How do you customize email notifications sent to customers if you have multiple stores in Magento

Here was another frustrating issue in Magento. How do you customize email notifications sent to customers if you have multiple stores in Magento. The stock Magento system only has one set of email templates, which are hard enough to find as it is. We’ve done a post on that subject, here: Customizing Email Confirmations in Magento

So, if you have multiple stores, here’s the procedure:

  1. Log into Magento admin
  2. Go to “System >> Transactional Emails”
  3. Make sure you select the store you’re working on in the upper left corner under “Current Configuration Scope”
  4. Now, click “Add New Template”
  5. Select the template you want to base the new template on. For this example, let’s select “New Order”
  6. Click “Load Template”
  7. The template information is then shown, but you will need to fill in the infor for “Template Name”. For this example, lets type in “New Order My Second Store”. (Don’t enclose in quotes like here)
  8. Now, in the “Template Content” field, change whatever you like in the box.
  9. Click “Save Template”
  10. Now you have to go to “System >> Configuration”
  11. Make sure to select which store you’re working on.
  12. Go down to “Sales Emails” under the “Sales” heading.
  13. On the page, you’ll see at the top is “Order” and in that box is a selection for “New Order Confirmation Template”
  14. Use the drop down menu and select the new template you just created, in this example, it was “New Order My Second Store”
  15. Click “Save Config”
  16. You’ll have to do this for every email template and every store, but I suppose it’s worth it.

So that’s it for How to Customize Customer Emails for Multiple Stores in Magento.

Add Changing Images to Magento Home Page

Found this code that uses javascript to change images on your home page in Magento Commerce.

Simply edit your home landing CMS Page and add this code. You’ll have to change the names of the files below and add the complete URL of where you want to be taken when clicking a particular image.

<!–Image Slider Start–> <div align=”center”> <script type=”text/javascript”> var image1=new Image() image1.src=”{{skin url=images/work-truck-equipment.jpg}}” var image2=new Image() image2.src=”{{skin url=images/banner_2.jpg}}” var image3=new Image() image3.src=”{{skin url=images/banner_3.jpg}}” </script> <a href=”http://##”> <img src=”{{skin url=images/work-truck-equipment.jpg}}” border=”2″ name=”slide” width=”890″ height=”277″ /></a> <script> //variable that will increment through the images var step=1 function slideit(){ //if browser does not support the image object, exit. if (!document.images) return document.images.slide.src=eval(”image”+step+”.src”) if (step<3) step++ else step=1 //call function “slideit()” every 2.5 seconds setTimeout(”slideit()”,5000) } slideit() </script> </div> <!–Image Slider End–>

Adding and Installing an SSL Certificate Through Plesk

In Plesk, go to Domains and select the domain you want to add an SSL certificate for. This domain must be on a dedicated IP Address to work correctly.

Select SSL Certificates

Click Add SSL Certificate

Fill out the information correctly and accurately, select in 2048 bit format.

Click the “Request” button.

Go to your choice of SSL providers. In this example, we are using GoDaddy.

Once your SSL certificate has been signed and issued, GoDaddy will send you an email message that allows you to download the signed certificate and their intermediate certificate bundle, both of which must be installed on your Web site.

Download the certificate to your computer.

Follow the instructions below to install your SSL certificate and the certificate bundle on your Web server.

Installing SSL Certificate and Certificate Bundle (gd_bundle.crt)

Before you install your issued SSL certificate you must install the certificate bundle on your Web server. (You may also download the certificate bundle from the repository.)

1. Log in to the Plesk Control Panel.

2. From the left-hand menu, select Domains.

3. Click on the domain name that the certificate is issued for.

4. Click on the Certificates menu item.

5. Click Browse and locate your signed SSL certificate.

6. Select the certificate file and then click Send File.

7. Navigate to the location of the saved site certificate you received from us. Select it, then select Send File – this will upload and install the certificate against the corresponding private key.

8. On the displayed list, click on the name of the certificate.

9. Open the certificate bundle (gd_bundle.crt) in a text editor and copy and paste its contents into the box labeled CA Certificate.

10. Click the Send Text button.

11. Click Up Level; then choose Setup.

12. At the top of the page, change the SSL Certificate drop-down menu to the certificate you have just installed.

13. Click the Server item from the left-hand menu.

14. Click on the Service Management menu item.

15. Stop and Start the Apache process.

Once your SSL certificate has been signed and issued, GoDaddy will send you an email message that allows you to download the signed certificate and their intermediate certificate bundle, both of which must be installed on your Web site.
Download the certificate to your computer.
Follow the instructions below to install your SSL certificate and the certificate bundle on your Web server.
Installing SSL Certificate and Certificate Bundle (gd_bundle.crt)
Before you install your issued SSL certificate you must install the certificate bundle on your Web server. (You may also download the certificate bundle from the repository.)
1. Log in to the Plesk Control Panel.
2. From the left-hand menu, select Domains.
3. Click on the domain name that the certificate is issued for.
4. Click on the Certificates menu item.
5. Click Browse and locate your signed SSL certificate.
6. Select the certificate file and then click Send File.
7. Navigate to the location of the saved site certificate you received from us. Select it, then select Send File – this will upload and install the certificate against the corresponding private key.
8. On the displayed list, click on the name of the certificate.
9. Open the certificate bundle (gd_bundle.crt) in a text editor and copy and paste its contents into the box labeled CA Certificate.
10. Click the Send Text button.
11. Click Up Level; then choose Setup.
12. At the top of the page, change the SSL Certificate drop-down menu to the certificate you have just installed.
13. Click the Server item from the left-hand menu.
14. Click on the Service Management menu item.
15. Stop and Start the Ap

Magento E-Commerce

Magento E-Commerce is an open source e-commerce application released to the public in 2007. Although Magento is fairly new, it is based on the Zend Framework