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Magento so unforgiving?

Magento so unforgiving?

Hi guys,

 

Been getting to grips with Magento for just over 2 weeks and feel like i'm becoming more familiar with the software... however... I keep coming across issues with the software itself and my lack of scripting/programming experience seems to be a massive factor. 

 

Is there anyone else out there who feels or felt the same way?

Is this software suitable for me?

 

I decided to move up to Magento because i thought it was the right thing to do in terms of eCommerce and overall web development. I had previously been using Wix but had literally drained every bit of life out of that software and needed something with more options.

 

I know this is very different to Wix but if Magento isn't for me is there any other software that anyone could suggest i use instead?

 

I am primarily a designer and things like scripting issues put me off because i just like to get in there and do my job... design.

 

appreciate any feed back.

2 REPLIES

Re: Magento so unforgiving?

Guessing im on my own then...

 

Is it because i said the 'W' word?

 

 

Re: Magento so unforgiving?

Hi @nick_deer,

 

First of all, welcome to the community forums!

 

I guess you can't compare Magento and Wix. Magento (2 in particular) is a hard and really heavy architected platform. Powerful and flxible but at the begining it will feel hard to learn.

 

Lucky for you (and all of us) we have documentation: http://devdocs.magento.com/ (also you can help to improve those documents)

 

Also, there are several online resources available. For example https://www.mage2.tv/ from @Vinai.

 

Another option is to ask and try to help into the forums. You will learn a lot. Also you'll find information on StackExchange.

Another recomendation could be to be aware of Magento issues on Github: https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues (if you are technical, of course).

Regarding th eforums, you should read this post: https://community.magento.com/t5/Welcome-to-the-Magento-Community/Start-here-and-hello-from-me/m-p/5... (in particular the guidelines)

Fianlly, you'll need to get your hands dirty with the platform.
 
Cheers.

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