Magento – Hide content based on IP address

This post will be useful to anybody who has been asked to hide or display Magento content (specifically prices and add to cart stuff) based on visitor IP. As a kickoff you can read my initial Stackoverflow question on it. I can’t say who the client was (NDA) in this case but here’s the synopsis; …

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Magento – displaying a custom attribute in a static block

Here’s the scenario: I have used Template Master Easy Tabs in my Magento installation, it’s working fine. I’m also using the Red Stage ‘Shipping Price Per Product’ extension so that the products can have their delivery individually priced (it’s handmade hardwood furniture, so it need shipped by a removals firm rather than a courier/ delviery …

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Adding a ‘New Product’ icon in Magento for new products

This is actually quick and easy but if you are new to Magento custom attributes you might struggle to work out how to set things up and then access the value of your attribute on the front end. What I am talking about here is setting up a flag for the product, if it’s set …

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Shopatron & Magento integration

At the moment I’m in in the middle of integrating a Magento installation with the Shopatron fulfilment and ordering system. Shopatron – so far I’ve decided that it sounds either like; Megatron’s high maintenance Transformer mistress (who he wines and dines whilst poor old Mumatron is at home minding the Kidatrons). Magento vs Shopatron – …

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Magento – Bulk Coupons and URL rewrites

I did the development work for the 2012 Queens Diamond Jubilee site, a Magento and WordPress combination for Igniyte in Shipley (as I write I’m planning to do a case study about it, I’ll make a note to come back and link to it here when I’m done). The site has been live for 5 …

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Magento – Displaying Products in a Static Block

This is one of those ones that can be a bit frustrating, there’s many a tutorial out there that suggests you have to create a new template file and call that. It’s possible to call the standard catalog/product/view.phtml template from a static block but also pass parameters which dictate how it’s displayed. So you can …

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