Magento 2 Code Generator

4.0.0 2023-06-06 08:14 UTC

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Last update: 2024-05-07 13:15:55 UTC


Created by Lingaro

Inspired by


In day-to-day Magento 2 development there are some common tasks which require development of repeatable code that is hard to simply copy-paste. The purpose of this app is to automatize creation of such code, so the developers may focus on business logic and thanks to that being much more efficient and happy.

There are other tools on the market that allows to generate Magento boilerplate code, but we went a step further. The unique value of our tool is that it can be used with already existing codebase. The code generated by the tool is automatically merged with current code (eg. configuration XML files, requirejs-config JS files, etc.). Also, our aim was to generate high-quality code that uses modern PHP features and Magento coding standards.


New entity with all admin CRUD actions in just a minute? Why not ;-)

Console command

Console command

Generated code

Generated code

Admin panel

Admin panel

Supported Magento versions

  • 2.4.0
  • 2.4.1
  • 2.4.2
  • 2.4.3
  • 2.4.4
  • 2.4.5

Watchout: Minimal version of Magento's PHP is 7.4.

Available templates

apiEndpoint - creates an API endpoint

block - creates a block and phtml template file for it

cache - creates a cache type

categoryAttributes - creates data patches which add custom attributes to category entity along with ui_component needed to render these attributes

configField - creates config field for already existent group of store configuration

configGroup - creates group for already existent section of store configuration

configSection - creates section in existent tab of store configuration

configTab - creates tab for store configuration

consoleCommand - creates a console command

cron - creates a cron job and (optionally) a cron group

crud - creates new entity and all CRUD actions in the admin panel for it

customerAttributes - creates data patches which add custom attributes to customer entity

emailTemplate - creates a system e-mail template with class for sending it and config for allowing admin to customize it

eventObserver - creates event observer for given event

frontPageController - creates a frontend controller that renders custom page

frontPostController - creates a very basic front POST controller

importEntity - creates an import model to import data into your custom entity table

jsMixin - creates a JS mixin

jsModule - creates a JS module

model - creates a model with the corresponding repository, searchResult, resourceModel, collection, db_schema.xml and APIs

module - creates basic configuration needed to start a custom module

productAttributes - creates data patch which adds custom attributes to product entity

queueMessage - creates queue message with publisher and handler using AMQP connection

quoteFields - creates custom fields for quote and order

searchCriteriaUsage - creates a management class and search criteria usage

theme - creates basic configurations needed to start a custom theme

viewModel - creates a view model and phtml template file for it

widget - creates a widget


Recommended way to install this app is to add it as Magento's Composer dev dependency:

composer require --dev lingaro/magento2-codegen

If you don't want to attach this app to your Magento, you can also simply clone the repository and use it as a standalone library. Don't forget to run composer install to install all required dependencies.


Create your custom config file (not needed for Lingaro developers) either in package config directory or in your Magento root directory:

cp vendor/lingaro/magento2-codegen/config/codegen.yml.dist vendor/lingaro/magento2-codegen/config/codegen.yml


cp vendor/lingaro/magento2-codegen/config/codegen.yml.dist codegen.yml

and edit default values.

You may add your own template directory by including the following in your codegen.yml:

  - { path: "path/to/templates" }

Template folder path must be relative to package directory, ex. if you want to add private templates to your Magento dev folder, you should use ../../../dev/codegen_templates path.

You may include multiple template directories.

To overwrite a core template just copy a core template to your template directory and make changes as necessary.


  1. List all templates:
bin/codegen template:list
  1. Show template info:
bin/codegen template:info <template>
  1. Generate template:
bin/codegen template:generate <template>

For templates which type is module (most of them) this command must be executed on the module root folder where the registration.php file is.

For templates which type is root this command must be executed on the Magento root folder.


cd /path/to/magento/app/code/Lingaro/TestModule
../../../../vendor/bin/codegen template:generate block

3.1. Options

Long name Short name Description Example
--root-dir -r If specified, code is generated on this root directory. If the directory doesn't exist, it will be created automatically. bin/codegen -r"/var/www/magento/app/code/Lingaro/TestModule" template:generate block
--force-merge -m Use "all" to automatically run all code mergers. Use "experimental" to automatically run non-experimental code mergers. bin/codegen template:generate -mall block
--force-override -o If specified, all unmerged files will be automatically overridden. bin/codegen template:generate -o block
--yaml-path -y If specified, property values will be collected from YAML file instead of console prompts. bin/codegen -y"lib/internal/codegen/templates/block/.no-copied-config/example.yml" template:generate block


Feel free to contribute with new templates, bugfixes and features. Submit your code to review using pull request.

Be aware that we require all the code to be compatible with PSR12. Also, we are validating the code with the following PHPMD rule sets: cleancode, codesize, controversial, design, unusedcode.

In dev/ you can find the additional documentation for developers.