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If you’re thinking of creating a page that will display your customer list from Magento to a different PHP-based application, you can use the script below to do so. First, let’s create a file called index.php and inside it, create function (I named it getCustomers()) that will extract an array of customer list and their […]

You might have a Magento based website running online and wanted to extend parts of it (also known as blocks, which may include some css and js in the code) to an external site which may either be a blog, another CMS or any other PHP based web application. If you have been following my […]

This is a follow up post to a previous article I wrote on how to add products into Magento but this time the script includes custom options (attributes) of the product. I used Magento version 1.4.0.1 in this example. Just copy the whole script and save it as index.php.

You want to extend WordPress’ functionality and decided to download some plugins found in the Official WordPress Plugin repository. After searching the repo, you’ve found two plugins that accomplishes the tasks you needed to implement in your blog. Downloading the plugins gives you two ZIP files that when double-clicked, shows you the contents in the […]

Update (May 12, 2010): Mage Enabler is now available in the Official WordPress Plugin repository. Get it here! It’s been a while since I posted my tweak that allows Mage object to be utilized within any WordPress installation. The tweak requires the blog owner to modify functions.php as stated in my post. I’m inspired by […]

Update (May 11, 2010): I created a WordPress plugin for this one. Check it out here. You have a free WordPress blog that has been online for sometime. You love its simple yet powerful way of managing your content so you’ve decided to have it hosted to a different provider in order to have a […]

This post is an update for my blog entry on how to extend the Magento session to an external site but instead of using the version 1.2.1.2, I used the the latest stable version as of this writing which is version 1.4.0.1. The script below also implements the login() and logout() method the Magento way […]

You want to install a new Magento instance (version 1.4.0.1 at the time of this writing) in your machine. You followed every steps from downloading up to the setting up of your admin account. Everything went fine so you assumed you’re good to go. You tried to login using your admin account… nothing happened. You […]

I’ve been dealing with a lot of PDF files since I started working with my current employer. Unfortunately, Outlook 2007 which is by default installed in my machine doesn’t support PDF previewing. So for those with Windows XP OS and MS Outlook 2007 and above (yes, you read it right, version 2007+ only) you may […]

Yes, I know. This topic has already been discussed here. But it seems the article isn’t really helpful for those people who would integrate Magento into a custom website because it will redirect the page to Magento’s default web store provided in the installation. The technique I’ll discuss here assumes that you know HTML and […]

If you’re using an external site with Magento as a backend for e-commerce functionality, you will notice that the shopping cart items doesn’t get deleted after you checkout. Actually in Magento, a shopping cart is a quote. So to remove everything in the shopping cart, you must delete the quote currently used by the user. […]


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