Categories


Recent Posts


Archives


June, 2011 10

PHP Patterns in Magento

In many programming languages, especially the less strictly typed ones, a common coding pattern starts to emerge. $thing = $this->getSomeThing(); if($thing) { //do something with the thing } Without a compiler to catch methods returning what they shouldn’t, a developer is forced to sanity check return values from methods before [...]

astorm

Editing Email Templates

Magento Version: 1.5.0.1 I’m not sure when this feature was added. It’s there in 1.5.0.1 and might be in previous version. The phtml template file for your system emails are located in app/locale/en_US/template/email/ However, you don’t want to edit these files. Instead, go to System -> Transactional Emails This UI [...]

astorm

404 Debugging

Magento Version: 1.4.2 I’ve found that most of my route based 404 problems in Magento can be traced a misnamed controller file and/or class. Adding some debugging to the standard router’s _validateControllerClassName method often point to the problem. In 1.4.2 you can find this file here.

astorm

sales_model_service_quote_submit_before, sales_model_service_quote_submit_success, sales_model_service_quote_submit_after. All of these are in Sales/Model/Service/Quote.php in submitOrder() method. Zoran Lazarevski, when asked What event(s) are you using to “do something” after checkout/order-creation, regardless of method?

astorm

sales_model_service_quote_submit_before, sales_model_service_quote_submit_success, sales_model_service_quote_submit_after. All of these are in Sales/Model/Service/Quote.php in submitOrder() method. Zoran Lazarevski, when asked What event(s) are you using to “do something” after checkout/order-creation, regardless of method?

astorm