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Mastering Magento by Bret Williams

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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 modules — number in the thousands. They include themes, payment gateway integrations, site management enhancements, utilities, and many, many more.

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

  • Installing third-party extensions through 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.

Magento Connect

Third-party extensions that are offered to the Magento community are, for the most part, listed ...

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