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  1. How to Configure Magento 2 Translation Extension?

    Magento 2 Translation extension is an alternative to Magento 2 Translate Inline Tool. It allows anyone to add translation of buttons, labels and short-form content (up to 250 characters) directly from the admin.

    You don't have to switch to developer mode to add translations. So any admin user can add translations without any technical skills.

    Translation extension by Magefan doesn't require any configurations. So, in this article, you will learn how to add new translations, export and import them. Follow the instructions below, or watch the video later in this article.

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  2. New Order Email Notifications in Magento 2

    New order email notification in Magento 2 is an important component of the ordering process.

    It provides customers with information about their orders which they can refer to when getting in touch with the sales representative about their order status, etc. 

    It is also important to website admins since they get notified about new orders and changes in their statuses.

    So, in this article, you will learn how to configure the new order email notifications for the admin and customers.

    To configure new order email notification in Magento 2:

     1. Go to Stores > Configuration > Sales > Sales Email > Order and Enable the order email notification.

    2. Choose the New Order Confirmation Email Sender. To configure email sender check the Store Email Addresses Configuration.

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  3. New Review Notification in Magento 2

    Reviews are a great way to learn more about your customers or their preferences and product tendencies on your Magento 2 store. So, it is always a good idea to keep track of your reviews and engage in a dialogue with your customers.

    For this, you need a new review notification set up on your Magento 2 store. Unless you want to make checking the reviews page a routine.

    Although there are no review notifications in Magento 2 by default, you can always use Magento 2 Admin Email Notifications by Magefan for your greatest convenience.

    It allows you to configure new review notifications in your Magento 2 store in 2 ways:

    • Admin Notification
    • Email Notification

    Let's learn more about both of them.

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  4. Enable Low Stock Email Notification in Magento 2

    Low stock in Magento 2 can sometimes be the reason for losing your potential customers.

    It is very important to check the product stock statuses to be aware of the amounts of them left. 

    However, you can't constantly go from page to page or reload the product grid to check the quantity. That is what Magento 2 low stock email notifications are for.

    So, in this article, you will learn how to enable low stock email notification in Magento 2 with Magento 2 Admin Email Notifications extension. 

    Follow these steps to enable Low Stock Notification in Magento 2:

    1. Go to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Admin Notifications > Admin Email Notifications > Low Stock Notification.
    2. Enable low stock notification and set the Notification Time.
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  5. Disabled Cache Notification in Magento 2

    Magento 2 Cache can influence a lot of things in your store, especially the loading speed.

    Someone might disable the Magento 2 caches during deployment or they are disabled after some admin configuration.

    Sometimes, your website runs slowly and you don't even know the disabled cache causes it.

    That is why it is useful to have the disabled cache notification sent to your admin.

    Magento, by default, doesn't offer such notifications, but Magento 2 Admin Email Notifications extension has you covered.

    To enable disabled cache notification in Magento 2, navigate to Stores > Configuration > Admin Panel Notifications and enable the corresponding option.

    Disabled Cache Notification in Magento 2

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  6. How to Configure Robots.txt in Magento 2?

    SEO is the key to a successful online business nowadays. That is why it is really important to configure the robots.txt file properly. This file is a set of instructions given to the web crawlers “guiding” them which pages of your website you want and don't want to be indexed and analyzed.

    What is robots.txt file?

    Robots.txt. file is the most basic kind of SEO configuration available in Magento by default. It is essential to configure the robots.txt file in order to establish kind of a relationship between your website robots and website crawlers.

    Configuring the robots.txt file you set the instructions to web robots on what pages of your website to index or skip from indexing.

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  7. Magefan News and Updates - March 2021

    Hello there, Magento fans!

    First Spring News and Updates are here!

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  8. Build Inbound Marketing Strategy for your Magento 2

    Perhaps, you have heard of inbound marketing many times, or have been using it for a long time as an expert in this field. Still, we would like to tell you a few facts about this type of marketing to help you make your Magento 2 store skyrocket in the ecommerce market.

    Want to build trustful relationships with your customers?

    Here is when inbound marketing strategy comes into play. To convert your prospects into customers you need to offer them helpful information and focus on those things that add value and solve their problems.

    So, keep in mind just a few steps and follow them carefully in your marketing strategy:

    Attract > Engage > Delight

    All these are the stages of inbound marketing strategy to make a successful customer journey. Let’s take a closer look at each o

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  9. How to Add Order Status Color to Order Grid in Magento 2?

    How you can easily scan your Magento 2 order grid and find the orders you need? Definitely not with the information default Magento 2 Order Grid provides you.

    What you can do instead is use the Magento 2 Better Order Grid extension and add some colors to your order grid. As you might have guessed, in this article you will learn how to add order status colors and where to change them.

    So, let's get to it.

    To add order status colors to the sales order grid in Magento 2:

    1. Navigate to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Better Order Grid.
    2. Enable Order Status Color and don't forget to Save the configuration.

    Enable Order Status Colors in Magento 2

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  10. How to Add Product Image in Sales Order Grid in Magento 2?

    Order management in Magento 2 can be a daunting task, especially with all the limited information the default order grid offers.

    To have a full picture and manage orders more effectively, you need to customize the grid and add some relevant information, like product image.

    It is really convenient to add product images in the sales order grid, since you're able to see what exactly was ordered.

    So, in this article, you will learn how to add product images and some other info to the sales order grid in Magento 2.

    Follow these steps to add product image to order grid in Magento 2:

    1. Navigate to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Better Order Grid.

    2. In the Product Column Template field choose what bought products info will be displayed in the order grid. You can choose Image on Hover or Grid Template.

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  11. Add Coupon Code in Order Grid in Magento 2

    Sales are a great period for your customers to save some money purchasing your products. However, none of them actually knows how much it takes to organize, arrange and manage sales and orders.

    Coupon code sometimes doesn't apply or is used multiple times, or becomes invalid. So, to organize your order grid during sales, you can add coupon codes to the order grid in Magento 2 and easily find orders with discounts.

    You just need Magento 2 Better Order Grid Extension for this. And in this article, you will learn how to add coupon code column in the order grid.

    Take these steps to add coupon code to the order grid in Magento 2:

    1. Navigate to Sales > Orders and unfold the Columns menu.

    2. Find the Coupon Code in the order attributes and check it.

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  12. How to Delete Order in Magento 2?

    Magento 2 is a platform that allows you to manage multiple products and process multiple orders in the admin panel. However, unlike with products, there is no option that allows you to delete orders in Magento 2.

    • Doing tests to ensure the ordering process is flawless you create a lot of test orders you don't actually need.
    • If there are a lot of canceled orders you might want to remove them from the grid to keep it "neat and clean".

    These are just a few cases "Delete Order" option in Magento 2 might come in handy.

    So, in this article, you will learn how to delete orders in Magento 2 with no technical skills or code editing involved. 

    In this case Magento 2 Better Order Grid Extension comes into play. But don't think "Delete Order" option is the only thing this extension offers you. Follow the steps below or jump to the end of the article to watch a video.

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  13. How to Configure Magento 2 Better Order Grid Extension?

    Managing orders in Magento 2 can be really time-consuming since it takes quite some time to filter, find and process them. That is why to provide a better customer experience, you need to optimize order management. And that is exactly what Magento 2 Better Order Grid extension can help you with. 

    It allows you to customize Magento 2 order grid as per your needs to find orders you're interested in easier and filter them faster. So, let's find out how to configure Magento 2 Better Order Grid.

    Take the following steps to configure the Custom Order Grid extension:

    1. Navigate to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Better Order Grid and Enable Extension.

    2. Choose to Hide Orders With Statuses and display only orders with certain statuses

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  14. Configure Recently Viewed/Compared Products in Magento 2

    Recently Viewed and Compared Products are the features of Magento 2 according to which products that customer has recently viewed or compared to other products are displayed via Magento 2 widgets.

    Your customers don't have to spend time going through the endless Magento 2 catalogs looking for the product they liked or got interested in the last visit. Once they come back to your Magento 2 website, customers can see the product they postponed the purchase of for some reason and proceed to checkout.

    Before adding the recently viewed and compared products to any of your Magento 2 store pages you need to go through the list of general options.

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  15. How to Configure Newsletters in Magento 2?

    The newsletter is a great opportunity for you to notify your customers about some special offers or sales running as well as provide them with updates and news on your Magento store.

    Email marketing remains a powerful type of marketing, and it is one of the best ways to establish strong relationships with your customers and bring companies higher sales if they developed well-planned strategies. 

    Magento allows you to manage newsletters directly from the admin and in this article you're going to learn how to configure them.

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  16. How to Configure Product Alerts in Magento 2?

    Magento 2 Product Alerts is a system of notifications customers subscribe to on the product page in order to receive email notifications about any change of the product price or product stock status. Correspondingly, there are 2 types of product alerts in Magento 2:  Product Price Alert and Product In-Stock Alert.

    Customers can get the product they are interested in for a more suitable price when they want to, as well as get the product they have the intention of buying right after it is back in stock.

    Usually, when a customer decides to subscribe to the product alert, he is directed to his account to finish the subscription and be able to receive the product alert notifications.

    So, the Magento 2 product alerts can really improve your customer engagement and loyalty.

    In this article, you're going to learn how to configure product alerts in Magento 2 and manage product alerts run settings. 

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  17. Configure Free Shipping Method in Magento 2

    At a time online shopping is at the peak of popularity, a free shipping offer is one of the best ways to reduce shopping cart abandonment, encourage customers to buy more, and increase sales.

    A lot of Magento 2 stores actively use this marketing technique as one of the greatest ways to attract customers. Free shipping may be applied to a certain kind of product, total items, or a particular group of items.

    In this article, you are going to learn how to set up and configure free shipping method in Magento 2.

    Follow these steps to configure free shipping in Magento 2:

    1. Navigate to Stores > Configuration > Sales > Shipping Methods and find the Free shipping section.

    Magento 2 Free Shipment

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  18. How to Create Simple Product Programmatically in Magento 2?

    Magento 2 being a multifunctional e-commerce platform allows you to create products from the admin panel. There are plenty of options to fill out to create a simple product in Magento 2, which obviously takes some time.

    And what if you have to create a huge amount of products, especially during the development or testing? 

    The easiest, in this case, would be to create products programmatically. And that is exactly what you're going to learn in this article.

    Use the following method to create a simple product in Magento 2 programmatically:

    getObjectManager();
    $state = $objectManager->get('\Magento\Framework\App\State');
    $state->setAreaCode('frontend');
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  19. How to Pass Magento 2 Certification [Useful Tips]

    Magento has developed several certificates for Magento 2, one of which is — Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer.

    To get this certificate, you need to take an exam to test your knowledge and skills required to modify Magento 2 in the following areas: user interface, databases, admin panel, ordering process, catalog and extensions functionality.

    The Magento 2 Developer Exam is for those who have a deep understanding of the Magento concepts and experience of developing Magento 2. It is recommended that you have not less than 1.5 years of experience in customizing Magento 2 before applying for the exam.

    The exam consists of 60 single and multiple choices questions in English. The duration time is 90 minutes (1.5 hour). To successfully pass the exam you need to receive 64% or higher.

    In this article, we will walk you through the low-cost options to prepare for the Magento 2 Certification without courses such as, for example, Magento U for $ 950.

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  20. How to Create CMS Page in Magento 2?

    Magento 2 CMS Pages are the set of your Magento 2 website pages used for distributing content. Magento 2 enables you to create CMS pages for different purposes or translate CMS pages for different locales. You can even restrict some CMS pages visibility for a certain group of customers. 

    Wonder how to do that? Find the answer later in this article.

    Follow these steps to create CMS page in Magento 2:

    1. Navigate to Content > Elements > Pages and press the Add New Page button.

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