Magento is open source ecommerce software that is available for free download. Magento comes in three different versions and one of them is free to download. Magento has been fairly recently released as compared to the other ones that have been around since a while. Even then it is become one of the most popular ecommerce solutions around. Many large companies and even small companies have chosen Magento as their ecommerce solution.
In addition to which Magento is constantly striving to make the already good software better by releasing new versions and point versions which you can upgrade into quite easily. It is now a very robust and versatile software. Readymade templates are quite popular these days since not many like the default template displayed by Magneto and it is quite handy to simply download a new template from the internet. But then there are those who do like the look and feel of a readymade template; not only is it not unique it is also hard to customise with their own ideas and designs. Thus those people with a vision of store design often like to have a store with their own unique ideas and design elements.
While it is easy to install a ready made template it is not easy to make your own template. However making a customised templates requires the good programming skills and you may need to hire a Magento Web Developer to do the job.
Alakmalak is a company that offers Magento web development services. Alakmalak can help you out with the web design of the layout you have in mind as well as with developing your website. A standard procedure is usually followed by Alakmalak as by many website developing companies across the globe.
The website design is first approved by the client after which the website is developed on a development server of Alakmalak. It is only transferred to the your domain after it is completed and the you are completely satisfied with the end product.
You may have noticed many different blocks or modules present on your Magento website, usually on the sidebars. These blocks could be for the best sellers or comparing products or something of the kind. It often happens that you have the need to change to order in which they are being displayed. This is in fact quite common and there are many people who have no clue how to do it. However, by the end of this article it will become quite clear as to how to make those changes. The order of the modules is defined in the XML files in the app/design
You will need to login to your web server via FTP and download the XML files located in this directory. Each block will have an option of ‘before’ or ‘after’ thus making it easier for you to define the block name that you want to set before and after the module you edit.
The code for example would look something like this:
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