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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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Developing the module

To start the module development, we will declare the basic module configurations. Open your favorite code editor, create a new file called module.xml, and save the file in app/code/Packt/TweetsAbout/etc. Enter this code in the file:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
  <config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
      <module name="Packt_TweetsAbout" setup_version="2.0.0"/>

Magento 2.0 works with Uniform Resource Names (URN) schema validation to reference XML declarations, as you can observe in the <config> tag. The module.xsd file works by validating whether your module declaration follows the module declaration schema.

The <module> tag contains the vendor and module name. Always follow this example of module name declaration: Vendor_Module.

Under app/code/Packt/TweetsAbout/etc/frontend, create two new files, as follows:

  • routes.xml

  • events.xml...