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Mastering Magento Theme Design by Andrea Saccà

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Chapter 7. Creating a Magento Widget

The Magento Community Edition Version 1.4 introduces a new concept of customizable widgets that provides more control over the user experience.

In this chapter, we will learn how to create two simple widgets that will include the social sharing functionality. In this way, the store manager will be able to insert the social share buttons in every CMS page from the admin panel in just a few seconds.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Getting started with the Magento widget
  • Developing a widget
  • Creating a widget with options
  • Adding a widget in the admin panel

Getting started with Magento widgets

Magento widgets allow the administrator of the store with no technical knowledge to easily add dynamic content ...

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