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Magento 2 Development Quick Start Guide

By : Branko Ajzele
Book Image

Magento 2 Development Quick Start Guide

By: Branko Ajzele

Overview of this book

Magento is an open-source, enterprise-level e-commerce platform with unlimited scope for customization. This makes it a great choice not only for vendors but for developers as well. This book guides you through Magento development, teaching you how to develop modules that extend or change its functionality, leading to more ?exible and profitable Magento stores. You start with a structural overview of the key Magento development components. You will learn where things such as plugins, events, models, controllers, layouts, and UI components ft into the development landscape. You will go through examples of using these components to extend Magento. As you progress, you will be building a diverse series of small but practical Magento modules. By the end of this book, you will not only have a solid foundation in the Magento development architecture; but you will also have practical experience in developing modules to customize and extend Magento stores.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Adding contact preferences to customer accounts

Now that we understand the mechanism behind the customerData object and the section load, let's put it to use by creating a small module that adds contact preferences functionality under the customer's My Account area, as well as under the checkout. Our work is to be done as part of the Magelicious_ContactPreferences module, with the final visual outcome as follows:

By contrast, the customer's checkout area would show contact preferences, as follows:

The idea behind the module is to provide a customer with an option of choosing preferred contact preferences, so that a merchant may follow up with the delivery process accordingly.

Assuming we have defined registration.php, composer.json, and etc/module.xml as basic module files, we can deal with the more specific details of our Magelicious_ContactPreferences module...