Ryan Tulino

Magento Hacks – Alphabetize Your Categories

Once again, I walk through the door on a Monday morning and find a task on my board that requires a bit of a hack-a-round to get the desired results. Today it was to alphabetize all categories. There are many ways to approach this problem and I’ve tried them all. We could modify collection classes… Read More

Design & Development

Magento Hacks – Saving Attribute Option Values to a Product

You may have tried this before: But you noticed that when you look in the Manage Products admin section, you see this: (Where’s the value I just set?) And if you check the Manage Attributes admin section, you see this: (Where’s my option?) But if you directly call $product->getManufacturer() you will get “AMCE”. The problem… Read More

Design & Development

Magento Hacks – Prohibit the sale of specific products from select countries.

Every so often, a unique request comes to my desk. Today it was to prohibit the sale of a specific designer from countries known for knock-offs. To accomplish this we must first find out if any restricted products exist in the cart, then catch the address used during the checkout process and determine if the… Read More

Design & Development

In defense of Magento

This post is a response to this email, which was written by Igor Soshkin, co-founder of Shopping Cart Elite, a closed source eCommerce system. What does a local mom & pop bakery and an international auto parts manufacturer have in common? Not much at all really, unless you subscribe to Igor Soshkin’s one-size-fits-all sales pitch in favor of… Read More

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