What is Magento?

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  1. Bliss Elliosn

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    Hi,

    I am not a big techie person, but I am always keen to learn about it.
    So I would like to what Magento is. I've got some idea that it is something related to web development.
    But I am not sure what exactly it is. Is that a platform to develop websites like Dreamweaver? Or is that a server side scripting language.

    Looking for your expert answers.

    Regards,
    Bliss
     
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    Magento is an open source based ecommerce web application that was launched on March 31, 2008.
     
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    with Magento you can own your online store, with shipping, discounts and all the things an e-commerce has.
     
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    It is an open source php ecommerce script just like others drupal, joomla, wordpress but some of these are cms or blogs and have ecommerce modules or widgets.
     
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    It's an open source eCommerce software where you can build your own eCommerce website with all the things you want to include like shopping cart, logins, etc.
     
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    Magento is an open source ecommerce software usually used for online stores / shopping carts.
     
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    Thanks everyone for replying.
    So do you have to learn some coding stuff in order to use it? Or just drag and drop can do it all for you just like Dreamweaver?
     
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    Hello friend,

    Magento is a very powerful and fast growing ecommerce script; it is an open-source platform…

    Thanks...
     
  10. Bliss Elliosn

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    So do you have to have some coding skills? Or drag and drop and user friendly GUIs for listing products can do it all for you?

    Looking forward to your opinions?
     
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    e-commerce (shopping cart) site. It is a pre-built shopping cart site
     
  12. Bliss Elliosn

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    Ok, it is clear now it is a user friendly platform to build shopping carts. But still I need to know if you have to learn the coding stuff even then?
     
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    you have to check wordpress + ecommerce plugin
    it's more effective
     
  14. Bliss Elliosn

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    Thanks for your reply. But would you please explain it more?
     
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    open source = the source code is made available for developers to improve
     
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    actually you don't need to learn some coding stuff, you will just install it and you ready to go. you can just put your settings like business name, payment options, shipping options, etc.

    of course it will have the basic look of the website, in case you want it to customize you will need a developer to do that for you.
     
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    That makes sense. That's what actually I was looking for. Many thanks.
    So its clear now Magento provides user friendly graphical user interfaces. Business people just input their business specifications and list products to set up their business. For a traditional shopping cart functions you can do all yourself with no need of coding skills, but in case if you require more advanced functions in it, and you're not a coding person, then you'd need to hire a web developer.

    Plus they also have to pay the web hosting company to get it live on the web, of course.
     
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    Magento is an open source e-commerce platform with an impressive feature set out of the box and is built using the industry standard Zend Framework. The community edition of Magento is free to use but for larger stores there is an enterprise edition available with an expanded feature set and a support agreement with the developers of Magento.
     
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    as previously indicated, it's an open source shopping cart that is fairly easy to install. however, if you're looking for a more cost effect shopping cart, prestashop is a very good open if you're into flexibility.

    volusion and shopify are best if you want to stay away from the technical side of things
     
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    Magento is an open source eCommerce solution. If you want to get depth knowledge about that, you can go through with this site: siteground.com/tutorials/magento/
     

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