Converting multi-select field to checkbox in the advanced search form of Magento

Introduction: Have you ever thought of modifying the default multi-select field to checkbox field in an advanced search of Magento? If not then here we will be discussing how to do which is damn easy and much user-friendlier. Steps: 1> Copy the following file to your working theme: app/design/frontend/[interface]/[theme]/template/catalogsearch/advanced/form.phtml 2> Open the form.phtml (from above) …

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Utilizing debug_backtrace() function for Magento debugging

Introduction As promised, back with the 2nd utility function for Magento (printDebugBacktrace). This function will help you to print the backtrace. As you know that Magento has so many classes and flow/interlinking of those classes’ methods are really vague. So this function will help you to debug/trace in such cases. printDebugBacktrace function looks like: public …

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Playing with Dates in Magento

Playing with Dates in Magento

Introduction Being a PHP developer, you are no way hiding from PHP’s date() function. In case of Magento, it makes use of timezone which is configured from the backend (System > Configuration > General > Locale Options > Timezone) for formatting/displaying date/time. And this makes the results obtained with the PHP’s date() function and the …

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Usage of ob_start() in fixing one-page checkout issues

One page checkout steps are so sensitive that even a single character echoed from anywhere (due to some mistakes or PHP errors) will make your checkout steps not working. I just recently faced one issue: One-page checkout was not redirecting to order confirmation page after clicking on Place Order button (Review Page). When I checked …

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