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Adding CMS Static Blocks to Magento Page Layouts

This will be short, but as you know phtml template files in Magento are stitched together using layout XML files. Sometimes we might have the need to include a static block we have created in the backend...

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How to Get Magento’s Email To A Friend URL

In the context of ever needing to get the “send an email to friend” url / link mark up from Magento in other scopes other than view.phtml (say a custom pthml file with layout specific needs...

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Remove Page Headings Per-page in Magento

Under either categories or CMS page’s design tab, include this XML command to remove the page title: <remove name="page_content_heading" /> This can be useful if you wish to have, say a page...

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Remove Page Breadcrumbs Per-page in Magento

Under either categories or CMS page’s design tab, include this XML command to remove the page’s breadcrumbs: <remove name="breadcrumbs" /> This can be useful if you wish to have, say a...

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Custom Google Maps Marker Icons With Numbers Using PHP GD

Today we are going to learn how to use PHP GD to build a PHP server side script that can accept a local or even remote file, then bake any text we would like into the image and return it back to us as a .png. This is great for when you have the need to use custom marker icons in say Google Maps, but also would like to have numbers on the markers as well.

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