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Installation and configuration of local Mail server for Windows (hMail Server)

This is not exactly Magento related post, but it might be useful when you are setting up a dev environment on your local machine. There are many good and free mail servers out there which are relatively easy to install on your Windows machine, but the problems may occur when you try to configure all [...]

Consuming web service via SOAP in Magento

Consuming Web service via SOAP in Magento is a breeze. There are few steps for you to take in order to get access to SOAP web service. For those of you new to web services and SOAP, let me elaborate few things. SOAP is a protocol for exchanging XML-based messages over computer networks, normally using [...]

Magento product view page analysis (available in PDF)

One of the most edited file in Magento is the template file View.phtml file. Reason for this is that a lot of clients would like to rearrange it differently on their online stores. Here is the analysis of that file and the list of all the methods it uses. Magento product view page analysis (ready [...]

Magento MySQL database diagram

If you worked with osCommerce, Zen Cart, CRE Loaded or any similar eCommerce platform before, you might find Magento database structure quite confusing when you see it for the first time. I advise you not to rush too much figuring out what is what by glancing through database. Try to spend first few hours getting [...]

How to add login form on home page in Magento

I found a interesting question on Magento forums. Some of the clients would like to see the login box on home page. Here is a quick howto. Open customer.xml from layout folder, and locate (around line 91) <reference name=”content”> <block type=”customer/form_login” name=”customer_form_login” template=”customer/form/login.phtml”/> </reference> Now open cms.xml and locate (around line 46) <reference name=”content”> <block [...]