Magento Community Edition is open source eCommerce software used to power your online store and can be downloaded for free. Developers can modify the core code and add features and functionality by installing extensions from the Magento Connect marketplace.
Businesses using Community Edition as their open source eCommerce solution to run their stores will want to have access to their own Magento experts, since Magento does not provide technical support for this software. Answers to many technical questions are available on our User Forum. Our open source community is growing and engaged to help support running your online store.
In fact, many of the users of our open source eCommerce software regularly participate in the forum and possess advanced knowledge of the solution. Although Magento’s Enterprise Edition provides many more robust features and expert support, our open source solution gives smaller merchants the tools they need to run their online stores more effectively.
The User Forum provides you with direct access to a broad network of dedicated Magento enthusiasts to share tips and offer support when you need it. Our forum rules provide everything you need to get help using our open source eCommerce software.
Learn more about getting started today and review the release archives below to see how this open source eCommerce solution can better your business.
Mid-large size businesses that need support, additional features, and our best performance should consider
Magento Enterprise Edition.
This is the latest stable release of the Magento Community Edition. Learn More »
The downloader will install the latest Magento version
Must be installed prior to the basic Magento Installation. Learn More »
The Database Repair Tool compares 2 databases (reference and target), and updates the target database so it has the same structure as the reference database. Learn More »
Please upload the patch into your Magento root directory and run the appropriate SSH command:
For patch files with the file extension .sh:
Example: sh PATCH_SUPEE-1868_CE_18.104.22.168_v1.sh
For patch files with the file extension .patch:
patch –p0 < patch_file_name.patch
Once that is done, refresh the cache in the Admin under "System > Cache Management" so that the changes will be reflected. We highly recommend you test all patches in a test environment before taking them live.
Didn’t find everything you need to get started with Magento’s open source eCommerce software? Visit the User Forum for answers to all of your questions.