Sep
26
2016

Best practice tips for Magento theme development

seasoned Magento consultants, one of the things we see often is poorly implemented Magento themes. After running a Magento training course for web developers recently, a discussion with them lead to creating a list of best practices for Magento 1.x theme development. So, here are a list of tips for newcomers to Magento and Magento… Read more »

Sep
2
2016

Changing the default uploads directory in WordPress

By default, all media – images, files, etc – uploaded in to a WordPress website in the wp-content/uploads directory. There are times that this isn’t particularly helpful – for example, if you want to maintain legacy URLs for images from an old website you have migrated to WordPress, you’ll need to change the value.  This is… Read more »

May
27
2016

Showing Magento’s search engine below Google’s sitelinks

This is a guide to implementing the necessary markup to tell Google about your own Magento store’s search engine, which can then be used in some listings when users are searching for terms related to your website. Keep reading to learn how to show your Magento website’s search engine in the Google Search Engine Results… Read more »

Mar
31
2016

How to remove .html from your Magento store’s category URLs

Magento is a great ecommerce platform for search engines out of the box, but there are a few changes we make for most clients launching their stores on Magento Community or Magento Enterprise Editions for search engines. One of these is quite a small change, but helps your store URLs look a lot neater (as… Read more »

Feb
20
2016

Disabling checkout with multiple addresses in Magento

As you will no doubt know, Magento is a well built and feature-rich ecommerce platform, but there are some default settings in Magento which we frequently seem to need to alter for our ecommerce clients. One of these is disabling checkout with multiple addresses By default, Magento Community and Magento Enterprise versions allow customers to… Read more »

Jan
19
2016

What’s new in Magento 2

December 2015 saw the release of Magento 2 for store owners and merchants. As experienced Magento consultants, Richard Carter Consultancy share our insight and thoughts on what’s new in Magento 2. Magento was started in 2007, and has become one of the leading ecommerce platforms in the world. Whilst it may have a steep learning… Read more »

Oct
15
2015

Adding Apple (iPhone/iPad) touch icons to Magento 1.9 using local.xml layout XML

We’ve seen a lot of hacky-feeling ways to adding Apple touch icon paths to theof your Magento store, so here is a cleaner way to add Apple Touch icons to your Magento theme’selement. 1. Open your Magento theme’s local.xml Open your theme’s local.xml layout file, located in the app/design/frontend/[package]/[theme]/layout, where [package] and [theme] are relevant to… Read more »

Sep
2
2015

Removing the Raleway Google Font from your Magento 1.9 rwd child theme

Magento Community 1.9 introduced a new theming system aimed at creating a better base theme for responsive websites. At a basic level, the Magento rwd theme provides a great base layer to start customising to your brand’s colours and imagery. A very common query we receive from other web designers and developers working with Magento is… Read more »

Dec
19
2014

Disabling attributes in Magento’s compare products table view

If you want to alter the attributes that appear in Magento’s compare products pop-up, it’s possible to do this through Magento’s backend: you can disable attributes for Magento’s compare products table. This is useful if you have a lot of attributes showing on your store’s frontend which customers won’t want to see when comparing products… Read more »

Oct
28
2014

[Solved] Magento: Change “Choose An Option” text in configurable product dropdown – goedkope trouwjurken

There’s a lot you can change in your goedkope trouwjurken Magento theme in the relevant .phtml files, but some things are not quite as easily changed as others. One of these things that is not so easy to change is the “Choose An Option” text that appears as the default (null) option for product options (such… Read more »