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Learning Magento 2 Administration

By : Cyndi Williams
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Learning Magento 2 Administration

By: Cyndi Williams

Overview of this book

Magento 2 has been completely re-written and re-designed to take the world’s most popular open source e-commerce platform to new heights of productivity and usability. With this overhaul comes improved opportunities to leverage the world’s most successful open source e-commerce platform for your online retail and wholesale business. The focus of this book is on operational aspects: those actions you, as a proprietor, can take to give your customers a more delightful shopping experience. In this guide, we delve into all aspects of managing a Magento 2 store, from product creation to marketing, customer management to search engine optimization. This book is not only a step-by-step course in setting up your Magento 2 website, it will be a handy reference as continue to improve and refine your online presence.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Learning Magento 2 Administration
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Introducing the Magento 2 backend

The new UI of Magento 2 is quite a change from the original Magento admin backend. Whereas Magento 1.x had a more traditional layout, Magento 2 leverages the best of HTML 5 and CSS 3 to create a responsive interface, which we're sure you'll find more enjoyable.

The primary navigation menu is located along the left side of the window. This placement gives more space to the content of whatever section you're working in. Each of the main menu items has a pop-out menu of choices within that group.

In the upper-right corner of the backend, there are three icons: search, notifications, and account:

Global search allows you to search for anything in the backend: products, customers, orders, and so on. It's a wonderful way to quickly search for whatever you need without having to first drill down through several menu levels.

The bell icon takes you to a list of notifications, if any. If a "badge" (a red circle with a number) appears, it means you have received notifications...