How To Use Cache In Magento

In this section we will see how to use cache in our custom modules. Suppose you have a custom module and wanted to save some data in magento cache, lets see how to do it.

Saving Data To Cache

$data = array(1,2,3,4); //any data which you want to save to cache $id = 'my_mod_id'; //unique id for your cache data $tags = array('collection'); //cache tags will be explain later in detail $lifetime = false; //false means infinity, or you can specify number of seconds $priority = 8; // number between 0-9, used by few backend cache models Mage::app()->saveCache($data,$id,$tags,$lifetime,$priority); Retrieving Data Mage::app()->loadCache($id);

Deleting Cache Mage::app()->removeCache($id);

Checking If Cache Is Enabled Mage::app()->useCache('collection'); //check if cache group is enabled or not

above are some basic caching function we can use in magento.

Custom Sending emails in magento

you can put this script in controller or any event of user


$email_to = '';

$receiveName = 'xyz';

$vars = data of user

$template_id = "New email"; //Name of email template
$email_template = Mage::getModel('core/email_template')->loadByCode($template_id);  //load templa

$email_template->send($email_to,$receiveName, $vars);