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Mastering Magento Theme Design by Andrea Saccà

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Chapter 9. Customizing the Backend of Magento

Now that we have created our custom Magento theme, we are going to learn how to customize the Magento admin panel. The default backend theme of Magento is pretty ugly; in this chapter, we are going to see how to create a custom skin for it.

The following is a list of topics that will be covered in this chapter:

  • An overview of the admin design
  • Changing the default admin panel
  • Creating a custom Magento admin theme
  • Creating a custom login page
  • Installing the Magento Go admin theme

An overview of the admin design

The skin of the admin section is structured almost like the frontend area.

Since the birth of Magento, the admin panel has not undergone many changes; therefore, the graphics and the current design may ...

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