PacktLib: Magento Beginner’s Guide - Second Edition

Magento Beginner's Guide Second Edition

Credits

About the Authors

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Installation

Installing Magento locally

Requirements

Time for action – installing Magento on a Windows machine

I'm on Mac; what should I do?

Installing Magento at a hosting service

How to choose a Magento hosting provider

Installatron

Time for action – installing Magento using Installatron

What is SSL and do I need it?

Summary

General Configuration

The installation is complete; what's next?

Managing Stores

Setting up taxes

EU business to business VAT

Time for action – using VAT validation

Summary

Categories and Attributes

What you need to know

Catalog defaults

Time for action – catalog settings

Working with attributes

Time for action – creating your own attribute

Using attribute sets

Time for action – creating your attribute set

Using categories

Time for action – creating your first category

Summary

Simple Products

Adding a Simple Product

Time for action – filling the General tab

Time for action – filling the Prices tab

Time for action – filling the Meta Information tab

Time for action – filling the Images tab

Time for action – filling the Custom tab

Time for action – filling the Inventory tab

Time for action – filling the Categories tab

Related products, up-selling, and cross-selling

Time for action – adding related products

Summary

Beyond Adding Simple Products

Virtual products and Downloadable products

Time for action – adding a Downloadable product

Grouped products

Time for action – adding a Grouped product

Configurable products

Time for action – creating a Configurable product

Bundle products

Time for action – creating a Bundle product

Summary

Customer Relationships

Setting up guest checkout

Newsletters

Configuring contact options

Configuring customer options

Time for action – registering for an account

Customer accounts in the backend

Time for action – adding a customer

Summary

Accepting Payments

Common payment methods

Setting up Magento's default payment methods

Time for action – starting to sell through PayPal

Working with payment service providers

Time for action – installing and configuring a PSP extension

Summary

Configuring Shipping

Logistics in Magento

Shipping processes and shipping arrangements

Default shipping methods in Magento

Time for action – configuring Table Rate shipping

Other ways of calculating shipping costs

Presentation of shipping methods in your store

Magento's blind spots

Summary

Customizing Your Store's Appearance

Magento themes

Your home page, CMS pages, and static blocks

Changing transactional e-mails

Time for action – changing the text inside transactional e-mails

Choosing between a pre-made and a custom-made theme

A combination

Suppliers for premade themes

Installing a theme

Making changes to your theme

Time for action – changing a heading to normal text

Time for action – changing the color of a heading

Time for action – removing a block from the right column

Summary

Fulfilling Orders

Sales orders on the frontend

Time for action – creating a first sales order

Managing sales orders on the backend

Time for action – opening and processing an order

Creating sales orders on the backend

Time for action – creating a manual Sales Order

Returns and Credit Memos

Time for action – creating a Credit Memo

Summary

Maintaining and Administrating Your Store

Managing your store

Overview of your Magento installation

Go-live checklist configuration settings

Further development of your website

Time for action – planning for the future

Working with partners

Time for action – structuring development partnerships

Modifying Magento

Cache

Upgrading Magento

Summary

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Index