AddressFinder extension for Magento 2

AddressFinder Magento

Installing the Plugin

Install via composer

  1. Switch to the Magento file system owner. It will probably be su www-data
  2. composer require addressfinder/module-magento2
  3. bin/magento module:enable AddressFinder_AddressFinder
  4. bin/magento setup:upgrade
  5. bin/magento cache:flush

Install manually

  1. Checkout the project or download the zip
  2. Create the directory AddressFinder/AddressFinder in app/code.
  3. Copy the contents into that directory.
  4. bin/magento module:enable AddressFinder_AddressFinder
  5. bin/magento setup:upgrade
  6. If not in developer mode bin/magento setup:di:compile bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy
  7. Finally run bin/magento cache:flush

Enable the AddressFinder Plugin in the store

  1. Click on Stores/Configuration.
  2. Click on Services and select AddressFinder.
  3. Uncheck the ‘Use system value’ checkbox and enter any configuration options. Save your changes.
  4. Now if you visit your store AddressFinder should be working. The country dropdown is set to ‘United States’ by default, so make sure this is changed to New Zealand or Australia

Updating the Plugin

  1. Switch to the Magento file system owner. su www-data
  2. composer update
  3. Clear the cache, compile and deploy static content: cd /var/www/html/bin && ./magento cache:clean && ./magento cache:flush && ./magento setup:upgrade && ./magento setup:di:compile && ./magento setup:static-content:deploy -f en_GB en_US


We test the plugin by using docker images for Magento 2. We install the plugin inside this test store.

  1. Clone the image for the version of Magento you want to use, then start the container with docker-compose up

    For Magento 2.3.2

git clone --branch [email protected]:AbleTech/docker-magento2.git docker-magento-2.3.2 && cd docker-magento-2.3.2

  For Magento 2.3.1

git clone --branch [email protected]:AbleTech/docker-magento2.git docker-magento-2.3.1 && cd docker-magento-2.3.1

  For Magento 2.3

git clone --branch 2.3 [email protected]:AbleTech/docker-magento2.git docker-magento-2.3 && cd docker-magento-2.3

  For Magento 2.2

git clone --branch 2.2 [email protected]:AbleTech/docker-magento2.git docker-magento-2.2 && cd docker-magento-2.2

  For Magento 2.1

git clone --branch 2.1 [email protected]:AbleTech/docker-magento2.git docker-magento-2.1 && cd docker-magento-2.1

  For Magento 2.0

git clone --branch 2.0 [email protected]:AbleTech/docker-magento2.git docker-magento-2.0 && cd docker-magento-2.0

  1. Install Magento. In a new tab run: docker-compose exec web install-magento

  2. In a new tab, edit your host file to redirect localhost to local.magento

to open the file: sudo vim /etc/hosts

add: local.magento

  1. Open your browser at:

You can login to the admin using the credentials MAGENTO_ADMIN_USERNAME and MAGENTO_ADMIN_PASSWORD from the env file inside your docker container.

If you make a mistake and need to start again you can remove docker images and volumes with this command docker-compose down --rmi all -v

Installing A Product

You will need to install a product in your store to use the checkout and test the AddressFinder plugin

  1. Log in to the magento admin
  2. Click on Catalog/Products
  3. Click Add Product
  4. Create a new product with the required fields of product name, sku, price and quantity. Also make sure stock status is set to ‘In Stock’
  5. Click the admin dropdown in the top right corner and select ‘customer view’.
  6. You should be able to search for your new product in the shop and add it to the cart.

Making a change

This plugin is made up of two parts. 1. The Magento plugin, which provides the specific configuration for Magento, and connects to a Magento store 2. AddressFinder Webpage Tools. This is an NPM package that adds the autocomplete capability.

To make changes to addressfinder-webpage-tools npm package, you will need to copy and paste the file inside the addressfinder-webpage-tools.js file in the source directory. Magento doesn’t have support for npm, so we can’t include the package in the normal way.

To build the plugin 1. npm install 2. npm run build or npm run build:production if you want the file minified. These files will be added/updated inside the /view/frontend/layout/web/js folder.

Seeing your changes inside your Magento Test store

(These instructions assume you already have Magento and AddressFinder installed.)

  1. Navigate to your Docker Magento image, and stop the container if it’s running
  2. Add this line - /[PATH TO ADDRESSFINDER MAGENTO]/addressfinder-magento/view/frontend:/var/www/html/vendor/addressfinder/module-magento2/view/frontend into the docker-compose.yml file, under web volumes. This will add the frontend folder from your addressfinder-magento project into the addressfinder extension folder inside your docker container. You can find the path by navigating to the addressfinder magento folder and typing the command pwd

For example:

version: '3.0'
    image: alexcheng/magento2:2.2
      - web-data-test:/var/www/html
      - /Users/katenorquay/addressfinder/addressfinder-magento/view/frontend:/var/www/html/vendor/addressfinder/module-magento2/view/frontend

If you want to change the Magento files, as well as the javascript, you can use - /Users/katenorquay/addressfinder/addressfinder-magento:/var/www/html/vendor/addressfinder/module-magento2

  1. Start docker: docker-compose up
  2. Bash into the docker container: docker-compose exec web bash
  3. Clear the cache, compile and deploy static content: cd /var/www/html/bin && ./magento cache:clean && ./magento cache:flush && ./magento setup:upgrade && ./magento setup:di:compile && ./magento setup:static-content:deploy -f en_GB en_US
  4. Set permissions: cd .. && chmod 0777 -R var/cache
  5. Now we create a symlink between the addressfinder extension, and Magento’s static content. This means that we don’t have to recompile the static content everytime we make a change. First remove the js folder from the static content file so we can start fresh: rm -rf /var/www/html/pub/static/frontend/Magento/luma/en_GB/AddressFinder_AddressFinder/js
  6. Create the symlink: ln -s /var/www/html/vendor/addressfinder/module-magento2/view/frontend/web/js /var/www/html/pub/static/frontend/Magento/luma/en_GB/AddressFinder_AddressFinder/js
  7. Build your js files to add them to the static folder: npm run watch. Any further changes you make to the src folder will be watched and recompiled by webpack.


The Magento plugin is deployed in two ways - through Composer and through the Magento MarketPlace. For both, create a release and update the version number in all the necessary files: - composer.json - module.xml - package.json and package-lock.json - magento_plugin.js

Add an entry to, describing the change

run npm run build:production to compile the js.

Composer deploys

For a composer deploy, simply push a new git tag to the master branch, after you have merged your changes. This tag will be picked up and deployed automatically.

git tag 1.1.3
git push --tags origin master

Magento Marketplace deploys

For a Magento Marketplace deploy you need to create a zip package for distribution. Run bash You will be prompted to enter the version number of your new release. Once you enter it, a file named something like ‘’ will be created in this directory. This file can be uploaded to the Magento Marketplace by Matt, who will add all the necessary release information.


You may run into permissions issues. You can give read/write permissions for all files using: chmod 0777 -R .

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