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Mastering Magento Theme Design by Andrea Saccà

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Interfacing the admin panel with the theme

Now that we have a full working theme admin panel, and you know how to create any type of option, we need to show the values in the frontend.

Retrieving the data saved in your configuration is quite easy. You can use the following code:

<?php echo Mage::getStoreConfig(bookstore/general/options,Mage::app()->getStore());
?php>

In the preceding code, bookstore is the sections, general is the fields group, and option is the options field.

Customizing the frontend

Now it is very easy to customize the frontend, because you need to change the stuff in the frontend with the options you created and some conditions. Let's start with a basic example: let's set the telephone number in the header from the admin panel. ...

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