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How To Create An Admin Account From Magento Code

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Wondering how to restore your broken Magento admin access? If you have lost your magento admin credentials and you are stuck you should not loose heart. If accidentally you have deleted the admin access you can gain your access again with the help of slight magento code. In this article  i will tell you how you can create another temporary admin account and grant all necessary access to your new account.

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Use a ftp program to edit: /app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/controllers/indexController.php

find the function loginAction and replace it by the following code (create a backup which you should restore later) :

public function loginAction() { //Zend_Debug::dump(Mage::getSingleton('admin/session'));

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How To Get Rid Of Product Comparison Feature In Magento

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Product comparison feature is loved by many customers as it gives them a precise idea about the interesting products in one place but this feature is not apt for few stores who do not wish to have product comparison feature. If you run a music store then comparing between two different music albums or songs would be of no real use.

Developer around the world scratch their head when it comes to getting rid of Product Comparison feature (RHS box) from their site layout.

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Override Magento Core Model Classes – Magento Customization

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You must have noticed that sometimes you can’t use default Magento Models and require changes due to certain business logic you are about to follow. These changes are done to implement new functionality which are not part of existing Magento Installation. Overriding Controller is not difficult as you can copy the code from core in controller and keep the file in local directory. Now you can edit the class as per your requirement which will pretty much do the trick.

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Free Magento Theme – ElectroMagik

We are proud to announce our new FREE Magento theme for our blog readers and rest of the Magento community. ElectroMagik is really a simple yet complicated Free Magento theme with no paid version means its entirely free. Our goal is to design and offer stunning free themes to the Magento community. You will also be able to download the theme from the Magento Connect. This article will give you a brief of what does it have in terms of design elements and few functional aspects.

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How To Introduce jQuery In Magento 1.2.1

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People who love jQuery must not feel disappointed with Magento 1.2.1 simply because it does not support jQuery by default. Those interested in Magento customization often complain that jQuery is throwing an error and how they can install and use jQuery as their preferred JavaScript Library.

In this article i am going to tell you how you can use jQuery within your Magento 1.2.1 installation. Lets take an example of default Magento Product Zoom feature which we switch to jQuery version.

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Adding New Shipping Module In Magento

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You must have wondered how to add a new Shipping Module in Magento especially if you don’t find your preferred payment module in existing Magento installation with your preferred Shipping Module. Adding a new Magento Shipping Module in not difficult but requires little bit of programming at your end. In this article i am going to elaborate on how to add a new Shipping module to your existing Magento Installation.

Few Notes:

  1. Just Replace all instances of ‘YourCompany’

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New Free Magento Theme – Magik Soft Goods

We are proud to announce our FREE Magento theme for our blog readers and rest of the Magento community. Magik Soft Goods  is really a simple yet complicated Free Magento theme with no paid version means its entirely free. Our goal is to design and offer stunning free themes to the Magento community. You will also be able to download the theme from the Magento Connect. This article will give you a brief of what does it have in terms of design elements and few functional aspects.

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How To Add Lightbox To Magento Theme

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Have you ever wondered how people are showing larger images for products on mouseover or mouse click using lightbox (very popular JavaScript library). Adding Lightbox to your magento theme is not difficult and by adding very little code to your theme you can get the Lightbox functionality easily. Lightbox will give the ability to highlight your products by showing lager image of the product along with brief description. Our approach will be based on default layout,

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How To Export Product & Other Data From Magento

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People often find exporting data from Magento difficult. In order to get CSV file downloaded on your PC you have to follow certain steps. Remember you must have admin privileges before indulging yourself in this task.

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Here is how you can download the export file from your system.

  1. Log In to Magento Admin panel of your site.
  2. Go to System >

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Why An Online Store Need Magento?

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If you are an existing store owner then you must have heard about Mangento for sure. Magento is an Open Source ecommerce web application built on Zend Framework created by Varien.Varien initially started working on osCommerce and wanted to built their own product but later decided to create their own E-Commerce application on Zend Framework. They launched their public beta in 2007 and since then they have released significant updates.

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