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Getting Started with Magento Extension Development

By : Branko Ajzele
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Getting Started with Magento Extension Development

By: Branko Ajzele

Overview of this book

Modules, are a group of php and xml files meant to extend the system with new functionality, or override core system behavior. Most of the base Magento system is built using the module system, so you can see why they are an important feature for this rich open-source e-commerce solutions. This book explores key module development techniques and teaches you to modify, understand and structure your modules making it easy for you to get a strong foundation for clean and unobtrusive Magento module development. Getting Started with Magento Extension Development is a practical, hands-on guide to building Magento modules from scratch. This book provides an in depth introduction and helps you discover features such as; blocks, controllers, models, configuration files, and other crucial elements which contribute to the Magento architecture. This book introduces the you to real-world modules and helps provide a strong foundation which you need to become a professional Magento module developer. The book further explores best practices and tips and tricks offering you the ultimate go to guide. Getting Started with Magento Extension Development focuses on three areas. First you are guided through the entire Magento structure, where each important directory or file is explored in detail. Then the essence of the module structure and development is explained through the detailed coverage of models, blocks, controllers, configuration, and other files that manifest a single module. Finally, a detailed set of instructions is given for building four real-world modules, including a payment and shipping module.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Getting Started with Magento Extension Development
About the Author
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Magento Connect

Magento Connect is one of the world's largest e-commerce application marketplaces where you can find various extensions to customize and enhance your Magento store.

It allows Magento community members and partners to share their open source or commercial contributions for Magento with the community.

You can access the Magento Connect marketplace at url.

Publishing your extension to Magento Connect is a three-step process, consisting of of the following steps:

  1. Packaging your extension.

  2. Creating an extension profile.

  3. Uploading the extension package.

We'll discuss this process in detail later in the chapter.

Only the community members and partners have the ability to publish their contributions.

Becoming a community member is simple; just register as a user on the official Magento website, A member account is a requirement for further packaging and publishing of your extension.

Those who are interested in...