Green Acorn

Blog

Basic PHP Contact Form Tutorial

Today I am going to show you how to create a simple contact form for your website using PHP. First off we need to create the contact form to allow the user to type in their message and any other details.

Read more

Author:
Posted in: PHP

Set up virtual hosts with XAMPP

Today I am going to show you how to set up Virtual Hosts using XAMPP on a Mac. Using Virtual hosts is a great tool for any website designer during the development stages. The first stage is to edit your hosts file which is stored in the “etc” directory. Quickest and easiest way to do this is by using the terminal. I personally use iTerm – but the default terminal will do the same job.

Read more

Author:
Posted in: Web Development

Building a Magento Admin Module

Have you ever wanted to build a custom module for the Magento admin panel? I know I did and it took me a while to get all the information together in order to build one. Today I am going to share this information hoping you as a web developer will find my research useful.

Read more

Author:
Posted in: Magento

Getting started with Zend on XAMPP

Today I am going to show you how to set up the Zend framework using XAMPP on a Mac.

Read more

Author:
Posted in: PHP, Zend

Using the Zend Framework Layout

Zend can be pretty useful when it comes to layouts. Today I am going to show you how to set up two layouts, along with dynamic meta title, description and keywords. If you haven’t already got Zend set up – you can follow my previous tutorial here.

Read more

Author:
Posted in: PHP, Zend

Adding a WordPress Feed in Magento

Right, it has been a while since I posted on the green acorn web development blog. So today I am going to publish a quick tutorial. Lately I have been working on a Magento site with WordPress as the blogging platform. Normally to load WordPress in an external system, you simply require wp-load.php which gives you access to all the WordPress functions. However, try and do this in Magento and it will give you all sorts of problems.

Read more

Author:
Posted in: Magento, WordPress, Zend

Enhance your website forms with Zend_Dojo_Form

I’ve heard a few people talking about Zend_Dojo and how easy it is to implement into your web projects. Lately, I have been doing some research on Zend_Dojo_Form. My first thoughts were that it looked really good. It had a nice look and feel, along with basic Dojo / client side validation. If you are used to using the Zend_Form class – Zend_Dojo_Form allows the same server side validation and filtering, making it a lot more powerful.

Read more

Author:
Posted in: PHP, Zend

SQL Join Tutorial

At most times when working with databases, you are going to need to access data that is spread out in different tables. In these circumstances you will need to use SQL to join the required tables and return the data in one SQL query. For example, lets say with have two tables “Names” and “Emails”. Both have a table field called ID that relates them.

Read more

Author:
Posted in: SQL

Magento Customer Attributes Extension

For any shop owner, knowing your customers is key to a successful business. 90% of our Magento customers always ask for extra customer attributes within the registration forms i.e. the checkout registration and the customer account area.

Read more

Author:
Posted in: Magento Extensions

Checkout Discount Code Magento Extension

During our time developing Magento websites, we have found one of the most common request is adding a coupon / discount code step to the Magento checkout. It only makes sense! After all, if a user forgets to add the coupon codein the basket – it is annoying having to go back to the basket page and start the whole checkout process again!

Read more

Author:
Posted in: Magento Extensions