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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

Creating products

Now that we've discussed the various Magento product types, let's go over the process of creating a new product in the Magento 2 backend. While there are some differences based on product type, the overall process and options are very similar.

The new product screen

After you go to Products | Catalog in the backend, you will see a list of the products in your catalog. In the upper right-hand corner is an orange button, titled Add Product. If you click on Add Product, you can create a Simple, Configurable, Virtual or Downloadable product. For all types—including the Bundled and Grouped product types—you can also click the button menu (the down arrow on the right side of the button), and choose a specific product type.

The Configurable, Virtual, and Downloadable product types can be created simply by changing the settings within the Simple Product detail panel. For example, you can start with a Simple Product, add configurations, and the product type will automatically change...