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Magento – product zoom for tall thin images

Current version : 1.4.2.0 While reworking a 1.3.2.3 magento template to work for magento 1.4, I had an issue on a product page where a tall thin image was not being resized correctly by the product zoom javascript. The script seemed to think that the image was small enough...

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Magento payment broken continue button

Current magento version: 1.4.1.1 We recently upgraded a magento site to version 1.4.1.1 as part of moving the site to a new server. Everything seemed to run smoothly with no issues, job done. However it didn’t take long forĀ  the customer to ring up – ‘My site’s broken, no...

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Magento Products Inc Tax Issue

I’ve recently been working on quite a complex magento setup, that involves a number of different stores based in different countries. A problem was reported where some stores appeared to be adding the tax twice in the shopping cart. The product prices had been setup including tax but the...

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Magento – changing the root folder after install

Current magento version – 1.3.2.4 I’m guessing that quite a few people will have done what I did when I initially set up Magento, which was to just move the magento folder into my required document root and then go in and run the installer. Logically all the files...

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Magento – using jQuery

Current magento version – 1.3.2.4 jQuery is my favoured javascript library. It is the one I use most so it’s familiar and I can develop quickly with it. Magento however relies heavily on a mix of prototype, scriptalicious and their own varien scripts, none of which I’m familiar with...

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Magento – url functions

Current magento version – 1.3.2.4 Magento had some very handy functions that easily allow you to find some fundamental urls of your site from your phtml files so you can avoid hardcoding them. These are: $this->getBaseUrl() – returns the base url of your store (funnily enough) $this->getSkinUrl() – returns...

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Introduction to Magento

Current magento version – 1.3.2.4 This is a very brief introduction to Magento, a powerful php based open-source e-commerce platform. I am currently working on my first ever Magento project, and given the flexibilty and complexity of Magento and it’s code base, it seems a good idea to write...

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