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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
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The Magento cron job

Magento has important system processes that are very important to maintain the system's working at its full potential. These processes need automated executions to handle the updates made by the user and administrator. That is the why this feature is critical to Magento.

Cron job works with UNIX systems and can schedule specific tasks to be executed in a predetermined time on the server. The following activities can be scheduled to execute on the Magento 2.0 system:

  • The updating of currency rates

  • Customer notifications

  • The generation of Google sitemap

  • Price rules

  • Sending e-mails

  • Re-indexing

To configure the cron job, follow this recipe.

Find the php.ini file path.

If you use XAMPP, as was suggested for a web server solution at the beginning of the book, you simply can use the XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/php.ini path. If you use a Unix-based terminal, you can use the command to find the PHP configuration file. Perform the following steps:

  1. Open the terminal.

  2. Run the sudo crontab -u magento_user...