Magento templates provide the front-end structure for all Magento eCommerce websites. A Magento template is differentiated into elements that are based on the graphic design, structural and content blocks. The structural block includes the header, main body, side and footer sections. The content block specifies the features and the functionality of the page.
They are four components that create the Magento template system. They are:
- PHP block classes –The block classes help to reuse the functionality from the template files to the PHP classes. These are normal PHP classes that can be used later.
- XML layout configuration –The XML layout configuration puts the files and classes together so the content can be displayed on a browser.
- Graphic design files – Graphic design files usually in .jpeg, .gif and .png format which are part of the PHP template files
The Magento template is the most important element of the User Experience. It can be customized to meet the functional and visual needs of the eCommerce Business. There are many pre-made templates available which can be purchased and integrated into the Magento store.« Back to Glossary Index