I am new to magento.

I want learn magento.

What should be my first step.

Should I start with magento 2.

Where I can find material for it.

Or is it necessary to learn magento 1, before starting with Magento 2?

  • Some useful information about the Magento 2 learning resources you can find here, here and here. I'll recommend you to start from the learning of Magento 2. May 21, 2016 at 13:10

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Well I'm just going to give you my point of view based on my experience.

I've worked with Magento 1 for 5 years before starting developing on Magento 2.

To me, Magento 2 would be definitely slightly easier to learn if you have a bit of knowledge with Magento 1.

However, Magento 2 introduces a lot of new concepts that were not present in Magento 1 and that I found a little bit disturbing at first sight because I was not used to them.

My advice would still be to learn Magento 2 without learning Magento 1 as your mind won't be disturbed by Magento 1 concepts.

Regarding good learning materials I highly recommend the Magento U Fundamentals course that I took myself and helped me a lot understanding the software.

On top of that I recommend the Alan Storm articles that explain with deep investigations the concepts of Magento 2.

Also, Magento 2 dev docs is a great place to start getting familiar with the software and how it works.

Try to get your hands on one of those books, it'll help you as well

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Finally I suggest you use Magento StackExchange and Magento Forums as much as possible as you will get a lot of help from the community if you face any issue.

  • Being unbiased which one of them will you recommend? ;)
    – MagePsycho
    May 25, 2016 at 18:56
  • @MagePsycho honestly they are all very similar but as the Magento 2 Cookbook was featured during Imagine 2016 I reckon I will go for this one if I had to pick one May 25, 2016 at 19:51

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