I'm Erfan – a full-stack Magento developer and consultant living in Perth, Australia. I'm the organiser of Western Australia's Magento meetup. At the moment I'm helping to take Pacvac, a leading manufacturer of backpack vacuums, into the digital age with a direct to consumer approach.
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Something I recently found out, is a feature that all blocks have. Interestingly enough, it wasn’t part of the Frontend certification, maybe because it isn’t used very much. I decided to dig into it anyway.
It’s pretty simple - Mage_Core_Block_Abstract has the ability to group it’s children blocks without…...
For some reason, there are two different database table API’s - it seems one is for creating new tables, and the other for modifying existing tables.
When you do
you get an instance of Varien_Db_Ddl_Table.
Its addColumn method signature looks like this:
Sometimes Magento still confuses me when I try to create adminhtml pages and widgets like tabs or grids. One interesting example is that I needed a grid inside an edit form for a one-to-many relationship - just like how the coupons form and grid is located inside of a shopping cart pricerule.
The topic of using a standard theme for future Magento clients has come up multiple times at our web agency. This theme would contain things that should prevent us from reinventing the wheel every time we start a new project. The theme would make Magento responsive. It would use SASS + Compass with modules…...