Questions tagged [magento2]

General questions about Magento 2, not specific to a minor version. Use this tag to distinguish from Magento 1. If you have issues with a specific version, please use the appropriate 'Magento-2.x' tag instead. Functionalities between Magento 2 minor versions might differ.

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To use or not to use the ObjectManager directly?

Ok, so yesterday we had a big talk with other people from the Magento community regarding the direct use of the ObjectManager in classes/templates. I'm already aware of the reasons why we shouldn't ...
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Magento 2: Replacement for Mage::log method?

In Magento 1, if you wanted to send a message to the logs, you'd use a static method on the global Mage class. Mage::log($message, Zend_Log::DEBUG, "my-log-file.log"); Is there an ...
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How can I bootstrap Magento 2 in a test.php script?

In magento 1 I could create a file where I only needed to instantiate the Mage_Core_Model_App class and then I could add my "dirty" code for test purposes. Something like this test.php: <?php //...
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Explanation of UI Component Grid in Magento 2

Is there a good explaination and/or sample of the bare minimum configuration needed to create a UI Component Grid in Magento 2? I know there are myriad core components, such as ./vendor/magento/...
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When Should We Use a Repository and Factory in Magento 2?

I have gone through a couple of tutorials in Magento 2, and this confuses me a little. I can see there are basically two ways by which we can read/write business entities: Retrieve Data Using A ...
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GIT and deployment strategy Magento2 projects

With Magento 1 I used a deploy tool that pulled in the GIT repo, ran commands like modman deploy-all and made sure the var directory was writable. For the .gitignore I used this one which worked ...
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Magento 2 Reindexing - One or more indexers are invalid. Make sure your Magento cron job is running

I couldn't find the way to do reindexing in mass actions on magento 2. Seems like you need to run it from cronjob. Is there an alternative way to reindex data in magento 2 from backend or command ...
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Required parameter 'theme_dir' was not passed

What is the error message: Required parameter 'theme_dir' was not passed Is it related to in Magento 2? And how can this problem be fixed?
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How to create custom Log file in Magento 2?

In Magento 1, it was common to segment logs into different files (to separate logs for payment methods, etc.). That's as easy as changing the $file parameter of Mage::log. Magento 2 has changed to ...
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How to check if customer is logged in or not?

How to find if a customer is logged in or not in Magento 2. If the customer is logged in then how to get customer data from a session?
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Magento 2 folder/file permissions

I suspect that the permissions might have gotten messed up on my Magento 2 installation. On the old versions I would run the following command to make folders 755 and files 644: find . -type f -exec ...
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Is Magento ready for PHP 7?

PHP 7 is reaching beta status and lots of testing is going on at the moment. Given that Magento caught up within the last year from "runs only on PHP 5.3" to "fully compatible with PHP 5.6", I would ...
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Magento 2 @escapeNotVerified

I see a lot of occurences of this comment /* @escapeNotVerified */ in the template files for Magento2. Does it have a special meaning? Is there any use for this? Examples: https://github.com/...
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Magento 2 How to unlock reindex process

I'm making some tests in Magento reindex process and I locked the stock index process. How can I unlock this process? Design Config Grid index has been rebuilt successfully in 00:00:02 Customer ...
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How to use the new repo.magento.com

I've generated a new Magento Connect key per the developer documentation instructions. How am I supposed to use this key? i.e., if I try getting info, I see the following. $ composer info magento/...
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How to get Magento 2 base URL?

In Magento 1 Mage::getBaseUrl();, but in Magento 2 I have to pass responsible class object type in constructor. I don’t have the idea which class I have to pass?
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'Area code not set' issue in custom CLI commands in Magento 2

I'm getting following error while updating data through CustomerRepositoryInterface [Magento\Framework\Exception\SessionException] Area code not set: Area code must be set before starting a ...
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Magento 2: how do customer sections / sections.xml work?

I recently came accross a new concept in Magento 2 that I found interesting: customer sections Some of you may have notice the presence of sections.xml files that look like this: <?xml version="1....
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Magento 2: Changing a Block's Template

In Magento 1, as a module developer it's possible to change a block's template using layout XML code something like this <reference name="block_to_change"> <action method="setTemplate"&...
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Magento 2 backend session timeout

In Magento 1.x the backend session timeout was set via: Backend -> System -> Configuration -> Admin -> Security -> Session Lifetime (seconds) Initially, my question was how to set this ...
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How to get value from `core_config_data` table in Magento 2

Magento 1.x use Mage::getStoreConfig('sections/groups/fields') get data on core_config_data table. How to Magento2 get value from core_config_data table ?
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Deprecated save and load methods in Abstract Model

I see that in the develop branch of the Magento 2 repo the methods load and save from Magento\Framework\Model\AbstractModel class are deprecated. But there are a gazillion classes in the core that ...
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Magento2: Re generate css file in pub/static folder

I have installed Magento 2 and set developer mode, then I have installed one module that contains css and js files. The module works fine and css and js files are rendering from pub/static folder. Now ...
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Magento 2 as a headless solution

I want to know if there are some best practices to use Magento 2 as a headless E-commerce solution. A typical E-commerce in 2017 is to have an omni-channel solution which includes E-commerce CMS ...
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How to implement service contract for a custom module in Magento 2?

As seen in this post : Deprecated save and load methods in Abstract Model the save and load methods are deprecated in the Magento 2 develop branch. Thus, the good practice is now to be implement ...
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What is the difference between type and virtualType

In the di.xml that comes with Magento2 there is a node type and a node virtualType. My questions is what is this virtualType and in what case should it be used instead of type? In some places it ...
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How to reset lost admin password in Magento 2?

I tried to reset the admin password via Phpmyadmin in admin_user table but this doesn't seems to work. Also on chrome I am getting "This webpage has a redirect loop" error when loading admin page.
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Run tests for a specific module in Magento2

Running the tests for Magento to using php bin/magento dev:tests:run takes a lot of time. Is there a way to run the tests for a specific module only? I'm a noob in (unit) testing so have mercy.
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How to Override Core Block, Model and controller in Magento2

I'm stuck in overriding core model Blocks and Controllers in Magento 2. Can any one help on this? Let's take list toolbar as example where I need to add a new sort option called sort by most popular. ...
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How do I set Developer Mode in Magento 2

I'm trying to install Magento 2 but I am getting the following error: Error happened during application run. Could not write error message to log. Please use developer mode to see the message. I ...
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Magento2: what is the basic difference between plugin and preference?

I used both Plugin and Preference in Magento2 tutorial and both are working fine but what is the basic difference between them. Code for plugin: 1.1) Add a plugin declaration into di.xml: <type ...
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Magento Event Observers: Singleton versus Model

So Magento offers 2 ways of declaring an observer. Singleton and Model (new instance) by specifying the <type> tag in Magento 1.x and by specifying the shared attribute in Magento 2. Magento 1 ...
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Magento 2: Safe and easiest way to disable Compare products & Wishlist Module

I am building Magento 2.0 only to sell 2 of my products online. The compare products and wishlist module is irrelevant for me. How I safely and easily remove those modules? I dont want to hack the ...
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Security Patch SUPEE-10570 - Possible issues?

Magento has released a new security patch for M1, and updates for M1 and M2. What issues should I look out for when upgrading or applying this patch? SUPEE-10570 SUPEE-10570, Magento Commerce 1....
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How to add fee to order totals in Magento 2

The following link will describe http://excellencemagentoblog.com/blog/2012/01/27/magento-add-fee-discount-order-total/ to add fee to order totals in Magento 1. Now this functionality is moved to ...
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Magento 2: How to truncate customers, products, reviews and orders table

Does anyone have list of tables I need to truncate to delete all test customers, products, reviews and orders in Magento 2 ? I'm looking for something similar to Clearing Magento after testing .
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Magento2 how to getRequest

In Magento 2 how to receive request array? $_POST and $_GET too as we did in Magento 1: Mage::app()->getRequest()->getPost()
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How To add JS file in frontend for all pages

I've read 3 pages of Google Results on how to load a JS file for all pages and still am not able to do it. I've got a few doubts, hope somebody can clear them out. Do I need to create a module ...
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Remove block from layout XML in Magento 2

In Magento 1 I could remove a block added by a layout file by adding this in my layout-block <remove ="block_id_here" /> How can I do the same for Magento 2? As a practical exercise, let's say ...
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Magento 2 Adminhtml spreading forms across multiple tabs

I'm attempting to create a backend module, where in my edit page I use admin-2column-left layout. I want to have a form on each tab, but I don't know how I can do this. Ideally, I would like to know ...
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How to update Magento2 using composer

I can't seem to be able to update my magento2 ce using composer. I doesn't find any updates, the only one it found was 'fabpot'. I thought this was the whole point of a composer setup, so why would I ...
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Magento 2.2: Unable to unserialize value?

Running into issues on a site running Magento 2.2.0-rc3.0/PHP 7.0.23 The following issue occurs with all 3rd party extensions either enabled or disabled. When adding an item to comparison from ...
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How to add a new product type in Magento 2? (MageStackDay mystery question 1)

MageStackDay bonus question for 500pts Bounty AND a the possibility of winning a free Z-Ray license for a year. More info can be found >> here << The questions are provided by Magento 2 core ...
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Extending / Overriding JS in Magento 2

As Magento2 is using RequireJS for loading scripts, and there's no more skin folder, I've stuck with a problem: How can I replace Magento's module JS file by my modified version? For example — the ...
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How to Set, Retrieve and Unset Session Variables in Magento 2?

What is the equivalent for session in Magento 1 Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->setMyValue('test'); Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->unsMyValue(); Same in Magento 2?
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How do you override LESS in a custom theme?

I've spent the better part of this week trying to find a clear guide on how to properly create a custom theme and extend exist LESS/CSS without having to copy the entire magento-blank theme. The ...
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Add a static image on PHTML page and CMS Blocks : Magento2

How I can Add a static image on PHTML page and CMS Blocks into Magento2? in Magento 1.x it was possible using $this->getSkinUrl('images/xyz.jpg') I am trying following method into Magento2 In Phtml ...
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Magento 2 404 error for scripts and css

I have downloaded and installed Magento 2 from https://github.com/magento/magento2 But I am getting 404 error for scripts and cs located in http://localhost/magento2/pub/static/ I have checked, ...
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What is mview in Magento 2?

First of all what I know : Index management is useful for increasing store performance. EAV has one disadvantage.it will store data in different tables. So that retrieving data is time-consuming. So ...
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Magento 2: How can I deploy my theme only

I was using this for deploy the content but it is taking too much time. php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy then I figure out adding the language make fast but it still deploy all the ...
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