Building a Magento Website Foundation Course

Magento-Foundation-Course

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.

Lessons

1. An Introduction to Magento

Length: 14 minutesComplexity: Easy

An Introduction to Magento

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

2. What's Needed to Get Started

Length: 20 minutesComplexity: Easy

What's Needed to Get Started

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.

5. Installing Magento with ONE Click

Length: 12 minutesComplexity: Easy

Installing Magento with ONE Click

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.

6. Where to Obtain Support

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

Where to Obtain Support

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.

7. What You Learned in this Section

Length: 1 minutesComplexity: Easy

What You Learned in this Section

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

8. Getting Started Introduction

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

Getting Started Introduction

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.

9. A Tour of Magento

Length: 16 minutesComplexity: Easy

A Tour of Magento

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.

11. Running Before You Can Walk

Length: 28 minutesComplexity: Easy

Running Before You Can Walk

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.

12. Setting up an FTP Account & FTP Software

Length: 17 minutesComplexity: Easy

Setting up an FTP Account & FTP Software

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.

13. A Few Words from Matt & Dave

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

A Few Words from Matt & Dave

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

14. The Basic Settings for Magento

Length: 23 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Basic Settings for Magento

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.

16. Installing the UnderstandingE Magento Admin Theme

Length: 18 minutesComplexity: Easy

Installing the UnderstandingE Magento 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.

18. Creating & Managing Products Introduction

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

Creating & Managing Products Introduction

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.

19. The Different Product Types in Magento

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Different Product Types in Magento

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.

23. Adding Extra Attributes to Magento

Length: 20 minutesComplexity: Easy

Adding Extra Attributes to Magento

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.

30. Introducing Layered Navigation

Length: 19 minutesComplexity: Easy

Introducing Layered Navigation

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.

31. Updating Products in Bulk

Length: 9 minutesComplexity: Easy

Updating Products in Bulk

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.

34. Customer Reviews & Product Ratings

Length: 17 minutesComplexity: Easy

Customer Reviews & Product Ratings

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.

37. The Order Workflow in Magento

Length: 13 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Order Workflow in Magento

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

38. Part 1 - Creating an Order as a Customer

Length: 14 minutesComplexity: Easy

Part 1 - Creating an Order as a Customer

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.

40. What You Learned in this Section

Length: 1 minutesComplexity: Easy

What You Learned in this Section

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.

42. The Payment Options in Magento

Length: 18 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Payment Options 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.

43. SSL Certificates In Plain English

Length: 21 minutesComplexity: Easy

SSL Certificates In Plain English

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.

44. Setting Magento to Use SSL

Length: 8 minutesComplexity: Easy

Setting Magento to Use SSL

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!

47. The Magento Shipping Options

Length: 22 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Magento Shipping Options

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.

48. Introducing Magento Connect

Length: 14 minutesComplexity: Easy

Introducing Magento Connect

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.

51. What You Learned in this Section

Length: 1 minutesComplexity: Easy

What You Learned in this Section

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.

52. Bonus Tutorials Introduction

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

Bonus Tutorials Introduction

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.

53. Backing up Magento the Easy Way

Length: 14 minutesComplexity: Easy

Backing up Magento the Easy Way

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.

54. Creating & Managing Users

Length: 17 minutes

Creating & Managing Users

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.

55. Creating Content Pages in Magento

Length: 17 minutes

Creating Content Pages in Magento

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

56. Setting up the Magento Cron

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Setting up the Magento Cron

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.

57. Magento Indexing & Index Management

Length: 16 minutesComplexity: Easy

Magento Indexing & Index Management

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.