Upload the Sample Data to Your Server

If you want to use the sample data, it must be installed now. If you are ready to add your own products, skip this step. You can use either of the following methods to install the sample data: Method 1: FTP or SFTP 1. Extract the sample data archive that you downloaded in Step 2, to a directory of your choice …


Set Up the Store Database

1. Create a new, empty database using one of the following methods: Use phpMyAdmin or a similar tool provided by your hosting company. For instructions, see the documentation for the specific tool. MySQL command line 2. Create a new user with full permissions to the database. Then, write down the following information: dbname The database name. dbuser The name of …


Grant File Access Permissions

For the Magento Installer to work correctly, the top-level Magento directory on the server, and all directories beneath it must have correct permissions. To learn more, see the Knowledge Base article: Recommended File System Ownership and Privileges.


Upload the Downloader Script to Your Server

Use an SFTP tool to copy the extracted downloader script to the root www directory of the server. (The root www directory is usually named public_html.) As an alternative, you can copy the file to another subdirectory, such as /store.


Download the Sample Data

Magento provides sample data with examples of products and basic content pages to help you get started. When you are ready to build your own catalog, you can reinstall Magento without the sample data. This step is recommended, but is not required. 1. In the Sample Data section, Select your format for the archived sample data. 2. Click the Download …


Magento Installation

Part I: Magento Installation During the first part of the installation, you will download the scripts and sample data files needed to install Magento. You will also set up permissions on the server, and create a new database Process Overview: Step 1: Download the Magento CE Downloader Script Step 2: Download the Sample Data Step 3: Upload the Downloader Script …


Price Navigation

Price navigation can be used to distribute products by price range in layered navigation. You can also split each range in intervals. There are ways to calculate price navigation: l Automatic (Equalize Price Ranges) l Automatic (Equalize Product Counts) l Manual With the first two methods, the navigation steps are calculated automatically. The manual method lets you specify a division …


Filterable Attributes

Layered navigation can be used to search for products by category or by attribute. For example, when a shopper chooses the Apparel/Shoes category from the top navigation, the initial results include all products in the shoes category. The list can be filtered further by choosing a specific color or size, or by specifying values for both color and size. For …


Layered Navigation

Layered navigation makes it easy to find products based on category, price range, or any other available attribute. Layered navigation usually appears in the left column of search results and category pages and sometimes on the home page. The standard navigation includes a “Shop By” list of categories and price range. You can configure the display of layered navigation, including …


Pagination Controls

The Pagination settings control the format of the pagination links in product listings. You can set the number of links that appear in the control, and configure the Next and Previous links. For the following pagination links to appear, there must be more products in the list than are allowed per page in the catalog configuration. Show per Page Determines …