Magento Open Source, 1.9.x

Getting Started

with Magento Open Source 1.9.x

Welcome to the Magento Open Source User Guide, where you’ll find the most up-to-date documentation for the current release, written with merchants in mind. This section of the guide answers the “why, where, and how” questions that most merchants have when first learning to use Magento. After mastering the basics, use this guide as a springboard to more advanced topics and resources. Next

Discover & Learn

Discover resources available to members of the Magento ecosystem. Follow the customer journey to explore your store, and learn about key features.

Set Up Your Store

Manage the basic configuration of your store. Set up store information and branding, and learn some best practices for digital commerce.

Build Your Catalog

Create products, upload images, establish pricing, and set up inventory. Organize products by category, and create a main menu for your store.

Publish Content

Make your site a destination with compelling content. Learn how to create new content, and to modify existing pages, blocks, and widgets.

Change the Design

Learn how to make simple design changes, and change the theme of your store for a season or promotion.

Market & Promote

Target promotions and create opportunities for customer engagement. Learn best practices and techniques to support your SEO initiative.

Sell & Deliver

Learn how to offer real-time shopping assistance. Set up payment and shipping solutions, and manage all aspects of processing orders.

Manage Your Store

Learn how to import and export data, and manage security, permissions, and currency rates.

Manage the System

Use the system tools to configure your store, manage the cache and indexing, and schedule backups.