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On Sale Magento Extension Released

On Sale Magento Extension

This extension allows you to add graphical labels to your special products images.

Attract your visitors to special items – the labels can be displayed in catalog view as well as in product. The label image and text are easily customized: you can use a label that comes into the package and upload you own; you can not only write your text on the label but also use the following variables: Discount Amount (calculated automatically), Regular Price, Special Price, Save Amount (calculated automatically). So it’s possible to label your products with texts like “Save $10 on this item today”, or “Buy for $29 save $10!” – all price values are calculated for each product individually. Label appears only when there is a special price for the product.

This way you save a lot of time when running e.g. seasonal discounts campaign, with a simple 3-minutes setup you can put labels on a category or the whole store.

Features

  • Separate catalog and product view labels setup
  • Ability to upload your own images for catalog and product labels
  • Labels appear when special price is set
  • 6 predefined label positions Product Page View
    • Top-Left
    • Top-Center
    • Top-Right
    • Bottom-Left
    • Bottom-Center
    • Bottom-Right
  • Special variables to use in your label texts
    • DA – Discount Amount
    • RP – Regular Price
    • SP – Special Price
    • SA – Save Amount (RP-SP)
    • NL – New Line
  • Ability to disable labels for catalog or/and product
  • Compatible with all major browsers (IE6, IE7, IE8, Safari, Opera, FireFox 2, FireFox 3, Google Chrome)
  • Separate CSS files for catalog and product labels

For more information and demo visit product page – https://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/extensions/on-sale.html


Sudden error in admin area (Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach in Feed.php on line 84 )

We are receiving some requests regarding the following error:

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in /app/code/core/Mage/AdminNotification/Model/Feed.php on line 84

I’d like to let you know that the magentocommerce.com is down at the moment and this causes the error. It comes from the Admin Notifications native module.
We have nothing to do with this.

Help Desk Ultimate 2.0 released

Help Desk Ultimate

This is a new much improved version of our Magento Help Desk extension. It includes all the features of standard Help Desk extension plus:

Unlimited departments
Each department has a title, email address, and a set of email templates. When submitting a ticket in customer area interface, the user must select a department to which the ticket is submitted to.

Two-way e-mail parsing
Our email parser will automatically convert e-mail messages into tickets or tickets responses. You just need to configure this extension to collect emails from POP3 box at regular intervals (Magento cron jobs file utilized for this purpose and no additional cron setup is needed).A staff user can reply to a ticket by e-mail. This reply will be processed by the e-mail parser, recorded in the help desk and forwarded to the end-user (ticket creator).

Create new tickets by e-mail
Optional feature to convert initial e-mail messages sent to parser mail box into new tickets. Extremely useful for Magento contact form.

Autoexpiration option
Will close tickets without any activity from end-user after specified number of days.

CE EE
Unlimited departments
Two-way e-mail parsing
Create new tickets by e-mail
Autoexpiration option
Full integration into Magento admin & customer areas
Ticket threads and statuses
File attachments
Ability to create ticket from admin
Quatation option in customer and admin areas
Customizable email notifications for administrator and customer
Unlimited number of tickets
Easy to use administration and customer interfaces
Complete history of all communications
Easy copy-and-run installation
Price $159 $99

Magento Advanced Menu extension 1.0 released

Magento Advanced Menu Extension

Comfortable navigation is one of the most important steps to the best user and customer experience, so stop loosing visitors because of the endless nesting navigation.

Change Magento navigation look and feel just in minutes! Magento Advanced Menu price

Select desired menu view from already predefined menu patterns in admin panel. If you didn’t see a menu type you need – just let us know and we most likely to implement it in a few days.

At this moment only horizontal menu types  are available. We are working hard on adding some vertical navigation types for the left column.

After extension install you are able to select menu type in admin panel.Configuration

Menu types available in version 1.0

Dropdown
It uses standard HTML “select” element. Suitable for large stores with a lot of categories – your visitors can see all categories at a glance and make shopping route decision immediately.

Dropdown

Plain
DIV-based dropdowns which fit your store theme colors, without hidden nesting.

Plain

Plain (advanced)
The most advanced option! Probobaly the best for large categories number.

Plain (advanced)

Static
No popups, no hidden nesting. You would definitely like it in stores with 3-5 navigation links.

Static

BUY ADVANCED MENU MODULE

Browser Search with Suggestion extension

Browser SearchHere is the release of another great extension – Browser Search for Magento. It’s half a module, half a browser plugin, anyway it makes your store closer to visitors and customers.

Basically, this extension allows your store visitors to add your site in the browser search engines list. PRICE & FEATURES

Our recent studies show that store visitors coming through the search box in their browser are more likely to turn into customers. The conversion rate increases up to 230%! And it’s easy to explain – people have already visited your store and liked it. Now they have an easy and comfortable way to find products in the store they liked. This traffic is very targeted and purchase-oriented, people not just browse the site, they are looking for a definite item and most likely are willing to purchase.

The extension supports Firefox2+, Internet Explorer 7+. Yes, there are other unsupported browsers, but these cover more than 70% of all used browsers (w3schools.com data) and this percent is growing fast.

Besides presenting quick search interface this extension also displays search suggestions. Please note that on slow site sites or sites with a slow search the suggestion feature may not work.

RSS Reader Magento Extension v1.0 Released!

RSS Reader
Place RSS feeds on your store pages just in minutes with this extension. Fully customizable, with its own caching system it will make your store highly integrated with your WordPress blog or any other system/service that has RSS feeds. BUY RSS READER NOW

Works with numerous feeds even on the same page
Create as much RSS Reader instances as you need.

Full control of the output
You may control every option available on per instance basis, overriding default options set in administration panel. Options list is available here.

Powerfull caching
With caching option enabled, RSS Reader fetches the content from remote host and stores it in its own cache.

For store owners, developers and designers
You may put RSS Reader instances on your pages using Magento CMS pages and blocks. In this case you don’t need to edit any files, all can be done through administration panel. Need more flexibility – no problem. Call RSS Reader instances just from Magento layout XML files.

Custom CSS and Template files
RSS Reader uses its own CSS file and custom template. In fact you may create as much output patterns as needed and use them on per instance basis.

Next week we will publish in this blog detailed tutorial on achieving excellent Magento  customization results using 2 our extensions:  Z-Blocks and RSS Reader.

BUY RSS READER NOW

RSS Reader for Magento

We are happy to announce upcoming release of RSS Reader Magento extension. This Magento extension will allow you to display RSS feeds on your store pages. You can have multiple readers to display different feeds with full display control of each reader instance. RSS Reader will use its own cache for the best speed possible. RSS Reader extension is the best way to display your WordPress content on Magento store pages.

Video extension for Magento

Video Module Box

Another highly required thing for Magento – a Video extension. Despite it’s quite straightforward to create an attribute and use it, many people would like to see this functionality “out-of-box”. We decided to explore this possibility and start development of a video module. What we have now is a very simple code that adds a tab in the product configuration interface and allows to enter video embed-code. We’d like you, Magento users to contribute your ideas and needs and help us create a useful and poweful module.

The development has been started basing on this thread: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/1432/

Waiting for your comments!

Product Questions extensions

We’ll try to implement all features requested in the first post of this topic: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/19572/ 
Estimated completion date – 3 Feb 2009.