Magento Security Patch 6788 and Static Blocks

January 11, 2016 Artem Demidov Magento, Tips&Tricks
Magento Security Patch 6788 and Static Blocks

Security patch 6788 can cause problems in the displaying of static blocks. This issue is related to changes that the patch applies to the work of Mage_Core_Model_Email_Template_Filter class that is located in the following file: app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Email/Template/Filter.php. This class contains blockDirective method that creates a block and returns html-code for this block. The patch 6788 adds a code to this method and this code checks whether the block is allowed or not.

Before installing the patch the code for creation of blocks looks as following: (more…)

Big Day Release: Magento Thank You Page

June 25, 2015 Artem Demidov Magento
Big Day Release: Magento Thank You Page

Magento Thank You Page extension installs a special Congratulations page on the final step of the checkout process.

When the customer completes the order he gets welcomed with the Thank You page. The user is greeted by admin’s custom message that for instance congratulates the user with the successful purchase and can provide a special discount code to encourage him for further purchases. You can also place some other useful blocks on the page such as the order reference number, product slider, social network buttons etc.

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How to Enable Error Messages in Magento 1 and Magento 2

February 17, 2015 Artem Demidov Magento
How to Enable Error Messages in Magento 1 and Magento 2

While working on online stores or extensions every Magento developer needs debug information about errors in the code. Also the information about exceptions that is generated by Magento can be very useful for developers. There are some powerful tools in Magento to obtain this information: log of exceptions and error messages (error reporting). In this article I will tell you how to activate these features in Magento.

Before enabling error messages (or exceptions log) it is necessary to disable caching and compilation in the Magento administrative panel.

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