The Venia storefront looks best when running against a Magento 2 backend with the Venia sample data installed.
builpack create-env-file command defaults to the URL for a Magento 2 cloud instance that has the Venia sample data installed, so
setting up a Magento 2 instance and installing sample data into it is now an optional step.
Follow the instructions on this page to install the Venia sample data into your Magento 2 development instance.
- PHP 7.1.3+
- System access to a Magento 2 instance
If you have the previous
magento2-sample-data module installed, you need to remove the sample data modules and re-install Magento with a clean database.
Step 1. Set the composer repository in the config
Run the following command in the Magento root directory setup the repository for the sample data in https://repo.magento.com:
composer config --no-interaction --ansi repositories.venia-sample-data composer https://repo.magento.com
Step 2. Require in the sample data
Run the following command in the Magento root directory to update the composer.json to require in magento/venia-sample-data metapackage:
composer require --no-interaction --ansi magento/venia-sample-data:0.0.1
Step 3. Install the sample data modules
Run the following command in the Magento root directory to install the Venia data from the modules:
Step 4. Reindex the new data
Run the following command in the Magento root directory to reindex the data from the modules:
Step 5. Verify installation
Log into the Admin section or visit the store of your Magento instance to verify the sample data installation.