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How to calculate prices for bundled products in Magento

Ok, so here is my situation: I have a bundled product in Magento, who’s sub-products can be selected with checkboxes. Now, this bundled product also has 2 custom options that change the price by percentage. Now, the default behavior of Magento is as follows: But in my situation, I had to calculate the custom options of my read further ...

A guide to using proper passwords

Passwords: we all use them. Each site that requires a login, the computer at our work, our e-mail accounts, etc. They all require passwords. I often am amazed by how ignorant some people are when it comes to a proper password. How often do you hear a celebrity who’s account has been hacked because their read further ...

.htTool: a tool for creating .htaccess files

.htTool is a small tool I created some time ago to make it easier to create .htaccess files. Many times when I had to create a .htaccess file I ended up copy/pasting some chunks of code from other .htaccess-files and Googling the rest. So I thought: “Hey! It should be easier to create a .htaccess read further ...

Dump your Magento configuration to a single XML file.

Sometimes you want to be able to look at the raw configuration of Magento during runtime. It would be nice to log this as a XML file. This little code snippet does just that: It dumps your current configuration to a single XML-file in your log-folder:  read further ...

#plygrnd: a tiny framework for canvas animations

I’ve been working a while now on a little side-project in the evenings: #plygrnd. It’s a little framework for canvas animations. It originated from the idea to make ‘something cool’ again; something visual, something that’s fun to look at or to interact with. But above all: fun to create.read further ...

Using SCSS to reduce Magento templating time

When creating Magento sites you often run into repeating (and boring) tasks like styling the shopping cart, the checkout progress, the login area of the user, etc… These pages are required yes, but they require a lot of CSS to be styled properly. Using a skeleton template or a boilerplate helps, but often you still read further ...

How to fix shaking CSS transitions in Firefox

Recently I was playing with CSS transitions. I used it to smoothly zoom in a picture. As expected, everything looked smooth in Chrome, but in Firefox I got a shaking CSS transition. Offcourse, this was a less satisfying result…read further ...

Bulk import coupon codes in Magento

When migrating from another shop or when you have a client who hands you a list of coupon codes, you want to be able to bulk import coupon codes in Magento. Now, there are some existing solutions out there, and I stumbled into this one from Marius Strajeru. This script does generate bulk coupon codes, but read further ...

Hello World!

Hi, my name is Giel Berkers, and after years of silence, I’m trying it again: write a blog! I feel I’ve been giving my online presence not enough attention over the last few years. Although I am present in various online communities like those of Symphony CMS and Magento, I’ve never given my own site much read further ...

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