Magento : Beginner's Guide - Second Edition

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  • Install Magento at a hosting provider and create a local installation for testing purposes
  • Set up Magento for its first use
  • Create product categories, attributes, and your very first products
  • Learn to use Magento’s extended possibilities for complex products
  • Work with your customer database
  • Set up payment and shipping methods
  • Work with Magento themes
  • Install extensions to expand Magento’s functionality even further
  • Process sales orders, invoices, and packing slips
  • Learn to maintain your store and take it to the next level

Magento is one of the most powerful, flexible, and customizable e-commerce systems. It offers you the ability to create and manage a profitable online store. As your online store grows, you can be sure that this robust e-commerce system can handle your needs. However, getting started with Magento can be difficult without the right guidance.

Magento Beginner's Guide - Second Edition provides guidance in the form of a step-by-step approach to building a simple, effective online store. The book covers the key features of Magento that will help you get your store up and running. It guides you through installation, configuration, populating your store with products, accepting payments, maintaining relationships with your customers, and fulfilling orders.

Magento Beginner's Guide - Second Edition guides you through the installation, configuration, populating your store with products, accepting payments, maintaining relationships with your customers, and fulfilling orders.

You will start with installing Magento on a hosting provider or on your local machine for testing purposes. From there, you will learn everything Magento has to offer, from working with products to adding additional functions.

After installing Magento, you'll learn how to set up your first store and add multiple stores in the same environment. One of Magento's strengths, the product catalogue, will also be discussed thoroughly. From there we’ll continue to set up payment and shipping methods. You’ll learn to use themes to give your store the look and feel you need. As well as that, you'll start using extensions to expand Magento’s functionality and you’ll learn to process your first orders.

You will learn to customize the default Magento storefront so that it becomes your personalized store and also about Magento's directory structure and find out where some of the elements of a store are customized. As you work your way through each chapter, your store will grow in scope and sophistication. By the time you finish this book, you should have a complete, working online store.

  • Install, configure, and manage your own e-commerce store
  • Extend and customize your store to reflect your brand and personality
  • Handle tax, shipping, and custom orders
Page Count 320
Course Length 9 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781782162704
Date Of Publication 24 Jun 2013


Robbert Ravensbergen

Robbert Ravensbergen is an experienced e-commerce and IT manager. He has been working in several international roles for various companies. He's also a passionate writer and blogger. WordPress, WooCommerce, and Magento are the topics that he writes about.

Robbert released several books about Magento and WooCommerce for Packt Publishing during the last couple of years. Besides this, he's an important writer in the Netherlands and well known for his understandable books for beginners about WordPress.

Readers can reach Robbert on his personal blog at

Sander Schoneville

Sander Schoneville is a Technical Director at GroupDeal, a Dutch daily deals site based on Magento. His has his background set in media psychology and business informatics. He combines both fields to create effective websites. He has worked with Magento since its early releases in 2008 and has written a Dutch book about Magento. Together with co-writer Robbert Ravensbergen, he's running an e-commerce blog at