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Magento's Architecture: Part 1

by Jamie Huskisson | January 2010 | MySQL e-Commerce Open Source PHP

Magento has a wonderful architecture behind its system. It's a very strict architecture that relies on us knowing where the files should be placed and how to structure our templates and modules. But this is part of what makes Magento a great system, in that it enforces these standards.

Here in this two-part article by Jamie Huskisson, we will learn about this architecture and how it applies to development with Magento. We will learn:

  • Where everything is within Magento
  • What all the base directory files and folders do
  • The basics of how the template system works
  • How modules work within the system
  • How the Zend Framework fits into the equation
  • The best methods for backing up Magento
Read Magento's Architecture: Part 1 in full

TYPO3 for Connecting External APIs: Flicker and Youtube

by Dan Osipov | January 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In this article by Dan Osipov, we will see how external services specifically Flickr and YouTube, can be leveraged to expand the system. We pull in files from YouTube and Flickr.

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Managing Your Joomla! Media Files with Media Manager

by Allan Walker | January 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP

This article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, explores one of the most important tasks when using multimedia in our Joomla! websites, the ability to upload and manage the files on your web server. Once uploaded, this content may not require further attention, or you might need the ability for constant management and file revisions.

In this article, we will look at using the built-in Joomla! Media Manager which includes:

  • Overview of the Joomla! Media Manager
  • Uploading media using the Media Manager
  • The view
  • Organizing your content
  • Uploading your content
  • Managing media using the Media Manager
Read Managing Your Joomla! Media Files with Media Manager in full

Media File management in Joomla with FTP and Third-party Extensions

by Allan Walker | January 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP

This article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, explores one of the most important tasks when using multimedia in our Joomla! websites, the ability to upload and manage the files on your web server. Once uploaded, this content may not require further attention, or you might need the ability for constant management and file revisions. In a previous article we explored the built-in Joomla! Media Manager which the reader can refer for organization and structure of your website media.

In this article, we will look at:

  • Alternative methods of managing files and media
  • Third-party file management extensions
  • Read Media File management in Joomla with FTP and Third-party Extensions in full

    Enhancing the User Experience with PHP 5 Ecommerce: Part 1

    by Michael Peacock | January 2010 | e-Commerce PHP

    In this three-part article by Michael Peacock, author of PHP 5 e-commerce Development, you will learn how to enhance the user experience by:

    • Allowing customers to search our product catalog effectively
    • Enhancing this search by allowing our customers to filter products Providing wish lists for our customers
    • Generating recommendations for customers based on previous purchases
    • Informing customers when their desired products are back in stock
    • Enabling social aspects such as product ratings and reviews from customers
    Read Enhancing the User Experience with PHP 5 Ecommerce: Part 1 in full

    Shipping Modules in Magento: Part 1

    by Jamie Huskisson | January 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP

    In this two-part article by Jamie Huskisson, we will apply our knowledge of Magento's core architecture and apply it to one of the fundamental building blocks of Magento, its shipping module.

    Here, we will learn how to create a shipping module, so that we can develop our own when the need arises. By the end of this article we will:

    • Know where to find shipping modules that others have produced
    • Know how to put together a basic shipping module and know what values pertain to what information
    • Be able to create our own methods for calculation or handling shipping with Magento
    Read Shipping Modules in Magento: Part 1 in full
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