magento disable or enable product filters for individual categories

this is a handly little magento extension i have used for a few magento installations. It adds some attributes to a category so you get a maulti select list box of all the filterable product attributes available and then you can have it either disable those attributes ( and enable all non selected ) or enable them ( and disable all non selected ) .  Such as below… you can download the extension here:  just upload the above unziped folder and contents into your magento folder. The above extension will give you these options and all but you just have…

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create pre order products in magento

so i have had a few clients needing the ability to have a pre-order of products in magento they are going to be stocking soon. and this is the best way i came to make it happen. firstly because the products wont be stocked yet, Manage Stock is set to No under Inventory when editing/adding  a product. So now to easily be able to set a product as a pre order product we need to add some attributes. So in your Magento admin go to Catalog > Attributes > Manage Attributes and click Add New Attribute Give it an Attribute…

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Magento: Only registered users can view store

Here is a nice simple way to make your store only viewable by registered users. And if someone is not registered and tried to view any page they will be taken to the registration form. This can be changes so a guest is shown any page you want. this magento modification goes well with my previous post of restricting user registration to only certain email domains. So check that our after this. in your design package you have in your page folder ( Magento Folder/app/design/frontend/*yourdesignpackage*/default/template/page ) different template files for each kind of page. Example: for a page with one…

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Magento: Restrict user registration by email domain

One of my clients has put up a new Magento store which is restricted to only a few businesses they deal with. To come around the problem of only allowing employees of these businesses to register i came up with the following solution. Only allow people who own an email with the business domain name to register. Now what i am doing is a little hack to the core files which is highly not recomended so i suggest copying all these files i edit to the code/local file and edit them there so as to not modify core files. firstly…

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