BTW verhoging 21 procent doorvoeren in Magento (dutch)

Het kan de meeste mensen inmiddels niet ontgaan zijn, per 1 oktober 2012 zal er een BTW verhoging ingaan van 19 naar 21 procent. Vervelend daarbij is dat er nogal wat onduidelijkheden zijn. Aangezien ik zelf verstand heb van het webwinkel pakket Magento, probeer ik in dit artikel alle onduidelijkheden omtrent het nieuwe BTW tarief […]

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Extra fee for Shopping Cart AND Catalog Cart Price Rules in Magento – Negative discount

This article is incomplete and the solution might not work! Ever wondered wether it would be possible creating a negative discount? This article describes how to create a negative shopping cart price rule. By default, Magento doesn’t accept negative price rule discount values: We have to add some changes through the core in Magento conform the article:

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Serialization failure: 1213 Deadlock found when trying to get lock; try restarting transaction

When having trouble with the error: “Serialization failure: 1213 Deadlock found when trying to get lock; try restarting transaction” or when your place order / order confirmation gets stuck. Fixing the order process getting stuck: According to the Magento Forum, in MySQL, try: TRUNCATE `log_customer`; TRUNCATE `log_quote`; TRUNCATE `log_summary`; TRUNCATE `log_summary_type`; TRUNCATE `log_url`; TRUNCATE `log_url_info`; TRUNCATE `log_visitor`; TRUNCATE `log_visitor_info`; Of course create a

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Change the ‘add to cart’ button to ‘view product’ in Magento on category page

So you’ve got your webshop with products with different sizes. The ‘add to cart’ button on the category page is sometimes a step too much, because you’ll have to choose a size first. Changing the button to ‘view product’ Changing the button to ‘view product’ would be a better solution. Open the file list.phtml in: /app/design/frontend/default/{yourskin}/template/catalog/product .

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Magento – Detect if a customer/user is logged in

Ever wondered if it’s possible enabling special features in phtml for logged in clients? Yes, it’s possible. Just with a simple if/else statement. <?php if ($this->helper(‘customer’)->isLoggedIn()) {     echo “Special content for customers”; } else {     echo “The special content is not visible for you, login first.”; } ?> Now you’re able to display for example your price only

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Creating a contact page with contact information and form

Standard the contact page only has an contact form and lacks contact information. You can fix this as follow: Create a new page in the admin -> CMS -> Pages Insert your contact information. In order to insert the contact form, use the following code: {{block type=”core/template” name=”contactForm” form_action=”/contacts/index/post” template=”contacts/form.phtml”}} Save your page and link

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Adding a Magento Blog Feature to your webshop

A blog is an important factor in respect to SEO for your webshop. Unfortunately the Magento Community Edition doesn’t offer a blog feature. Fortunately Aheadworks created a plugin that creates a blog for Magento. It’s easily implementable with Magento Connect. Download it. Install it and clear the cache. Setting up the blog Go to: Admin

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