Magento 1.9 Infinite Theme Inheritance: Child CSS Not Rendered Last

So after reading my post about hickups with the infinite theme inheritance feature in Magento 1.9 you decide to give it a try. You want to use the rwd/default theme as a base and just add some new fancy CSS, so that the site is in accordance with your corporate design. But then you realise that your CSS file is rendered as the first CSS file, so that all your changes are overridden by the CSS files of the parent theme. Why is this the case? How can you solve this? Read on. Magento 1.9 Infinite Theme Inheritance: Child CSS Not Rendered Last weiterlesen

Magento 1.9 Infinite Theme Inheritance Hickups

In this post, I will summarise my experiences with Magento’s „new“ infinite theme inheritance feature. It is not really new any more, because it was introduced with Magento 1.9, which is available for quite some time now. But since I now had the possibility to have a closer look at it, I encountered two „hickups“ of this system, which I present in this post. Replace hickup with problem, bug, weird behaviour or whatever you like 🙂 There may be some solutions, too, so keep on reading!
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Magento Mega Menu Extension Comparison

Magento’s default top menu is rather static and not customisable at all. It simply shows all the categories defined in the administration area. Many shop owners of course want to customise the top menu by themselves: They want to change the hierarchy of the menu entries; they want to add links to specific category pages where filters are activated; they want to feature certain products directly in the menu; they want to add a contact form to it etc. If your customer wants something like this and you are searching for a suitable menu extension for Magento, read on.

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Magento Certified Solution Specialist

For a long time, I was unsure if it is worth the money to do a certification. But since I won a voucher for a certification long time ago, I of course decided to do it at some time. The voucher expired at the end of last year, so I quickly had to take the certification between Christmas and New Year. Since I had nearly no time to learn, I decided to take the easiest one first 🙂 To make a long story short, I am now a Magento Cerftified Solution Specialist.

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Magento Novalnet Update 5.0.0 Probleme

Für einen Kunden habe ich gerade das Magento Novalnet Modul auf die neueste Version 5.0.0 aktualisiert. Bei dem Update hat sich einiges getan – so wurde der Namespace endlich sinnvoll gewählt (kein Mage_ Namespace mehr, sondern Novalnet_Payment) und die gesamte Konfiguration des Moduls wurde aktualisiert. Nachteil: Die gesamte Konfiguration muss quasi komplett neu gemacht werden. Schade, dass das in einem Upgrade Skript nicht automatisch gemacht wird. Magento Novalnet Update 5.0.0 Probleme weiterlesen

Magento Hackathon Leipzig 2013

Wie im Bericht zur Meet Magento schon angekündigt, war ich direkt davor beim Magento Hackathon (oder muss ich jetzt hochoffiziell Mage Hackathon sagen!?), der natürlich ebenfalls in Leipzig stattfand. Es war mein erster Hackathon, sodass ich sehr gespannt war, wie alles abläuft und wie es mir gefällt. Und es war wirklich ein sehr cooles Wochenende und ich kann jedem Magento Entwickler empfehlen, an solchen Events teilzunehmen! Magento Hackathon Leipzig 2013 weiterlesen

Magento Search Does Not Work

If you have the problem that your Magento search does not find any or just a few results, the reason could be that you removed the catalogsearch.leftnav block. This results in wrong search functionality. Do not ask me why! It seems to be a Magento bug since it can be reproduced with standard Magento and sample data. If you search for „sony“, you get three results and after removal of the block you only get one. I submitted a Magento bug report and hope it will be fixed 🙂

Be careful with the MRG / Payone Update!

If an update of the Magento Market Ready Germany or PAYONE extension broke your checkout, this may be interesting for you:
Yesterday I updated the Market Ready Germany extension to the new version 2.1.40 for one of my clients. The extension now has a dependency to the new PAYONE extension 3.0. After the upgrade of the extensions, the checkout was broken! If a payment method has been selected, one could not proceed with the review step. So what the heck happened? Be careful with the MRG / Payone Update! weiterlesen

Magento add / delete / edit top menu entries

Yesterday I discovered two really nice and new Magento events – page_block_html_topmenu_gethtml_before and page_block_html_topmenu_gethtml_after. These are great entry points in order to add, delete or edit top menu entries. Unfortunately, they are only available in Magento > 1.7. Magento add / delete / edit top menu entries weiterlesen