Topic: beginner

June 7, 2018

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Paul Mestereaga

View Layer in Magento 2

In this tutorial I will give an overview of the Magento 2 View Layer. We will learn how to build Blocks, Templates and Layouts.

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February 5, 2018

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Paul Mestereaga

Controllers in Magento 2

Learn about the Controller Layer in Magento 2. Check the step by step tutorial on how to create Frontend and Backend controllers in Magento 2.

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January 19, 2018

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Paul Mestereaga

Models in Magento 2

Learn how to create a Models in Magento 2. Create Models, Resource Models and a Collections in Magento 2 step by step. Get code examples and code source of the plugin.

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December 14, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

Database Upgrade Scripts in Magento 2

In this post we'll learn how to create database upgrade scripts in Magento 2. These scripts are used to upgrade our custom database and insert data into it.

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November 6, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

Create a new module in Magento 2

Now that we’ve seen in the previous post how to install Magento 2 on localhost I continue the series with a short tutorial about how to create a new module in Magento 2. Module Location The folder in which the modules are stored in Magento 2 is app/code. The full folder structure of a module…

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September 12, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

Install Magento 2 locally on MAMP

This is a short step by step tutorial about how to install Magento 2 locally on MAMP. We will see how to install MAMP and how to configure the proper PHP and MySQL versions. We’ll then connect to Github and get Magento 2 sources and install it via Composer. You can see what’s new in…

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July 31, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

CodeLobster PHP Edition + Magento

CodeLobster PHP Edition is a development environment, a lighter alternative to PHPStorm. This IDE has special plug-ins for working with Magento but also with other popular frameworks such as Drupal, Joomla, Twig, JQuery, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Laravel, Node.js, AngularJS, Symfonu, Yii and WordPress […]

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March 4, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

Remote debugging Magento with Xdebug and PHPStorm

A while ago someone recommended me using Xdebug with my PHPStorm IDE to debug Magento applications. It's incredible how timesaving it is, that is why I decided to share with you how to install and configure Xdebug to remotely debug Magento installation with PHPStorm.

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October 18, 2016

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Paul Mestereaga

How to manually install Magento

To start my first post about Magento, let’s start with the installation of the platform. To install Magento it is really easy. Follow the steps bellow and let me know how it worked for you in the comments section below. I imply you already have a domain and hosting account, if no you have to…

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October 17, 2016

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Paul Mestereaga

Let the journey begin

Why the blog? Have you ever encountered a problem and tried to search online for a solution and found nothing? I’m sure you did. As a beginner developer that happened to me. The communities out there are full of resources but sometimes we find ourselves in unique situations and we need to come up with…

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