Using Pimcore Views in Magento

After a bit of a hiatus due to work pressures I am back busy working on integrating Magento and Pimcore.  Over the next few months I hope to launch a new product which is a full integration between Pimcore and Magento using the best of both systems.

As a first step towards this I decided that I needed to be able to use a single system for certain areas of the site, such as footer, header etc as well as being able to include Pimcore views directly in Magento.  This post is the beginning of that work.  While the full integration will be a commercial offering I thought that many people might find the ability to use Pimcore views in Magento useful so have decided to release a small Magento extension to the community.  The extension can be downloaded from

I'm not going to go into the extension code too much as it should be pretty self explanatory, rather the rest of the post will be showing how to implement this in Magento with a few modifications to your Pimcore view scripts.

Extending the Magento REST API (part 1)


Back in the Spring of 2012, Magento released their REST API as part of Magento CE 1.7 and Magento Enterprise 1.12.

The REST API allows you as a developer to expose various data entities suh as customer, catalog and order information to third party applications. A good example of this would be Facebook apps.

While starting to work on my Magento and Pimcore integration I needed to be able to pull catalog information from Magento to populate data objects which will be used to display product information directly within Pimcore so the REST API seems like the obvious way to get this information into Pimcore.