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This book takes a comprehensive look at Magento, a robust and flexible e-commerce platform built on the Zend framework. With more than 750,000 downloads, Magento is the fastest growing open source e-commerce solution. This book walks you through all of the steps necessary to build a fully functional Magento-based web site. It also includes information on managing products, customers, and orders. This book is directed at web site designers and developers, but will also be extremely useful for business owners who have web sites built on the Magento platform.
Current and prospective web site designers and web developers, andsmall business owners who want an online presence.
Posted March 10, 2012
I purchased this book based on the table of contents, convinced that with nearly every topic I am interested in listed, it would be helpful.
What I got is a book with a robust table of content and scant information inside. Entire complex topics are handled with one or two paragraphs, and often include links to the confusing Magento website.
I have been using Magento software daily for 19 months and it is a solid platform. One of the few weaknesses is that the documentation is almost non existent. There's a manual you can buy, but it lacks depth.
I am giving this book one star because it is better and cheaper than the documentation available from Magento for entry-level users.
Posted May 17, 2010
I just had a website built for my business and now have the "honor" of updating it on a regular basis. Magento was chosen by my web designer for its robust set of features - but he neglected to tell me it isn't exactly user-friendly. I was told I could do the updates/changes myself, but I have no coding or web background or knowledge. While I have found some good tips and how-to's in this book, I think this book is mediocre at best, and lacks much-needed detailed information on customizing Magento.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 16, 2010