Magento use images on multiple Products

So i have a client who has a lot of the same products in magento but with slight changes, so they use the same image for them all. and as many would know, in magento when you upload a product image you can’t use it again for another, you have to re upload it again. So it would be nice to have a image template system or image set you can assign to more then one product. So i asked a friend about this, and he shared a small extension he made with me to have image sets. but you…

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lossless Images in Magento Image Optimizer

So i have always found it a problem the magento image generator.  And i am always a fan of lossless images, so is google. So here is a small extension to scan the folders you want it too and optimize the images as lossless. And you can schedule it to do it every so often. This is pritty much the GTSpeed extension but stripped out all the other features i didn’t need/want. So if anyone wants to use it download it here:  I am going to add some features to it someday soon when i get some time to make…

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Travelling and working holiday program tips in Canada for an Australia

So for the last 5 years i have been doing a lot of travelling in canada and working as i go. And going between Australia and Canada during different season. Here are a few little tips for anyone else thinking of going to canada for the first time, and mostly for people doing the working holiday program. What is the canada working holiday program? well check it out here: https://www.whpcanada.org.au/ It is a great thing for us Australian folk who want to do some travelling, in Canada. Some of these tips may be a bit general knowledge but if they help…

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magento disable or enable product filters for individual categories

this is a handly little magento extension i have used for a few magento installations. It adds some attributes to a category so you get a maulti select list box of all the filterable product attributes available and then you can have it either disable those attributes ( and enable all non selected ) or enable them ( and disable all non selected ) .  Such as below… you can download the extension here:  just upload the above unziped folder and contents into your magento folder. The above extension will give you these options and all but you just have…

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create pre order products in magento

so i have had a few clients needing the ability to have a pre-order of products in magento they are going to be stocking soon. and this is the best way i came to make it happen. firstly because the products wont be stocked yet, Manage Stock is set to No under Inventory when editing/adding  a product. So now to easily be able to set a product as a pre order product we need to add some attributes. So in your Magento admin go to Catalog > Attributes > Manage Attributes and click Add New Attribute Give it an Attribute…

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