Monday, April 14, 2014

Ultimate module creator 1.9.0

I'm getting close to releasing a new version of the Ultimate Module Creator.
Version 1.9.0 will be released soon and it has a lot of new features and bug fixes.
It is based on the previous version (1.6.3) but it is not backwards compatible. So I suggest that instead of trying an upgrade remove the previous version and install this new one.

The new version is available on github and Magento Connect starting with April 25th 2014.

The 1.6 version will still be available on github but there will be no support for it.

Here are some key features from the new version. For a full list of release notes see this.

  • Features
    • Support for EAV entities.
    • Module Admin menu can be placed anywhere in the menu tree.
    • The frontend route of the module can be set manually on creation instead of using the module name.
    • Allow users to comment on the generated entities.
    • Link entities in a many to many relation with the catalog categories.
    • Additional attribute types (dropdown, multiselects)
    • Ability to add many to many relations between tree entities
    • Displaying flat entities by store is optional now.
  • Improvements
    • Pimped up the admin UI of the module creator
    • Faster admin UI. No more ajax calls to add a new attribute or a new entity.
    • Made the HELP section include more valuable data.
    • The aliases for models/blocks/helpers include the module namespace to avoid conflicts
    • Generate an uninstall file to make it easier to remove installed modules.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Most important: Module names can include uppercase letters. Until now using 'ModuleName' for the name of the module would make that module unusable on UX servers. Now it works.
    • Entities were not displaying in product page unless they had a separate view page.
    • Replaced 'addFilter' that had no effect with 'addFieldToFilter'
If you try it out and find any issues or have new ideas please post them on github.

1 comment:

  1. Just came here to say that you rock!
    I just found out about your UMC module for Magento and man it's awesome! Thank you very much for sharing. If I have anything useful to add, I will definitely let your know.