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Codelobster IDE – a powerful multi-platform Magento IDE

Codelobster IDE – a powerful multi-platform Magento IDE

Magento is the World’s most flexible eCommerce platform.
It empowers thousands of retailers and brands with the framework to rapidly innovate and grow.
For each web developers is important the choice of tools to quickly and efficiently edit code on your site.

Specifically, in order to deal with Magento platform, We have choosen a very convenient development environment – Codelobster IDE .

    Let us consider some important possibilities and advantages of this program:

  • All code highlights depending on a type, the also mixed code is thus supported,
    so the area of HTML will be highlighted as HTML, PHP as PHP, and Javascript as Javascript in a the same file.
    Thre is possibility of choice from color schemes, including popular IDEs.
  • Powerful autocompletion for HTML, PHP, CSS and Javascript, including HTML5 and CSS3.
    For PHP the structure of project is fully recognized, and the complete list of methods falls out in the proper places.
  • HTML/CSS inspector on the type of Firebug, which allows easily to correlate the selected elements of
    page with a code and proper style.
  • Context help on all supported languages. By pressing F1 key the page with detailed description for current tag, attribute or function will be opened.
  • PHP debugger. PHP debugger allows to execute PHP scripts incrementally, watching the values of all
    variables in every line.
  • Support of FTP allows to work straight with a remote server and to do all necessary changes with files;
  • Support for Version Control Systems: SVN, Git etc.
  • The portable option allows to use editor without the preliminary installation.
  • Other useful utilities: collapsing, tooltips, pair highlighting, possibility of blocks selection, navigation on descriptions of functions and included files at withholding of the key of CTRL,
    viewing of structure of files and project, preview in a browser, book-marks, and all other standard possibilities for work with a code.

Codelobster IDE has the following abilities to work with Magento :

  • Ability to create projects automatically installing Magento platform
  • Autocomplete for Magento methods
  • Tooltips for Magento methods
  • Context and Dynamic help

Also Codelobster IDE supports Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora etc.
and has special plug-ins for working with: Drupal, Joomla, Twig, JQuery, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Laravel, Node.js, AngularJS, BackoneJS, EmberJS, Phalcon, VueJS, Symfony, Magento, Yii and WordPress.

Developer Codelobster Software
Web Site http://www.codelobster.com/
Language English, , German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese,
Japanese, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Turkish,
Author: Qaisar Satti
Last Modified: September 17, 2020

Magento free payment extensions

This article is about Magento free payment extensions . Many people often look for payment methods of magento and find it difficult to find a suitable extension.In this tutorial i will try to list available free magento payment extensions.This tutorial just have information of free extensions that are available on magento marketplace or any other extension provider.I will try to list few here with brief descriptions as well.

Below are the free magento payment method extensions.

Magento payment extensions

Magento provides its own payment methods.But here we will discuss free magento shipping extensions.Because these are available for free so anyone can use them.First,lets have a look at the default magento payment methods.

Default magento payment methods:

  • Saved CC
  • Check / Money Order
  • Zero Subtotal Checkout
  • Bank Transfer Payment
  • Cash On Delivery Payment
  • Purchase Order
  • Authorize.net Direct Post
  • Authorize.net

Above are the default payment methods provided by magento.You can use them by going to configuration settings and then modifying payment methods.

Now lets have a look at the free available payment extensions.

Bank Payment

Bank payment is a popular payment method in E-Commerce throughout the globe. This extension provides full control of the payment process to the customer and avoids the transmission of sensitive payment data during or after the payment process.It allows you to define additional rules and displays options within the payment configuration settings.

Key Features

  • Multiple bank accounts (SEPA ready)
  • Ability to show/hide bank accounts in PDF-printouts
  • Ability to show/hide a custom text in PDF-printouts
  • Show a link to a CMS page instead of displaying the bank accounts
  • Set a “pay within X days” value
  • Allow partial capturing
  • Language packages included: EN, DE, DK, ES, FR, GR, IT, JP, NO, NL, PL, BR, TR

Extension Link

Cash On Delivery

COD or Cash on delivery implies ordered goods being paid for when handed over to the customer in person.Naturally, this payment method is safe and convenient for those who tend to be skeptical of electronic payment methods, especially when ordering online.

Key features

  • Apply a fee for using cash on delivery as a payment method
  • Fees can be fixed or a percentage based on the shopping cart’s subtotal
  • Fees as a percentage of the subtotal may require a configurable minimum fee
  • Differ fees between national and international orders
  • Restrict payment method to certain countries
  • Flexibly link cash on delivery to your shipping methods

Extension Link

Payment Extra Charge

Most payment services charge an additional fee for processing payments. Since this fee is different for every payment method, it is difficult to include it in the product price.Using Payment extra charge you can add payment fees for such payment methods, you won’t have to make such calculations — the fee will be added automatically.

Key features

  • Different fees for every payment method
  • Different methods for fee calculation
  • Fee rounding
  • Separate row with fee amount in Total blocks
  • Different percentage fees for different countries
  • Editable fee description
  • Maximum compatibility with 3rd party payment extensions

Extension Link


paydirekt is the online payment procedure of your private and savings banks. paydirekt makes Internet payments secure, simple and direct. This makes it a real alternative to the usual online payment methods and offers merchants many advantages.

Key features

  • Secure: Maximum data security and optimum protection against payment defaults
  • Simple: easy operation, integration and simple process
  • Direct: increasing business and better customer relationship

Extension Link

Pay Bright

PayBright provides friendly, transparent financing to consumers at the point-of-sale, both online and in-store. Our instant payment plans are offered by over 2,700 merchants,including leading domestic and international e-commerce retailers.

Key features

  • e-commerce installment payment solution
  • Full integration with Magento 1.x
  • Instant approval and rapid process: within seconds, PayBright verifies the customer’s identity and payment information, and grants instant credit
  • Next-day payment to merchants with no customer credit risk
  • Sales increase of up to 30%
  • Net Promoter Score of 72 among merchants and A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Virtual credit accounts can be used for multiple transactions, helping drive repeat purchases
  • Both merchants and customers receive access to their own online portals to monitor loan activity
  • No retroactive or compounding interest, hidden charges, or prepayment penalties

Extension Link

Spryng Payments

Spryng Payments includes the most comprehensive list of (dynamic) payment methods, pro-active fraud protection, one-click payment experiences, dynamic check-outs per customer, insights in cost components per transaction, as well as many other features.

Key features

  • Spryng Payments employs the most competitive and sharpest rates per transaction
  • We help merchants increasing conversion on all payment methods
  • Merchants have immediate access to their money
  • Our team has many years of experience in the payments industry
  • Spryng Payments originated from the wishes and needs of merchants
  • We have a global focus
  • We have developed plug-ins for the most important e-commerce platforms
  • Easy to connect

Extension Link

Similarly there are many other extensions available. I tried to list a few. I hope this tutorial help you in any way.

Please feel free to drop any suggestions or queries in comments section. It will be highly appreciated.

Author: Qaisar Satti
Category: Magento 1
Last Modified: November 9, 2018

Magento shipping extensions

Today we will discuss about Free magento shipping extensions.In this tutorial we will discuss available free magento shipping extensions.This tutorial just have information of free extensions that are available on magento marketplace or any other extension provider.I have tried to list a few.So let’s start with our list.

Free magento Shipping extensions

Magento provides its own shipping methods.Yet here we will discuss free magento shipping extensions.Because these are available for free so anyone can use them.Lets have a look.


ShipperHQ provides you the options to fully control and customize your shipping rates like never before. You define the carriers to use, the shipping methods that apply, and the unique rules of your own rate structure.

Key features:

  • Multi Carrier Support
  • Fully Customizable Rate Management
  • Dimensional Shipping
  • Multi-Origin Shipping
  • Date & Time

Extension Link

R+L Carriers Freight Shipping

R+L Carriers is an American private freight shipping company who provides freight services such as LTL, Truckload, Logistics, and more.Freight shipping is used when large and heavy items need to be shipped.This extension provides the integration of R+L Carriers Freight to show freight shipping quotes and delivery tracking on your Magento® store.This extension fetch live freight rates from R+L Carriers using their available Rate Quote API.

Key features:

  • Retrieve live rates from the R+L Carriers freight
  • Supports accessorial services and can be manage from the admin
  • Set Min/Max package weight to show freight rates from R+L Carriers
  • Support all product types
  • Support Magento® multi store functionality
  • Assign a store freight class or assign freight classes per product basis

Extension Link


ShipStation is a powerful, yet easy to use web-based, multi-channel, multi-carrier shipping solution designed to facilitate the order fulfillment process for your Magento store. ShipStation downloads your orders in real-time, allows you to create USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, Royal Mail, Canada Post, Australia Post, and more shipping labels and packing slips in batch, and communicates tracking information to your customers.

Key features:

  • Print Shipping Labels and Packing Slips in Batch
  • Consolidate Orders from Multiple Channels
  • Unlimited Selling Channels
  • No Software to Install
  • Free USPS Provider Account

Extension Link

Shipwire Fulfillment Platform

This extension provides Magento Enterprise and Community edition merchants with e-commerce order fulfillment, shipping software, and cloud-based logistics services from fulfillment centers around the world.Also the Shipwire Platform helps brands grow sales, expand into new markets, and delight their customers by eliminating shipping and storage hassles.

Key features:

  • Order entry sync
  • Order tracking
  • Inventory status
  • Shipping rates

Extension Link

Shipping Tracker

This versatile extension lets you customize the shipment tracking links provided to your customers. Shipping Tracker is easy to set up and supports up to five carriers as long as they provide a tracking URL and reference number. Shipping Tracker uses the Magento mechanism to add a tracking ID to a shipment. When you create a shipment, select a tracking carrier you have configured and add the tracking ID.

Key features:

  • Embeds shipment tracking links in shipping confirmation emails
  • Completely generic – not tied to any carrier
  • Supports up to five carriers at any one time
  • Features a dropdown menu with known tracking URLs from major shipping carriers
Extension Link

Similarly there are many other extensions available. I tried to list a few. I hope this tutorial help you in any way.

Please feel free to drop any suggestions or queries in comments section. It will be highly appreciated.

Author: Qaisar Satti
Category: Magento 1
Last Modified: October 22, 2018

Override magento controller

Today, we’ll talk about how to override a magento controller.Every Magento project requires a certain level of customization. This may involve adding a new element or overriding an existing one. For any suggestions & question, please feel free to drop a comment.

First Step:

I am overriding the customer controller. First thing will create new module file.
The file location will me  will be


<?xml version="1.0"?>

Second Step:

We will create module configuration file. So file location will be


<?xml version="1.0"?>
                            <QaisarSatti_Customer before="Mage_Customer">QaisarSatti_Customer</QaisarSatti_Customer>

Third Step:

Now we will create the Our controller file.



* Overriding Customer account controller

require_once Mage::getModuleDir('controllers', 'Mage_Customer') . DS . 'AccountController.php';

class QaisarSatti_Customer_AccountController extends Mage_Customer_AccountController {

public function ajaxAction() {  //if you want to create a custom method in customer controller
   echo 'Ajax cction is working!!';

public function loginAction() {
   echo 'Overring the Login Action is working';

Author: Qaisar Satti
Category: Magento 1
Last Modified: July 12, 2018