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Mastering Magento 2 - Second Edition

By : Bret Williams, Andre Gugliotti, Jonathan Bownds
Book Image

Mastering Magento 2 - Second Edition

By: Bret Williams, Andre Gugliotti, Jonathan Bownds

Overview of this book

The long-awaited release of the world's most popular online solution, Magento 2, is now out with an all new interface and several enhancements. This book offers you advanced guidance on managing, optimizing, and extending your store while taking advantage of the new features of Magento 2. This is a comprehensive guide to using the all new features and interface of Magento 2 to build, extend, and design online stores. From planning your Magento installation through to advanced techniques designed to make your store as successful as possible, this book is your roadmap to managing your Magento store. Focusing on Magento's Community version, the book covers everything from creating and managing multiple stores to fine-tuning Magento for speed and performance. You’ll learn how to manage categories, products, design themes, extensions, and more.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering Magento 2 Second Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Chapter 8. Extending Magento

One of Magento's strengths is the fact that the platform can be extended to provide additional features and functions. These extensions—or add-ons—number in the thousands. They include themes, payment gateway integrations, site management enhancements, utilities and many, many more features.

In this chapter, we will discuss the two primary ways of extending Magento:

  • Extending existing Magento functionality to meet your own needs

  • A quick overview of the current iteration of Magento Connect

  • Creating your own Magento extensions

By learning how Magento can be enhanced, you will find that the power of Magento can be broadened to meet almost any specific e-commerce need you might imagine.