How to import product images from external URL in Magento

Introduction Generally, we import the product images by copying all the images to /media/import folder, adding image path relative to /media/import in CSV corresponding to the product SKUs and running the import profile. Sometimes you may need to import images from external URL and this is the case when you are using third-party web services …

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Usage of <can_be_empty> tag for system configuration multi-select field

Suppose say you have following multi-select field in System > Configuration: which is defined by following XML code (partial): File: app/code/local/MagePsycho/Demomodule/etc/system.xml … <allowed_groups translate=”label”> <label>Main Website / Main Store / English</label> <frontend_type>multiselect</frontend_type> <source_model>demomodule/system_config_source_customergroups</source_model> <sort_order>10</sort_order> <show_in_default>1</show_in_default> <show_in_website>1</show_in_website> <show_in_store>1</show_in_store> </allowed_groups> … When you try to de-select the only one selected option from the multi-select field(refer the above …

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Integrating Zopim Live Chat in your Magento Store

Introduction If you look at the right-bottom of this page, you will notice a nice looking chat widget. Yes, that’s the Zopim Live Chat. If you want to interact with your visitors, give support to them, know the statistics of the visits, get offline messages, etc. then Zopim Live Chat seems to be a very …

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How to run Magento 1.3.X on PHP 5.3?

You know that Magento version (>= 1.4.X) works well under PHP 5.3. But what if you want to run the Magento 1.3.X under the same AMP(Apache/Mysql/PHP) package? You may need this in order to test the extension/theme compatibilities. In order to run Magento 1.3.x on PHP 5.3, you need to replace the following function from …

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