Today I am going to try and help you with some basic magento information that will hopefully make e-commerce a breeze. Magento Commerce is an e-commerce platform designed for growth. It is a beast when you first tackle templating, and must be taken step-by-step.
First, grab yourself a copy of magento and install it locally. Follow the instructions provided, and make 100% sure all permissions are set properly.
Once you have this done, go to your store admin… most likely http://localhost/admin. Take a quick look around at all the admin sections. Below I will briefly touch on the important sections.
Now that we have a basic understanding of the admin, let’s take a look at some terminology needed to begin templating. Basically you need to know two separate directory structures.
Theme files store the actual templates and layout structures (XML files) and the Skin files are the normal CSS/JS/Image files. These are required to be separate!
Breaking down the theme files some more… we have two key parts:
I suggest downloading this blank theme and play around. In my next magento tutorial we will continue on.
I should also mention at this time that you should also buy the following book from packt, Magento: Beginner’s Guide. This was the first book I read when considering tackling Magento. It has all the installation steps, how to manage products / categories, as well as payment information. It was a great book for beginners, which I am sure most of you are!
Magento for Dummies : Installation & Templating…
Today I am going to try and help you with some basic magento information that will hopefully make e-commerce a breeze. Magento Commerce is an e-commerce platform designed for growth. It is a beast when you first tackle templating, and must be taken ste…
hi there thanks for the post, there is a better Magento Guide available http://tinyurl.com/qlbnyz “Grow with Magento” I have looked at all the books available, this one wins hands down.
How well does Magento perform on your server? I installed it on a shared GoDaddy account and it is too slow to be a viable solution. Any tips for speeding up performance?
How well does Magento perform on your server? On my server it is too slow to be a viable solution. Any tips for speeding up performance?
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