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Magento Online User Guides

Magento continues to improve consumer service standards and recently provided users with HTML User Guides for Community and Enterprise Editions.

A few months ago we highlighted new Magento Community User Guide and its great new features. Today we’d like to tell several words about the new format of guides presented by the Magento content department in HTML.

Magento HTML User Guides

Magento HTML User Guides

Magento Community Edition and Magento Enterprise Edition online user guides have some nice advantages over the PDF documents that preceded the novelty. Now you can refer to Magento User Guides via your browser and experience all the perks available online.

Responsive Layout

The guides have three display modes specially designed for desktops, notebooks, and smartphones. So, you can browse them on any device without any distractions. The only difference is that on desktops the navigation sidebar appears on the left, while on notebooks and smartphones it is hidden.

Advanced Navigation and Search

The main convenience of the HTML versions appears when you fall to the navigation, which is now much easier and comfortable. Navigation options are just multiple, but let’s get started from the very beginning.

The left navigation sidebar comprises three dedicated tabs: Contents, Index, and Glossary. The Content tab logically displays all Magento topics grouped by the functionality areas. If this is you first journey through Magento, start it just here. For a consistent trip use the “next” and “previous” buttons in the upper-right corner of all pages.

New Magento Community Edition User Guide Overview

Some time passed since the latest Magento Community Edition version was released and recently we got the updated Magento Community Edition User Guide, which is absolutely indispensable for new comers and, perhaps, for more advanced platform users.

Now we are keen to know about the changes made in this book. Running ahead I can assure you that the changes are truly considerable.

Of course, the latest guide covers, except other topics, the new functionality added to the Magento CE 1.9 ver., but the changes made to the Guide are much deeper.

Magento Community Edition User Guides Comparison

For the starting we’ll compare just several clearly conspicuous differences of the design, table of contents, and structure.

The recent edition of the guide is more than twice longer than its predecessor and contains 714 pages totally, while the previous guide was only 296 pages long. The doubled volume seems to be comprised of not only new feature descriptions, but a greater number of pictures, as well. This makes the guide more readable and comfortable to go through.

Design and Structure

The new design is more advantageous and colorful, contains new graphical elements and text formats.  For the sake of usability most contextual hyperlinks are now text links instead of URLs.

The headers not only contain names of topics, but current chapter numbers and their names, as well. The footer is also changed and highlights the name of the book on each page of the guide. It may seem excessive, until it is looks more dignified.

The structure of the book is reworked and changed considerably. The latest version is more market and Magento store owners oriented, when the previous versions were focused on features and functionality.

The new logic of the structure is mostly based on fronted operations and selling concepts, what makes users change the angle of their perception and discover more “what for” exists one or another functionality, rather than “how it works” and “how it can be configured”.

Now, let’s drill down to the table of contents and compare specific chapters of two guides.

aheadWorks Extensions are Compatible with Magento CE 1.9 and EE 1.14

Recently Magento released two updates of its product editions – Magento CE 1.9 and Magento EE 1.14.

Magento extensions

The most awaited feature of these updates is the responsive web design, which allows you to create mobile friendly sites in half the time you spent before. Other new valuable features include:

  • Technology updates;
  • Cross-border trade functionality;
  • Checkout improvements;
  • Solr Search Engine changes.

Thus, once again all Magento store owners can use the advantages of supreme functionality from the leading provider.

We are pleased to notify our customers that the whole scope of our extensions is compatible with the Magento CE 1.9 and EE 1.14 editions.

In order to consider compatibility details you may refer to “Compatibility” tabs on product pages.

Note: The vast majority of our extensions are offered for both CE and EE Magento editions.

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