Getting Started with Magento [Video]

Scott Tolinski

Getting Started with Magento [Video]
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  • New! Packt Video courses: practical screencast-based tutorials that show you how to get the job done. Bite sized chunks, hands on instructions, and powerful results
  • Learn the ins and outs of an eCommerce platform that over 150,000 individual businesses have chosen to use
  • Learn how to create products and design product types
  • Navigate, administer, organize, and customize your store and products into navigable categories with ease

Video Details

Language : English
Release Date : Thursday, September 26, 2013
Course Length : 3 hours and 25 minutes
ISBN : 1782165525
ISBN 13 : 9781782165521
Author(s) : Scott Tolinski
Topics and Technologies : Video, Beginner's Guides, Open Source

Table of Contents

  1. Installation and Setup [20:17 minutes]
    • Series Overview
    • Creating The Database & Installing the Sample Data
    • Setting File Permissions
    • Installing Magento
    • Post-Installation Configuration

  2. Setting Up Your Store [34:00 minutes]
    • Admin Panel Introduction
    • Overview of Dashboard, Sales, and Customers
    • Overview of Promotions, Newsletter, CMS, and System
    • Configuration Menu
    • Creating Users and Roles
    • Changing Your Theme

  3. Attributes and Categories [21:32 minutes]
    • Creating Categories
    • Modifying Categories and the Category Tree
    • Introduction to Attributes and Attribute Sets
    • Creating an Attribute
    • Creating Attribute Sets

  4. Creating Products [40:16 minutes]
    • How to Create a Simple Product
    • Custom Product Options
    • Creating a Configurable Product
    • Grouped Product
    • Virtual Products
    • Bundle Products
    • Downloadable Products
    • Troubleshooting

  5. Customizing Your Store [23:23 minutes]
    • Adding CMS Pages
    • Creating Static Blocks
    • Using Widgets
    • Adding Polls
    • Changing Page Layouts
    • Modifying Store e-mails

  6. Shipping, Tax and Accepting Payment [25:08 minutes]
    • Setting Up Tax
    • Shipping Methods Overview
    • Table Rate Shipping
    • UPS Shipping
    • USPS
    • Introduction to Payment Methods
    • Setting Up PayPal Express

  7. The Order Process [18:32 minutes]
    • Placing an Order
    • When an Order Has Been Placed
    • Managing Orders in the Backend
    • Modifying an Order
    • Creating an Invoice
    • Shipping an Order/Completing the Process

  8. Managing Your Store [22:34 minutes]
    • Managing Customers and Customer Lists
    • Managing Search
    • Managing Ratings
    • Managing Reviews
    • Managing Tags

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski graduated from the University of Michigan’s Performing Arts Technology Program, and is currently the senior frontend developer for Q LTD in Ann Arbor, MI. He has worked actively in the fields of web creation and production for over 10 years. In 2012, Scott Tolinski created Level Up Tuts, providing free web development tutorials on Youtube. A breakdancer, hip hop expert, founder of a competitive Bboy dance crew, and lover of all things kung fu, Scott is inspired by a glass of fine wine or a steaming hot cup of green tea.

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What you will learn from this video course

  • Understand the entire process of installing Magento with and without sample data
  • Set up your store with a deep understanding of the available options and menu layouts
  • Categorize and create product types to organize your store’s inventory
  • Create simple, complex, configurable, tangible, and virtual products to fill out your store’s inventory
  • Enhance your product pages with descriptions, images, and inventory information
  • Take control of your content and customize your product page's layout
  • Use tax and shipping rules along with payment gateway integration to generate revenue, and understand the order process to manage and ship your sales
  • Manage every aspect of your store, including ratings, reviews and tags

Who this video course is for

If you are interested in selling products online with the largest eCommerce platform in the world, this course is ideal for you. An understanding of HTML will come in handy for modifying content, but isn't absolutely necessary.

In Detail

Magento is an open source eCommerce web application trusted by the world's leading brands and adopted by approximately 150,000 online retailers. It is popular the world over, and adopted by retailers ranging from smaller eCommerce websites to large multinational businesses.

This video will guide you through the daunting world of setting up, customizing, and running your own online store with the world's #1 eCommerce platform. It covers everything from installation to configuration, customization and managing every aspect of your store's frontend and the customer's experience.

Beginning with the very basics of installation, we’ll cover everything you'll need to get your web store up and running. Getting Started with Magento will cover everything you need to know; from populating your store with products to creating custom product types, and the addition of simple or complex product types. You’ll also learn how to configure your store to accept payment, process taxes, and handle shipping. In addition to managing your products, this course will also show you how to modify and add pages, and change their layout and theme.

Once you’ve completed this course, your web store will be fully functional and ready for business online.


Packt video courses are designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. Each course is divided into short manageable sections, so you can watch the whole thing or jump to the bit you need. The focus is on practical instructions and screencasts showing you how to get the job done.

It's structured and paced for beginners and covers the essentials they need to get started. Beginning with the very basics of installation, this course covers everything necessary to set up a basic store, with flexible functionality.

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