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How to add VAT / Tax in Magento using the ‘Tax Helper’

I will keep this simple, if you want to ‘echo’ a total price inc VAT – the code below is what you need. $_coreHelper = $this->helper('core'); $_taxHelper = $this->helper('tax'); echo $_coreHelper->currency($_taxHelper->getPrice($_product, $_product->getFinalPrice(), true), true, false);

How Google Ad-words Really Works

I decided I really needed to sit down and figure out the best way to promote keywords through Google Ad-Words, and came accross this amazing post on Wordstream.com. Continue Reading: What is Google AdWords and other commonly asked questions, by PPC experts at

Magento: Adding Blocks to Templates

Once again, whilst working on a clients website, my client requested certain additions to the website that would, in my opinion, be best added using block. Static CMS blocks and blocks to include items such as featured products can use a line of php in any of our phtml files within the template folder of our themes. Although the same result can be replicated using the XML layout files, I prefer to go about this task in this way. How to fetch CMS Blocks using PHP The first example I am going to explain shows how to load CMS Blocks… Read More »Magento: Adding Blocks to Templates

Magento: My 5 ways to improving your E-Commerce SEO

Step One: Don’t use rel=”canonical” because it’s easier A canonical page is a page that is the preferred version on a site, for example, www.shanerichardson.co.uk preferred to shanerichardson.co.uk (without the www.). I see a lot of people using rel=”canonical” throughout their site simply because it is an easy fix. My honest opinion is that this more or less masks the problem instead of fixing it. The best thing to do is to remove the page if possible, and if not – then use rel=”canonical” to select your preferred version of the site. . Step Two: Lower your keyword density Keywords are fundamental to the… Read More »Magento: My 5 ways to improving your E-Commerce SEO