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Newbie - Installed Magento, what are next steps?


Newbie - Installed Magento, what are next steps?

Ok, I got Magento installed with the 5994 and 6237 patches. Is there a tutorial/ post that shows what the next steps in configuring the site are. My dashboard states I need to change the default phone number. I have found in Configuration how to change store name and info, but the message on dashboard is still there.


Also, at the bottom of the page There is the about Us link, I changed the page address to about-us but get the following message:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


The url of the page is



Re: Newbie - Installed Magento, what are next steps?

The Commjnity User Guide is a good starting place:


We also have a Getting Started guide that is more streamlined if that helps: