Showing posts from February, 2015

My Silly Quotes and Stupid Jokes Collection

--------------------- Feb 15, 2015 ------------------------------- My Building Permit: Some have asked what I've been doing in retirement. Well, I applied for a building permit for a new house. It was going to be 100 ft tall and 400 ft wide, With 12 gun turrets at various heights, and windows All over the place and a loud outside entertainment sound system. It would have parking for 200 cars, and I was going to paint it Snot green with pink trim. The City Council told me “Forget it...AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!” So, I sent in the application again, but this time I called it a "Mosque." Work starts on Monday. And here is the best part, it's going to be tax exempt! I love this country. It’s the government that scares the shit out of me. -------------------- Feb 23, 2015 -------------------------------- We had a guy walking his Magellanic penguin down the side walk in town.   When the police chief saw him, he told him not to walk the penguin there, but take i

The Magento Cookbook and Tricks Bag

Stupid tricks that you can do using PHP in the Magento CE backend: 1) Search the Product Catalog function getProductIdsBySearch ( $searchstring , $storeId = '' ) { $ids = array (); // Code to Search Product by $searchstring and get Product IDs $product_collection = Mage :: getResourceModel ( 'catalog/product_collection' ) -> addAttributeToSelect ( '*' ) -> addAttributeToFilter ( 'name' , array ( 'like' => '%' . $searchstring . '%' )) -> load (); foreach ( $product_collection as $product ) { $ids [] = $product -> getId (); } //return array of product ids return $ids ; } Magento 1.7+ Source: StackOverflow 2) Find an image in a product 3) Automatic Color Swatches for Products with different colors, each being their own product Search the product catalog for items with the exact same name, find the image called