with Magento Enterprise Edition 2.1
Welcome to the Magento Enterprise 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 initial “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 breadcrumbA navigation aid that helps the user to keep track of their location within your store. 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.
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.
To help you get the most from the material, take a moment to become familiar with how to use this guide. You’ll see how the content is organized, explore the navigationThe primary group of web page links that a customer uses to navigate around the website; the navigation links to the most important categories or pages on an online store., and become familiar with a few tools.
This guide has a responsive layoutThe visual and structural composition of a page. with three different display modes. If you resize the window, the format adjusts to the dimensions of a desktop, notebook, and smart phone.
On a desktop, the full menu appears across the top of the page. On a notebook or mobile device, the menu is hidden. Click the Slide Out button in the header to display the menu. Then, click it again to return to the current topic.
Click any standard screenshot to zoom in for a closer view. Then, click the image again to close the popup.
The main menu is organized into main sections that cover every aspect of running your store. You can explore the topics through the menu, breadcrumb trail, and the table of contents that appears to the right when there are additional topics on the subject to explore.
Use the Search box in the header to find a topic. In the matching topics, every instance of the search term is highlighted. For multiple words, each appears in a different color. To restore the normal display, click the Remove Highlights button in the toolbar.
Drop-down sections are used primarily for topics with multiple sets of instructions, multiple reference sections, and workflows. To expand all drop-downs on the page, or return them to a collapsed state, click the Expand All / Collapse All button.
To print the current topic from the browser, click the Expand All button to make sure that any content in drop-down sections is included. Then, click the Print button to print the topic.
For the best results, print from the PDF guide. To open a PDF, click the download link to the guide. To view the guide in Adobe Reader, click the Adobe icon in the upper-right corner. Then, click Open in Adobe Reader. If the “Plugin Blocked” message appears, click the message and select the Allow Plugins option.
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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. Simply click the link to open the PDF in your browser. You can also right-click the download link to save the file to your computer. See the Documentation Archive for previous versions of the user guide. (Updated: 06/16/2016)