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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


You might want to freely distribute your extension or maybe make it available commercially, but how could you guarantee that the code is properly installed each time without having to check it yourself? And what about the updates or upgrades? Not all storeowners are tech savvy or capable of changing files on their own.

Fortunately, Magento comes out of the box with its package manager and extension marketplace called Magento Connect.

Magento Connect allows developers and solution partners to share their open source and commercial contributions with the community and is not restricted to only custom modules; we can find the following types of resources in the Magento Connect marketplace:

  • Modules

  • Language packs

  • Custom themes

Packing our extension

One of the core features of Magento Connect is that it allows us to package our extensions directly from the Magento backend.

To package our extension, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to the Magento backend.

  2. From the backend, navigate to System...