Get Magento custom shipping price including country specific tax rules/percent

Whilst building some functionality for my pre-order system which separates out order items into individual orders with separate shipping methods I came across the need to […]

Fix layout.xml caching causing blocks to render other blocks in Magento

If you’re building a system which uses Ajax and makes numerous calls to $this->getLayout()->getUpdate()->load() (which enables you to load sections of the layout.xml file) and render […]

Add a new column to a table with Magento installation/upgrade script

When building a module you should always utilise the installation and upgrade scripts so that any database additions or changes are automatically modified on module installation. […]

How to call $this->getPriceHtml(); in any custom Magento template

If you’re pulling in products in custom templates and wanting to display information like the price you’ll run into the issue of how intimidating the price.phtml […]

Magmi on the fly category creator overwriting data

If you’re using the Magmi software to conduct product imports and more specifically the on the fly category creator you may discover that the system actually […]

How to maintain your Magento store

All sites need a little bit of maintenance everything now and again to make sure they’re running as smooth as possible. Some of these tasks are […]