Magento Remove Compare Products

In Magento we can remove Compare Products block so easily from the home page. Just follow the steps given below to get rid of it from your home page and other pages.

1. In your magento store admin panel, Go to System-> Configuration and then select Design on the left side bar.

2. Check if your package is ‘default‘ or ‘somecustomethemename‘ . If its ‘default’ then go the following folder location

Youstoreroot/app/design/frontend/default/default/

In case of custom theme go to the following location

Youstoreroot/app/design/frontend/yourcustomtheme/default/

3. Create layout folder if its not there

4. Create a new layout file called “local.xml” inside layout folder

and place the code below into it and save it.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout version="0.1.0">
<default>
<remove name="catalog.compare.sidebar"/>
</default>
</layout>
 

5. Go To System->cache management and refresh the cache types “Layouts
and “Block HTML output“. We ‘re done with this.

6. After refreshing just reload your page and find “Compare Products” has been removed from the sidebar in all your magento pages.

Please ignore the instructions below , as its no more recommended and highly discouraged.

 

Magento Remove compare Products

1. Go to yourStorename\app\design\frontend\base\default\layout

In this case its demostore\app\design\frontend\base\default\layout

and find the file “catalog.xml“.

Magento Remove Compare Products

2. We have to override this file by our default template. Create same directory structure what we had for catalog.xml inside base template.

Create Two folders named “template” and “layout” inside app/design/frontend/default/default

Magento Remove Compare Products

3. Copy the File “Catalog.xml” inside the layout folder what we have created inside the default folder.

Magento Remove Compare Products

4. Now open the catalog.xml file which we have copied just now inside default folder and comment out the code attached below which are inside the tag <reference name=”right”>.

Magento Remove Compare Products

FYI :  Kindly use HTML comments <!– –>.

<!–

<block type=”catalog/product_compare_sidebar” before=”cart_sidebar” name=”catalog.compare.sidebar” template=”catalog/product/compare/sidebar.phtml”/>

–>

And also comment out the code given below in catalog.xml

<!–

<catalog_product_compare_index translate=”label”>
<label>Catalog Product Compare List</label> –>
<!– Mage_Catalog –>
<!–     <reference name=”root”>
<action method=”setTemplate”><template>page/popup.phtml</template></action>
</reference>
<reference name=”head”>
<action method=”addJs”><script>scriptaculous/scriptaculous.js</script></action>
<action method=”addJs”><script>varien/product.js</script></action>
</reference>
<reference name=”content”>
<block type=”catalog/product_compare_list” name=”catalog.compare.list” template=”catalog/product/compare/list.phtml”/>
</reference>
</catalog_product_compare_index>

<customer_account_index>
<reference name=”right”>
<action method=”unsetChild”><name>catalog.compare.sidebar</name></action>
</reference>
</customer_account_index> –>

5. Go to Varien / Cache directory and delete the files or flush your cache from the Magento admin panel. Now refesh the browser and see the compare products block has been removed successfully from the home page.

Magento Remove Compare Products

Cheers :-)

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Magento – {{base_url}} is not recommended [RESOLVED]

{{base_url}} is not recommended to use in a production environment to declare the Base Unsecure URL / Base Secure URL. It is highly recommended to change this value in your Magento configuration.

magento base_url is not recommended

After the fresh install of Magento we get this notification. Why we get this notification ? Its because we haven’t set up our base URL for both secure and unsecure and leave it as {{base_url}}.

magento base_url is not recommended

Ok how do i get rid of this {{base_url}} is not recommended notification on my admin panel or what should i do to  get rid of this {{base_url} is not recommended?

1. Go to System -> Configuration -> Web. Click on the tabs Unsecure and Secure And give your Home page url as a Base URL instead of {{base_url}}.

Eg :

If you are on a localhost give “http://localhost/demostore/

else if you are on a production server hosted “http://yourdomain/” or http://yourdomain.com/

And don’t forget to add the forward slash / at the end of the URL.

magento base_url is not recommended

2. Save you configuration and you can just find the

{{base_url}} notification has been removed from the Magento Admin Panel / back end.

magento base_url is not recommended

By the Way, I also want to leave a note here if you have SSL installed on your server then use https:// instead of http://. If you don’t have SSL installed then use http:// for both secure and unsecure.

Hope this helps.

Cheers :-)

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Magento Remove Poll

In Magento we can easily remove the community poll. Lets see how to remove poll in Magento.

(For your information, you can just click on the images in this post or any of the posts in this blog to get opened in a new tab or window and you can maximize it / zoom it. All the images used  in this post or any of the posts in this blog are high resolution images so that you can get a clear picture, If there are any discrepancies let me know through your comments )

 

1. Log in to Magento Admin Panel. Go to System -> Configuration. And click on Advanced on the Left side options. You will get a list of installed modules in magento.

magento remove community poll

2. Find the Module Mage_Poll and Select the option disabled from the drop down list next to that to remove or disable the community polls in Magento.

magento remove community poll

3. Save you configuration by clicking on “Save Config” button. Then flush your Magento cache or go to var/cache directory and remove all the files.

Refresh your Home page and see the community poll has been successfully removed from your Magento Home Page.

Cheers :-)

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Magento remove Paypal logo

Its very easy to remove Paypal logo from magento home page. Believe it or not its just takes 3 minutes to remove PayPal Logo.

For magento 1.7. C.E. users click here

to find how to easily remove the paypal logo from the admin panel with out modifying any of your layout or template or css files ;-)

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magento remove paypal logo

1. Login to your Admin Panel of your Store. Go to System -> Configuration and click on  PayPal logofrom the options on the left  side.


2. Then you will get the whole settings of Paypal in your Magento Store. Click on the Tab “Front end Experience settings“.

3. Select “No Logo” from the drop down list of the PayPal Product Logo field.

magento remove paypal logo

4. We are done with this.  Just save your configuration and flush your magento cache from the admin or go to var / cache directory and manually remove all the files. Then refresh your home page. You can find paypal logo is removed from magento home page.

magento remove paypal logo

For magento 1.7 users, Login in to admin panel and go to the following paypal configuration section mentioned below,

System->configuration->payment methods -> Paypal All in one payments solutions->
Paypal Payments Advanced (includes express checkout)-> Basic settings paypal payments advanced->
Frontend Expereince settings -> Paypal Product Logo

To ease your finding click on the image below which will open it in a new tab or window  and click again the opened image to view it with clear and high resolution image.

Remove Paypal logo - in magento 1.7. C.E.

Remove Paypal logo – in magento 1.7. C.E.

Cheers :-)

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Magento remove back to school

Many new Magento developers ask “how do I removeBack to school “. Some times its very frustrating for beginners.But its pretty easy to remove the back to school image from the Magento home page. Ok lets see it straight away How to remove back to school image from Magento home page. Most of the instructions are very similar to my another post.

1. In your magento store admin panel, Go to System-> Configuration and then select Design  on the left side bar.

2. Check if your package is ‘default‘ or ‘somecustomethemename‘ . If its ‘default’ then go the following folder location

Youstoreroot/app/design/frontend/default/default/

In case of custom theme go to the following location

Youstoreroot/app/design/frontend/yourcustomtheme/default/

3. Create layout folder if its not there

4. Create a new layout file called “local.xml” inside layout folder

and place the code below into it and save it.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout version="0.1.0">
<default>
<reference name="right">
<block type="core/template" name="right.permanent.callout" template="callouts/right_col.phtml">
<!-- <action method="setImgSrc"><src>images/media/col_right_callout.jpg</src></action>
<action method="setImgAlt" translate="alt" module="catalog"><alt>Keep your eyes open for our special Back to School items and save A LOT!</alt></action> -->
</block>
</reference>
</default>
</layout>
 

All i have done is Commented out the <action> nodes responsible to display this image “back to school”. Please use only HTML block comments <!– –>.

5. Go To System->cache management and refresh the cache types “Layouts
and “Block HTML output“. We ‘re done with this.

6. After refreshing just reload your page and find your “BACK TO SCHOOL”
images has been removed from the right sidebar in all your magento pages.

If you want to remove it only from the specific pages then let me know, i can update my post.

By the way, Please ignore the following approach , which is no more recommended.

(For your information, you can just click on the images in this post or any of the posts in this blog to get opened in a new tab or window and you can maximize it / zoom it. All the images used  in this post or any of the posts in this blog are high resolution images so that you can get a clear picture, If there are any discrepancies let me know through your comments )

Magento Remove Back to school 1

1. Go to yourStorename\app\design\frontend\base\default\layout

In this case its demostore\app\design\frontend\base\default\layout

and find the file “catalog.xml“.

2. We have to override this file by our default template. Create same directory structure what we had for catalog.xml inside base template.

Create Two folders named “template” and “layout” inside app/design/frontend/default/default

3. Copy the File “Catalog.xml” inside the layout folder what we have created inside the default folder.

4. Now open the catalog.xml file which we have copied just now inside default folder and comment out the code attached below which are inside the <reference name=”right”>.

FYI :  Kindly use HTML comments <!– –>.

<!–

<action method=“setImgSrc”><src>images/media/col_right_callout.jpg</src></action>
<action method=“setImgAlt” translate=“alt” module=“catalog”><alt>Keep your eyes open for our special Back to School items and save A LOT!</alt></action>
–>

5. Go to Varien / Cache directory and delete the files or flush your cache from the Magento admin panel. Now refesh the browser and see the back to school image has been removed successfully from the home page.

magento remove back to school

Cheers :-)

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Magento Remove Customer service

Its very easy to remove did you know customer service  from the Magento Home page.  Just follow the steps given below to remove it very easily.

(For your information, you can just click on the images in this post or any of the posts in this blog to get opened in a new tab or window and you can maximize it / zoom it. All the images used  in this post or any of the posts in this blog are high resolution images so that you can get a clear picture, If there are any discrepancies let me know through your comments )

1. In your magento store admin panel, Go to System-> Configuration and then select Design on the left side bar.

2. Check if your package is ‘default‘ or ‘somecustomethemename‘ . If its ‘default’ then go the following folder location

Youstoreroot/app/design/frontend/default/default/

In case of custom theme go to the following location

Youstoreroot/app/design/frontend/yourcustomtheme/default/

3. Create layout folder if its not there

4. Create a new layout file called “local.xml” inside layout folder

and place the code below into it and save it.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout version="0.1.0">
<default>
<reference name="left">
<block type="core/template" name="left.permanent.callout" template="callouts/left_col.phtml">
<!--   <action method="setImgSrc"><src>images/media/col_left_callout.jpg</src></action>
<action method="setImgAlt" translate="alt" module="catalog"><alt>Our customer service is available 24/7. Call us at (555) 555-0123.</alt></action>
<action method="setLinkUrl"><url>checkout/cart</url></action> -->
</block>
</reference>
</default>
</layout>

All i have done is Commented out the <action> nodes responsible to display the customer service image. Please use only HTML block comments <!– –>.

5. Go To System->cache management and refresh the cache types “Layouts
and “Block HTML output“. We ‘re done with this.

6. After refreshing just reload your page and find your “Customer Service” image has been removed from the left sidebar in all your magento pages.

If you want to remove it only from the specific pages then let me know, i can update my post.

By the way, Please ignore the following approach , which is no more recommended.

1. Go to yourStorename\app\design\frontend\base\default\layout

In this case its demostore\app\design\frontend\base\default\layout

and find the file “catalog.xml“.

2. We have to override this file by our default template. Create same directory structure what we had for catalog.xml inside base template.

Create Two folders named “template” and “layout” inside app/design/frontend/default/default

3. Copy the File “Catalog.xml” inside the layout folder what we have created inside the default folder.

4. Now open the catalog.xml file which we have copied just now inside default folder and comment out the code attached below which are inside the tag <reference name=”left”>.

magento remove customer service left

FYI :  Kindly use HTML comments <!– –>.

<!–

<action method=“setImgSrc”><src>images/media/col_left_callout.jpg</src></action>
<action method=“setImgAlt” translate=“alt” module=“catalog”><alt>Our customer service is available 24/7. Call us at (555) 555-0123.</alt></action>
<action method=“setLinkUrl”><url>checkout/cart</url></action>


–>

5. Go to Varien / Cache directory and delete the files or flush your cache from the Magento admin panel. Now refesh the browser and see the Customer service did you know block has been removed successfully from the home page.

Cheers :-)

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Magento Email Templates

Magento has a great set of options to manage the Email Templates. Here we are going to see how to create our own Email templates for forgot password and how to change the magento default Email Templates and change the Email Sender options etc. Lets see it straight away.

(For your information, you can just click on the images in this post or any of the posts in this blog to get opened in a new tab or window and you can maximize it / zoom it. All the images used  in this post or any of the posts in this blog are high resolution images so that you can get a clear picture, If there are any discrepancies let me know through your comments )

We are going to create a “New Forgot Password Template” and override the default forgot password template in just 8 easy steps.

1. Go to System -> Transactional Emails

2. You will get a new block called “Transactional Emails” with the list of email templates. By default you can find no one.

3. Click on  “Add New Template” to create our own Email Template.

4. Choose the template “New Password” from the available list of options in the first drop down menu.

5. Choose your “Locale” or “Language settings“. In this case it is “English (United States)”. And here i want to leave a note. In case if you select German (Germany) and not able to see the german email template then it means you have to change your store configuration locale to German. After changing this you can get the “Deutsch (Deutschland)”  and the email template for forgot password in german.

6. Now click on “Load Template” and you can see the template subject, template content and template styles. Make necessary changes to your template as you wish and give your template a name.

For example if you want to change the magento Email Logo. Just Copy your New Email Logo to the default skin\frontend\default\default\images location and replace the default magento logo ‘logo_email.gif‘ with your new email logo file name lets say ‘mystore_logo_email.png‘.

In this case “MyStore New Password” and preview the template  if it looks good for you then go ahead and save the template as “mystore new password”.

7. Its not over yet. So far we have created only a new email template for “forgot Password”. Still we have to assign this as the Forgot Email template instead of the default magento email template and change the email configurations. Lets see what we have to still to get our new email email template for forgot password.

Click on both the links “Configuration” and “Customer Configuration” to change the Magento Email settings.

At first let us see what we have to change in configuration.

Go to System -> Configuration -> Store Email Addresses and change the email addresses for the General, Customer support etc.

8. Then Go to System -> Configuration -> Customer Configuration.  Click on the “Password Options” and assign our new email template “mystore new password” as an email template for forgot password. And we can also choose the Email Sender too from the drop down last for Forgot Password emails.

And save the Configuration. Now we are all set just click on the forgot password link in the customer login option on front end (Don’t try with the forgot password for magento admin panel because we have created a new email template only for Customer new password not for Admin New Password). Here we get our own Forgot / New Password Email with our own Logo in our own fashion and colours. Cheers :-) Hope this is clear. If you have any difficulties or discrepancies let me know through your comments.

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