If you want to display something relating to products or files that is not covered by an existing Magento block, you may need to write some PHP to do it. In my case I needed an image rotator to cycle through some images. There are plenty of examples of rotators on the web and a few hints on doing it with Magento but I wanted control and I wanted to understand it so...
Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2012 14:58
Sorting Magento Categories Alphabetically with MySQL
Magento (1.4.01) uses an EAV model which makes its database potentially confusing. EAV is very efficient for sparse matrix applications but is probably a case of the Magento developers being too smart for their own good when it comes to an ecommerce solution. Magento's EAV solution is also somewhat of a half way house, probably because not all of their developers saw things the same way. This can make things doubly confusing.
Last Updated on Friday, 23 April 2010 14:46
Using copies of Joomla sites to safely make and test content changes
When we need to make significant interdependent changes to content on a live Joomla site, working on a copy is the only safe option. If you do not use a copy then the work in progress or any mistakes could break the live site.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 March 2010 11:17
Merging two text files line by line
Sometimes I have text files containing simple one line records that are used on more than one computer so they may get out of sync. For example, password files maintained on more than one machine, user records or the like.