Magento 1.x Products Tutorial

Learn how to add and manage products in your Magento 1.x website

This tutorial covers one of the most important aspects of managing your online store - your products. Once you read it, you will know how to add new products and manage your existing ones and how to add images and tags to them.

How to Add Products in Magento

You can add products from the Magento Admin area -> Catalog -> Manage Products -> Add Product (located at the top right of the page).

You need to select the product's settings - Attribute Set and Product Type and click Continue.

On the next page you will have to fill in the product options - Name, SKU (Stock Keeping Unit), Weight, Status, Tax Class, etc. You can also add custom attributes to the product using the Create New Attribute button.

When ready, click Save and Continue Edit to go to the next step. Here you will have to fill in the price for your product. You can also add additional price options such as Tier Price and Special Price.

Click Save and Continue Edit and the product will be saved. You can further customize the product from the Product Information menu on the left. In order for the product to show up on your front page, make sure you set it as In Stock from the Inventory option in the left menu.

How to Add Images to Your Products

Adding an image to a product in Magento is simple. All you need to do is select the product which you want to add an image to from the product list available in the Magento admin area -> Catalog -> Manage Products.

Once the product is selected, click the Images option available in the Product Information menu on the left.

Click Browse Files and locate the file on your computer which you want to use as a product image. Then click Upload Files to upload the image to your shop. Finally, label your image and choose where it should appear using the radio buttons on the right. Click Save to save your product's image.

How to Manage Product Attributes

Clicking on the Create New Attribute button will allow you to add attributes to your products:

Once you are ready with the attribute, click on the Save Attribute button. Then you can click on the Save button in order to store your product information. Finally, you need to assign the new product to a chosen category.