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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
About the Reviewers

Custom variables

Custom variables are pieces of HTML code that contain specific values as programming variables. By creating a custom variable, you can apply it to multiple areas on your site. An example of the custom variable structure is shown here:

{{config path="web/unsecure/base_url"}}

This variable shows the URL of the store.

Now, let's create a custom variable to see how it works. Perform the following steps:

  1. Open your favorite browser and access the admin area through http://localhost/packt/admin_packt.

  2. Navigate to System | Custom Variables

  3. Then, click on the Add New Variable button.

  4. In the Variable Code field, enter the variable in lowercase with no spaces—for example, dev_name.

  5. Enter the variable name, which explains the variable purpose.

  6. Enter the HTML and plain text values of the custom variable in the Variable HTML Value and Variable Plain Value fields and save it.

Now, we have a custom variable that stores the developer's name. Let's use this variable inside the CMS About Us page via...