Magento Tutorial: Introducing the Magento Layout


Magento Tutorial: Introducing the Magento Layout

 

The second article, Introducing the Magento Layout in our “Developers Guide to Magento” series on Smashing Magazine is now published.

In this tutorial we introduce the Magento layout by creating a simple module that will add some custom HTML content to the bottom of every customer facing page, without modifying any Magento templates or core files. This is a relevant use case which, once learned, can then be used to integrate popular third party tools such as Google Analytics, Reinvigorate and CrazyEgg. Feel free to comment here or on Smashing Magazine. I look forward to your feedback!

 

This tutorial covers:

  • Magento layout handles
  • Layout XML files
  • Blocks and Templates
  • An alternative to Widgets

 

Magento Tutorial: Introducing the Magento Layout

 


  • rbgArts

    Great article, Joe!