Magento ecommerce is complicated – we all know that; and sometimes we all make it more complicated than it needs to be (but that’s a topic for another day!). Magento is fairly straightforward in the main – but like all full featured platforms – it can get overwhelming. So the question is where do you turn when you get stuck? To help with those moments, we present a round-up of the biggest and best Magento blogs and resources out there.
DLTR is written by Damodar Bashyal, a certified Magento developer, and shows posts with practical solutions to problems submitted by the mainly technical audience. This is a blog for techies but It’s worth having a look – and having it in your list of resources – you never know, you might be able to show your development team how that change you need should be done!
2. MAGENTO BLOG
Magento host a Blog/Wiki/Forum resource to help the community to share information. Go there to find official-ish information, best practices, customer stories and developers tips. Check the dates on some of the solutions – not always useful if the posts are from 2008 – as things have more often than not moved on. Magento also have their own on-demand tutorial called MagentoU (U for university), where you can find useful info, screencasts and video-courses, both paid and free of charge.
3. PRACTICAL ECOMMERCE
Practical Ecommerce uses its social media channels to publish independent articles and advice to help businesses succeed online. This blog is just not about Magento. However, given Magento’s position as the largest e-commerce platform in the marketplace, there is plenty of relevant information about it.
UnderstandingE are new guys on the block but are growing fast. They specialise in connecting Magento to Amazon and eBay and to that end they offer practical video guides which takes you step by step from installing Magento, to setting up M2E Pro and building your very own multi-channel eCommerce solution on a shoestring budget. Knowledge about the Magento platform is not required; so it is perfect for beginners.
“Magento Tutorial, Let’s master your Magento Skill” blog is a collection of Magento tutorials. It includes: a Magento extension tutorial, a Magento theme tutorial, Magento news and Magento installation. The blog’s mission is to “exploit the power of the best ecommerce platform”.