Monthly Archives: October 2019

  1. Request "manage_pages" and "publish_pages" Permissions in Facebook Application?

    In case you already have a Facebook App and want it to use "manage_pages" and "publish_pages" permissions you will learn how to enable them in this article.

    These permissions are needed for Facebook App to be able to publish posts on your Facebook Page. Once it is in the developer mode you can make any publications on the Facebook page through the Facebook App without these permissions. 

    However, being published while in the developer mode posts aren't seen to anyone except for the page administrators and Facebook App developers. That is because Facebook needs to confirm the manage_pages and publish_pages requests, to make them seen to the public.

    In order to request "manage_pages"

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  2. How to Enable Blog Post Auto-Publication on Facebook?

    Posting to Facebook automatically saves you a lot of time so you don't have to duplicate your Magento 2 Blog posts to Facebook, especially if you publish regularly. In this article, you will learn how to configure the blog posts auto-publication to Facebook.

    Note: this feature is available only for Blog Plus and Extra.

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  3. How to Create a New Facebook Page?

    In order to create a new page on Facebook navigate to Facebook Login Page. Note, that you have to be logged in to your Facebook account to create a new page.

    1. Press the Create button and select Page from the flyout menu.

    2. Choose what kind of page you would like to create (Business&Brand or Community&Public).

    New facebook page

    3. Enter the Page Name.

    4. Set the Category you want your page to be added to.

    5. Specify your Address and set the Phone Number which is optional.

    6. Put a checkmark in the corresponding field if you don't want your address to be shown to the public

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  4. How to Create Facebook APP?

    In this article, you will learn how to create the Facebook App ID which opens a lot of opportunities for you.

    Following steps to create Facebook APP:

    1. Log in to your Facebook account.

    2. Go to Facebook for Developers, click on My Apps and press Create App.

    Facebook create app

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  5. Magento 2 Blog Comments Configuration

    Magento Blog supports different kinds of comments including Magefan, Facebook and Disqus comments. In this article, you will learn how to configure them.

    In order to manage comments in Magento 2 Blog navigate to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Blog > Post View and find the Comments section.

    Magefan Blog Comments

    1. Set the Number of Comments of blog post to be displayed by default. In order to see more comments, customers will have to click on the See More button.

    2. Specify the default Number of Replies to display.

    3. Choose whether to Allow Guest Comments. In case you disable this option guests won't be able to submit a new comment or reply. To do this they will have to log in.

    4. Decide

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  6. Manage Dates Displaying in Magento 2 Blog

    Dates in Magento 2 Blog are important since they give your readers information about your blog posts, blog development, and the relevancy of the content. In this article, you're going to find out more about the dates format, learn where the dates are displayed on Magento 2 Blog and how to disable them.

    Magento 2 Blog Plus and Blog Extra v2.9.1 have the option to set the dates format and disable dates displaying. However, note these options are available only for Blog Plus and Blog Extra users. 

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  7. Magento 2 Blog Custom HTML

    In order to manage Custom HTML Blog in Magento 2 Blog sidebar, please go to the Admin Panel > Stores  > Configuration  > Magefan Extensions  > Blog > Sidebar and find Custom HTML section.

    Custom HTML

    1. Enable or Disable the Custom HTML.

    2. Set the Sort Order to manage its position on the StorefrontThe higher the number of the position, the lower it will be displayed on the Sidebar.

    3. Enter the HTML text you want to be displayed in the Sidebar. You can also include custom blocks/templates and widgets here.

    Once you've finished don't forget to Save Config and

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  8. Magento 2 Blog RSS Feed

    In order to enable the Blog RSS Feed link in Magento 2 Blog sidebar, please go to the Admin Panel > Stores  > Configuration  > Magefan Extensions  > Blog > Sidebar and find RSS Feed section.

    RSS Feed

    1. Enable or Disable the RSS Feed link.

    2. Set the Sort Order to manage its position on the StorefrontThe higher the number of the position, the lower it will be displayed on the Sidebar.

    3. Enter the Feed Title

    4. Set the Feed Description.

    Once you've finished don't forget to Save Config and Flush

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  9. Magento 2 Blog Tag Cloud

    Once you create blog tag in Magento 2, it automatically appears in the blog sidebar tag cloud widget. In this article, you will learn how to configure tag cloud.

    To configure blog tag cloud in Magento 2 Blog go to the Stores  > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Blog > Sidebar and find Tag Cloud Widget section.

    Default Tag Cloud

    1. Enable or Disable the tag cloud widget.

    2. Set the Sort Order to manage the position of the widget on the StorefrontThe higher the

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  10. Magento 2 Blog Archive

    Blog archive is a great blog post filter same as other sidebar widgets. It is important for the blog visitors' experience since it allows them to sort posts out by date.

    So, in this article, you will learn how to configure blog archive widget.

    Take the following steps to configure the Blog Archive in Magento 2 Blog:

    1. Go to the Stores  > Configuration  > Magefan Extensions  > Blog > Sidebar and find Archive Widget section.

    2. Enable the widget.

    3. Set the Date Format you want the archive to be arranged in.

    Note: date

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  11. Magento 2 Blog Popular Posts

    Your blog is a place people come to in order to find some answers, advice or interesting facts. All of the blog posts are viewed by different people and, definitely, some are more popular than others.

    Magento 2 Blog popular posts — are the blog posts widget in the sidebar that is generated from the number of view counts on the blog post view page.

    To configure Blog Popular Posts in Magento 2:

    1. Go to the Stores  > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Blog > Sidebar and find Popular Posts Widget section.

    2. Enable the w

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  12. Magento 2 Blog Featured Posts

    Featured Blog Posts in Magento 2 Blog allow you to drive your customers and blog readers' attention to the most interesting blog posts. It is a great way to make an announcement or to highlight some important posts.

    Magento 2 Blog extension allows you to display recent and featured blog posts in the sidebar or any other place on your store you want people to see them.

    So, in this article, you will learn how to do this.

    Add Featured Blog Posts to Blog Sidebar

    1. Go to the Stores  > Configuration  > Magefan Extensions  > Blog > Sidebar and find Featured

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  13. Magento 2 Blog Recent Posts

    The recent blog posts widget in Magento 2 Blog allows you to promote your newest posts to your blog readers.

    You can email new blog posts to your subscribers automatically, so whenever there is a new post, your blog readers receive it in their email box. However, it is also great to display them in plain view of your readers, regardless of the page they are on, in the sidebar.

    So, in this article, you will learn how to configure the recent blog posts widget in the sidebar and find out where else you can display it on your Magento 2 store.

    Take the following steps to configure Blog Recent Posts in Magento 2:

    1. Navigate to Stores  > Configuration  > Magefan Extensions  > Blog

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  14. Magento 2 Blog Category Tree

    Categories in Magento 2 Blog help you keep your blog organized and easy to navigate. Blog visitors can track down posts they are interested in faster if you group them into categories. 

    When you display blog categories in the sidebar, wherever people are: blog post, tag page, blog homepage, they will be able to navigate to different categories.

    So, in this article you will learn how to configure the category tree in the sidebar.

    To configure category tree widget in Magento 2 Blog:

    1. Go to the Stores  > Configuration  > Magefan Extensions  > Blog > Sidebar and find Categories Widget

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  15. Magento 2 Blog Search Form

    Blog search helps your readers find relevant posts faster and easier. Except for all of the other blog navigation tools, blog search is one of the most basic and primary to use. All readers have to do to get to this or that blog post is type a few characters.

    So in this article, you will learn how to configure Magento 2 Blog search form.

    Search Form Widget

    To manage blog search form in Magento 2, go to the Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Blog > Sidebar and find Search Form Widget section.

    1. Enable or Disable the widget.

    2. Set the Sort Order to manage the position of the widget on the Storefront

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  16. Magento 2 Blog GraphQL Queries Examples

    The examples of some GraphQL queries for the Magento 2 blog module are presented in this article. With these queries, you will be able to extract the necessary blog data for Progressive Web Application (PWA). The queries are easily tested in the ChromeiQL - Chrome Browser Extension.

    Note that Magento 2 Blog GraphQL addition should be installed first.

    To check the full Blog GraphQL schema please see the 

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  17. Magento 2 Blog GraphQL Installation

    Do you want us to install the Blog GraphQL for you?

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    To install Magento 2 Blog GraphQL Extension by Magefan, please use one of these installation methods.

    Installation Method 1 - Installing via Composer (recommended)

    1. Open command line
    2. Using command "cd" navigate to your Magento 2 root directory
    3. Run CLI commands:
    composer require magefan/module-blog-graph-ql
    # Authentication required (repo.magento.com)
    # Get your Magento Marketplace authentication keys or use these:
    # Username: 7c018006799466c681ad507e27904677
    # Password: 289077c86e811661a8f7751828485d3a
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade
    php bin/magento setup:di:compile
    php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

    Note: if you don't want your website to be down during deployment, try these zero downtime deployment commands for Magento 2.

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  18. GraphQL Queries Testing

    In order to easily test the GraphQL queries all you need to do is install the ChromeiQL extension for Chrome Browser by pressing the Add to Chrome.

    Chromeigl Extension

    Once you have added it you will see the extension icon in the right top corner of the browser window. Pressing it will move you to the new window where the testing is actually conducted.

    This is the example of how we test the GraphQL query for Magefan Magento 2 Blog module:

    1. Set the Endpoint URL in the corresponding field.
    2. In the left field set the query. It is also allowed to state the query parameters if needed below the
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  19. How to Add Store Codes to the URLs in Magento 2?

    In case you have a multi-language store and want to add Store Codes to the URLs to make them look like e.g. yourdomain.com/en, yourdomain.com/fr, yourdomain.com/au follow next steps.

    Navigate to Stores > Configuration > General > Web and find the Url Options section. There you choose to Add Store Code to URLs selecting Yes from the corresponding select box and Save Config.

    Magento 2 store code url

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  20. How to Create Multi-Language Store in Magento 2?

    Creating a multi-language store means moving it to the global level and this is what Magento 2 stores owners should be keen on doing. It is quite obvious that managing a single language website is easier than multi-language, but just think for a while how many opportunities you will open.

    In this series of articles, we will prove that creating a multi-language website isn't as hard as you think it is.

    So, in order to create a multi-language website take the following steps:

    1. Create New Store View

    In this article, you will learn what the store view is, what do you need to create it for,how to create it.

    2. Install and Enable Magento 2 Language Packs

    After reading this article you will know how to find and set up language packs in order to enable base localization on a multi-language Magento.

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