Magento Community Edition, 2.1.3

Getting Started

with Magento Community Edition 2.1

Welcome to the Magento Community Edition 2.1 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, you can use this guide as a springboard to more advanced topics and resources.

If you need documentation for a previous release, see the Documentation Archive at the end of this guide.


Use the main menu at the top of the page to explore other sections of the user guide. The topmost option of each section provides an overview with quick links and a table of contents.

The Contents page provides a different view of the same topics. When you choose a topic, any additional topics in the section appear in a box to the right. Use the breadcrumb trail or the Back button of the browser to return to previous topics.


An introduction to the resources that are available to you as a member of Magento’s ecosystem. You’ll learn about the installation process, and how to access your Magento account. Finally, we’ll take a walk through the main pages of your store, and explore key features along the customer’s journey.

Basic Configuration

This section introduces the AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed., and covers basic configuration settings. In addition, you’ll learn best practices and concepts to help you get off to a good start.

PDF User Guide

You’ll find the same great information in both the online (HTMLHyperText Markup Language: A standard for tagging and structuring text, images, videos, and other media on a web page.) and offline (PDF) user guides, so you can use the format you prefer. The first page of each section has a link to the PDF guide. Simply click the download link to open the PDF in your browser. You can also right-click the download link to save the file to your computer.

Updated: 04/03/2016 (Not yet updated for 2.1)