This certainly means that understanding how it works and majorly understanding the important areas and files and folder structure of this CMS is even more important. For a PHP Developer it is certainly tough to identify how Magento functions and hence this Webbing Wednesday we decided to make every one aware on the File structure of Magento.
First thing needed is Download Magento (http://www.magentocommerce.com/download) and then install the same on your local machine or on your server.
Layout XML files residing in Design Folder in the front end section are mainly used to combine XML tags and Blocks for configuring the classes and functions and making it connect to the front end of the web page. In a nutshell when a page runs, Magento reads all the XML files and process the page with the functions and classes received from combining the tags and blocks as mentioned above. This procedure is highly simple to understand and have been implemented in much better and organized way in Magento, which to our best understanding no other eCommerce platform offers.
There are other parts of Magento which certainly are worth mentioning, however understanding and digesting the above information is more than enough to say “I know how Magento Works”.
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