Monthly Archives: October 2018

  1. Change The Layout For All Magento 2 Blog Pages

    If you use Magefan Blog Extension for Magento 2 and need to change the layout e.g. from "2 columns with a right sidebar" to "2 columns with a left sidebar" for all blog pages, please do next:

    1. Create a file


    2. Add the code into it

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <page xmlns:xsi="" layout="2columns-left" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">

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  2. How to Customize Magento 2 Email Templates?

    In order to customize email templates in Magento 2 take the following steps:

    Check out this short video on how to manage email templates in Magento 2 or follow the instruction below.

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  3. Fix Blog Post Media Gallery In SmartWave Porto Theme

    If you have any issues with the media gallery in a blog post using SmartWave Porto Theme, please follow the steps below.

    First of all, if there are no blog post media gallery settings in the Magento 2 admin panel, please make sure that you use the latest version of blog extension.

    Then create a new file in your theme directory:


    and add this code into it.

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  4. Creating 301 redirect in Magento 2

    There are cases when you want to change page URLs or disable some page and avoid 404 error. For this, you need to create 301 redirects.

    In order to add 301 redirect in Magento 2 take the following steps:

    1. Go to Admin Panel > Marketing > SEO& Search > URL Rewrites.

    Magento 2 301 Redirect

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  5. Convert guest checkout customers to registered customers in Magento 2

    Magento provides you with guest checkout functionality so that you can create a great customer experience without forced checkout. However, you can still gather customer information and convert guest checkout customers to registered customers in Magento 2. 

    How to achieve that?

    With Magento 2 Convert Guest to Customer extension that allows you to do it both manually and automatically.

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  6. Adding custom code in Magento 2 <head> HTML tag

    There are cases in which Google Search Console, Magento Security Tool or any other service ask to verify you to be the owner of the site and confirm it by adding a code to the Page <head> tag. Or you need to add some JavaScript code to <head> tag to enable integration with e.g. Hotjar or Zopim Live Chat / Zendesk Live Chat.

    Watch this short video in order to learn how to add custom code to the Magento <head> HTML tag or follow the step-by-step instructions below.

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  7. How to Add Product Attribute to Sales Rules Conditions

    Magento 2 Product attributes are specific product properties used to describe a product as well as for other purposes like sales rule conditions.

    If you configure sales rule based on a product attribute and cannot choose (don't see) the required attribute, please go to Admin Panel > Stores > Attributes > Product.

    Magento 2 Sales Rules Conditions

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  8. Configure Login as Customer Extension

    In order to configure Login as Customer Extention please go to Admin Panel > Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Login As Customer.

    Login As Customer Information

    1. If you want the page cache to be disabled for you as a customer, choose correspondingly Yes in the Disable Page Cache for Admin User field.

    2. If choose Yes in Keep Guest Shopping Cart Items guest shopping cart will be merged into customer shopping cart during the login process.

    Magento 2 Login as Customer,Information

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  9. Login into a customer account from Magento 2 Admin panel

    Login as customer button is the thing every Magento 2 admin panel should have for admin to be able to enter customer account in one click and perform all of the necessary changes or improvements faster.

    So, before logging into customer account make sure have Login  As Customer Extension installed on your Magento store, which enables you to login as a customer from several places such as:

    Admin Customer Grid

    Please, go to Admin Panel > Customers > All Customers.

    Magento 2 Admin Panel,Customers

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  10. How To Reindex Magento 2 Using CLI

    To reindex Magento 2 using CLI (Command Line Interface) please navigate to your Magento folder in a terminal and use command:

    php bin/magento indexer:reindex

    It will reindex all indexes. Here is an example of the success reindex execution:

    Design Config Grid index has been rebuilt successfully in 00:00:00
    Customer Grid index has been rebuilt successfully in 00:00:00
    Category Products index has been rebuilt successfully in 00:00:01
    Product Categories index has been rebuilt successfully in 00:00:00
    Catalog Rule Product index has been rebuilt successfully in 00:00:01
    Product EAV index has been rebuilt successfully in 00:00:02
    Stock index has been rebuilt successfully in 00:00:00
    Product Price index has been rebuilt successfully in 00:00:01
    Catalog Product Rule index has been rebuilt successfully in 00:00:00
    Catalog Search index has been rebuilt successfully in 00:00:02

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  11. How to Create Product Attribute Set in Magento 2?

    Magento 2 product attribute set is a set of attributes characteristic for a certain kind of product and is used while creating them (e.g. Top has color, size, material, weather, Bag has color, weight, material).

    Product attribute sets are used in Magento 2 mainly to simplify your product management so that you don't need to assign every attribute to the product separately.

    Create Attribute Set

    In order to create the product attribute set in Magento 2 follow these steps:

    1. Navigate to Admin Panel > Stores > Attributes > Attribute Set.

    Magento 2 Product Attribute Set Menu

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  12. How to Create Product Attribute in Magento 2?

    Magento 2 product attributes are generally the properties of the Magento 2 product that help customers choose between product variations and find the best suitable option. It could be color, size, weight, material etc.

    Product attributes are used not only to define the Magento 2 product characteristics but also in the search that helps customers narrow down the results and improves customer engagement. Magento 2 product attributes can also be used for various kinds of rules like dynamic category rule, cms display rule, etc.

    Following steps to create product attribute in Magento 2:

    1. Go to Admin Panel > Stores > Attributes > Product.

    Magento 2 Product Attribute

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  13. How to Check Magento Version?

    There are several ways you can use to check the Magento 2 version.

    1. Check Magento version via Admin Panel

    In order to do the Magento version check, you need to log into your Magento Admin Panel. Once you scroll down the page, you will see the version of Magento in the bottom (footer) right corner. 

    Magento 2 Magento Version,Magento Admin Panel

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  14. How to Create New Admin User in Magento 2?

    Magento is a multifunctional ECommerce platform you may need some help managing. That's why you create new admin users responsible for different things on your website. You also grant them access only to certain sections of your store for security reasons. 

    So, in this article, you will learn how to create admin users in Magento 2 via two methods and find out about necessary admin panel security measures for admins.

    How to Create a New Magento 2 Admin User via Admin Panel?

    In order to create a new admin user via Admin Panel take the following steps:

    1. Go to Admin Panel >  System > Permissions >  All Users.

    Magento 2 New Customer,Admin Panel

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  15. How to Create User Role in Magento 2?

    Creating Magento 2 user roles is the security action you should take before adding any users to your store. It helps you define the level of permissions some users will be granted with in order to restrict their access to some of the Magento 2 admin panel sections.

    In order to create a user role in Magento 2 take the following steps:

    1. Navigate to Admin Panel >  System> >  Permissions >  User Roles.

    Magento 2 User Role

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