So, I've successfully installed Magento2, and I see the Luma theme with a Homepage that says CMS homepage content goes here.

I added a couple of sample products, but for the life of me I can't get those products to display. I've tried adding the product list widget to the home page in the CMS, but that doesn't seem to do anything. And yes, I refreshed the caches and indexes.

Is there a good step-by-step tutorial out there on how to get Magento CE to a state where it can actually act as a store?

  • Are the products in stock? – Andy Myers Dec 11 '16 at 10:05
  • Yes, and I also believe I set the store to show products that are out of stock. – PaulProgrammer Dec 12 '16 at 3:21
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    Anyway, decided to do opencart. Thanks all. – PaulProgrammer Dec 12 '16 at 3:21

1) When downloading Magento source from official site: https://magento.com/tech-resources/download. We can download Full Release with Sample Data (ZIP with sample data). For this option, we will have a beautiful site after installing.

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2) If we download Full Release (ZIP with no sample data), we need to build the data for Homepage, the easiest way to set data for Homepage: Login to Admin > CONTENT > Page > choose Homepage. We can see more here: https://magento.stackexchange.com/a/140073/33057

3) If we want to build our data site from "scratch", we should care:

  • Category tree, category attributes, product-category association.
  • Product, product types, product options, product attributes, product relationship, product price.
  • Tax, product tax, customer tax. etc.
  • Customer, customer attributes.
  • CMS Pages and blocks, banner and widgets.
  • Multiple stores, languages, and currencies.
  • Payment methods, shipping methods and rates.
  • Marketing: promotion, email Marketing.
  • etc.

4) Resources:

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