Basic introduction

Magento's templating and skinning concepts offer great flexibility to adapt your shop to your visiual requirements. Fallback mechanisms are widely used inside the "Magento framework" and also apply to theming and skinning.

Files that are used for creating the output are located i…

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Did you ever wonder what's the difference between product tax classes, customer tax classes, tax rules and tax rates and how the are combined to actually retrieve the tax rate percentages depending in the billing address of the current customer and the selected products?

Here is a diagram of all in…

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Did you know you can install Magento from command line instead of inserting all the values into the installer web interface?

Just extract the Magento source code into the document root of your webserver (or vhost).

You'll find the file install.php. Have a look into the file for a documentation on…

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If you login to your Magento backend and go to System > Manage Modules you'll find this interface:

There you'll find the terms "Website", "Store" and "Store view". This is really confusing as soon as you start digging into the code because there those terms are mapped to "Website", "Store Group" a…

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Currently I'm in Berlin to attend the Magento U training. Even after having implemented some Magento shops this training is great and definetly inspiring to dig deeper into Magento code. Vinai does a great job showing in-depth insights on how the "Magento Framework" can be used and how it works beh…

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