New product grid - showcase your new products on the frontpage

If you are looking to place new products or latest products on magento frontpage, then just place this on your homepage CMS or make a static block. {{widget type="catalog/product_widget_new" products_count="5" column_count="5" show_title="true" show_addtolinks="false" template="catalog/product/widget/new/content/new_grid.phtml"}}

How to do redirects in Magento - 301 redirects - search engine optimization tip

If you have been running an eCommerce Store for years now, then you must have got a lot of your URLs indexed in Google. And lets say, you want to migrate to Magento now. You must be thinking that, how to redirect all of your mostly used old URLs to your new site now. So,here is an easy way to do is by creating a 301 Permanent redirect using Magento’s URL Rewrite Management.Here is a step by step procedure: Assuming then that this will be a redirect from one page to another, if I wanted to move and/or rename this page to a new URL, for example: From: http://www.domain.com/old-url.html To: http://www.domain.com/new-url.html I would do the following in Magento to create the appropriate permanent redirect: 1. Navigate to Catalog > Url Rewrite Management 2. Click the “Add Urlrewrite” button 3. Select “Custom” from the “Create Urlrewrite” drop-down menu 4. The “Urlrewrite Information” form would be completed thusly: ID Path: old-url.html Request Path: old-url.html Target Path: http://www.domain.com/new-url.html Redirect: Permanent(301) ID Path and Request path are the same: the path off the root of the url to redirect FROM – everything after (not including) the domain name and trailing slash. Target path is the URL to redirect TO.

How to add static blocks on a CMS page using Magento

There is definitely nothing complicated about doing this. Static blocks are a great way to divide up different types of data blocks to make updating content easier. There are just two simple steps to adding a static block to a cms page. First, create your static block. You will use the identifier to call it on the cms page. Let’s say, for this example, we call the identifier “home-page-promo”. Once your static block is created, edit whatever cms page you would like this block to appear on, and simply put this code in right where you want it to show up: {{block type=”cms/block” block_id=”home-page-promo”}} And that’s all there is to it.

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