Magento 2 Frontending course

A quick-paced but thorough coverage of Magento 2 frontend development

A quick-paced but thorough coverage of Magento 2 frontend development

Magento 2 theming allows for a lot of flexibility. However, this requires you to understand various concepts like theme inheritance, LESS compilation, XML layout and Block & ViewModel classes. With our training, you will get all the information you need to customize and extend your own theme.


Hours of video





Jisse Reitsma

Your teacher Jisse Reitsma

Jisse Reitsma is the developer of 60+ Magento extensions and has given technical Magento trainings for years. Besides his ability to understand complex technology, he is skilled in making this knowledge understandable for everyone. With him, you can expect in-to-depth guidance plus lots of practical tips. Jisse is the mastermind of MageTestFest, Reacticon and MageUnconference and former Magento Master.

Pick your On-Demand Magento video course

And you can start right away

On-Demand Solo
(USD 282)
per year per individual
  • Full access to this course
  • More than 11+ hours of video
  • Student notes of 371+ pages
  • Learn at your own pace
On-Demand Bulk
(USD 1361)
per year per individual
  • Access to 93+ hours of Magento courses
  • Student notes of 4948+ pages
  • Ideal if you want to grasp everything
On-Demand Premium
(USD 3487)
per year for an agency
  • Everything under On-Demand Bulk
  • Costing €6 per hour (or lower) per person
  • Continuously upgrade your teams knowledge

Or go for a teacher-led session

Because everyone has different needs

Live Training
See our schedule below
  • Everything under On-Demand Standard
  • Instructor-led classroom
  • Benefit from a real-time interaction
  • Ask any question that you have
per training per agency
  • Everything under On-Demand Standard
  • Economical for groups of 5 and more
  • Freely debate company-specific topics
  • On-site at your company office
per training per agency
  • Everything under On-Demand Standard
  • Ideal for online or hybrid teams
  • Recordings available afterwards
  • Online via Zoom, Teams or similar

Schedule for live training

Jul 8, 2024 - Jul 11, 2024
Magento Frontend Development Bootcamp
Sep 23, 2024 - Sep 26, 2024
Magento Frontend Development Bootcamp
Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 5, 2024
Magento Frontend Development Bootcamp

Do these dates not fit you well? Do you want to switch to another language?
Feel free to contact us to see what other options there might be.

Magento training topics

Explore your topics of choice

This course has been updated for compatibility with Magento 2.4.7

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Introduction to
Development tools
Development performance

Or browse through all lessons in our courseware portal

We are constantly updating our courseware, but the following is a real-life snapshot
Introduction to free 09m 34s
Development tools free 12m 34s
Development performance free 17m 28s
Deployment modes free 24m 04s
Static content deployment 16m 35s
Setting the Magento root free 07m 06s
Troubleshooting tips
Relevant database tables
Theme location free 03m 40s
Creating a theme free 08m 11s
Parent themes free 10m 19s
Theme inheritance free 23m 11s
Theme structure 02m 19s
Theme vs module free 06m 48s
File view.xml
Introduction to PHTML templates 04m 33s
Using the MageSpecialist DevTools free 08m 54s
Using mage2tv/cache-clean free 04m 29s
Overriding a PHTML template free 11m 08s
Creating a new template 13m 03s
PHTML vs HTML templates 05m 44s
Debugging PHTML templates 06m 07s
Understanding the root template
Escaping values in templates
XML layout concepts 07m 24s
Comparison with Magento 1 04m 19s
XML layout essentials 17m 31s
Review of homepage demo free 08m 58s
Handles and handle types 21m 58s
Understanding page layouts 25m 08s
Adding labels to containers 15m 42s
Using containers 14m 48s
Adding a new page layout
The head section in the layout 10m 25s
Blocks in the layout 14m 09s
Layout updates 19m 17s
Moving elements 07m 56s
Removing elements 02m 55s
Rendering child elements in blocks 19m 17s
Reordering elements 08m 57s
Using block templates 14m 16s
Block arguments in the XML layout 20m 02s
Adding Google fonts
Common XML layout modifications
Understanding root.phtml
Overriding layout 04m 38s
Adding FontAwesome
Overriding the logo 21m 02s
Adding menu-items to the main or the top menu
Text blocks 05m 48s
Troubleshooting layout issues
Setting up Store Views for translation free 09m 48s
Translating content 17m 20s
Translating system strings free 09m 16s
Using inline translations
Creating a custom language pack
How JavaScript translations work 20m 10s
Module essentials
Creating a Block
Using ViewModels free 15m 42s
ViewModels vs Blocks free 07m 48s
Extending AbstractBlock 01m 50s
Working with CMS Blocks free 13m 55s
Example: Show products that are on sale
Assigning variables
Example: Adding a product to the footer
Layout name vs layout alias
Customizing email templates 16m 00s
Adding a block to an email template free 04m 15s
Using Yireo EmailTester 03m 09s
CSS strategies free 05m 54s
How CSS is added via the XML layout free 05m 47s
Magento its LESS strategy
LESS basics 04m 25s
To copy Fotorama into a LESS file 09m 25s
Removing calendar.css and others free 04m 04s
One single CSS or separate CSS files? 04m 31s
Understanding the @magento_import directive 15m 50s
Example module with some LESS 09m 57s
LESS compilers 09m 59s
Debugging var/view_preprocessed/ 06m 28s
Including critical CSS
CSS responsiveness - the Magento way free 15m 41s
Best practices for overriding LESS files 09m 31s
Using SASS instead of LESS
SASS basics
Grunt vs Gulp
Using Grunt for LESS compilation 16m 28s
Grunt tips
Frontools Gulp usage
Using subodha his Gulp 05m 03s
bobmotor Gulp usage
General performance tips
JS bundling
Caching blocks 07m 12s
Magento theme type
Troubleshooting themes

These videos are available as an On-Demand video training (with notes). See the pricing for details.

This course has been updated for compatibility with Magento 2.4.7
Target group

Target group

  • Technical merchants
  • Trainees or interns
  • Webdesigners
  • Frontend developers
  • Junior backend developers
This academy covered everything that Magento 2 has to offer. No stone was left unturned. Definitely recommended if you want to gain experience in the world of Magento, whether you are a junior or a senior developer who is just entering the world of Magento.
Kevin van Welzenis (Vendic)


  • Experience with Magento 2 Admin Panel
  • An installation of Magento 2 running locally
  • Basic knowledge of object-oriented PHP and XML
  • Skilled in HTML and CSS

These are the options we give you

At your place or ours?

Everyone learns at her/his own pace. We provide both in-house training and public training throughout Europe - whatever suits your team best. When 3 or more developers are attending, a custom training is often more economical. Contact us for more details.

You'll get courseware

Every workshop is accompanied with official Yireo coursematerial. Attendees are sent a digital version of this material after the training. It contains slides, comments and references. Additionally, our GitHub repos contain numerous more code samples.

Online classrooms

Online trainings are also our training: Via Zoom or Google Hangout sessions, our teacher is able to connect with your team. The benefit here is that the team is able to connect from various places itself as well, timeframes are more flexible. Afterwards, a video recording will be shared with all attendees for reference.

On-demand self-paced training

This training is also available as an On-Demand training: Via numerous video lessons, including accompanying student notes (equalling a book on their own), you'll learn about the topics in your own pace. And when you bump into questions, you can fall back to the teachers guidance.

Very informative and useful training! Even though I already have 3+ years of Magento experience, there was enough information from which I learned new things.
Renze Dijkstra (E-tales)

Customer quotes

At Yireo you will quickly get to know the world of Magento with all the new best practices. Kevin van Welzenis (Vendic)
These trainings form a pressure cooker of what a developer would otherwise learn in a year Sabine de Vos (Modern Minds)
I have made use of Yireo its full range of both on-demand courses as well as classroom courses during my development career. Yireo its courses provide me with just that extra that no other courses have yet been able to: the encouragement to think outside the box. Isolde van Oosterhout (Sols Webdesign)
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  • Professional training at affordable prices
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  • Trainings, bootcamps, hackathons, events
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Frequently Asked Questions

There is a minimum number of attendees listed. What does this mean?

The training is only held as a physical classroom when there is a minimum number of attendees. This number is usually 4 but sometimes we bring this down to 2 or 3. This minimum number simply means that if a class is not "full", either you get a refund or your ticket is transferred to another date. With On-Demand courses (video courses), this number is not applicable.