Getting started with Magento can be tricky, and one of the first things every new user wants to do is add a product – but that in itself can be confusing for the newbie, so here’s a definitive guide to adding your first product in Magento.
This guide will tell you how to add a simple product in Magento and explain all the terms along the way.
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Websites with AJAX elements are a defacto standard on the web and have been for quite some time. AJAX allows you to run a request on the server without actually leaving the page the user is on, executing it asynchronously while the browser waits for a response.
One big problem with this is that if the process takes more than a few seconds, there’s no built in methods in the AJAX standards to receive content before the entire request is complete, so how do we let the browser know the status of the process on the server, if we can’t stream information to the browser using AJAX? We’ll be addressing this problem in this post.
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If you’re just starting PHP, it may not be immediately obvious how to print the contents of an array, but rest assured there are several very simple methods for displaying the contents of an array.
We’ll go through simple methods such as
var_dump($array) but also show some other more unique methods.
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Magento makes it easy to create URL rewrites based on categories, it also makes it easy to make rewrites based on products, but what about attributes?
It’s fairly easy to create a URL rewrite based on attributes, so in this short guide we’ll show you how to create attribute + category combo URL rewrites.
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Product attributes in Magento are quite complex – with Magento using a fully realised EAV attribute system on the backend, there is a great amount of flexibility and customisation available to the website ownner when creating new products and product types.
Attributes are so core to Magento products that in fact, you cannot create a product without it having an attribute set. When you first encounter attribute sets, they may seem quite daunting, so we’re here to help you along the way.
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