MageBridge can be daunting in the beginning, mainly because it makes full use of the potential of both Joomla! and Magento. Setting up a good MageBridge site, there for also requires making the right decisions within Joomla! and Magento. This article walks you through all the steps.
These installation steps assume you have already installed Joomla! and Magento on your website. Make sure you understand how to use both applications first, before starting with MageBridge. Also check out MageBridge Magento Settings guide and MageBridge Joomla! Settings guide for further changes you need to make.
This guide will get you up and running quickly with MageBridge. After the installation has completed (as described in the MageBridge Installation Guide), it is important to run through these steps to configure the most basic settings. For example, you need to configure the MageBridge API (webservice) to build the actual bridge between Joomla! and Magento.
When MageBridge is up and running, it calls Magento through an API. But this also requires Magento to be setup properly. Most of the settings will be filled in by MageBridge automatically without your intervention. But some settings need to be configured within Magento, before starting with MageBridge. Here's a listing.