Sanjoy Roy

[MCM, MCP, SCJP] – Senior PHP Programmer

Daily Archives: 30/08/2011

Magento – how to display a page title and contents from backend

$terms_condtn_title = Mage::getModel('cms/page')->load('terms-and-conditions', 'identifier')->getTitle();
$terms_condtn_content = Mage::getModel('cms/page')->load('terms-and-conditions', 'identifier')->getContent();	
echo $terms_condtn_content;

Add a New system variable in Magento


INSERT INTO `amwsales_db`.`core_config_data` (
`config_id` ,
`scope` ,
`scope_id` ,
`path` ,
NULL , 'default', '0', 'design/footer/terms_condtn_txt', 'terms and condition text here'


$terms_condtn_txt = Mage::getStoreConfig('design/footer/terms_condtn_txt');

How to getBaseUrl in Magento

When developing in Magento and playing arround with Magento Themes there is some functions you should know.
If you want to get the source url of an image, javascript or file, call one of this functions adding your own path at the end.
Under every function there is an example of the output value:

echo Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_WEB);
echo Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_JS);
echo Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_LINK);
echo Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_MEDIA);
echo Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_SKIN);

Deactivate Magento store using .htaccess temporarily

Here is quick snippet of code that we use all the time when upgrading or moving a Magento store. This will stop people from creating accounts, placing orders, etc… while you are in the middle of heavy database work.
Add this to your .htaccess file in your root directory and only your IP address will be able to view your website. All other visitors will get redirected to an “updating” page.
Add this to your .htaccess file (directly after RewriteEngine On):

RewriteCond %{REMOTE_HOST} !^
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/updating.html$
RewriteRule .*$ /updating.html [R=302,L]

Do not forget to create a file called updating.html and put the message that you want visitors to see while your site is down.

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