Overriding Magento core

Posted on October 12, 2012 by Nimrod Techn There have been 0 comments

Repeat after me. we never, ever, ever, ever - change Magento's core files (app/code/core).

Why? lots of reasons. the most important one is, we would like to upgrade our Magento system at some point.

The best of practices would be to create a directory in app/code/local named Mage (app/code/local/Mage).

Now copy the core file to the exact same directory hierarchy (create the same hierarchy), on local.


Which means, if the file we would like to copy is at app/code/core/Mage/catalog/controllers/IndexController.php, we would copy it to app/code/local/Mage/catalog/controllers/IndexController.php.

Blocks, controllers, helpers - can be copied like this without a problem.

Models, however, require you to develop a Magento extension with slight modifications.



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