Magento 2 is an open-source, feature-rich eCommerce platform that provides users with a wide range of powerful tools and features. A great advantage of Magento 2 is the ability to make custom themes to give your store a distinct look. In this article, we will go through the steps of creating a new theme in Magento 2.

Creating a new theme in Magento 2 involves making a folder in the “app/design/frontend” directory that comprises of the following files:

  • registration.php
  • theme.xml
  • composer.json
  • etc/view.xml
  • media/preview.jpg

The registration.php file is to register the theme in Magento. The theme.xml file is to specify the parent theme of your new theme, while the composer.json file is for any dependencies your theme may have. The etc/view.xml file is for any layout updates for your theme. Furthermore, you need to make a “web” folder for any HTML, JS, CSS, images and other assets for your theme. Additionally, an “i18n” folder is required for any language translations for your theme. Lastly, a “media” folder is needed to have a preview image of your theme for the Magento admin panel.

When you have created your theme, it must be installed in Magento. To do this, go to the “Design” tab in the Magento admin panel, click on “Themes” and then click “Add New Theme”. Select your theme and Magento will install it automatically.

To test your theme, go to the “Design” tab in the Magento admin panel, select “Themes” and then click “Preview”. Here, you can select your theme and Magento will open a preview window where you can test your theme.

Creating a new theme in Magento 2 is a straightforward process. This article has provided you with the steps to create a custom theme for your store in no time. Once your theme is created, install it in Magento and start testing it to make sure it looks and functions as expected.

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