Adding CMS Static Blocks to Magento Layouts
To add the cms block the the layout XML files:
products_text refers to the “identifier” field you filled out in the CMS. before=”-“ puts it at the top of the content block.
Block types in Magento
Updated 3/25/11: TLDR; If you just want to make a block that displays the contents of a phtml file, use the block type core/template, like so
Then you can use $this->getChildHtml(‘logos’) in the relevant parent block to display it.
Block types are used in the layout XML files, ex,
Per this post, block types conform to the format “group/specific_class.”
For example Mage_Core module declares “core” group, which introduces blocks such as:
* “core/text” – simple block type to show text strings
* “core/template” – made for rendering templates into html
Each block type refers to specific class:
* “core/text” – Mage_Core_Block_Text
* “core/template” – Mage_Core_Block_Template
So, how it works that defining the block type essentially modifies the object you get with $this, which affects the data / methods you can use in that phtml template. Here’s a list of the more useful ones:
- core/template – very simple, inserts the pthml file specified in the template attribute. Example, <block type=”core/template” template=”page.phtml”>
Deleting orders in Magento
Using this blog as reference guide – perhaps slightly easier than bookmarking topics, and in case the internet eats the posts.
Per this thread, to delete an order, do the following:
SET @orderId = '100000001'; SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS = 1; DELETE FROM sales_flat_order WHERE increment_id = @orderId; DELETE FROM sales_flat_quote WHERE reserved_order_id = @orderId;
This works in Magento Community v 184.108.40.206 and Magento Enterprise 220.127.116.11. It deleted all mention of the order from the dashboard/reports.