Author: Mishel Soiko

jQuery, Zoom and Slide plugins in Magento 1.9

June 3, 2014 / Posted in Magento by Mishel Soiko
jQuery, Zoom and Slide plugins in Magento 1.9
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Not so long ago Mаgentо released a new version – 1.9. And as a tribute to fashion this version also contains a new responsive theme, which itself is great news, however, we will describe this theme in another article. Today, I would like to talk about the 3 new javascript libraries, which we have been waiting for so long:

  • jQuery
  • Beautiful Zoomer
  • Multifunctional slider

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How to Display Product Info in Popup

March 13, 2014 / Posted in Magento, Tips&Tricks by Mishel Soiko
How to Display Product Info in Popup
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If I ask you how to make some information from a product page display in a pop-up you will most probably say that it is an easy task to do. Just pass the product id via ajax-request and then load the product object in the controller and thus you can generate any information.

Yes, this is really easy to implement. But what if I want something more? For example, if I want to display the content exactly in the same way it is presented on the product page. Because there can be several modules enabled on the store which influence the product page content, so I would like the pop-up to take all of them into account.

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Template Override in Magento. Hidden Pitfalls and Ways to Avoid Them

February 28, 2014 / Posted in Magento, Tips&Tricks by Mishel Soiko
Template Override in Magento. Hidden Pitfalls and Ways to Avoid Them
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Today I would like to talk about the problem of overriding templates in a module.  Some people doubt that this is a good thing to do. On the other hand others do not find this to be a great problem. It is always possible to highlight the templates which are being used (System / Configuration / Advanced / Developer / Template Settings) and then easily find and fix the required templates in case any problem occurs.

However, this is the only advantage of such a method. At the same time it has plenty of disadvantages which cause many troubles when using this method in practice.

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Big Day Release: Magento Referral Bonus and Reward System v.2.0

December 13, 2013 / Posted in Magento by Mishel Soiko
Big Day Release: Magento Referral Bonus and Reward System v.2.0
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Magento Referral Bonus and Reward System is a useful module that motivates your customers to invite their friends to your store. Users profit from every successful referral registrations or purchase. Allow your customers to use social services, email and direct link for sharing invitations with new Magento Referral Bonus and Reward System.

Key features:

  • Invite new users in a huge variety of ways;
  • Get a discount for new referrals;
  • Use this discount for future purchases;
  • Let your customers control the amount of points they want to spend on a purchase;
  • Invite users via email systems and social services or a direct link;
  • Share points with other registered users.

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