This video training course is perfect for you if you:
- Want to create your own Magento website
- Don’t want to use Magento to sell onto eBay, Amazon or Rakuten
- Have no previous knowledge of Magento
- Or want to learn more about the features and functions in Magento
This is a 100% full HD video course and you can pause & rewind at any time.
All tutorials are in “Plain English” with practical examples throughout and zero “coding” is required.
What you’ll learn in this course
This course is broken into logical sections which means that you learn as you go.
We start with the basics and build up to more complex topics to build your knowledge levels up to a point where you’re able to create and maintain your very own Magento website.
- The history of Magento & What the different versions of Magento are
- How to install Magento Community Edition
- How to setup Magento on your own web hosting
- Also you’ll learn how to create customised email addresses on your very own domain name
- The key sections you need to know about in Magento
How to create simple and complex products
- What attributes & Attribute sets are
- How categorisation works and how to create your own categories
- How to process orders in Magento
- How set up shipping & payment methods such as PayPal
To get started with this course, press the “Start Taking this Course” button at the top.
In this first tutorial we take a general overview of Magento as well as filling in some of the history of Magento and what different versions there are available. We will also get you up to speed with some of the terminology such as 'Extensions'. Plus you'll meet your instructors Matt & Dave
This is where we cover the basics with you and look at what you need in order to get started building your own Magento website. Find out what's needed to get going with your very own Magento site.
In this tutorial we show you how to get set up with Simple Servers if your business is based in the UK or Europe. We cover registering a domain name and picking a hosting package for your Magento website
In this tutorial we show you how to get set up with Simple Helix if your business is based in the USA. Covering domain names and web hosting for your Magento website
Installing Magento is often called really complicated and seen as one of the hardest steps. But it doesn't need to be complicated at all and we'll show you how in just one click.
Now we know that building your own Magento website will be an incredibly rewarding process, but we also know from time to time that you can run into a few problem areas and it can get frustrating at times. The good news is, that you're not alone.
We've covered what most people class as the 'Complicated Stuff' just now, and actually we're sure you'll agree it was really simple to do! Including web hosting, domain names and especially installing Magento
We begin to get a little more hands on with our Magento system and begin putting the pieces in place so that we can get started building it out ready to handle a website.
We get hands on for the first time and give you a brief tour of Magento and look at the key areas that you need to know about from the beginning.
Part of appearing professional as a business involves using customised email addresses, which is what we show you how to do in this lesson using cPanel.
We know you want to dive straight in at the deep end and get to see how Magento works. So in this tutorial we'll do exactly that and show you around Magento, how to create a product, view it on the website, purchase it and also complete the order too.
FTP stands for 'File Transfer Protocol' and it is simply one method of transferring files from your computer on to your website. So a simple example is that you have a product image that you want to add to your website.
We just wanted to say Well Done! For many these past few guides are seen by to be the hard or complicated ones, however as we have now seen they are really easy to do
In this tutorial we run through the basic settings you need to set in Magento for your business. This is a bit long but 100% critical that you complete it. They are one time only settings so once you have done this you won’t have to do them again.
In the above video we show you the UnderstandingE admin theme hands on and we get to show you some direct side by side comparisons of the default Magento theme and the UnderstandingE admin theme.
In this guide we are going to be showing you how to install the UnderstandingE Admin Theme. In the last tutorial we introduced you to the UnderstandingE theme and in the video above we now show you where you can buy and download the admin theme as well as how to install it in your system.
So we are now well on our way to getting our Magento system set up the right way. We have the basics covered and next up we begin looking at Inventory.
This is where we begin to show you how to make Magento your own by creating your own products and getting your own inventory in place. But before we get carried away we need to learn a little bit about the different product types available in Magento as well as other options we have available to us.
In this first tutorial as part of the Creating & Managing Products section we are going to look at the different product types that are available to us in Magento and what they are best used for.
We take you through the different tabs and attributes that you need to fill in, in order to get your first product created in Magento and ready to be listed on your website.
Magento was designed to power multiple complex websites and out of the box it comes with the ability to create multiple category structures.
In this guide we introduce you to Magento Attributes & Attribute Sets and how powerful they are for what we are going to be doing for Magento websites.
In this tutorial we are going to be showing you how to add in some extra attributes to your Magento system, and the ones that we are suggesting, we highly recommend you follow us along in your own system and add them in too.
We just wanted to say a huge Well Done! and keep on going! Already you have learnt loads regarding your inventory in Magento.
In this guide we are introducing variation products and we are going to look at how we set these up in Magento. Then in the next guide we are going to show you exactly how to do this in your system.
In this tutorial we get started in getting our system ready to handle variation & multi-variation products. These are so crucial when it comes to selling online as it makes your configurable products much easier to find for buyers.
We are now going to get hands on for the first time in creating our first variation product in Magento. In the video above we start off with a size variation example.
We are now going to look at the colour variation product, and in our example in the video above we are using a handbag as our product.
Now we get on to the multi-variation products in Magento, and these are really easy to create as well. We now create a women's dress which has both size and colour variations and will be using our 'SizeColour' attribute set.
In this tutorial we take a look at something called 'Layered Navigation' in Magento. Now this is a really cool feature for your website and one which will allow customers to search your store much more easily and hopefully find the products they want to buy.
In this quick tutorial we show you how you can bulk update products in Magento really easily without the use of any imports or extensions, but with functionality already built in to Magento.
In this tutorial we are going to be showing you some of the cool product promotions that we can use as standard in Magento on our Magento Website.
With this guide we look at the options that we have available for when it comes to importing & exporting products from Magento. With a deeper look at Magmi.
In this tutorial we are going to show you how you can set up both reviews and ratings on your Magento website, and the good news is, you can get this basic functionality out of the box in Magento.
It's that time for us to say Well Done again! You have now completed the Creating Inventory in Magento section and boy did we cover a lot!
This is now where we look at how we can process customers orders in our Magento system, and we look at the different work flow routes that an order can take.
Let's get started with the Order Workflow in Magento. Here we look at all of the possible routes that an order can take in your system and by doing this we know how to process forward
In this tutorial we take you through the process of making an order from the customers point of view, so from the front end of the website. This will come in handy when we start the designing a Magento website course and you know the process that your customers are going through and what they will see.
In this tutorial we take the Magento order we created as a customer in the last guide and look at how this now looks from the back-end or 'admin' of our Magento system.
This was a much quicker section than the previous one on inventory however it is just as important as now you know how that orders are structured and processed in your Magento system.
In this course together we’ll be learning what the payment & shipping options are available to us in Magento.
In this tutorial we are going to take a look at the many payment options that are available to us in Magento as standard. We go through the main payments in this tutorial.
In this tutorial we do our best to demystify the world of SSL Certificates and do our best to humanise what they are and look at why you need one on your site if you are going to have a transactional website.
In this tutorial we are going to show you how you can set up your Magento website to use your new SSL Certificate and the good news is, it is really easy to do!
In this tutorial we show you how you can set up Paypal Website payments on your Magento website. As Magento is owned by eBay, as is Paypal, it stands to reason that Paypal would be heavily integrated into Magento
Setting up PayPal IPN (Instant Payment Notifications) Paypal IPN is simply how PayPal will update your Magento system once an order and payment has been received
In this tutorial we look at the shipping options that we have available to us as standard in Magento. There are several options available 'out of the box' and in this guide we take a look at these.
In this tutorial we will be introducing you to Magento Connect. This is where we will look in more detail as to what extensions are and where we can get them from.
This is where we are now going to install our first extension using what we learnt in the last guide. We are going to be installing the free extension 'Matrix Rates'
This is the tutorial where we show you how to configure the Matrix Rates extension the right way, to enable you to use table rate shipping effectively in Magento.
It's that time again where we say a huge Well Done! You have now been through the Magento Website Foundation Course and completed all of the separate sections that we have available.
In this section you will find all of the Magento tutorials that didn't fit in with the rest of the structure of this course, but were far too important for us to not include in this foundation course.
In this tutorial we share with you the easiest way we have found for backing up your Magento system. In as little as 4 clicks we have found a way you can back up your entire Magento system.
In this tutorial we learn how we can create user log ins for staff members or third parties in our Magento system and also assign them roles so we can control what menu's they have access too.
This is the tutorial where we cover how to create content pages for your Magento website. Now Magento comes with a Content Management System (CMS) built in, and this allows us to quickly create content pages
In this tutorial we introduce you to Cron Jobs in Magento and we look at why these can be super useful to use. For those who aren't familiar with Cron Jobs they are simply a task that is executed at a specific time just like a calendar appointment.
In this tutorial we will be learning about Indexing and Index management in Magento. There is a section called “Index Management”, using indexes can greatly improve the responsiveness of your Magento website.
When it comes to Magento, you really don't want to take the security of your system for granted. We are going to show you how to change the Magento admin URL.
Well Done! You have reached the end of the Magento Website Foundation course and the bonus section is now complete!