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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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Building the CompStore theme

As you noted in the previous chapter, Magento can store different themes inside the same vendor scope. The proposal project called CompStore will be a template of the Packt vendor. This is the same vendor created in the previous chapter.

First of all, it is important to build the theme directory in the Packt vendor directory (<Magento root directory>/app/design/frontend/Packt/compstore). Create this folder as the following image suggests:

The etc directory usually handles the XML configuration of some components. The Magento_Theme directory will override the native Magento_Theme module by adding new functionalities. The media directory will store the preview image of the CompStore theme. Meanwhile, the web directory would have store CSS and image files by now.

The Compstore theme will have Luma as the parent theme. This example shows you the power of the abstraction used in Magento theme projects. Create the theme.xml file in the Packt/compstore directory...