bot and will provide complete access.

User-agent: Googlebot-Image
Disallow: /media/

This will apply for only a single bot and access to only media folder.

Ves Freshmarket Responsive Magento Theme

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Posted on July 18th, 2014 | Posted by admin

Ves Freshmarket Store is Multil Stores, Multil Websites Responsive and elegant Magento Theme. It is implemented responsive design make sure the pages adjust automatically to the screens size . The clean and modern design allows you to use the theme for every kind of online shop such as Fresh store, Car shop, Computer store…. This layout is bright and strict at the same time which makes a proper effect on customer. Template design accentuate the refined style of goods sold..

It comes with 3 amazing themes color and flexible layout and Mega Menu Supported. With VesTheme Control Module let you easy controlling Template Direction, Changing Theme, Template Width via updating few configuration without hacking, customizing code.

How to display products from the same category on the product page in magento

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Posted on July 15th, 2014 | Posted by admin

How to display products from the same category on the product page in magento

One of our clients asked us for an automatic way to show 4 random products from the same category on the product’s page.

Add the following code on the view.phtml page from the /app/design/frontend/YOUR_TEMPLATE/template/catalog/product/view.phtml


<?php
            if ($_product) {
          // get collection of categories this product is associated with
          $categories =$_product->getCategoryCollection()
           ->setPage(1, 1)
         //->addFieldToFilter(‘level’,"3")
         //->addFieldToFilter(‘parent_id’,"3")
         //->setOrder("level")
           ->load();

        // if the product is associated with any category
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