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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

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 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...