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    Magento is an open source eCommerce solution. It comes with a variety of tools, necessarily for building a successful online shop. Magento offers a lot of built-in capabilities, such as promo pricing and coupon codes, detailed statistics, and SEO options. You can also find great free Magento themes.


    This Magento tutorial will provide you with comprehensive installation instructions for Magento shopping cart and will also show you how to create and manage a web site using Magento.

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    I think this content is more detail:

    Magento is a very popular source for online website but not all the people know the definition of Magento.Magento is a very powerful and fast growing ecommerce script, created by Varien. It is an open-source platform using Zend PHP and MySQL databases. Magento offers great flexibility through its modular architecture, is completely scalable and has a wide range of control options that its users appreciate.


    Magento features

    Here are some of the features we like the best:

    • Magento is very powerful and yet intuitive when it comes to presenting your products. You can easily create your products catalog and manage it. You can add more than one images for the same product, review the product and allow creating of wish lists. It allows catalog and product browsing, product filtering and product comparison. You can easily add new products, do batch product update, manage your inventory, easily manage orders and shipments, and integrate different payment methods.
    • Magento has some great options when it comes to customer service. With Magento you grant your customers the option to create user accounts, track their shopping history, contact you through custom forms, you can also choose different languages and currencies, to fit the needs of your customers.
    • You can easily integrate Magento into your Google Analytics account and use all its options to analyze the customer behavior on your website and optimize it for better results. You can also use the advanced SEO options of Magento to optimize your website search engine positioning, so it can be found easier by your customers.
    • Magento also allows you to use many marketing promo tools – organize price promotions, use coupon codes. There are many websites out there offering beautiful Magento themes for free or paid, so you can create your unique looking online store with ease.
    • And if this is not enough, there are over 1.700 extensions for additional functionalities you can install via the Magento-Connect interface.

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    Thanks for instruction, I am wondering if we have other e-commerce system what better than magento?

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    It will belong to many factors, if you take a look at this you will see http://magentoexpertforum.com/showth...-for-Ecommerce

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    Hi, if you want to know more about magento tutorials, plz visit Magento Open Course

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    Thank you for this. A very good guide for a person like me who wanted to pursue an online store.

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    I've heard about Magento but not really familiar with it, have no idea how it works, etc... I am thinking of putting up an eCommerce site, is there any system that you can suggest besides Magento? or Magento is the best? thanks in advance for your replies.

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    Its a very important thing i must say,The thing is when we start learning from the things which are fine enough at uses through some creative outcome then having proper knowledge about is more like an important thing and it needs to be done this way.
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    Is magneto only for Stores or can we make normal websites with.

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    Magento is an open-source content management system for eCommerce web sites.

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    Magneto is a very powerful and fast growing eCommerce script, created by Varien. It is an open-source platform using Zend PHP and MySQL databases. Magneto offers great flexibility through its modular architecture, is completely scalable and has a wide range of control options that its users appreciate.

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    Magento is the best opensource for an eCommerce, online store website. but WordPress is the best for seo?

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    Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store. Magento offers powerful marketing, search engine optimization, and catalog-management tools.
    So many magento template for free at: http://freemiumdownload.com/download...lates/magento/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicke View Post
    hey, do you have any magento blog? Post link here and I will visit your site. Your knowledge like a scientist ^^
    Hi, I guess Magento by default do not have blog. We have to customize it using some extensions. I prefer using Community Edition to get free extensions. Is there any other place to get more interesting blog structures?

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    Magento is a very powerful and fast growing ecommerce script, created by Varien. It is an open-source platform using Zend PHP and MySQL databases. Magento offers great flexibility through its modular architecture, is completely scalable and has a wide range of control options that its users appreciate.
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    In Other Word:"Magento is the eCommerce software and platform trusted by the world's leading brands. Grow your online business with Magento."

    5 Features That Makes Magento An Outstanding ECommerce Platform
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    Flexible:

    Magento offers adaptable components that can be customized or designed as per the requirements of your online store. The robustness of this platform facilitates us to add or change up to date features to the web store and even allows transformation of the content or information available on the website.
    User Friendly Operating Process:

    Experts who makes use of Magento do not get tired of praising its features that are flexible yet robust that can be operated by anyone who is not essentially aware of technical innovations. Once developed, even the Magento online store owner can add or alter features in the website.
    PHP Scripting Language:

    It is well-though-out as the most outstanding e-commerce platform because of its varirty of features and one of it is the Zend PHP scripting terminology and MySQL data resource. This scripting terminology reduces the time of development and makes the performance resourceful.
    Advanced Cart Solution:

    A shopping cart is one of the best tools in an online store and Magento offers superior shopping cart solutions. The cart is always visible to the prospective customer and they can add or remove any product with equal easiness. It also displays the calculation of the total price of the items bought that includes the taxes and shipping applicable.

    This lets the customers make informed choices while shopping and do not feel cheated in any case so they return to your web shop for convenient and upright shopping experience.
    Payment Gateways & Security:

    Magento assists in creating secured transaction gateways like Google Check out, PayPal, Authorize and other protected transaction techniques.

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    Magento is use as open source and if you want to make e commerce website then it is very useful for you.

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    Folder structure of magento
    1. Folder Structure of Magentod

    Magento platform is built based on object-oriented programming by Model–view–controller (MVC). The structure of Magento is not complex as many people said. The Magento code system is stored in the form of dispersion with the purpose to raise the expansion ability for the system. As you can see, the folders system is stored in host like this:

    2. Structure of a Magento module

    If we want to extend the functionality and features of Magento platform, the best solution here is install a Magento extension. Modules from other software may be is very common and you can see modules anywhere, module is any of a number of distinct but interrelated units from which a program may be built up or into which a complex activity may be analyzed.

    As you can see, the picture below describe the main folders of a Magento module:

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    Another point we must know is that code folders of a Magento module which are written in the folder

    app/code/local include:

    – Namespace (is a unique name that identifies your company or organization. The intent is that each member of the world-wide Magento community will use their own Package names when creating modules in order to avoid colliding with another user’s code, above is Magestore)

    Module’sname ( above is one step check ou extension)
    Block: This folder include blocks, which is the driver behind the arrangement of Magento templates
    Helper: This folder include the help files, containing utility methods that will allow you to carry out common tasks on objects and variables.
    Controllers: This folder include module’s controllers, containing control layers of application flow. They receive input which is users’ requests via HTTP header and then forward the request to the layer directly in charge of processing requirements.
    etc: This folder include module’s configuration files, containing configuration files of a module (XML file). Based on the configuration file, we can set up or overwrite the old settings just by placing the correct XML tags.
    Model: This folder include module’s models, Layers providing data and services related to data and business logic. These classes work directly with the database and provide data for other components.
    sql: This folder include module’s data installation files, containing files of installation and database update of the module database.

    Besides code folders, we have folders containing files about interface, configuration, language, etc.

    – layout: (/app/design/frontend/packagename/themesname/layout). Layouts are basic XML files that define the block structure for different pages, as well as controlling the META information and page encoding. This is a importan file of Magento. Layout files are separated on a per-module basis, with every module bringing with it its own layout file.

    – template: (/app/design/frontend/packagename/themesname/template). Templates are PHTML files that contain (X)HTML markups and any necessary PHP tags to create the logic for the visual presentation of information and features.

    – Skins: (/skin/frontend/packagename/themesname) default Skins are block-specific JavaScript and CSS and image files that compliment your (X)HTML. This file is where your theme is stored, in other word, your front-end folder is here.

    Others file that you should know about Magento:

    .htaccess – This file includes mod_rewrite rules, which are essential for the Search Engine Friendly URLs. There you can also find standard web server and php directives that can improve your web site performance;
    404 (directory) – This file includes the default 404 template and skin for Magento, if any one go to a wrong url, the visitor will be move to the 404 page.
    app (directory) – Including the modules, themes, configuration and translation files. Also there are the template files for the default administrationtheme and the installation;
    cron.php – a Cron Job should be set for this file. Executing of the file on a defined time period will ensure that the complicated Magento caching system will not affect the web site performance;
    downloader (directory) – This is the storage of the web downloader files. They are used for the installation and upgrade of Magento through your browser;
    favicon.ico – This file is for the default favicon for Magento. When customer visit your website, there is a small icon that is shown in the browser’s tool bar.
    index.php – This is the most important file, it is the main index file for Magento;
    index.php.sample – A backup of the default index file. It can be used to revert the changes in a case of a index.php modification;
    js (directory) – Contains the pre-compiled libraries of the JavaScript code included in Magento;
    lib (directory) – The Magento core code is located in this folder. It contains the software’s PHP libraries;
    LICENSE_AFL.txt – The Academic Free License under which the Magento software is distributed;
    LICENSE.txt – the Open Software License under which the Magento software is distributed;
    media (directory) – This is the storage of the Magento media files – images out of the box, generated thumbnails, uploaded products images. It is also used as a container for importing images through the mass import/export tools;
    pkginfo (directory) – Contains files with information regarding the modules upgrades’ changes;
    php.ini.sample – This file contains sample php directives that can be used in order to modify your PHP setup. If you want to alter the default setup edit the file and then rename it to php.ini;
    report (directory) – This folder contains the skin of the Magento errors reports;
    skin (directory) – There are located the themes files – images, JavaScript files, CSS files, Flash files. Also there can be found the skin files for the installation of skins and administration templates;
    var (directory) – Cache, sessions, database backups, data exports and cached error reports can be found in this directory;

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    Great Discussion. if i had to say it in one line that would be like "Magento is complete solution for eCommerce Business"

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    Magento is an open source content management systems for e-commerce and M-commerce web sites, and magento is platform trusted by the world's leading brands. Grow your online business with Magento. Magento is very strong for the sales on mobile with Magento mobile apps ->> How magento work

    The Magento was originally developed by Varien Inc., a US private company headquartered in Culver City, California, with the world's leading developers and assistance from volunteers.

    Magento is a very powerful and fast growing ecommerce script, created by Varien. It is an open-source platform using Zend PHP and MySQL databases.
    Magento offers great flexibility through its modular architecture, is completely scalable and has a wide range of control options that its users appreciate.

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    Magento has everything you will need whether a new start-up business or a bigger established business in Vermont. It has what you will need for long range success while simplifying your e-commerce business. This will make your life easier and that is always a nice bonus with any product.

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