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Lyco Now Live: Magento ERP Integration and More

Posted on: Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Stephen Leyton

Our latest Magento site Lyco.co.uk is now live. Lyco was established in 1995 and has grown to become the UK’s premier lighting company. Lyco focuses on providing the latest products from around the world at the very best prices, and they offer Next Day Delivery, dispatching 98% of all orders on the same day they […]

Why Magento ERP Integration is Still a Good Idea

Posted on: Friday, June 15, 2012 by Stephen Leyton

Following the recent decision by the Magento team to remove the integrated ERP facility from Magento Enterprise, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight why having a Magento ERP solution> was a good idea in the first place. One of Magento’s main advantages is its integration with other applications and systems – […]

Magento Connect is the mechanism for downloading and installing extensions for Magento. Similar to plug-ins and modules on other platforms, extensions let you alter and add functionality to the Magento system. Magento Connect allows you to connect to the wealth of Magento extensions available, some of which are free, and some you have to pay […]

Magento Partners Program – We’re Going For Gold!

Posted on: Thursday, January 19, 2012 by Dan Marsh

Here at The Pixel, we’re currently finalising the process of obtaining our Magento Gold Partner license. Some of our regular visitors to the site and current clients will know that we’ve been a Silver Partner for the past two years or so – one thing we can assure you is that our high quality of […]

Letter from America – Wholesale Boutique becomes our latest new client

Posted on: Monday, January 9, 2012 by Dan Marsh

Our good fortune so far this New Year continued today as Wholesale Boutique became The Pixel’s latest new client. The US retailer of personalised bags and jewellery was in the market for a new web-based solution and sought us out to quarterback the project. We’ll be building a new Wholesale Boutique site around a Magento […]

Expert fly fishing and outdoor hunting specialists, Farlows and Sportfish have joined The Pixel as our first new clients of 2012. While both sites currently utilise a custom-built web platform for online sales, their parent company was eager to pursue Magento integration for the benefits of open source development that it offers. Operating out of […]

Product price and Google product search

Posted on: Sunday, November 13, 2011 by Dan Marsh

The Modules “Simple Google Shopping allows you to export in a few minutes a valid and well structured data flow of your products from your Magento web-site to your Google Merchant account.” “With Simple Configurable Products, the price for configurable products is taken directly from the associated simple products rather than the configurable product itself.” […]

Javascript good-to-knows

Posted on: Thursday, November 3, 2011 by Dan Marsh

A Fire-BUG During my recent development on a client’s website I bumped into a problem where some of the javascript code i wrote was not processed at all in Firefox when I had the Firebug developer tool open. It left me baffled for a few minutes and in this special case my way of debugging […]

Load products by attribute

Posted on: Monday, September 5, 2011 by Dan Marsh

The task: Display details of products with a specific value of certain attribute. The solution: At this point we assume that you have set up a new attribute, added it to the appropriate attribute set and set the desired values for the appropriate products. In our example the attribute identifier is skin_type, the attribute type […]

Extending the Admin interface

Posted on: Thursday, September 1, 2011 by Dan Marsh

The task: Extend the admin interface, more explicitly the System->Configuration->Web section by adding a group of fields to save mobile interface details. The solution: For the purpose of this tutorial we assume that you have your own module created, enabled and it is runs as it should. First we extend the admin interface by adding […]