Magento add order history

There is several ways to add order history, with less or more data

Quick way :

 $message = 'Comment to add in order history';

With all informations :

$history = Mage::getModel('sales/order_status_history')
  ->setComment('Comment to add in order history')
  ->setCreatedAt(date('Y-m-d H:i:s', time()));


Magento – Emulate store

It’s that simple :

$appEmulation = Mage::getSingleton('core/app_emulation');
//Start environment emulation of the specified store
$initialEnvironmentInfo = $appEmulation->startEnvironmentEmulation($storeId);

//Stop environment emulation and restore original store

Magento – edit breadcrumb from block

To edit a breadcrumb from the block, you can simply do that :

class Adin_Sales_Block_Invoice_View extends Mage_Core_Block_Template

    private $_mainOrder;

    public function _prepareLayout()
        if ($breadcrumbs = $this->getLayout()->getBlock('breadcrumbs')) {
            $breadcrumbs->addCrumb('All orders', array('label'=>$this->__('All my invoices'), 'title'=>$this->__('All my invoices'), 'link'=>$this->getUrl('sales/invoice/history')));
            $breadcrumbs->addCrumb('My order', array('label'=>$this->__('My invoices : order %s', $this->_mainOrder->getIncrementId()), 'title'=>$this->__('My invoices : order %s',$this->_mainOrder->getIncrementId()), ));
        return parent::_prepareLayout();

$_mainOrder is defined in the __contruct() function

Magento – empty $_FILES while uploading files in adminhtml

You made a form in adminhtml with upload file but in the controller the $_FILES var is hopelessly empty ?
You probably forgot to add “‘enctype’ => ‘multipart/form-data’,” on your form declaration

example :
file : /app/code/local/Adin/Shipping/Block/Adminhtml/Delivery/Cost/Import/Edit/Form.php

protected function _prepareForm()
$form = new Varien_Data_Form(array(
            'id'        => 'edit_form',
            'action'    => $this->getUrl('*/*/save', array('id' => $this->getRequest()->getParam('id'))),
            'method'    => 'post',
            'enctype'   => 'multipart/form-data',

 $fieldset->addField('fichier', 'file', array(
            'label'     => $helper->__('Data file'),
            'value'	=> 'upload',
            'name'  => 'fichier',
            'after_element_html'     => $helper->__('<small>File from carrier</small>'),
            'required'  => true,

Magento – The Order State “complete” must not be set manually.

If you want to update order status & state programmaticaly, you try this


And you get this error :

The Order state 'complete' must not be set manually.

To fix it, use this :

$order->addStatusToHistory(Mage_Sales_Model_Order::STATE_COMPLETE, "Comments");
$order->setData('state', Mage_Sales_Model_Order::STATE_COMPLETE);

Magento add block into cms page and add permissions

If you want to add a block into cms page, you just have to add this into its content

{{block type="adin_page/page_html_combos" name="combos" template="page/html/combos.phtml"}} 

Of course, don’t forget to create the block class app/code/local/Adin/Page/Block/Page/Html/Combos.php

class Adin_Page_Block_Page_Html_Combos extends Mage_Core_Block_Template

and the .phtml file

But when you want to render the page, nothing.
On the logs (system.log), you have : Security problem: adin_page/page_html_combos has not been whitelisted.
It’s a new feature since securoty Patch SUPEE-7405 and Magento CE, you have to add your block into whitelist. You can do it manually, in backoffice, System > Permissions > Blocks or do it programmatically :

$blockNames = array(
foreach ($blockNames as $blockName) {
    $whitelistBlock = Mage::getModel('admin/block')->load($blockName, 'block_name');
    $whitelistBlock->setData('block_name', $blockName);
    $whitelistBlock->setData('is_allowed', 1);