Monthly Archive:: March 2014

Convert an attribute to a link

In the “additional information” section of the product view page, I had removed the “N/A” attributes (see post) but then I decided that it would be nice to have a few of the additional attributes such as manufacturer and classification as links to the product search page to help customers search. The change is pretty

Remove Search Auto Complete

I’ve never been a big fan of the search auto complete because it usually produces inaccurate results and sometimes leads the user to click on a suggested term that may not be exactly what they were looking for. Commenting out one single line in your template is all that’s needed to remove the functionality. OPEN:

catalog_product_flat_1 has wrong url_path

While reviewing the google merchant center dashboard, I’d notice every now and then that there would be errors listed as ‘wrong url’. ¬†At first, there were only a few skus, so I simply ignored the issue until each week there’d be more and more skus listed. Doing some research into it, the google feed file

Fix Category Layered Navigation and add “rel=nofollow” to all others

I was struggling with a way to change the layered navigation so that categories and sub-categories would display the actual url but have any other parameters use ‘rel=nofollow’ so that the duplicate page content would be minimized. The solution is a 2-step process that changes the “cat=xx” parameter to the proper url and then another

Remove the default page footer links

The original installation of Magento comes with standard links at the bottom of every page – links such as ‘Site Map’, ‘Search Terms’, ‘Advanced Search’, ‘Orders and Returns’, ‘Contact Us’, ‘RSS’ and a store switcher.

A Simple Way to List New Products Added on Any Page

I was trying to think of a simple way to add a block on the bottom of the home page that would list X number of new products recently added without worrying about setting the news_from_date etc. Then it dawned on me!