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How to Installing template and theme with sample data in Magento?

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How to Installing template and theme with sample data in Magento?

Magento is ecommerce software that can be downloaded from their website. At times it may seem a good idea to hire a Magento developer to help you out with the installation of the shopping cart. This would be a correct decision if you require customising your website further and adding a unique and personal touch to it. It may be easy to install a template for Magento and even Magento itself; however the customization of Magento is a difficult task best left to a Magento web development company like Alakmalak.

The installation of a magento is quite straight forward however here are some tips and in fact the proper method of installing a template and the sample data provided along with it.

1.If installing the Magento software on your server, you first need to login to your server control panel and create a MySQL database.

2.Also create a user and password for the database while in the control panel.

3.You then need to import the SQL file that can be found in the sources directory of your theme. It is possible to use phpMyAdmin to import a database which should work in most of the cases.

4.There will be a template preview page where the required version of Magento would be mentioned. It is necessary to use that version and not any other.

5.Thus now download the required version of Magento from the site http://www.magentocommerce.com/download from the ‘Release Archives’ section.

Magento Archive Section

Magento Archive Section
6.You can now upload the Magento installation via FTP to your website server. If you have uploaded it in a compressed format then first uncompress the file in the root directory.

7.There are now several files that you need to upload from your Magento template directory.

8.The folders that are required to be uploaded are the ‘app’ and the ‘skin’ folder which should be located in the theme
directory of the template package.

9.Also make sure to upload the directories ‘media’ and ‘sources’.

10.Be sure to replace the original files already uploaded on the web server.

11.Now load the website in the browser so that it points to the files that you uploaded. If the files were placed in a directory then browse to that directory.

12.This will bring up the first page of the Magento installation called the ‘License Agreement’. You need to agree to the terms and conditions by selecting the checkbox and hit the continue button.

Magento Installation Wizard

Magento Installation Wizard
13.This will bring up the ‘Localization’ page where you need to set the default location, time zone and currency for the shop.

Magento Localization Page

Magento Localization Page
14.The next page is the ‘Configuration’ page where you will need to enter the details of the database that you created to start with.

15.There will be several options on the ‘Configuration’ page where you will need to enter the host name, database name, and the user and password that you have selected.

16.You will also need to enter your Magento store URL and select whether you need SSL (secure URLs). You can select this option if you have SSL installed on the server for your website.

17.There will also be an option for session storage where you can choose either file system or database. It is faster and leads to less load on the database to store the session in the file rather than the database.

Magento Web access Options

Magento Web access Options
18.In the next step you will need to create the Admin account. Here you need to provide the site administrator’s first name, last name and email address; as well as the username and password. Magento will also ask for the encryption key which you must enter and store at a safe place.

Magento Admin Account

Magento Admin Account
19.The next step is the last step, you have now installed Magento. There will be option to go to the front end or the back end from this page.

20.The front end is the user side of your website while the back end is the administration part of your website from where you can manage your store.

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