I'm going through a newly created site and am trying to deactivate all the modules that I won't need. I'm familiar enough with some of them to know what effect turning them off will have, but with others I end up having to poke around the module's code for a while to get a feel for what it does.

Is there any existing documentation for the core modules that gives a general overview of what each module does? (Eg. Mage_Wishlist: Allows logged in users to save a list of items with their account that can be added to the cart at a later time.)

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You have a couple of options, instead of poking around the code, you can poke around the generated documentation for the code ...


Also of course, there is the user guide ...


However, if you are looking for an all in one, or in-depth magento docs, you're going to need to speak with Chuck Norris, he is the only one with full magento documentation...


Hope this helps!

  • I'm aware of first two links. Link three warrants some serious study. However, I'm looking for documentation that is more narrowly focused on a description of what each module does and when it's needed. Even getting some updates to the <depends> nodes would be great. I ran into a bunch of issues in a fresh install of EE 1.13, Where, for example, disabling Mage_Newsletter causes a fatal error when trying to save a customer.
    – Sam
    Commented May 8, 2013 at 17:14

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