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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
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Magento indexing

Magento has a very complex data architecture. Data is broken down into hundreds of data tables as part of its intent to provide true flexibility and customization. A single product record, for example, may be stored across dozens of tables, each having a distinct purpose of storing a particular aspect of the data that, when combined, comprises the final product to display to your customers.

If Magento had to look up data across all these tables every time someone visited a product detail page, the rendering of the page would be very slow. As your site traffic increases, the slowing down becomes more and more noticeable.

Therefore, in order to provide fewer lookups for each rendered page, Magento indexes the data by combining the data from all the various related tables into only a few tables. This greatly increases the speed of your store.

In Magento 2, this indexing can occur whenever you change a record in your store or automatically according to a timed schedule, which is...