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

A-Quick-Overview-of-Products-in-Magento-2-Admin-Panel

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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