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I want to add a new product type to Magento. How would I go about doing this in Magento 2 dev beta

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For adding a new product type in Magento 2 you need to create a etc/product_types.xml in your module. In this file you specify:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="../../Catalog/etc/product_types.xsd">
    <type name="demoproduct" label="Demo Product" modelInstance="Genmato\DemoProduct\Model\Product\Type\Demo" indexPriority="25" sortOrder="25">
            <attribute name="refundable" value="true"/>

Then create the modelInstance:

 * @category    Genmato
 * @package     Genmato_MageStackProduct
 * @copyright   Copyright (c) 2015 Genmato BV (https://genmato.com)

namespace Genmato\DemoProduct\Model\Product\Type;

class Demo extends \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Type\AbstractType
     * Delete data specific for Simple product type
     * @param \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product $product
     * @return void
    public function deleteTypeSpecificData(\Magento\Catalog\Model\Product $product)

This will add the new product type and now you can select this when creating a new product in the backend.

Demo Product option

In the product_type.xml it is also possible to specify your own indexer or price calculation method, for more examples see the code for the product types Bundle, ConfigureProduct, Downloadable and GroupedProduct.

For the complete demo product extension see: https://github.com/Genmato/DemoProduct


As requested by Anton a little bit extra functionality for the new product type (If I have a little bit more time this week I will try to at some extra modifications).

For now I updated the Demo Product type with a price input field for the cost attribute: Cost price attribute

This cost attribute is used to calculate the price when it is displayed in the frontend (price attribute is not available and isn't used). For this example I used cost*1.25 (in Genmato\DemoProduct\Model\Product\Type\Demo\Price): Price calculation

The result on the frontend: Frontend result

The complete updated code is available on: https://github.com/Genmato/DemoProduct

  • Just adding a tutorial to your answer, hope you get the bounty! There is a full tutorial on creating new product types located : vimeo.com/116810487 View the documentation here: devdocs.magento.com
    – JoeyH
    Commented Feb 13, 2015 at 18:23
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    It would be great if you added at least few customization points (rendering, price calculation, etc)
    – Anton Kril
    Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 9:39
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    @Anton: I updated the Demo Product type with an simple price calculation based on the cost attribute. If I have a bit more time the next few days I will try to add some other modifications. Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 13:17
  • How to extend this to create a composite product type such as grouped product?
    – Sukeshini
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 10:27

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