general terms for plugin development

Hi everyone. I am considering developing a plugin for my cilent. A significant part of it is at backend, so I wonder is it acceptable not to use ExtJs but other framework, at minimum something like Bootstrap/jQuery with Smarty? Does backend plugin must “look and feel” like Shopware backend, or it is acceptable to have entirely custom styles and layout?

Thanks for any info.


Imo it’s better if the backend looks like the same regardless what part I’m using. But feel free to use what fits best for you. There’s even a tutorial how to use other js libraries in the backend:


have fun :slight_smile:

Thanks a lot. The question was regarding Shopware standards. I think I’ll just wrap it in ExtJS, and for parts use my favorite :).