How to Create a New Product Type in Magento 2

Creating a new product type Magento 2 is the achievable operation when you are running Magento 2 platform. As the default, there are five types of the products you can set: Simple Product, Configurable Product, Bundle Product, Virtual Product and Downloadable Product. However, in some cases, you maybe not satisfied with the available types as well as your products are not suitable for those product types. That is the reason why this tutorial is written by Mageplaza to aid you add the new product as you need. Please follow all steps one by one.

Overview of creating a new product type in Magento 2

  • Step 1: Generate the app\code\Mageplaza\HelloWorld\registration.php file
  • Step 2: Enter the code Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Model\Product\Type\NewProductType model
  • Step 3: Enter the Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Model\Product\Price model
  • Step 4: Public the new Magento 2 Product type

Step 1: Generate the app\code\Mageplaza\HelloWorld\registration.php file

  • Setup the app\code\Mageplaza\HelloWorld\registration.php file
<?php
\Magento\Framework\Component\ComponentRegistrar::register(
    \Magento\Framework\Component\ComponentRegistrar::MODULE,
    'Mageplaza_HelloWorld',
    __DIR__
);
  • Generate the app\code\Mageplaza\HelloWorld\etc\module.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="Mageplaza_HelloWorld" setup_version="1.0.0">
 
    </module>
</config>
  • Next, the creation of the etc/product_types.xml file is necessary to determine the model of the new product type.
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Catalog:etc/product_types.xsd">
    <type name="new_product_type" label="New Product Type" modelInstance="Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Model\Product\Type\NewProductType" indexPriority="60" sortOrder="80" isQty="true">
        <priceModel instance="Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Model\Product\Price" />
    </type>
</config>

Specifically,

  • Name : the name you need to set for the new product type
  • Label : the label which is visible in the Magento backend
  • Model instance: endorse the product type’s attributes
  • Price Model : endorse the charge of the new product type

Step 2: Enter the code : Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Model\Product\Type\NewProductType model

  • Enter the code below: Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Model\Product\Type\NewProductType model, that should be based on Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Type\AbstractType.
<?php
 
namespace Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Model\Product\Type;
 
class NewProductType extends \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Type\AbstractType {
 
 
 
}
  • After that, it is possible to rewrite some functions and implement some changes you want there.

Step 3: Enter the Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Model\Product\Price model

  • Enter Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Model\Product\Price model, which should be based on the Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Type\Price.
<?php
 namespace Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Model\Product;
 class Price extends \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Type\Price
 {
 
     
 }
  • Besides, you can also set the new product type as versatile type with some custom functions after extending the Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Type\Price class

Step 4: Public the new Magento 2 Product type

This is the step allowing you to check the result in the Magento 2 Administrator when completing the above steps. The New Product type will display as the old types (Simple or Configurable Product).



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