Tuesday, 3 July 2012

How to manage and import product using the Magento template

How to manage and import product using the Magento template

The old website interface has become obsoleted nowadays, as people are looking forward to use the new, innovative Magento Theme in order to create an attracting website with lots of features. Moreover, the new template also has almost every feature included that a normal person can learn to manage easily. The old website interface costs time to learn to manage, but with Magento, it only costs some hours to get used to edit and manage.

Magento is a new template which is created as a project of Open Source, which means the template itself is free to use with no certain copyright. In order to use the Magento template, web owner just has to download the developer kit and upload it to the root folder of the website. After that, they can use the editor tools to edit the content and context of the website. Once all the steps are finished, they just publish their website and they have everything ready.

Although the Magento is easy to use, it does not have good themes to at the beginning. In other words, it only comes with a basic theme, which is quite boring. Usually, web owners often pay some money to have a premium theme, which customized based on the default Magento theme to use for their website. After they have completed the purchase, they just need to edit some copyright or images in the themes to make it theirs and they are done.

Basically, the Magento themes that they bought will have all the features of a basic Magento template, with some graphics to improve the visual of the website. At this point, they may want to learn about how to manage and import product to the website.

To manage the product of the Magento web store, simply navigate to the Catalog, Manage Products option. In here, click on the “Add Product” context. At this point, a small menu will appear, letting web owner to specify further details about the products, such as the name, the attributes and more.

Here are the list of the products types and descriptions to consider:

- Simple Products which have only basic descriptions
- Grouped Products they have similar specifications
- Virtual Products to specify the products which have not appeared yet
- Bundle Products for people to think about Bulk Order.

In each kind of product, there will be an option in the General Tab, letting web owner to manually add information about the Product name, Description, Short Description and much more. The SKU option may become handy since it will let web owner to manage the product in the easiest way possible, by checking the SKU number for any product.

In the image and inventory tab, web owner can always add lots of information about which to be displayed here. They can specify the amount of items in the Inventory tab, or they can also add more images in the Images tab.

Overall, the Magento Template is quite easy to manage. All the menus with contents can be modified to make a more specific web store to manage.