Category Archives: Developing with Magento

Adding New Regions/States to your Magento Installation

You may have noticed that Magento doesn’t include the Region/State information for a lot of countries. This can be particularly frustrating if you’re trying to set up your shipping rules and would rather use states than postal codes or if you just want to show a nice drop down on the front end of Magento […]

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Resolving Magento Extension Conflicts

  What are extension conflicts? One of the biggest problems we see as Magento matures is extension conflicts. This is where you have or more extensions effectively replacing the same core files in Magento. If you see an extension that uses the word “<rewrite>” in it’s config.xml file be aware that you may hit conflicts […]

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Sample URL Links not working for Downloadable Products in Magento

On we want to show our documentation under the docs&demos tab. We are using the samples feature in Magento to do this – all our products are downloadable.  We found using a URL link sometimes works and sometimes causes issues. This is due to Magento adding a level of abstraction that we don’t believe […]

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Add SOAP Support in Magento

For my latest project I wanted to add SOAP support into Magento so I can use SOAP calls within my extensions. Doing this on my local xampp install was easy – I just edited the php.ini file and included the php-soap.dll. On my linux server which is running Plesk 9 it was marginally more involved.  […]

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