Meganto: Make A Magento 1.6 Theme From Scratch

This is the all-inclusive guide to Magento 1.6 theming: from the installation to a finished product. Installing Magento 1.6.1 Creating The Database Set Magento Up For Development Starting Our Theme Development Enabling The New Package and Theme Creating The Homepage Setting Template Layouts for CMS Pages Implementing Proper Magento Template Practices 1. Installing Magento 1.6.1 […]

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Meganto : Get the Shipping Method Chosen by User During Checkout

Constructed from Magento app/code/core/Mage/Checkout/Block/Onepage/Shipping/Method/Available.php and others: app/design/frontend/base/default/template/checkout/onepage/shipping_method/available.phtml uses this code to determine which shipping method was selected:

app/code/core/Mage/Checkout/Block/Onepage/Shipping/Method/Available.php expands that code to this:

Let’s research a bit and expand it even deeper:

Parent block expands method getQuote():

And deeper:

Merging all that code gives us this:

That gives you […]

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Magento: Disable ‘Compare Product Box’ and ‘Recently Viewed Box’ on Right Column

Comment out / Delete the following two lines Find “app/design/frontend/base/default/layout/reports.xml” (line 27)

Find “app/design/frontend/base/default/layout/catalog.xml” (line 53)

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Magento Admin URL Change

It is very easy to change admin URL for Magento. If you want to change URL from or TO or Here’s what I did (worked for me on 1.3.1): 1) Open /app/etc/local.xml 2) Find this code:

3) In that snippet of code, change


4) Save the local.xml […]

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