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Magento 2 Development Essentials

By : Fernando J Miguel
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Magento 2 Development Essentials

By: Fernando J Miguel

Overview of this book

Magento is the e-commerce software and platform trusted by the world's leading brands. Used by thousands of merchants for their transactions worth billions, it provides the flexibility to customize the content and functionality of your website. By strengthening your fundamentals in Magento development, you can develop the best solutions and take advantage of the growing market. This fast-paced tutorial will provide you with skills you need to successfully create themes, extensions, and solutions to Magento 2 projects. This book begins by setting up Magento 2 before gradually moving onto setting the basic options of the Sell System. You will take advantage of Search Engine Optimization aspects, create design and customize theme layout, develop new extensions, and adjust the Magento System to achieve great performance. By sequentially working through the steps in each chapter, you will quickly explore all the features of Magento 2 to create a great solution. With ample examples and a practical approach, this book will ensure your success with this astonishing e-commerce management system.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Magento 2 Development Essentials
About the Author
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Magento 2.0 theme structure

Magento 2.0 has a new approach toward managing its themes. Generally, the Magento 2.0 themes are located in the app/design/frontend/<Vendor>/ directory. This location differs according to the built-in themes, such as the Luma theme, which is located in vendor/magento/theme-frontend-luma.

The different themes are stored in separate directories, as in the following screenshot:

Each vendor can have one or more themes attached to it. So, you can develop different themes inside the same vendor.

The theme structure of Magento 2.0 is illustrated as follows:

How the Magento theme structure works is quite simple to understand: each <Vendor>_<Module> directory corresponds to a specific module or functionality of your theme. For example, Magento_Customer has specific .css and .html files to handle the Customer module of the Magento vendor. Magento handles a significant number of modules. So, I strongly suggest that you navigate to the vendor/magento/theme...