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Magento Grid Column Renderer

23/05/2013 3:37 pm

Recently I had to create a custom grid column renderer, to display clickable icons in an admin grid column.

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Posted in Magento By lucas van Staden

The magento grid has built in functionality to call an action when a grid row is clicked.

This is great, but at times, you may need to prevent that default event from fireing.

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Posted in Magento By lucas van Staden

A task I had to accomplish was to itterate all categories, and disable the categories which had no products enabled, or had no products assigned to them (filtering down the category tree, thus an anchor category, that has children with no products was also to be set disabled, filter all the way up the tree.

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Posted in Magento By lucas van Staden

A frustrating issue appeared on a site I manage, where the related and upsell products appear as the same product.This is directly related to cache, as it appeared as soon as cache gets enabled.

Testing, I find that if I clear the BLOCK_HTML cache, then they work once, then stick to the first product. Clearly a cache issue

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Posted in Magento By lucas van Staden

Magento's grid functionaly has a hidden, a d not well documented feature to allow you to trap double click events on a grid row.

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Posted in Magento By lucas van Staden

A site I am managing recently came nder a massive DDOS attack from around the globe.

To limit the attack, I used fail2ban to setup a ban system to help mitigate the issue.

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Posted in General By lucas van Staden

A recent botnet attack on a site I manage createded a massive amount of emails in the mail queue.

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Posted in General By lucas van Staden

Intercept Log Writing

26/05/2013 11:25 pm

Magento generally logs events to either system.log or exception.log, but what if you want to do some additional action when those logs are written to? 

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Posted in Magento By lucas van Staden

So you have an awesome, popular website,  be it e-commerce based, or just information based. No matter how awesome your site, one of the leading factors to break the awesomeness is site speed. Plainly put, if customers find the site loading time frustrating, they will move on to another site. 

So, how to improve your site performance?

One of the best ways will be to hook up with New Relic

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Posted in General By lucas van Staden

Magento Design Matched Expression

12/07/2013 11:07 am

It is possible to target mobile devices to load a seperate mobile theme. This method is becoming a bit 'old-school' since responsive themes are the 'new wave' of targetting all device types.

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Posted in Magento By lucas van Staden

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