How to Master Catalog Workspace in Magento 2?

Are you using Magento 2? And you find it difficult to manage your online products? Don’t worry!! This article will provide you detail information about Product Catalog in Magento 2. After reading this, you will absolutely get the key to Catalog Workspace in Magento 2.

Where can you find Product Catalog?

From the backend mode in Magento 2, you can easily manage the Catalog as you want to. Firstly, you need to sign up with the admin account. Then click on Product category. There you can see three sub-categories: Inventory, Catalog and Categories. Pick up Catalog and you are in Magento 2 Catalog Workspace.

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What do you have in Catalog Workspace?

Once you are in the Catalog Workspace, you can see all of products listed on The Catalog grid. It allows you to control over every single products on the list: either edit the existing product or add a new one.

Workspace Control Tools

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  • Add product: If you want to create a new product, click on the button. The down arrow provide you with 6 types of product: Simple, Configurable, Group, Virtual, Bundle, and Downloadable Product. You can choose one of them for your new product.
  • Filters: Provide catalog search with multiple attributes
  • [Default] View: Show the current layout. You can simply choose another grid column view (if any is available) or make up a new one.
  • Columns: You can choose different attributes to show on the Catalog grid columns by marking the checkbox in the first column of each. The most important ones are ID, Name, Price, SKU,…
  • Actions: Product list actions offers three options: Delete, Change Status, and Update Attributes.

Columns control

  • Checkbox : You can choose the product one by one or choose all of them by selecting “Select All” option. There also is “Select all on this page” choice, which help you choose all products on the current page.
  • ID: A unique number for a single product.
  • Thumbnail: Show a small picture of product.
  • Name: Name of the product.
  • Type: Type of the product.
  • Attribute Set: Show which categories the product belongs to.
  • SKU: A unique code of product in inventory.
  • Quantity: Indicate the current number of product in stock.
  • Visibility: Show the place that a product can be seen in the catalog: Not Visible Individually/Catalog/Search/or Catalog, Search.
  • Price: Unit price of one product.
  • Action: Click “edit” to come to edit mode.

Now you definitely can master the Product Catalog on our Magento 2!

A Helpful Guide to Basic Configuration in Magento 2

Mastering the basic configuration is a must-have thing for any store owner. This blog will guide you through the basic setting in Magento 2 admin panel. To be more specifically, there are five main sections that will be introduced in this article, including store admin, store details, storefront branding, website – store – view and industry compliance.

1.Store Admin in Basic Configuration

 

The store admin is your back office that you can conduct all the actions here, from creating product, managing order, setting promotion to configuring tax and checking customer data. All the administrative tasks are executed in store admin.

The store admin is protected by a password that is set up when you install Magento 2. In case you forget the password, you can request a temporary password sent by the system to the email you use when creating your account.

2. Store Details in Basic Configuration

Please navigate to Admin => Sidebar => Stores => Configuration => General => Store Information.

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Magento 2 store details

This part allows admin to enter detailed information about your store, including store name, store phone number, store hours of operation, country, region, postal code, city, street address, and VAT number.

The store’s detailed information such as name, address, email and phone number will be included in your document like invoice and email sent to customers.

3. Storefront Branding in Basic Configuration

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Magento 2 storefront branding

When first setting up for your frontend store, here are a few quick thing you can do: add logo in the header, use the favicon for the browser, a demo notice on the header such as “This is a demo store. Any orders placed through this store will not be honored or fulfilled” and a copyright note on the footer of the page.

4. Websites, Stores, and Views

During Magento 2 installation, admin can create multiple websites, each website can have multiple stores and each store can hold multiple store views. Admin is capable of managing all websites, stores and store views from admin panel.

5. Industry Compliance

It is merchant’s responsibility to oblige the legal requirements, industry guidelines and best practices which are set by law, payment card industry and depended on the location.

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An Explanation For Structure Of Magento 2 System Menu

The system menu is an important part of Magento 2 admin panel that admin needs to know it like the back of their hands. This blog will give you a full explanation of the Magento 2 System Menu, its structure and benefits of each part.

The system menu is composed of five options: data transfer, extensions, tools, permissions, and other settings.

Please navigate to Admin => Sidebar => System.

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1. Data Transfer

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Magento 2 system menu import

This part of Magento 2 system provides tool for exporting and importing data. Admin can make use of this tool to easily import new items, delete or update data. For example, when first creating the catalog with lots of products, admin can import the product using CSV file. This will make the process of adding new products faster and easier than doing this manually.

Updating information on existing products or replacing products in your large catalog won’t take much time because admin can export the data, edit it and then import back to the store.

2. Extensions

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Magento 2 system menu extension

Using extension is the solution to store owner’s request that wasn’t available in Magento default. Many store owners purchase extension as a way to equip their stores with the advanced function that Magento didn’t support without interfering with the core codes.

3. Tools

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Magento 2 system menu cache management

This is the basic information that all admin need to acquire: executing routine index, flushing cache, backing up the system and other tools that will be benefit for troubleshooting and issue detecting for the support team.

4. Permissions

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Magento 2 system menu user role

Magento allows admin to create roles and permission to limit the information that account can have when working on site. With permission, admin can restrict the access of different accounts to the admin panel.

5. Other Settings

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Magento 2 system menu notification

With this part, admin can execute other settings in System, such as managing notification, encryption key and adding custom variables.

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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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