Redirect Simple Product URL to Configurable Parent Product in Magento

Recently I met quite a challenge while building an extension for Magento. By default, the urls of simple child products whom belong to a configurable parent are answered with a 404. This behaviour can be easily overridden with a small extension. Our client wanted to take it a step further. Today we will build an extension that redirects URLs of simple products to their configurable parents with options preselected.

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How to add a Modal Authentication Dialog to Magento 1.x

Last week a client had a very specific wish for his Magento 1.9.x store. Open a modal authentication dialog, whenever a Guest (non-logged in user) wants to proceed to checkout from the shopping cart. This funtion is now actually built into Magento 2. Today I’m sharing with you how I created the same experience for Magento 1.x users.

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