Sunday, 24 March 2019

Magento 2 - Admin Menu Search

Today am very happy to announce that my Extension is accepted by Magento Marketplace.
I got this Idea about a year ago, I started developing it. But due to my busy office and personal work I was no able to complete it. 

In the mean time I thought somebody would definitely create it and submit something similar, but luckly no one did. 😊 So then I thought I should definitely complete and submit it for Magento community. After spending some time fixing all the bugs and proper review, I submitted for Magento's approval.

It took over a month for Manual QA and Marketing team's review. QA just found one bug which I fixed it quickly and resubmitted. 

OK, that's the story of it. Here's the link for my simple extension for Magento 2.

A quick brief about the extension, Admin Menu Search. This will help you to search through all the available Links in Admin panel(Backend) Menu(Navigation). I hope this will be extremely helpful for newbies developers, website administrators, content writers, Marketing teams to quickly go through the options available for this in one place.

Detailed description with screenshots is provided on the extension page. Please check out to see its complete list of features.

Please install and try the extension. Comment if it is useful and if you find any bugs.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Privacy Policy

Magehelper ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. Our Privacy Policy for Magehelper is created with the help of the Free Privacy Policy website.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Magehelper uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside India and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to India and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Magehelper will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

Magehelper may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Magehelper
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

  • Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Add Custom JS on Magento 2 admin

I was creating a new extension that involves customization on Magento 2 Admin panel. As part of it, I needed to add custom javascript on the admin panel.

There are two ways you can add your custom JS on admin panel.

  • Including it with blocks
  • Including it in head and loading by require js

Including it with Blocks

create folder structure like this view/adminhtml/layout/
create new file default.xml inside it.

<page xmlns:xsi="" xsi:nonamespaceschemalocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
         <referencecontainer name="js">
            <block class="Magento\Backend\Block\Template" name="admincustomjs" template="Your_Modulename::system/config/additional_script.phtml">

If you want to include your script in footer just replace the referencecontainer name="footer"

In additional_script.phtml you can include your custom script like this.
<script type="text/javascript">
        function($) {
            $(function() {
              console.log('custom script included successfully');

If you see page source of the system config page or any other page in admin panel, you can see there are few custom scripts included by Magento Just above the Footer tag.

Including it in head and loading by require js

When using this method don't use default.xml to include your script in <head> tag. This will load your script BEFORE the main require js is loaded and it will create a JS error.

create folder structure like this  view/adminhtml/layout/adminhtml_system_config_edit.xml

You can change the xml file name inside layout folder as per your admin page action. EG: customer_index_edit.xml

<page xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
<link src="Your_Modulename::js/custom_require.js"/>

You need to place the custom_require.js inside view/adminhtml/web/js/ 
In custom_require.js use require method to include your custom javascript.

Create custom_system_config.js file inside view/adminhtml/web/
place your custom javascript in this file

function($) {
  "use strict";
        console.log("custom script included successfully");
If you want to include any third party min JS files you can place it here and you can call its API. 
Using this method, your custom javascript file will be called using require js.

You can see Magento 2 core modules uses both the methods. 

For First method, you can refer vendor\magento\module-paypal\view\adminhtml\layout\adminhtml_system_config_edit.xml

For Second method, you can refer vendor\magento\module-customer\view\adminhtml\layout\customer_index_edit.xml

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Custom logger in magento 2 | FirePhp | Console log

In my previous post I have explained how to use logger in Magento 2. This post details using FirePHP logging in Magento 2.

This awesome logging will output the Log data on your Browser console. I have tested on Chrome & Firefox. In this post I will be referencing Chrome.

Step 1:
Install Extension for Chrome.
You need to install two extensions, one is regular logging and Other is for logging during Ajax requests.

Step 2:
Now we need to add our codes to ignore the regular logging to files and output the logs on our browser console.
Creating Logger instance using DI is explained in previous post. Please go though if you haven't yet.
Magento 2 includes FirePHP by default. We just need to call it for logging.

After creating the $this->_logger Object. use below code.

$this->_logger->pushHandler(new \Monolog\Handler\FirePHPHandler());
$this->_logger->addDebug('Debug log');

There are multiple types for logging.


NOTE: If you want to log an array(), you need to pass it as a second argument which is optional.

$this->_logger->addDebug('Debug array', $arrayVar);

Example output

Friday, 31 March 2017

Magento 2 cannot login on frontend

After installing Sample data on localhost, I was not able to login with the dummy user login.
Am using xampp on windows 7, and working on Chrome browser.

Recently I found I cannot add any products to cart and found a solution for it.

The same solution applies here. This issue is due to form key mismatch. As I suggested in previous post, this is recommended only for testing environment i.e only on your localhost.

Quick Fix.

Go to vendor/magento/module-customer/Controller/Account/LoginPost.php execute() method.
Comment out the first if condition which checks the session and posted form key.

// if ($this->session->isLoggedIn() || !$this->formKeyValidator->validate($this->getRequest())) {

      // /** @var \Magento\Framework\Controller\Result\Redirect $resultRedirect */

      // $resultRedirect = $this->resultRedirectFactory->create();

      // $resultRedirect->setPath('*/*/');

      // return $resultRedirect;

// } 

Magento 2 cannot add products to cart

On localhost environment, there is this annoying issue on CHROME browser. When you add products to cart, you will see no errors displayed, but products will not be added to cart.

Few of the stack overflow post suggest to change the localhost URL to OR adding a vhost entry to change the localhost url to something else. I have found a quick fix for this issue. This fix is not recommended for Production environment.  This is only for the developers who are working on their local environment.


There is a form_key mismatch. Form key which gets posted during add to cart action and the stored Session value form key is mismatched.

Quick fix.

Go to vendor/magento/module-checkout/Controller/Cart/Add.php execute() method.
Comment out the first if condition which checks the session and posted form key.

//if (!$this->_formKeyValidator->validate($this->getRequest())) {

        //return $this->resultRedirectFactory->create()->setPath('*/*/');


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Get system config values in magento 2

How to get data from Magento 2 System Configuration ? Here's how to.

We need to call the default method available.

Just Use \Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface $scopeConfig,
In your constructor argument and create an Object $this->scopeConfig = $scopeConfig;

Now to Get the configuration value just use
$this->_scopeConfig->getValue('dev/debug/template_hints', \Magento\Store\Model\ScopeInterface::SCOPE_STORE);

First argument is the value which we need from system configuration and the Second argument is the Store scope.


public function __construct(
\Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface $scopeConfig,
) {
$this->_scopeConfig = $scopeConfig;

public function helloWorld(){

   $showTemplateHint =  $this->_scopeConfig->getValue('dev/debug/template_hints', \Magento\Store\Model\ScopeInterface::SCOPE_STORE);