Frontend

Magento: How to check if product is in the wishlist?

March 13th, 2014 by in Frontend, Magento 4
wishlist

If you need to check if a product is in the wishlist and display that information instead of the default Magento “Add to Wishlist” link, this article is for you. To simplify things I will explain how to detect if a product is in the wishlist on category and product page but the principle is the same for any other pager or block. You just need to be sure that you have the product id available. Everything else should work fine on any page.

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Creating one pixel image for Magento by using GD library

March 2nd, 2014 by in Backend, Frontend, Magento 0
Creating one pixel image for Magento by using GD library

So you are building a Magento module and need a one pixel image for some reason. Maybe you have dynamically loaded images somewhere in the module that do not have their src attribute at all times (you should definitively avoid this situation). Or you need a tracking pixel, which I will cover some other time. Or you need to fill in some nasty bad pixel in your perfect design (I’m just making things up now as I go at this moment :) ). Sometimes you don’t have control of what folders you will have at your disposal on the destination server, so a best solution would naturally be to deploy your image when your module is installed. This quick and easy post will show you how to do that.

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Magento Flickr Gallery extension

November 5th, 2013 by in Backend, Development, Frontend, Magento 11
Magento Flickr Gallery extension

Srka Flick Gallery is a feature rich and easy-to-use Magento extension that will let you integrate any Flickr gallery into your Magento website. It is fully customizable through a simple Magento admin configuration page and it uses its own system to cache Flickr API requests making it blazingly fast. Extension is tested on Magento CE 1.8 but it should work fine in other versions. It’s completely free and open-source.

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Simple Magento review stars plugin made with Prototype JS

October 9th, 2013 by in Development, Frontend, Magento 6
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If you think that default Magento ratings table on the product review page is ugly and hard to use and you want to replace it with easy to use rating stars you are not alone. After searching for it for a while (because I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel) I found that there are no simple and free Prototype JS solutions that I could just plug in to all my projects and be done with it so I decided to make my own. I am a big fan of simplicity and I think you’ll be able tell once you try this plugin. I know that there are a ton of simple and free jQuery solutions but as we all know Magento still uses Prototype JS and I don’t want to add jQuery to the project just because of review stars.

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