Magento User Guide


Magento is a powerful eCommerce platform that allows you to create and manage an online store. It’s known for its flexibility, scalability, and power. Magento is a great choice for businesses of all sizes, from small startups to large enterprises.

This user guide will help you get started with Magento. It covers the basics of installing and configuring Magento, as well as how to manage your store’s products, customers, orders, and more.


Before you can start using Magento, you’ll need to have the following:

  • A web server (Apache, Nginx, or IIS)
  • A database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle)
  • PHP 7.2 or higher
  • Composer

Installing Magento

Once you have the prerequisites installed, you can install Magento using the following steps:

  1. Download the Magento installation package from the Magento website.
  2. Extract the package to a directory on your web server.
  3. Open a web browser and navigate to the directory where you extracted the Magento files.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Configuring Magento

Once Magento is installed, you’ll need to configure it. This includes setting up your store’s name, logo, currency, and other settings. You can also configure your store’s payment methods, shipping methods, and taxes.

To configure Magento, log in to the Magento admin panel. The admin panel is located at admin/index.php.

Managing Products

Magento makes it easy to add, edit, and delete products. You can also set product prices, inventory levels, and other details.

To manage products, go to Catalog > Products in the admin panel.

Managing Customers

Magento makes it easy to add, edit, and delete customers. You can also set customer permissions and view their order history.

To manage customers, go to Customers > Manage Customers in the admin panel.

Managing Orders

Magento makes it easy to view, track, and fulfill orders. You can also send order confirmations and emails to customers.

To manage orders, go to Sales > Orders in the admin panel.

Managing Reports

Magento provides a variety of reports that can help you track your store’s performance. These reports include sales reports, customer reports, and inventory reports.

To view reports, go to Reports in the admin panel.

Extending Magento

Magento is a highly extensible platform. This means that you can add new features and functionality to your store by installing extensions. Extensions are available from the Magento Marketplace and from third-party developers.

To install an extension, go to System > Magento Connect in the admin panel.

Securing Magento

Magento is a secure platform, but it’s important to take steps to further secure your store. These steps include setting up a strong password, enabling two-factor authentication, and keeping your Magento software up to date.

For more information on securing Magento, please see the Magento Security Guide.

Getting Help

If you need help with Magento, there are a number of resources available to you. These resources include the Magento documentation, the Magento forums, and the Magento support team.

For more information on getting help with Magento, please see the Magento Help Center.


This user guide has provided you with a basic overview of Magento. For more information, please see the Magento documentation.