Setup Local Magento
Adjust env.php and config.php
After getting your production files to local, don’t forget to change your env.php and also config.php to your local environment credentials.
Get Npm and Grunt Going
Magento 2 is using npm and Grunt to compile LESS file. Therefore it’s important to make sure that Gruntfile.js and package.json exist in your Magento 2 root directory. If it’s missing for some reason, you can always copy the original file from the sample file provided within the Magento 2 root directory.
Gruntfile.js (copied from Gruntfile.js.sample)
package.json (copied from package.json.sample)
Developer Mode (Disable Production Mode Optimization)
After getting database dump from production or staging environment normally comes with optimize caching configuration which are not helpful during development. You can easily undo these setting by running the command below for every new database dump.
php bin/magento de:mo:set developer
php bin/magento config:data:import vendor/storeframe/runner/config/store dev/developer
Production Mode Optimization (Configuration Reset)
In case you wanted to know which performance optimization is applied or how StoreFrame Framework make your production environment optimization setting, you can check the yaml configuration we have or simply run the command below:
php bin/magento config:data:import vendor/storeframe/runner/config/store init/init
Collect Missing Translations
Through Experius missing translation module you can collect missing translation by running the command below. This would generate a new language file within app/etc/i18n with the missing translation strings. Further more you can also collect missing translation by using cronjob. This would allow you to work with translation using Magento 2 admin (database translation).
php bin/magento experius_missingtranslations:collect --magento --locale nl_NL
Set Locale Languages
Due to the limitation of Magento 2 in production mode, a static content deploy is required to add a new language into your webshop. You can easily change your default Magento 2 store locale from one language to another by running this command (ie: English to Dutch in default storeview).
php bin/magento config:set general/locale/code nl_NL
php bin/magento config:set --scope=store --scope-code=de general/locale/code de_DE
Additional Menu Custom Block Identifier
The default standard Magento 2 main menu doesn’t allow you to easily add a new navigation (only based on your webshop categories). Therefore we have created a special identifier static block that you can add within your Magento 2 admin.