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Magento 2 Demo, Admin Access & Sample Data, New Updates

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We are very excited about Magento 2. This is turning point toward offering greater performance, scalability and modularity. In the last post, we have shown you the differences between Magento 2 Luma Theme vs “Madison Island” Theme. Via Magento 2 demo front end interface, you can explore them with your own eyes in our Magento 2 demo store.

#1. Magento 2 Demo

Magento 2 Demo Store Backend

Magento 2 Demo Store Backend has striking changes of it’s interface. It’s not only look more neat and clean, but it also more user friendly. The menu items are grouped into different sections. For instance, newsletters and price rules are moved to the new section – Marketing. Magento 2 also offer Customer section that show all customer and online customer. This changes are aimed at improve the usability and make magento is more easy to use.

magento 2 Store demo

Store Demo Admin Demo

username: admin
password: admin123

Magento 2 Demo Store Frontend

Magento 2 brings new default theme under the name “Luma”. That have different default color of interface compared to it’s predecessor. Now, it is represented more attractively in gray colors and a lot of space on the home page. Moreover, we have release 2 new magento 2 themes for free you can check via below link
Ves Vigoss: http://www.venustheme.com/theme/ves-vigoss/
Ves Yume: http://www.venustheme.com/theme/ves-yume-free-magento-2-theme/

magento 2 frontend demo

#2. Magento 2 Installation

As you may remember, in the previous post I show you how to install Magento 2.0. This guide is a little bit details but we ensure that this post is worthy for reading.
Let view more details here:
1. HOW TO INSTALL MAGENTO 2.0: CLEAR & DETAIL-ORIENTED GUIDE TO SET UP EASILY

In case you prefer to follow tutorial step by step via video, you can watch our tutorial video here:

How To Install Sample Data

#3 Magento Features

Now, you must be interested in key updates and exciting features of Magento 2.0 compared to Magento 1.x. I ensure that this new information will thrill you and be worthy for reading.

15 AMAZING KEY UPDATES & EXCITING FEATURES OF MAGENTO 2.0

#4. Goals and New Updates

To build a Better eCommerce Platform, there are several key goals that they are trying to achieve in this launch.

Update the technology stack
Streamline the customization process
Facilitate frontend development
Reduce upgrade efforts and costs
Improve performance and scalability
Deliver better quality, testing resources, and documentation
Increase engagement with the Magento community
You can see more details about each of these goals and how Magento plans to accomplish them here:

https://wiki.magento.com/display/MAGE2DOC/Magento+2+Development+Updates

In short:

  • Magento 2 requires ≥ PHP 5.5
  • Use Composer to install magento 2 and themes
  • Use Less for skin
  • Magento 2 is going to be release on November
  • Folder Structure changed
  • Theme phtml files and skin less/css in the same folder
  • 6 Checkout steps is shorten into 2 steps
  • Default magento theme is Luma

#5. Magento 2 Tutorials & extensions

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Alena Dao
Alena Dao
“Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart.”

3 Comments

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    Technocrab November 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    It was a very valuable information for Magento users. Thanks for giving this demo it was very useful. And you have explained it in the demo very simply that anyone can understand this.

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    Alin December 24, 2015 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    I like the new UX, but personally I still prefer woocommerce.

    • Alena Dao
      Alena Dao January 8, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Alin, glad to hear. Let me know if I can help in any way 🙂

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