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Mastering Magento 2 - Second Edition

By : Bret Williams, Andre Gugliotti, Jonathan Bownds
Book Image

Mastering Magento 2 - Second Edition

By: Bret Williams, Andre Gugliotti, Jonathan Bownds

Overview of this book

The long-awaited release of the world's most popular online solution, Magento 2, is now out with an all new interface and several enhancements. This book offers you advanced guidance on managing, optimizing, and extending your store while taking advantage of the new features of Magento 2. This is a comprehensive guide to using the all new features and interface of Magento 2 to build, extend, and design online stores. From planning your Magento installation through to advanced techniques designed to make your store as successful as possible, this book is your roadmap to managing your Magento store. Focusing on Magento's Community version, the book covers everything from creating and managing multiple stores to fine-tuning Magento for speed and performance. You’ll learn how to manage categories, products, design themes, extensions, and more.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering Magento 2 Second Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Keys to a successful installation

Magento has made the installation process a reasonably easy-to-follow affair. Since you've probably completed at least one installation before (and who hasn't tried Magento out-of-the-box?), you're familiar with the process.

However, you can make the installation more successful just by adhering to the following battle-tested advice.


If you have never installed Magento before, it is not all that difficult. For assistance, there are a number of great resources, including the Packt book, Magento 2: Beginner's Guide. The Magento website also has an installation wiki (

Avoid the bleeding edge

If your Magento installation is to go live in short order, you should always avoid installing the latest, greatest version of Magento (or any other platform, for that matter). As a best practice, we never use any version where the third version number ends in zero, such as version 1.6.0, 1.5.0, and...