Friday, October 23, 2015

Magento: All Categories and respective Thumbnails in Magento 1.9

Got it. Here is the result, we need to the attribute to the collection and then get the image from the respective folder:

<?php $_helper = Mage::helper('catalog/category'); ?>
<?php $_categories = $_helper->getStoreCategories(false, true, false)
                    //Here is the solution
                    ->addAttributeToSelect('image')                    
                    ->addOrderField('name');
 ?>
<?php if (count($_categories) > 0): ?>
    <ul>
        <?php foreach($_categories as $_category): ?>
            <li>
                <a href="<?php echo $_helper->getCategoryUrl($_category) ?>">
                    <?php 
                        echo $_category->getName();
                        echo '<img src="'$_category->getImageUrl().'" width="100" height="100"/>';
                    ?>
                </a>
            </li>
        <?php endforeach; ?>
    </ul>
<?php endif; ?>

Note: if you using Magento version less then 1.9 you change "image" to "thumbnail"

->addAttributeToSelect('thumbnail')

Magento: Display Dumping Variables

The native Zend_Debug::dump() function is a step forward from the usual approach to dumping variables to debug your code (usually by using var_dump or print_r).

Zend_Debug::dump($_category->getData())

Magento: How to remove index.php from URL in IIS

First you need create web.config file under magento root folder then copy below into web.config


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<configuration>
 <system.webServer>
  <rewrite>
   <rules>
    <rule name="MYRule" stopProcessing="true">
    <match url=".*" ignoreCase="false" />
    <conditions>
    <add input="{URL}" pattern="^/(media|skin|js)/" ignoreCase="false" negate="true" />
    <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" negate="true" />
    <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsDirectory" negate="true" />
    </conditions>
    <action type="Rewrite" url="index.php" />
   </rule>
   </rules>
  </rewrite>
 </system.webServer>
</configuration>