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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

Installing third-party themes

In most cases, beginner level Magento users will explore the many available Magento themes created by third-party designers. While there are many free themes available, most are sold by dedicated designers.


Shopping for themes

One of the great good/bad aspects of Magento is third-party themes. The architecture of the Magento theme model gives knowledgeable theme designers tremendous abilities to construct themes that are virtually upgrade proof, while possessing powerful enhancements. Unfortunately, not all designers have either upgraded older themes properly or create new themes fully honoring the new 2.0 fallback model. If the older fallback model is still used for current Magento versions, upgrades to the base package could adversely affect your theme.

Therefore, as you review third-party themes, take time to investigate how the designer constructs their themes. Most provide some type of site demo. As you learn more about using themes, you'll find it easier...