Every owner of a site built on Magento has experienced updates to this platform and wondered about the migration. You may have already seen a series of articles about Magento and migration to Magento 2 (if you haven’t seen it, you can read it here: https://dinarys.com/magento-to-magento2).
Typically, users look for Magento extensions in two situations:
- You want to purchase and install a ready-made CMS module.
- You’ll have to start from scratch to construct the required extension.
Let’s take a closer look at each scenario and the cost of building modules in those circumstances.
The price of installing the finished module
In the first situation, working with the same programmer that designed your Magento webshop is preferable. The installation process for new extensions and versions may vary if the platform core is changed.
It’s critical to ensure that the module and platform versions you’re installing are totally compatible. As a rule, new modules are suitable for installation on the latest versions of Magento, so if your version is older, it will need to be updated. Older modules work well on older CMS versions.
If the right extension is available on the market, the cost of installing and running it will depend on:
- analysis of the site and the needs of its owner;
- module purchases (from $0 to $500);
- embedding a module in CMS;
- website launch.
Many Magento extensions can be used for free, as they are freely available – then the cost will depend solely on the time the programmer works.
The main disadvantage of free modules is limited functionality. Therefore, to implement some unusual features on the site, the extension will need to be written from scratch. In some cases, the module can be installed by an advanced Magento user who does not have PHP programming skills. But often there still remains a need for manual settings for extensions, in particular, for writing additional code.
Any program or module should be launched on a test copy of the site, that is, on another server. This will help keep the working version from crashing. When installing modules, you do not need to change the CMS core.
The cost of creating Magento 2 from scratch
In the second scenario, you must ensure that the requested module is not on the market. Before investing in the creation of a new extension, all of the terms and payback probabilities for this program must be thoroughly calculated. Only if the list of built-in platform features does not have the capability you desire, or if such an extension is required in principle, is it necessary to create a Magento module from scratch.
The cost of constructing a Magento module is determined by the following factors:
study of the site and the demands of its owner;
- extension creation;
- Magento program installation;
- and launch on a live version of the online shop.
When ordering the development of a new Magento module, keep in mind that the price is nearly entirely determined by the programmer’s time. It’s also worth noting that if you weren’t charged for the site study and drafting of the terms of reference, this cost will be included in the overall development cost.
Ready modules for Magento: An overview of the best extensions
It is not always possible to build a module from the ground up or to invest funds in its development. You should consider purchasing a ready-made extension in this scenario. There are a lot of them – they’re all different, they solve different issues, and they’re all highly useful.
We’ve put up a list of many add-ons for you. Perhaps they can assist you in resolving a specific issue with your online store.
Magento 2 migration
The module was developed to optimize online stores for all search engine criteria and needs. It is likely the most functional, user-friendly, and results-oriented tool available. It’s doubtful that you’ll be able to find something better. Unless you want to create a new extension from scratch.
The module is also attracted by such “details” as HTML and XML sitemap. What can not but rejoice. After all, this is one of the integral parts of the successful promotion of the project in search engines.
Using this extension, without any difficulties, it is possible to optimize the site’s link structure. This also has a positive effect on the evaluation of the resource by search robots.
We have described in detail the possibilities of modules for online stores created on the Magento platform.