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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

Catalogs and categories

The use of the terms catalogs and categories in Magento used to be a bit confusing, as Magento tended to use these terms with some inconsistency. In Magento 2, the distinction is better defined.

In Magento, the catalog is the full collection of products within your Magento installation. Looking under Products | Catalog in the backend, you can view all your products regardless of to which Website or categories they may be assigned.

Categories in Magento 2 are just that: categories of products. Let us delve a bit deeper into this.

Creating categories

In Chapter 2, Installing Magento 2, we created the root categories needed for our new stores. Now, we need to learn how to create sub-categories that will allow us to assign products and display them in logical groups on our store.

For our furniture store, we want to create a new subcategory for sofas:

  1. Go to Products | Categories in your Magento backend.

  2. Click on Furniture in the list of categories on the left.


    You must first...