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Jul 21, 2012

Migrate magento to new server / domain / database / host

Move or migrate magento to new server, domain, database, host, anything by following the steps below.

To configure your Magento with a new domain, you will need to do following steps:

– Copy whole Magento project from current server and paste it to the new server.
You can do server-to-server transfer. First, tar.gz your magento project
tar -cvf magento.tar.gz magento
Then copy it to your new server from old server
scp magento.tar.gz

– Backup the database (Admin -> System -> Tools -> Backup)
You can also take backup through phpMyAdmin, or by mysql.
mysqldump -u user -p database > /path/to/keep/db.sql

– Logout from your old server. Login to new server.
Extract the file magento.tar.gz that you sent from old server
tar -zxvf magento.tar.gz
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Jul 12, 2012

Magento add radio / checkbox button to admin grid

Add custom column in admin Grid which will show radio/checkbox button. I know this is weird, but some people need this as a requirement. Here I will show you how you can have radio button or checkbox button that you can have directly in your grids.

For radio button,

$this->addColumn('some_id', array(
            'header_css_class' => 'a-center',
            'header'    => Mage::helper('adminhtml')->__('Some Header'),
            'type'      => 'radio',
            'html_name' => 'items[]',
            'align'     => 'center',
            'value'    => array('1')

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Jul 12, 2012

Magento: Get rid of admin notifications pop-up

Ever annoyed by the notification which pops up everytime you login to your Magento admin panel? Well, you can get rid of those bugging notifications without changing core.

Just disable the output of Mage_AdminNotification at:
System -> Configuration -> Advanced -> Disable Modules Output

Now logout and login, you will now never see those unwanted notifications.


Apr 21, 2012

Magento: Difference between order states and statuses

If you are building website in Magento, you may have noticed that there are two columns in sales_flat_order table which are confusing. These are state and status. You might think what is the difference between these two, both having same meaning.

Well, this is not the case. They both are different. State is used by magento to tell if the order is new, processing, complete, holded, closed, canceled, etc.; while Statuses are the one that YOU would be defining at the backend in System -> Order Statuses. Magento displays order STATUSES and not STATES in the backend order detail page to let you know which status is assigned as per your mapping. Remember, multiple statuses can be mapped with one state, while vice versa is not possible. Continue reading »

Apr 15, 2012

Magento: Difference between source_model, frontend_model, backend_model

When dealing with Magento Admin’s system configuration, you may have encountered with these models. If you don’t know, these models are used when you add custom fields through your system.xml file at Magento’s backend configuration (Admin -> System -> Configuration).

Okay, so the difference between these 3 models are:

It specifies a Model class, where you will be returned with options that can populate in the current field.



this will populate select dropdown with values Yes/No

It specifies a Block class to add custom render to use as a frontend field type instead of/along with default frontend_type field value (text, textarea, select, etc.).

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