Magento2 Stores and Scopes v1.0.0

Exploring the Store package and its init process with scopes in Magento2 (1.0.0-beta).

See the previous post where we’ve explored the differences between Magento 1.9 and Magento 2 0.74.0 regarding Scopes and Websites, Groups and Stores.



With Magento2 there has been introduced the Magento\Store\Model\StoreManager which is responsible for resolving the correct store during a request.

The StoreManager also defines the MAGE_RUN_CODE and MAGE_RUN_TYPE environment variables which are used in Nginx or Apache config to force set a specific website, store group or store view to a domain/path/etc. In PHP (especially in the index.php) it can be written like (don’t do that in the core file):

$_SERVER[\Magento\Store\Model\StoreManager::PARAM_RUN_CODE] = 'website_code|group_id|store_code';
$_SERVER[\Magento\Store\Model\StoreManager::PARAM_RUN_TYPE] = 'website|group|store';

Yes you can even set the group_id in MAGE_RUN_CODE when MAGE_RUN_TYPE is group.


The StorageFactory has been replaced with the StoreResolver…


With Magento2 there has been introduced the Magento\Store\Model\StoresConfig which is a convenience helper class to retrieve (with method getStoresConfigByPath()) for a config path all config values for each store view. Only used in Customer group to check if the current group is the default group to create an account AND in \Magento\Sales\Model\Observer\CleanExpiredQuotes to clean the expired quotes.

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