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 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/
#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:
#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.
#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:
- 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
- HOW TO CREATE MAGENTO 2 WIDGET
- HOW TO CREATE MENU IN MAGENTO 2 ADMIN
- [ NEW UPDATE] HOW TO CREATE A SIMPLE MODULE IN MAGENTO 2 | LATEST MAGENTO 2 RELEASE