How to change default sort order/dir in Magento search results?

Introduction Today we will be discussing how to change the default sort order/dir in Magento search results (simple & advanced). Regarding solution, some say you need to change the /app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Block/Product/List/Toolbar.php file in order to change the default sort order field and dir. But you don’t need to do so as there is an extremely easy …

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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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