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Magento 1.3: PHP Developer's Guide by Jamie Huskisson

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Chapter 6. Building a Basic Featured Products Module

In this chapter, we will learn how to put together a basic module in Magento. This module will allow us to feature products on the site and within our product categories. This will introduce us to some of the basics of module development in Magento and enable us to form a fundamental base for future module development.

One of the most implemented features on a Magento site is the ability to feature products. Whether it is the home page, or the sidebar, or the footer, featured products are a fundamental building block of an e-commerce website. Typically this is done through banner advertising, but with this module we'll use the products themselves as a base for our information. We'll display product ...

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