Create Custom Shipping Module in Magento 2

November 25, 2015  |  12 Comments  |  by Raj (MagePsycho)  |  Magento 2

As you know Magento 2 GA is already released on mid of November, 2015. Now the development of Magento 2 components is taking by storm and the developers are especially busy with porting their popular Magento 1 extensions.

In ours case, We are already into Magento 2 development: busy porting some of our popular Magento 1 Extensions and side by side learning new concepts introduced by Magento 2.

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a custom shipping module in Magento2 which is fairly easy as compared to CRUD & Payment modules.

Namespace = MagePsycho
Module = Customshipping

Custom Shipping Module Development

1. Register the module
File: app/code/MagePsycho/Customshipping/etc/module.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>
 * @category   MagePsycho
 * @package    MagePsycho_Customshipping
 * @author
 * @website
 * @license  Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="../../../../../lib/internal/Magento/Framework/Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="MagePsycho_Customshipping" setup_version="1.0.0">

2. Add System Configuration Settings
File: app/code/MagePsycho/Customshipping/etc/adminhtml/system.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>
 * @category   MagePsycho
 * @package    MagePsycho_Customshipping
 * @author
 * @website
 * @license  Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="../../../../Magento/Config/etc/system_file.xsd">
        <section id="carriers" translate="label" type="text" sortOrder="1" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="1">
            <group id="magepsycho_customshipping" translate="label" type="text" sortOrder="2" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="1">
                <label>Custom Shipping</label>               
                <field id="active" translate="label" type="select" sortOrder="1" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="0">
                <field id="title" translate="label" type="text" sortOrder="2" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="1">
                <field id="name" translate="label" type="text" sortOrder="3" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="1">
                    <label>Method Name</label>
                <field id="price" translate="label" type="text" sortOrder="4" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="0">
                    <label>Shipping Cost</label>
                    <validate>validate-number validate-zero-or-greater</validate>
                <field id="specificerrmsg" translate="label" type="textarea" sortOrder="80" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="1">
                    <label>Displayed Error Message</label>
                <field id="sallowspecific" translate="label" type="select" sortOrder="90" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="0">
                    <label>Ship to Applicable Countries</label>
                <field id="specificcountry" translate="label" type="multiselect" sortOrder="91" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="0">
                    <label>Ship to Specific Countries</label>
                <field id="showmethod" translate="label" type="select" sortOrder="92" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="0">
                    <label>Show Method if Not Applicable</label>
                <field id="sort_order" translate="label" type="text" sortOrder="100" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="0">
                    <label>Sort Order</label>

3. Define shipping carrier model
File: app/code/MagePsycho/Customshipping/etc/config.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>
 * @category   MagePsycho
 * @package    MagePsycho_Customshipping
 * @author
 * @website
 * @license  Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="../../../Magento/Store/etc/config.xsd">
                <title>Custom Shipping</title>
                <specificerrmsg>This shipping method is not available. To use this shipping method, please contact us.</specificerrmsg>

Notes: ‘config/default/carriers/model’ node is used to define Model class for Custom Shipping which will be responsible for handling the Shipping Charges.
In fact this file is also used to set default values for Shipping Settings.

4. Create shipping carrier model class
File: app/code/MagePsycho/Customshipping/Model/Carrier/Customshipping.php


namespace MagePsycho\Customshipping\Model\Carrier;

use Magento\Quote\Model\Quote\Address\RateRequest;

 * @category   MagePsycho
 * @package    MagePsycho_Customshipping
 * @author
 * @website
 * @license  Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
class Customshipping extends \Magento\Shipping\Model\Carrier\AbstractCarrier implements
	 * @var string
	protected $_code = 'magepsycho_customshipping';

	 * @var bool
	protected $_isFixed = true;

	 * @var \Magento\Shipping\Model\Rate\ResultFactory
	protected $_rateResultFactory;

	 * @var \Magento\Quote\Model\Quote\Address\RateResult\MethodFactory
	protected $_rateMethodFactory;

	 * @param \Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface $scopeConfig
	 * @param \Magento\Quote\Model\Quote\Address\RateResult\ErrorFactory $rateErrorFactory
	 * @param \Psr\Log\LoggerInterface $logger
	 * @param \Magento\Shipping\Model\Rate\ResultFactory $rateResultFactory
	 * @param \Magento\Quote\Model\Quote\Address\RateResult\MethodFactory $rateMethodFactory
	 * @param array $data
	public function __construct(
		\Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface $scopeConfig,
		\Magento\Quote\Model\Quote\Address\RateResult\ErrorFactory $rateErrorFactory,
		\Psr\Log\LoggerInterface $logger,
		\Magento\Shipping\Model\Rate\ResultFactory $rateResultFactory,
		\Magento\Quote\Model\Quote\Address\RateResult\MethodFactory $rateMethodFactory,
		array $data = []
	) {
		$this->_rateResultFactory = $rateResultFactory;
		$this->_rateMethodFactory = $rateMethodFactory;
		parent::__construct($scopeConfig, $rateErrorFactory, $logger, $data);

	 * @param RateRequest $request
	 * @return \Magento\Shipping\Model\Rate\Result
	 * @SuppressWarnings(PHPMD.UnusedLocalVariable)
	public function collectRates(RateRequest $request)
		if (!$this->getConfigFlag('active')) {
			return false;

		/** @var \Magento\Shipping\Model\Rate\Result $result */
		$result = $this->_rateResultFactory->create();

		$shippingPrice = $this->getConfigData('price');

		$method = $this->_rateMethodFactory->create();




		return $result;

	 * Get allowed shipping methods
	 * @return array
	public function getAllowedMethods()
		return [$this->_code => $this->getConfigData('name')];

That’s all from development point of view.
Now you need to enable the module by running following series of commands(from root of your Magento 2 installation):

php bin/magento module:enable MagePsycho_Customshipping --clear-static-content
php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Go to the backend: System > Configuration > Sales > Shipping Methods > You will see new tab named ‘Custom Shipping’. And the settings looks like:

Magento 2 - Custom Shipping Method

Magento 2 – Custom Shipping Method

And the frontend looks like:

Magento2  - Custom Shipping at Checkout

Magento2 – Custom Shipping – Checkout

Magento2 - Custom Shipping - Checkout Summary

Magento2 – Custom Shipping – Checkout Summary

This module is available on GitHub.
In order to install the module from github:
Installation Using Composer

composer config repositories.magesycho-magento2-custom-shipping git
composer require magepsycho/magento2-custom-shipping:dev-master

Installation Using Zip
Download the zip file, extract & upload the files to path: app/code/MagePsycho/Customshipping/

After installation, don’t forget to enable the Module as described above.

Please do comment below if you have any queries regarding Shipping Module development in Magento 2.
Happy Magento 2 Coding!

Install Magento 2 module from github or bitbucket repository using composer

October 30, 2015  |  No Comments  |  by Raj (MagePsycho)  |  Magento 2

In previous article, we discussed about How to install Magento 2 on MEMP (Mac OS X + Nginx + MySQL + PHP-FPM) stack using Composer

In this article we will discuss on How to install Magento 2 modules from any github or bitbucket repositories.

Let’s say we have Easy Template Path Hints (a Magento 2 module used for triggering the template path hints on the fly) on github.

Install Module

In order to install the Easy Template Path Hints Module from Github, run the following commands:

composer config repositories.magesycho-magento2-easy-template-path-hints git
composer require magepsycho/magento2-easy-template-path-hints:dev-master


1. Registering the module git repository

composer config repositories.magesycho-magento2-easy-template-path-hints git

Composer config repository command syntax:

composer config repositories.<unique-repo-name> <vcs-type> <vcs-url-https-or-sshl>

Composer will register a new repository to composer.json (under “repositories” node). Updated composer.json looks like:

  "repositories": {
    "magesycho-magento2-easy-template-path-hints": {
      "type": "git",
      "url": ""

2. Registering the module package itself

composer require magepsycho/magento2-easy-template-path-hints:dev-master

Composer require command syntax:

composer require <vendor>/<package>:dev-<branch>

This will add new dependent package under node “require” as:

  "name": "magento/magento2ce",
  "description": "Magento 2 (Community Edition)",
  "type": "project",
  "require": {
    "magepsycho/magento2-easy-template-path-hints": "dev-master"

followed by Module installation from the repo.

Install Magento 2 Module from Github

Install Magento 2 Module from Github

Few Notes:
This approach will only work for the modules which has been packaged with composer.json
Please read more on Packaging a Magento 2 Module

If you are loading a package from VCS repository (git, svn etc.), version should be a branch name prefixed with ‘dev-‘ else you may get error like

The requested package magepsycho/magento2-easy-template-path-hints could not be found in any version, there may be a typo in the package name.


Enable Module

After the module has been downloaded from git repository, Module needs to be enabled.
1. Disable the cache under System->Cache Management
2. Run following Commands

php bin/magento module:enable MagePsycho_Easypathhints --clear-static-content
php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Go to Admin menu > Stores > Configuration, you will be able to see the ‘Easy Template Path Hints’ settings:

Easy Template Path Hints - Backend Settings

Easy Template Path Hints – Backend Settings

Disable Module

In order to disable the Module, simply run:

php bin/magento module:disable --clear-static-content MagePsycho_Easypathhints

That’s all.
Isn’t that more easier/powerful way of installing, enabling or disabling the Magento 2 Modules than Magento 1?

Magento 2 installation on MEMP (Mac OS X + Nginx + MySQL + PHP-FPM) stack

September 7, 2015  |  6 Comments  |  by Raj (MagePsycho)  |  Mac OS-X, Magento, Magento 2

Magento is a highly customizable e-commerce platform and content management system that you can use to build online storefronts or web sites for selling merchandise. Magento provides common e-commerce features, such as shopping carts and inventory management, and encourages extensive customization to meet your organization’s specific goals.

Magento 2 Merchant Beta codebase was released on July 15, 2015. This is a significant milestone before the general availability of Magento 2 in Q4 2015.

Before you begin installation

1. MEMP(Mac OS X + Nginx + MySQL + PHP-FPM) stack should already be installed & configured in your system. And system should meet the requirements discussed in Magento system requirements.

If MEMP stack is not installed, I would recommend homebrew package manager for installation.
2. Some Assumptions
Magento Dir: ~/Sites/opensource/magento/magento2beta
Virtual Host:

Once your MEMP system is ready meeting all the requirements, you are ready to move ahead for the installation.

Installation Steps

1. Create the project folder & clone the magento2 codebase

mkdir ~/Sites/opensource/magento/magento2beta && cd ~/Sites/opensource/magento/magento2beta
git clone .
Git Clone Magento2

Git Clone Magento2

2. Checkout to master branch

git checkout master

OR you can directly use the following command while cloning:

git clone -b master
Git Checkout Master Branch

Git Checkout Master Branch

You can clone either the master or develop branch:
– master is more stable
– develop is more recent

Initially we had an issue installating the sample data with develop branch, which resulted in the following error:

Fatal error: Call to undefined method Magento\Catalog\Model\Resource\Product\Interceptor::getWriteConnection() in app/code/Magento/SampleData/Module/Catalog/Setup/Product/Gallery.php on line 144

Sample data installation error in Magento 2

Sample data installation error

Due to recent changes, you can now use sample data with either the develop branch (more current) or the master branch.

3. File permission

chmod -R 755 ./

4. Update Magento dependencies using Composer
Install Composer if it’s not already installed:

curl -sS | php
mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Now run Composer to update dependencies:

composer install

This command updates package dependencies and can take a few minutes to complete.

Update Magento dependencies using Composer

Update Magento dependencies using Composer

5. Install sample data before Magento installation

– Edit composer.son:
In the first section, add “minimum-stability”: “beta”, before license.

then run the following commands:

composer config repositories.magento composer
composer require magento/sample-data:1.0.0-beta

Sample Data Installation

Sample Data Installation Result

Note: You can also install sample data after Magento installaiton

Magento 2 dev team has an updated version on how to install sample data:

6: Finally install Magento System
Run following command in order to install the Magento system:

php bin/magento setup:install --base-url= \
--db-host=localhost \
--db-name=magento2beta \
--db-user=root \
--db-password=root \
--admin-firstname=Raj \
--admin-lastname=KB \ \
--admin-user=admin \
--admin-password=pass123 \
--language=en_US \
--currency=USD \
--timezone=America/Chicago \
--sales-order-increment-prefix="ORD$" \
--session-save=db \
--use-rewrites=1 \
--use-sample-data \

To find more information on command options, please check the following url:

Magento 2 - CLI Installation

Magento 2 – CLI Installation

Magento 2 - Installation Complete!

Magento 2 – Installation Complete!

7: Installation Complete!
Now you can explore the frontend and backend.
Some Screenshots:

Magento 2 - Homepage

Magento 2 – Homepage

Magento 2 - Category Page

Magento 2 – Category Page

Magento 2 - Product Page

Magento 2 – Product Page

Magento 2 - Cart Page

Magento 2 – Cart Page

Magento 2 - Checkout Page

Magento 2 – Checkout Page

Magento 2 - Admin Dashboard

Magento 2 – Admin Dashboard

Have fun with Magento 2!

Run Magento database repair tool from CLI using Ruby’s Mechanize

June 11, 2015  |  No Comments  |  by Raj (MagePsycho)  |  Linux, Magento, Ruby

Shell Scripting which is great for task automation, falls short when it comes to web browser automation.
In case of Magento, using Shell script you can do many operations like Installation, Migration, Deployment, Backup etc. & even more. But when it comes to run the Database Repair Tool(a great tool for repairing Magento database while upgrading) it becomes trickier and complex.

Magento Database Repair Tool

Magento Database Repair Tool

While Upgrading Magento say from to, running DB repair tool for every version manually from browser is repetitive & hectic. So I thought of writing a Ruby CLI script to automate it which will be a simple command with just two parameters(DB repair Url and Magento version).

This console script is a Ruby script which uses Mechanize gem/library.

The Mechanize library is used for automating interaction with websites. Mechanize automatically stores and sends cookies, follows redirects, and can follow links and submit forms. Form fields can be populated and submitted. Mechanize also keeps track of the sites that you have visited as a history.

Install Ruby

Ruby comes pre-installed in Mac. If you are in other operating system please refer to the Installation Document
To test if ruby is already installed, run the following command:

ruby -v

Which will give you the output like:

ruby 2.0.0p481 (2014-05-08 revision 45883) [universal.x86_64-darwin14]

Install Mechanize Gem

You need to install RVM(Ruby Version Manager) first.
First install the stable version of RVM stable with ruby:

\curl -sSL | bash -s stable --ruby

Update your gems:

sudo gem update --system

Now you can instally any gems. Here we will be installing mechanize gem:

gem install mechanize

Prepare & Run the Script

After installation of Ruby, RVM and all it’s required gems, we are ready to go for coding the script.
OS: Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.4
Ruby: 2.0
Magento Reference Database: magento[version]_vanilla

1. Prepare the Script
Copy the following ruby script to the root of your Magento Dir:
File: mage-db-repair-tool.rb

#!/usr/bin/env ruby

# Magento DB Repair tool using CLI
# Uses Ruby's Mechanize gem
# @author   Raj KB <>
# @website
# Tested on Mac OS-X 10.X

require 'mechanize'
require 'fileutils'

def checkError(page)
  if'.msg_error').length > 0
    puts "[ERROR]"'.msg_error li').each do |li|
      puts li.text.strip

def checkResult(page)
  puts "[RESULT]"'.msg_success li').each do |li|
    puts li.text.strip

def checkNotice(page)
  puts "[NOTICE]"'.msg-note').each do |note|
    puts note.text.strip

  if'.msg-note').length > 1
    puts "See log for more details"

abort "#{$0} Argument Missing" if (ARGV.size < 1)

dbRepairUrl     = ARGV[0]
mageVersion     = ARGV[1]
mageDir         = Dir.pwd
dbRepairLogDir  = "#{mageDir}/var/dp-repair-tool"

FileUtils.mkdir_p "#{dbRepairLogDir}"
fp ="#{dbRepairLogDir}/mage-#{mageVersion}-result.html", "a+")

agent =
page = agent.get(dbRepairUrl)
puts "Loading page: #{page.title}..."
form = page.forms.first

puts "Setting db repair form values..."

# Get DB value from app/etc/local.xml
xmlFile ="#{mageDir}/app/etc/local.xml")
doc = Nokogiri::XML(xmlFile)
corruptedHostname = doc.xpath('/config/global/resources/default_setup/connection/host').text()
corruptedUsername = doc.xpath('/config/global/resources/default_setup/connection/username').text()
corruptedPassword = doc.xpath('/config/global/resources/default_setup/connection/password').text()
corruptedDatabase = doc.xpath('/config/global/resources/default_setup/connection/dbname').text()

form['post_form']           = 'true'
form['corrupted[hostname]'] = corruptedHostname
form['corrupted[database]'] = corruptedDatabase
form['corrupted[username]'] = corruptedUsername
form['corrupted[password]'] = corruptedPassword

# Edit reference database credentials
form['reference[hostname]'] = corruptedHostname
form['reference[database]'] = "magento#{mageVersion}_vanilla"
form['reference[username]'] = corruptedUsername
form['reference[password]'] = corruptedPassword

#p form; exit

puts "Submitting db repair form..."
result_page = form.submit(form.button_with(:id => "button-continue"))

# Check if there is an error & exit

# Continue if there is not an error
# Check if it further requires submission
if'button#button-continue').length > 0

    # Form found again?
    puts "Submitting again..."
    form = result_page.forms.first
    result_page = form.submit(form.button_with(:id => "button-continue"))


You can also download the script from: Magento DB Repair Tool Using CLI – Ruby + Mechanize

2. Run the Script
Give script the executable permission:

cd /path/to/mage-db-repair-tool.rb
chmod +x ./mage-db-repair-tool.rb

Now, You can run the script either by using command:

ruby mage-db-repair-tool.rb <magento-db-repair-url> <magento-version>

or simply using:

./mage-db-repair-tool.rb 1702


./mage-db-repair-tool.rb 1702
Ruby DB Repair Tool Console Output

Ruby DB Repair Tool Console Output

Apart from the results shown at the console output (refer to the above snapshot), You can also check the detailed output logged in your /path/to/magento/var/dp-repair-tool/mage-[magento-version]-result.html

Bonus Tips:

If you want to make system-wide command, then copy the file to the system-wide paths like /usr/local/bin, /usr/bin, /bin etc:

sudo cp /path/to/your/mage-db-repair-tool.rb /usr/local/bin/mageDbRepairToolRb

Now you can run the command from anywhere

mageDbRepairToolRb 1702

Shall you have any issues please post a comment below and I’ll try and help you out.