Getting Started with Magento
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Getting Started with Magento

Learn how to use the world's #1 eCommerce platform and set up your own online store
3.6 (276 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,512 students enrolled
Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 11/2014
English [Auto]
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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
Course content
Expand all 48 lectures 03:28:56
+ Installation and Setup
5 lectures 20:17

We need a store online to sell things. Magento is a powerful and widely used solution.

Preview 03:19

Before we can install Magento, we need to create a database and install the sample data.

Creating the Database & Installing the Sample Data

File and folder permission restrictions can prevent Magento from working correctly. By setting correct permissions, we can ensure that the system can properly use all files.

Setting File Permissions

Before we can use Magento, we need to install the software.

Installing Magento

Install the finishes and Magento is now ready to go. Understand what happens after installation.

Post-Installation Configuration
+ Setting Up Your Store
6 lectures 34:00

The admin panel is large. We give an overview of what to do there.

Admin Panel Introduction

The admin panel is large. We give an overview of the Dashboard, Sales, and Customers sections of the admin panel.

Overview of Dashboard, Sales, and Customers

The admin panel is large. We give an overview of the Promotions, Newsletter, CMS, and System sections of the admin panel.

Overview of Promotions, Newsletter, CMS, and System

The configuration menu is long and daunting. Here we go over everything there is to see.

Configuration Menu

Magento allows the creation of many users with many different roles. This allows you to set permissions for all new users.

Creating Users and Roles

Magento offers custom themes. This allows us to change the themes from the available options.

Changing Your Theme
+ Attributes and Categories
5 lectures 21:33

Categories for our products don't exist in a blank store. We need to create categories to add products to.

Preview 02:51

Our categories are out of order and missing information. We edit and rearrange them.

Preview 06:07

Attributes and sets can be a confusing concept. Create sets and add attributes to them to describe products.

Preview 03:49

Magento only comes with a limited number of premade attributes. Here we create our own.

Preview 05:21

Magento only comes with a limited number of premade attributes sets. Here we create our own and add attributes to the set.

Preview 03:25
+ Creating Products
8 lectures 43:27

You need products in your store to sell. Here we create a basic product.

How to Create a Simple Product

Some products need special options.

Custom Product Options

When many products need to have options, creating a configurable product allows building products with options.

Creating a Configurable Product

Need to have multiple products within one? Grouped products allow for grouping products together on one product page.

Grouped Product

Some products don't exist physically. Here we create virtual products.

Virtual Products

Products such as computers are made up of many components. Bundled products allow your products to have smaller component products.

Bundle Products

Some products can be downloaded. Here we create products that can be downloaded.

Downloadable Products

Sometimes you think you did everything correctly and products still don't show up. Here is what you need to check to make sure you didn't miss something.

+ Customizing Your Store
6 lectures 23:24

Magento offers CMS pages for non-product informational pages. Learn how to create and edit CMS pages.

Adding CMS Pages

Magento allows for adding content in small reusable blocks. Here we create static blocks.

Creating Static Blocks

Static pages and blocks are both static. Widgets are used in order to have dynamic content added to the site.

Using Widgets

User input can make your store better. Add a poll for the user input.

Adding Polls

All pages needn't have the same layout. Change the page layout based on what layouts are available in the theme.

Changing Page Layouts

Magento stores various e-mails for dynamic use. We can modify and add our own e-mails.

Modifying Store e-mails
+ Shipping, Tax, and Accepting Payment
7 lectures 25:09

Depending on what state your products are sold in, you need to have proper tax rules. Here we show you how to set up your tax rules.

Setting Up Tax

There are many options in the shipping methods. Here we detail the sections.

Shipping Methods Overview

Need to set up table rate shipping. Configure values and enable table rates.

Table Rate Shipping

Need to set up UPS. Shows how to connect to UPS for shipping rates.

UPS Shipping

Need to set up USPS. Shows how to connect to USPS for shipping rates.


Need to accept payment. Here we show payment options and settings.

Preview 02:39

Need to accept payment. Here we set up the PayPal Express to accept payment.

Setting Up PayPal Express
+ The Order Process
6 lectures 18:32

We need to understand the ordering process. We place an order.

Placing an Order

An order has been placed. We explain what to do next.

When an Order Has Been Placed

Orders need to be managed. We navigate and understand order management.

Managing Orders in the Backend

An order needs to be modified. We edit and save an order.

Modifying an Order

An order is ready to be invoiced. We create the invoice.

Creating an Invoice

An order is ready to be shipped. We ship the order.

Shipping an Order/Completing the Process
+ Managing Your Store
5 lectures 22:34

Many people will create customer accounts on your site. Here we manage them and show how to create lists of customers.

Managing Customers and Customer Lists

Each time people search, it's logged. Manage and see the most-used search terms.

Managing Search

Customers can rate products. We approve and manage them.

Managing Ratings

Customers can review products. We approve and manage them.

Managing Reviews

Customers can tag products. We approve and manage them.

Managing Tags
  • 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.

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.

This course uses Magento 1.7, while not the latest version available, it provides relevant and informative content for legacy users of Magento.

About the Author

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. 

Who this 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.