Magento User Guide

by | Jan 7, 2015 | Blog, Ecommerce, Magento Updates | 0 comments

Updated in late 2016, the Magento User Guide is a PDF file with over 1,000 pages of about managing your Magento 1.9 site. You’ll probably find this to be a great tool. It’s especially relevant for merchants. The top level sections include:

  • Introduction – First of all, an overview of the tools available, including documentation, forums, videos, blogs, webinars and more.
  • Basic Configuration – System requirements, install instructions, downloading Magento CE and more.
  • Products – Creating products, product types, attributes, setting prices and so forth.
  • Marketing – Specials, discounts, coupons, wish lists, product compare, social marketing, etc.
  • Search & SEO – Search tools, managing search terms and SEO best practices, etc.
  • Content – Content pages, widgets, blocks, variables and other tools for managing site content.
  • Design – Page layout, page setup and the store theme.
  • Customers – Customer accounts and customer groups.
  • Sales – The checkout process and customer accounts.
  • Payments – Payment methods and PayPal.
  • Shipping – Shipping methods.
  • Taxes – Tax settings.
  • Reports – Reporting on sales and product information.
  • Store Operations – Currency rates, email templates, data importing transfer, security and admin permissions.
  • System Operations – Index management, caching, Magento Connect and services.
  • Appendices – Release notes, change log, glossary and configuration reference.

The Magento User Guide is a detailed document that is a must have for every Magento merchant. As a result, it will both educate you, and be a reference for when you have questions. It is fairly technical. However, even if you’re not technical, it will help you learn the many features of Magento CE. Also, it’s worth noting that it does NOT cover the EE edition.

Download the Magento User Guide

You’ll find the Magento User Guide includes step by step instructions, screen shots of the admin pages and examples. Plus, a thorough reference with information about settings is included. Because the document is free from Magento, the PDF file can be downloaded by clicking one of the links below.

Magento 1.9 Community Edition User Guide
Magento User Guide

Click on the image above to download the Magento User Guide from Magento.

Technical SEO for Ecommerce Websites

Whether you’re building a new Magento site, or just want to optimize your live storefront, getting it ready for search engines to index is critical. We present this checklist of 10 tasks for your use. Some of these tasks require a developer, and some don’t. Some can...

Pacific Press Case Study: How an Upgrade Drove Explosive Growth

Spoiler: “Visits by mobile users have exploded compared to our old site; we’ve moved from virtually none to almost 50/50. Over the last 28 days we are showing more than a 30% increase for sales, total orders, and conversion rates vs. the old site”. Pacific Press had a...

Time to Move to Google’s WEBP Image Format

If you've worked on websites long enough, you've seen the progression from GIF to JPEG and to PNG. The next image format is the Google-developed WEBP image format. Here we'll explain what WEBP is, describe the benefits of switch to WEBP, how to measure the difference...

Avoiding The Costs of Updating Your eCommerce Site’s Theme with Every Update

With eCommerce being more dynamic than ever before, Magento, Shopify and AbleCommerce seem to be shifting into high gear, releasing new updates regularly. This is great for performance, security and other aspects of building an online store and cementing an online...

Google Shopping Video Tutorial from the June Chicago Ecommerce Meetup Group Meeting

Google Shopping Tutorial If you're a merchant selling products, you should take a close look at Google Shopping. If your products are unique and/or price competitive, this tool could help you sell substantially more product. Every day, millions of people are using...

Web 2 Market Digital Marketing Case Study

American Technical Publishers (“ATP”) is an industry leader in textbook publishing for career and technical training. Founded in 1898, the company sells worldwide through its website on the domain and by phone order. As ATP improved its product...

How to GDPR prepare your online store?

GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation is an updated version of the 1995 Data Protection Directive. With the advance of the different ways we go on the internet, a more defined law was in demand. The GDPR is drawn to protect the rights of all the European Union...

Learn how eCommerce with Magento helps expand Online Business

Online shopping is a billion dollar industry. And Magento has cornered the eCommerce market with more than 250,000 online stores in America alone. The reputation is because of the Magento program’s ability to fit any online business. All that stops you from standing...

Magento website templates – How the right template can boost sales?

Magento is an out of the box eCommerce software. And it also has a free Community version which is the most popular. Because of the way Magento is set up, no two online stores look and feel the same. The uniqueness comes from the way the store is designed using...

Hosting for Magento – How to find the right hosting for eCommerce stores?

Magento is a huge program to host. Without a great hosting partner, the Mage program loses all its benefits. Coded on the PHP framework, Magento is a very popular program that comes without a host. The one click out of the box store is easy to install. However it is...