Send New Product Review Notification Email in Magento

This is probably a feature which store owner might be looking for. As of now store owner has to check for new product reviews from Magento backend in a frequent manner. Won’t it be better if admin gets an instant email whenever a new product review is posted? So that whatever action needs to be …

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How to fix the issue: Product images missing in backend but not in the frontend

Introduction Recently I have to fix a strange issue for one of my clients. The issue was that product images were missing from ‘Images’ tab of product edit form (as depicted below), though they were displaying fine in the frontend. After going through the table relationship for catalog product images (as shown below), it was …

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Magento EAV structure & role of eav_attribute’s backend_type field

Introduction: Magento database is based on EAV(Entity Attribute Value) architecture. And it uses this architecture, especially for categories, products, customers & customer addresses. Before Magento version 1.4.x it used EAV structure for orders as well but thereafter order’s EAV structure has been converted to a flat structure. From the definition of EAV: Entity(E): Entity actually …

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Playing with Attribute Set in Magento

Introduction An attribute set is a collection of attributes which can be created/edited from Catalog -> Manage Attribute Sets in the backend. Some useful snippets regarding Attribute Set. 1> Getting Attribute Set Details $attributeSetModel = Mage::getModel(‘eav/entity_attribute_set’); $attributeSetId = 9; // or $_product->getAttributeSetId(); if you are using product model $attributeSetModel->load($attributeSetId); print_r($attributeSetModel->getData()); 2> Getting Attribute Set Id …

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Magento utility function: How to easily create a select box for drop-down attributes?

From now onward I will be sharing custom utility functions on a regular basis which will make your programming life easier to some extent at least in case of Magento 🙂 Here I am going to share a utility function which will help you to create a select box for drop-down attributes(manufacturer, color, size, etc.) …

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