A Quick Overview of Products in Magento 2 Admin Panel (Part 1)

Magento 2 provides a great system to manage catalog, create catalog, category and other functions that directly relates to product management. This blog will provide a quick overview on product section of Magento 2 admin panel.

1.Products

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Please navigate to Admin => Sidebar => Products => Catalog.

Products section contains Catalog and Categories.

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The catalog presents a list of products on your store. You can create all product types here: simple product, configurable product, bundle product, grouped product, virtual product, and downloadable product.

2. Media

In each product edit page, admin can easily make a media gallery for the products, including both images and videos.
Here is an example of the media gallery on the product page:

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The media gallery shows multiple images, video and the swatches of that product. This part is placed under the main image and each thumbnail will display a variation of the product.

3. Categories

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Please navigate to Admin => Sidebar => Products => Categories.

The category is a good way to categorize the product catalog into a logic and suitable structure to navigate your store. The categories also make it easier for customers to shop and find items in your store.

For example, a fashion store that sells clothes for both men and women can be categorized into the following category: women, men and gear. In category women, there can be sub-categories: jackets, tees, hoodies, pants, shorts…

4. Attributes

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Attributes describe characteristics of product and decide the input control for the product. Basically, the product attributes define products, such as price, color, image, name, size, SKU, status, weight, feature… These attributes contribute to providing additional information on the product page.
Please navigate to Admin => sidebar => Stores => Attributes => Product.

Admin can easily create new attributes or add new attribute set for products in Magento 2.

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A Complete User Guide of Customers Menu in Magento 2

Customers play a vital role in business, especially in e-commerce in general and in Magento 2 in specific. Refer to customers in Magento 2 admin panel, we often talk about Customer Account and Customer Groups. However, before discussing 2 these areas, we need to understand about another definition: Customers Menu.

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Customers Menu in Magento 2

Customers Menu, as its name, is a menu which contains access to management tools of customers accounts as well as allows you to know who is online currently on your Magento 2 store.

Magento 2 Customers Menu consists of 2 parts: All Customers and Online Customers. Hence, if you click Customer Menu on the left side, you have to select among 2 options mentioned above.

All Customers on Customers Menu in Magento 2

When access to All Customers page, there will be a list of all customers who have registered for an account in your store or were created by admin. When you access to All Customers from the admin panel, you can manage or edit information of those customers depending on your purpose.

For more details, keep updating the upcoming article about All Customers.

Online Customers on Customers Menu in Magento 2

Now Online options show lists of all visitors and customers who are online currently in your Magento store. The length of online session can be configured and determines how long the activity of customers is visible in the backend. Besides, the default length of online session lasts 15 mins.
Please check the next coming blog for more information of Magento 2 Online Customers of Customers Menu .

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An Easy Guide to Set Up State Options in Magento 2

The state, province or region is considered as a necessary part of a postal address in many countries in the world. In this article, we will show you how to set up state options in Magento 2.

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Details about State Options

The state or province is the information used for shipping and billing information, to calculate tax rates and so on. However, there are some countries where the state is not required. With these countries, the field can be totally ignored from the address or added as an arbitrary field.

In addition, there are differences between typical address formats of countries. Hence, you can also customize the template that is utilized to form the address for invoices, packing slips, and shipping labels.

How to Configure the State Options

  1. Choose Stores on the Admin sidebar -> Tap Configuration under Settings.
  2. Select General under General part in the left panel.
  3. Widen the State Options field and do this instruction:

a. In the State is Required for section, choose each country where region/state is a compulsory entry from the existing list.

b. Set the Allow to Choose State if It is Optional for Country part to one of the following options:

  • “Yes”: Adding the State section as an optional entry for countries where the state part is not obligatory.
  • “No”: Eliminating the State section in countries where the state part is not needed.
  1. Select Save Config to finish.

In Conclusion

We have shown you an easy guide to customize the Magento 2 state options . Please feel free to contact us if you have any query and don’t forget to follow our other articles to get more information about Magento 2.