Customizing MagentoJul 08 2010 | 15:07:35 | No Comments

Quick start – here are some pages that helped me get going quickly:

Defining your own attributes is easy.  Getting them to display in a template is not.  Cheat sheet:

Don’t hack the Magento tree directly!  You’ll be sad when you upgrade and your customizations are gone. Do this instead:

Grab all the simple child products for a configurable product (and then display one of their other custom attributes):

Updating stock through the SOAP API is unbelievably slow.  The API doesn’t appear to accept more than one SKU per call! Use a script like this instead:

Some hints on how to get Magento to generate plain-text email:

Kicking off an index process from the command line (using a custom script):