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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!