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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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Minifying scripts

Code minification is a technique to remove unnecessary characters from the source code. Minify your JavaScript (.js) and stylesheets (.css) files and improve the load time of your site by compressing the files.

In order to activate this process in Magento, navigate to the admin area (http://localhost/packt/admin_packt) and follow these instructions:

  1. First, navigate to Stores | Configuration | Advanced | Developer.

  2. Expand the JavaScript Settings options and select the Yes option for Merge JavaScript Files and Minify JavaScript Files.

  3. Expand the CSS Settings options and select the Yes option for Merge CSS Files and Minify CSS Files.

  4. Finally, click on the Save Config button.

CDN for Magento

Content Delivery Networks, also known as CDN, are servers of fast access for your static or non-dynamic content. JavaScript files and images are examples of files hosted on CDN servers.

The main idea behind the use of CDN is saving the process time of your Magento server using a CDN solution...