Magento 2: Create a module in Magento 2

Magento 2: Create a module in Magento 2

A module is needed for any custom code you need to add to your Magento 2 instance. Below is steps on how to create a module

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A module is needed for your custom code to run in magento. Say you want to change some magento code or add your own code. you need a module. This is best practice and this is how a module works.

Below steps creates a dummy module called AzCodez_MagentoTraining

  • Create a folder app/code/AzCodez/MagentoTraining

  • Create a file app/code/AzCodez/MagentoTraining/etc/module.xml

  • Add code below

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!-- Module AzCodez_MagentoTraining -->
<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="AzCodez_MagentoTraining" setup_version="0.0.1">
        <!-- Add modules that this module dependent on 
            <module name="Magento_Catalog"/>
  • Add a registration file app/code/AzCodez/MagentoTraining/registration.php
  • Add code below
 * Module AzCodez_MagentoTraining
  • Run following commands from your root folder
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade 
    php bin/magento module:enable AzCodez_MagentoTraining
    • If you are running Magento cloud run
      docker-compose run --rm deploy cloud-deploy
      docker-compose run --rm deploy magento-command module:enable AzCodez_MagentoTraining
  • If you get 'No modules were changed.' Your module is now installed!
  • Double check its installed properly by searching AzCodez_MagentoTraining in your app\etc\config.php

  • If you get error module not found

    • Double check where you put the module.xml and registration.php
    • module.xml goes under etc folder and registration goes in root of MagentoTraining folder
  • Now you can create your own module by Modifing 'AzCodez' and 'MagentoTraining' in above instructions to your own preference

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