In this first step, We will learn about How to install Magento, How to change a theme and basics of Extensions.
Magento installation guide | Step by step
I guess you have downloaded the latest version of Magento from here.
So extract that file to your local server (wamp/xampp), and simply run “servername/foldername (which includes Magento files), for example localhost/magento from any browser.
That will open a window like this:
Next is Setting up Localization information, Like Timezone, Currency, Language etc. You can change this from back-end too.
Enter username and password for database,(by default, username will be root, password empty).Enter your new database name in respective field.
You can set prefix to table names, it is useful when more than one magento stores are installed on same database (yes, it is possible!).
You can also specify url of admin panel,instead admin if you enter control in that field, admin panel can be accessed through localhost/magento/control. And save those details.
Now Magento will create its necessary tables in database you have created.
Once that process is completed (Relax it will take time), It will ask your basic details.
Enter your username and password for admin access. Keep “Encryption key” field blank, It is used to encrypt sensitive information. Magento will generate itself a key.
And you are all set! You can access frontend by localhost/magento (or your foldername) and backend by localhost/foldername/admin.
Hope now you are clear about Magento installation, In Next post we will learn about themes and extensions.
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