I am currently building and ecommerce site for my wife’s business using the open source ecommerce software Magento. Magento has got a lot of good press since its launch and has won many awards and is very well thought of. There is no doubt that Magento is very funtional and flexible, Google and Paypal integration is particulary good. Essentially Magento is a Content Magento System but as user friendly as WordPress it is not. Like most great open source projects there is normally an answer to most issues on the web (via google) and below are a few links that have helped me a long the way. As I have still not completed my site no doubt there will be more links to come.
- this is a sample skeleton theme for Magento designers.
- Simple and clean (and free) Magento theme.
- There’s a little confusion among some on how to import products into a Magento ecommerce store. I spent some time today researching and trying to find the best method on doing this. The reason for my research is because there was no simple documentation anywhere that I could find on how to import products. Magento actually has built a pretty robust import/export mechanism into the ecommerce cms that has a ton of flexibility to do many things. I’m not going to cover all of those. This is just for those of you who simply just want to import products into their Magento cart.
- Open Source e-commerse software. Magento has excellent functionality and lots of potential especially with its Magento Connect extension system allowing additional functionality to be added through plugins.
- Plugin to add a Royal Mail shipping options to Magento the opensource ecommerce solution.
- Video of setting up Magento with PayPal
- The following article will outline the steps and commands involved to successfully transfer Magento from one server to another. This article assumes you have a basic understanding of SSH, and that you have SSH access on both servers.