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Magento PHP Developer????s Guide, 2nd Edition

By : Allan MacGregor
Book Image

Magento PHP Developer????s Guide, 2nd Edition

By: Allan MacGregor

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Magento PHP Developer's Guide Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Extending Magento

Before jumping ahead and building our extension, let's define an example scenario and a scope for our extension. This way, we will have a clear idea of what we are building, and more importantly, what we are not building.


Our scenario is simple. We want to extend Magento to allow customers to create gift registry lists and share them with their friends and families. Customers should be able to create multiple gift registries and specify the recipients of those gift registries.

A gift registry will hold the following information:

  • Event type

  • Event name

  • Event date

  • Event location

  • List of products


Have a look at the following features:

  • A store administrator can define multiple event types (birthdays, weddings, and gift registries)

  • Create events and assign multiple gift registry lists to each event

  • Customers can add products to their registries from the cart, wish list, or directly from the product pages

  • Customers can have multiple gift registries

  • People can share their registries...