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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

Importing products

Creating products one-by-one is fine if you're only selling a few products, but many people choose Magento as a platform to sell hundreds and thousands of different products. Entering each product individually can take a long time, especially if you're writing unique product descriptions, uploading photos, and adding crosslinked products.

With Version 2.0.1, Magento has greatly improved the performance of product imports. In previous versions, importing thousands of products could take hours – literally. We once tried to import 19,000 products and the job took 20 hours to complete! The improvements to Magento importing have greatly decreased that time.

The shortcut to importing products

After spending hundreds of hours wrestling with the importing schemas of Magento over several versions of the platform, I'm happy to say that, starting with Version 2.0.1, there is one shortcut to helping you import products successfully.

Magento imports CSV files according to a specific layout...