I would like to know if it's mandatory to create a module whenever we need to add some functionality to Magento even for one block for example, and what is the best way to organize them locally ? The organization is very important.

Exemple :

  • I have to add one block, one template to manage some custom view.

  • I have to add one controller, one block, one template to manage promotions.

  • I have to add an upgrade script to create some attribute.

Now, as they are a small modules, is it worth creating a module for each, or the better is to group the all in one module "Others" for exemple which we can put all the small additions and this avoids overloading Magento with the modules ? what do you think ?

  • Better create own module for your every scopes or else you can create one common module in the project for this small small stuffs to perform
    – Mujahidh
    Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 6:10
  • Of course, i'm talking about one project, all this in one magento.
    – PЯINCƎ
    Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 6:15

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Although it is advisable to create a new module for each individual functionality, but I would suggest to create a single module for managing such small multiple functionalities.


Whenever a page renders, Magento checks for module configuration for all enabled modules and then checks layout XML file of all those modules to collect layout handles which are related to that particular page (controller's action).

As the number of modules increase, overhead of collecting layout handles from all modules increases.

So if the required functionality is relatively small, try to merge these into single module and use meaningful names of controllers, blocks etc. to identify which file is related to which functionality.

I hope I was able to clarify my point.

Please let me know if you have any question.

  • Thank you @Mohit Kumar Arora for your time, have you some exemples of names modules merge please ? i think about other, plus, mix
    – PЯINCƎ
    Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 11:26
  • Sorry, I could not understand. Please clarify a bit more about your previous query. Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 12:11
  • No, it is a rather trivial matter. I wanted to know if you have some examples of explicit module names for merge modules. Just to have an idea. I created a merge module and I named it "other" but this name other i think that its note explicit what do you think ?
    – PЯINCƎ
    Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 20:28

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