1. Issue: The following modules are outdated

    If you receive the error:

    Please upgrade your database: Run "bin/magento setup:upgrade" from the Magento root directory. 
    The following modules are outdated:
    Vendor_Module schema: current version - x.x.x, required version - z.z.z
    Vendor_Module data: current version - x.x.x., required version - z.z.z

    And you have already run these commands:

    composer update vendor/module-name
    bin/magento setup:upgrade

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  2. Magento 2.2.x layout pattern issue

    If you use Magento 2.2.x and get the error like:

    1 exception(s):
    Exception #0 (Magento\Framework\Config\Dom\ValidationException): Element 'block', attribute 'class': [facet 'pattern'] The value '\Magento\Framework\View\Element\Text\ListText' is not accepted by the pattern '[A-Z][_a-zA-Z\d]*(\\[A-Z][_a-zA-Z\d]*)*'.
    Line: 1187
    Element 'block', attribute 'class': '\Magento\Framework\View\Element\Text\ListText' is not a valid value of the atomic type 'blockClassType'.
    Line: 1187

    Please find in all *.xml layout files string


    and replace it with


    (Remove slash from the beginning of the class attribute value)

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  3. Magento 2 Blog Permalink Settings

    With free Magefan Blog Extension for Magento 2, you can set up different types of SEO-friendly URLs. To do this please go to:

    Magento 2 Admin Panel > Stores > Configuration > Blog > Permalink Settings

    Blog Route

    By default all blog pages accessible via URL

    To change this, edit "Blog Route" option. Via this parameter, you can make blog pages accessible throw URLs like:
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  4. How to update Magento 2 extension?

    Please take a look at the flowchart below to understand how to update Magento 2 Extension.

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  5. Magento Security Scan Tool

    Great News! Magneto has introduced a new feature -  Security Scan. This tool allows you to monitor your site(s) for known security risks from patches updates to malware and unauthorized access. Security tool is FREE for merchants and developers. 

    Security Scan is available for Magento 2 stores as well as for Magento 1. We have already setup it for and recommend you do the same.

    Magento Security Scan Tool


    Please watch the videos below to learn how to setup Security Scan for your store.

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  6. EM Themes Blog for Magento 2 / EM Blog

    If you use (or have used) EM Blog & News extension on your Magento 1 store, and now you're migrating to Magento 2, you can have a problem because EM Theme does not provide Blog extension for M2.

    Fortunately, you can use Magento 2 Blog extension by Magefan, what has a lot of features and it's free. Our team can help you to migrate all blog data such as posts, categories, tags, comments, images to your new store on Magento 2.


    Request a Quote Today

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  7. Magento2 Ultimo Theme Blog Link in Menu

    If you have already installed Magento 2 Blog Module v2.6.2 (or later) you can easily add a blog link to the Menu on your Ultimo theme.

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  8. bash: bin/magento: Permission denied

    If you run the CLI command:

    bin/magento ...

    and get the error:

    bash: bin/magento: Permission denied

    You'll need to add execute (x) permission to the file bin/magento.

    To do this, please run the command:

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  9. The Blog Links in SmartWave Porto Mega Menu

    If you have already installed Magento 2 Blog Module v2.6.2 (or later) you can easily add a blog and blog categories links to the SmartWave Mega Menu.

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  10. The most used Magento 2 Blog extensions

    Have you ever wondered that open Magento 2 extensions are the most commonly used? Based on the data from (the biggest php modules repository) we have created a list of top 3 often used blog modules on Magento 2 and compared their stats.

    1. Magefan Blog Extension

    It was downloaded over 31 000 times during Q1 2016 - Q1 2018. It already has 78 stars, 15 watchers and 47 forks on GitHub.

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