1. Quick Start Guide
This chapter describes how to perform product installation, registration, and setup of database connections.
Installing Store Manager for Magento
IMPORTANT: Store Manager is a Windows application (not a php extension) and should be installed on your computer.
If you haven’t already downloaded the product, you should use the download link in your order confirmation e-mail or download Store Manager directly from your license account .
You have to close all Store Manager applications before starting the installation.
Store Manager for Magento's setup wizard will guide you through all software installation steps, summarized below:
Accept License Agreement
Select Destination Location (Some, when installing, like to place the software in locations on their computer, other than those suggested by default)
Choose which components should be installed (all (full installation is recommended); compact; or custom)
Select Start Menu folder (where to place program shortcuts)
Select additional tasks (optional)
The Wizard will inform you, upon successful installation of the product.
To complete your installation, you will be asked to provide license data, and to register, and activate your application.
Specify your License Number (it is stated in your trial registration and order confirmation emails).
Store Manager licensing allows you to install, register and use one copy of the software, per license. Upon purchasing a full version (Store Manager for Magento Primary License), you will receive one, primary license. If you want to install and use the program on additional computers, or at other locations, you will be required to purchase Additional licenses for each installation (registration). If you experience any issues with registration, please check the following article: Registration problems. I'm unable to register Store Manager application, what's wrong? You may also read our article what is primary license, additional license and trial license?
Note: You can connect to the databases of several stores and manage them within one Store Manager installation switching between the connections.
Connecting to a Store Database
By default, Store Manager is connected to a Sandbox store with sample data. You can use the embedded database to explore the functionality of Store Manager.
To start managing your store, you need to connect to your live store database.
Open Preferences by clicking the gear icon on the sidebar or pressing F12.
2. Select the type of connection to the remote database:
Direct connection through HTTP tunnel
PHP MySQL bridge connection
Magento Store Manager Connector
Read how to choose a type of connection.
3. Press the plus icon to create a configuration:
4. Enter a name for the configuration (usually, your store name).
Note: Store Manager allows you to connect to multiple stores, therefore you’ll need to create a separate configuration for each store. A recognizable configuration name will help you quickly switch between stores.
5. Specify settings for the configuration.
Select the guide to set up a particular connection type:
Direct Connection through HTTP tunnel
Connect to your Store Through the Database Connection Wizard
To set up a connection step by step, launch the Database Connection Wizard.
Follow the guide for your OS:
Setting up FTP Connection
To manage, view, and upload images to your store using Store Manager you need to set up a connection to FTP.
Open “Preferences” (F12) -> FTP
Now you're all set to enjoy the advantages offered by Store Manager for Magento!
Watch the video tutorial below to see how Store Manager works and what basic features you can use to operate your online store.