Instant E-Commerce with Magento: Build a Shop

Magento is a complex piece of software designed to do just about anything you might want to do with an online shopping cart. And while it is possible to customize Magento without code, just using the backend, that doesn't mean it's simple. But who wants to read a 200 page manual to learn how to use a website. But 52 pages is more manageable. If you need to set up a Magento store, Instant E-Commerce with Magento: Build a Shop by Branko Ajzele will take you from installation to a live store and covers the following topics in only 52 pages:

  • Installing Magento
  • Configuration
  • Setting up your categories
  • Creating product attributes and attributes sets
  • Adding products
  • Payment and shipping methods
  • Editing and customizing customer email
  • Setting catalog and shopping cart price rules
  • Managing orders
  • Customizing themes and appearance

While I don't see it as a complete Magento guide, it will get you started. By the time you finish it, you will have your products in a live Magento store.