Today we will introduce to you the General Configuration of your Magento 2 web store. You need to configure the General Settings right after you successfully installed Magento 2. You can watch this video or read the tutorial below.
In Admin Panel, navigate to Stores -> Configuration:
- 1 General
- 2 Web
- 3 Design Theme
- 4 Contacts
- 5 Currency Setup
In General, you need to notice these fields:
1, Country Options:
_ Default Country: Choose your Default Country, in our case is United States.
_ Allow Countries: Default is All Countries Allowed, but in case you want to remove any countries out of this list, HOLD Ctrl and click on this country, then remove one by one.
_ Zip/Postal Code, European Union Countries and Top Destinations: Same as above.
2, State Options:
_ Stated is Required for: Default is All the countries dividing into States. You can remove one or more countries with “Ctrl“.
_ Allow to Choose State if It is Optional for Country: Choose Yes or No.
3, Locale Options:
_ Timezone: The Timezone of your Store.
_ Locale: The default Language.
_ Weight Unit: The weight unit will be used in your store, as well as shipping process.
_ First Day of Week: Setup your Calendar.
_ Weekend Days: Choose the Weekend Days.
4, Store Information:
Simply Add all your current information about your Store here.
5, Single-Store Mode:
In Web, you must notice these fields:
1, Search Engine Optimization:
In “Use Web Server Rewrites”, choose Yes.
2, Base URL (Secure):
This field will qualify the URL using Secure Base URL. You should notice this field because of these two options:
_ Use Secure URLs on Storefront: In case you wish your store frontend to open only via HTTPS, set this option to Yes.
3, Default Pages:
_ Default Web URL: The default Web URL of your store.
_ CMS Home page: Default is the Home page.
_ Default No-route URL: The default No-route URL.
_ CMS No Route Page: Default is 404 Not Found.
_ CMS No Cookies Page: Default is Enable Cookies.
_ Show Breadcrumbs for CMS Pages: Default is Yes.
To design your web store, you need to know about these fields:
1, Design Theme:
_ Design Theme: If no value is specified, the system default will be used. The system default may be modified by third party extensions.
_ User-Agent Exceptions: Normally you don’t want to make any exception, but you can add any search strings to be excluded.
2, HTML Head:
This field contains lots of search engine options:
_ Favicon Icon: Choose your own Favicon Icon.
_ Default Title: Create your Meta Title.
_ Title Prefix or Suffix: Can leave them alone, or create it, just depend on you.
_ Default Description: Create your Meta Description.
_ Default Keywords: Create your Meta Keywords.
_ Miscellaneous Scripts: This will be included before head closing tag in page HTML. You can put your Scripts here.
3, Search Engine Robots:
And you can add your robots.txt for more exclusion to other kind of bots.
You can customize your Header with these options: Logo Image, Width and Height of Logo Image, Logo Image Alt and Welcome Text.
Then you could change the Copyright in Footer. Miscellaneous HTML will be displayed just before body closing tag.
Pagination control is important in an ecommerce store. You can manage the settings of pagination easily in Magento 2.
1, Contact Us:
Enable Contact Us to Yes so your customer can contact you easily.
2, Email Options:
Input your Email here, choose the Email Sender as well as Email Template.
In Currency Options, you just need to notice these fields:
_ Base Currency: You chose the base while you was installing Magento 2. Base currency is used for all online payment transactions. If you have more than one store view, the base currency scope is defined by the catalog price scope.
_ Default Display Currency: The Currency will be displayed in your store. Choose it as the same with Base Currency.
_ Allowed Currency: The currency which will be allowed in payment of your store.