Magento Community Edition

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.

How Does the User Forum Work?

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.

Get Started

Learn more about getting started today and review the release archives below to see how this open source eCommerce solution can better your business.

Are You a Larger Merchant?

Mid-large size businesses that need support, additional features, and our best performance should consider
Magento Enterprise Edition.

  • Full Release

    This is the latest stable release of the Magento Community Edition. Learn More »

    ver - Added May 1, 2015  
    Includes patch for the SUPEE-5344 issue


    The downloader will install the latest Magento version

    ver - Added Nov 24, 2014

    Sample Data

    Must be installed prior to the basic Magento Installation. Learn More »

    ver - Added Dec 3, 2014  

    Database Repair Tool

    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 »

    ver 1.2 - Added September 19, 2014  

    Magento Community Edition Patches

    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
    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.
    For further instructions, see: Installing a Patch for Community Edition

    SUPEE-5994 - This patch addresses multiple security vulnerabilities in Magento Community Edition software, including issues that can put customer information at risk. - Added May 14, 2015
    More information about the individual issues addressed by this patch is available in the patch release notes.
    SUPEE-5344 - Addresses a potential remote code execution exploit. - Added Feb 9, 2015
    SUPEE-4829 - This patch fixes an issue in which product images become larger when a shopper selects a swatch on a search result page. - Added Nov 26, 2014
    Note: This patch is applicable only to Magento Community Edition 1.9.1
    SUPEE-1533 - Addresses two potential remote code execution exploits. - Added Oct 3, 2014
    Note: Please find details on this patch here.
    SUPEE-4291/4334 - This patch addresses the USPS API changes that went effective on Sep. 7th. - Added Sep 23, 2014
    Note: For versions earlier than Magento Community Edition 1.9.x, the new patches need to be installed on previous USPS patch (SUPEE-1868) issued in 2013. Please make sure the patch SUPEE-1868 is installed first.
    SUPEE-1868 - Update of USPS method names and integration from July 2013 to support USPS changes to their Priority and Express shipping options - Added Sep 23, 2014
    Note: This patch is applicable only to Magento Community Edition 1.7 and 1.8. The patch was released previously - double check if it is not already installed before applying.
    SUPEE-3941 - Addresses extension-related issues - Added Aug 12, 2014
    Note: please find details on this patch for Magento Community Edition 1.9 and Magento Community Edition 1.8.
    SUPEE-3762 - Prevents repeated SOAP index page call issue from causing customers to only see the Magento installation page - Added Aug 12, 2014
    Note: please find details on this patch here.
    SUPEE-2725 - Improves validation of Discover credit cards - Added Feb 12, 2014.
    Note: To verify the fix, you can use the sample credit card numbers from here to test the validation.
    PHP 5.4 - Support for PHP 5.4 - Added Jan 17, 2014
    APPSEC-212 - Addresses a security issue and CMS problems when using symlinks - Added Jan 17, 2014.
    Note: if you applied the previous version of this patch, make sure to revert it before applying this one. The previous patch is also provided for reference below.

    XMLConnect Module

    This is the latest stable release of the XMLConnect Module.

    ver 24 - Added Apr 22, 2015
  • ver

    ver - Added May 1, 2015  
    Includes patch for the SUPEE-5344 issue
    ver - Added Nov 24, 2014  
    ver - Added May 15, 2014  
    ver - Added May 13, 2014  


    ver - Added Dec 11, 2013  
    ver - Added Sep 25, 2013  


    ver - Added Jul 5, 2012  
    ver - Added Jun 20, 2012  
    ver - Added Apr 24, 2012  


    ver - Added Jan 11, 2012  
    ver - Added Oct 19, 2011  
    ver - Added Aug 18, 2011 


    ver - Added Apr 26, 2011  
    ver - Added Feb 9, 2011  


    ver - Added Dec 8, 2010  
    ver - Added Jul 26, 2010  
    ver - Added Jun 10, 2010  
    ver - Added Feb 19, 2010  
    ver - Added Feb 12, 2010  

    ver 1.3.x

    ver - Added Apr 23, 2010  
    ver - Added Sep 23, 2009  
    ver - Added Jul 22, 2009  
    ver - Added Jul 1, 2009  
    ver - Added Jun 1, 2009  
    ver 1.3.2 - Added May 29, 2009  
    ver - Added May 19, 2009  
    ver 1.3.1 - Added Apr 17, 2009  
    ver 1.3.0 - Added Mar 30, 2009  
    Sample Data
    (must be installed prior to the basic Magento Installation)

    ver 1.2.x

    ver - Added Mar 3, 2009  
    ver - Added Feb 23, 2009  

    ver 1.2.1 - Added Feb 2, 2009  
    ver - Added Jan 23, 2009  
    ver - Added Jan 12, 2009  
    ver - Added Dec 30, 2008  
    ver 1.2.0 - Added Dec 29, 2008  

    ver 1.1.x

    ver 1.1.8 - Added Nov 26, 2008  
    ver 1.1.7 - Added Nov 19, 2008  
    ver 1.1.6 - Added Sep 17, 2008  
    ver 1.1.5 - Added Sep 15, 2008  
    ver 1.1.4 - Added Sep 2, 2008  
    ver 1.1.3 - Added Aug 13, 2008  
    ver 1.1.2 - Added Aug 1, 2008  
    ver 1.1.1 - Added Jul 24, 2008  

    ver. 1.0

    ver. 1.0 - Added March 31, 2008
    Sample Data
    (must be installed prior to the basic Magento Installation)
  • Designer's Guide

    This documentation will help you learn and expand your knowledge of the structural, conceptual workings and methods of designing for Magento. Basically, everything you need to know in order to create a custom theme for your store.

    » Read Magento Designer’s Guide

    System Requirements

    Prior to installation we recommend that you review Magento's System Requirements in order to check your environments compatibiltiy with this platform.

    Magento User Guide

    This Guide is here to help you through the process of setting up your store. The User Guide begins with an introduction to installing and configuring the basic settings for your store, walks through the steps to configure more advanced settings, setting up your payment modules, creating and editing categories and products and much more.

    » Download the Magento User Guide

    Test Automation Framework

    Developing tests with Magento Test Automation Framework (TAF) is simple.
    Four simple steps to get started:

    1. Install git: If you don't have it installed already, make sure you download and install git from:
    2. Execute the following command from the command prompt:
      git clone DIR_for_CLONE
    3. Review the installation instructions at: [pdf]
    4. Before developing tests, make sure to review the User Manual [pdf]

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.