By popular demand and feedback from the community, Magento’s upcoming release will introduce a mass-grid update feature. This will allow quick, on-the-fly management of batched data updates for products and customers.
In this video, we show…
Filtering the product grid to display simple products with an attribute set of “Shoes”.
Selecting all products that meet the search criteria.
Selecting the Update Attributes action to view the common attributes that are shared across the selected products.
Changing the Gift Messaging attribute.
Saving the changes will effect all 40 products selected.
This feature will be extended to other grids in the system (e.g. orders). Additionally, mass grid price updates will allow the ability to update prices for any number of selected products by percentage and/or fixed amounts (this feature will be implemented as a seperate action to the product grid).
Magento is a new and powerful open source eCommerce platform. If you’re clients need to be able to open an online store and sell products, I would suggest you look into implementing Magento. It’s fairly new, but looks fresh and intuitive. It’s a great alternative to existing platforms that are less user friendly, and more of a pain to integrate (yes, I’m talking about you ZenCart!)
Magento will be presented in a session titled ”Building an Ecommerce Site with Open Source Tools / An Overview of Open Source Commerce Solutions” at SCALE 6x, Southern California Linux Expo. The event takes place on February 8-10, 2008 at the Westin Los Angeles Airport.
The Southern California Linux Expo is an annual Linux, Open-Source, and Free Software conference held in Los Angeles, CA. This is one of three community run open-source events in the United States.
The Southern California Linux also known as SCALE has been held annually since 2002. The event features an expo floor with both commercial and .org / non-profit exhibitors, as well as 2 days of seminars on the topic of Linux and Open Source software. Some past exhibitors have included: IBM, Sharp, MySQL, Debian, KDE, OpenDocument Fellowship, Google, MythTV, and others.
The Designer's Guide to Magento has been prepared for you to learn and expand your knowledge of the structural, conceptual workings and methods of designing for Magento—It will basically teach you what you need to know to begin building a store of your own with Magento.
The documentation is largely sectioned into the following chapters and can be skipped through back and forth in order to quickly access only the information you need most. However, because each chapter acts as a prelude to the next, we advise you to follow along with the documentation in the order it was written:
A month ago we posted a signup form for companies that wish to get updates to Magento’s pending partner program. We’ve received over 450 submissions so far.
For those companies and organizations that have not signed up, this is the time. We’ll be making the announcement within 30-45 days and hope to have you join us. We are looking for systems integrators, development firms, design / creative agencies, advertising agencies, hosting providers, and IT firms worldwide to join us and help lead the quest to revitalize the open source eCommerce industry.
How hard do we work on Magento? Here’s a recent picture of Alex taken at 8:45 AM after an all-nighter and an eventual collapse. If you look closely, you can spot the new community site that will launch with the 1.0 production release.