Author Archives: Santhosh P

About Santhosh P

Specialized in E commerce Solutions. Magento certified developer. 6+ years of experience on Magento. Working as Ecommerce Architect at Offshorent Solutions Pvt Ltd.

How to add a static block on CMS page

Working on a project, You might have to add static blocks on a CMS page. You can add it via Magento admin panel.

We will try to add a static block “store-address-info” into the cms “Home Page”.

  1. Login to admin page -> content -> pages, select and edit the cms “Home Page”.
  2. Go to the tab design and insert below code and save page:
<referenceContainer name="content">
     <block class="Magento\Cms\Block\Block" name="storeinfo">
        <arguments>
            <argument name="block_id" xsi:type="string">store-address-info</argument>
        </arguments>
    </block>
</referenceContainer >

Now, go to the homepage, you will see the store info.

Most Awaited.. Now Available: Magento 2.0

Good news for the entire e-commerce world that, the eagerly awaited next generation open source digital commerce platform, Magento 2.0 is now available. This new release will make a great change in e-commerce by empowering brands, retailers as well as satisfying customers through a different shopping experience.

Its open, flexible architecture that enables easier customization, faster time-to-market, and greater deployment flexibility to public or private cloud environments. More extensive and efficient APIs allow you to connect and operate at scale with any third party solution, and theming capabilities make building site variations for new product lines or geographies easier than ever. A wide range of turnkey extensions also enable fast and affordable enhancements to your store. New responsive design reference themes give you a fast way to create sites that supports anytime, anywhere sales. It is possible to create one click account to save customer profile for further purchases. Both customer and merchant satisfaction is important in e commerce. Hence this will be a revolution in digital commerce.

The new Admin panel design offers a streamlined, consumer-like interface that saves time when managing day-to-day tasks and is intuitive for new team members to learn. It is also touch-friendly so you can make updates or track sales while on-the-go. With the release of a new version of an existing tool, business world expects some additional features and Magento 2.0 provided it. You can now effortlessly customize and save views in the Admin panel to enable quick access to information critical to your business. Setting up new products is also faster, with a step-by-step product creation tool and product import capabilities that are four times faster than before.

Magento Enterprise Edition 2.0 also delivers enterprise-grade scalability and high availability with standalone master databases for key subsystems along with multiple slave databases.In addition to PayPal, Braintree, and Authorize.net payment gateways, Magento Enterprise Edition 2.0 also integrates with WorldPay and CyberSource. All versions provide improved security and the ability to pursue the easiest level of PCI compliance, depending on the selected payment method.

Easier Maintenance and Upgrades is always expected and this architecture reduces the complexity and cost of maintaining your site. So don’t wait for tomorrow, start experiencing today.

Now, you can download the new versions of both Magento Enterprise Edition and Magento Community Edition.

Magento Delete All ‘Url Rewrite Management’ URLs in the Database

To delete all the URL rewrites from the Magento admin backend, you can do the following:

      1. Using your favourite database browser, connect to your Magento database
      2. Go to the table named ‘core_url_rewrite’
      3. Empty this table
      4. Log back in to the Magento backend and reindex all
This action will clear out all manually and system created rewrites and recreate only the needed ones.

Magento Community Edition 1.9.2 is Now Available

The latest stable release of the Magento Community Edition 1.9.2 is now ready to download. This will be a great opportunity to built more secure site with best quality.

Features of Magento CE 1.9.2

Updates technology and improves quality

Latest versions of the Zend 1 Framework and Redis integration comes with the new release. Over 105 quality improvements will be provided throughout the product.

Automated functional testing framework

The new release will provide almost 170 automated functional tests for merchants with in house development teams. This will help to maximise the quality. At the time of marketing, it is easier to do basic acceptance testing when adding extensions, making customizations, or upgrading.

Continuous security enhancements

The recent security patches like SUPEE-5344, SUPEE-5994, and SUPEE-6285 provides better security for the sites.

So its time to download Magento Community Edition 1.9.2 and experience the change.

Get Base Url , Skin Url , Media Url , Js Url , Store Url and Current Url

Get Url in CMS and Static Blocks

To get SKIN URL

{{skin url='images/testimage.jpg '}}

To get Media URL

{{media url='/testimage.jpg'}}

To get Store URL

{{store url='mypage.html'}}

To get Base URL

{{base url='mystore/mypage.html'}}

Get Url in Phtml

Not secure Skin URL

echo $this->getSkinUrl('images/sampleimage.jpg')

Secure Skin URL

echo getSkinUrl('images/ sampleimage.gif', array('_secure'=>true))

Get Current URL

$current_url = Mage::helper('core/url')->getCurrentUrl();

Get Home URL

$home_url = Mage::helper('core/url')->getHomeUrl();

Get Magento Media URL

Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_MEDIA);

Magento Skin URL

Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_SKIN);

Get Magento Store URL

Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_WEB);

Get Magento Js URL

Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_JS);

Marketz – Useful free marketplace magento extension

If you are looking to convert your existing Magento store to a cutting-edge market place platform, here is Marketz, a super cool Multi-Vendor extension from cartin24 Team.

Using Marketz multi-Vendor magento extension, magento store owners are able to transform their existing store to a fantastic marketplace. Every website owner can now sell his/her products and allow others to sell their products too. Also, with this plug-in, the owners can easily earn additional revenue by setting up commission fee for every purchase of vendor products.

Download Marketz