Monthly Archives: November 2019

  1. How to create a New Category in Magento 2?

    In order to create a new category in Magento 2 follow the steps:

    1. Navigate to Catalog > Categories.

    Magento 2 categories

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  2. How to create Automatic Products on Sale Category in Magento 2?

    Creating a Sale category with all products you have special offers for is one of the best marketing practices. So, how can you manage the Magento 2 sale category? 

    Magento 2 sale

    You definitely can add or remove all the products from the sale category manually or with the CSV import, but it is really time-consuming. Doing this manual job on a daily or hourly basic you lose your time. Every business has to optimize their processes to move forward.

    To automate the catalog management you can use dynamic category rules, but what is it? The dynamic category, judging from its name, is a category that is predetermined to be generated automatically.

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  3. How to enable Dynamic Categories Extension in Magento 2?

    In order to enable Magento 2 Dynamic Categories Extension navigate to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Dynamic Category.

    General Configuration

    1. Enable the extension in order to be able to create dynamic categories.

    2. Enter the Product Key which you can find in your Magefan Account > My Downloads.

    Magento 2 dynamic category configuration

    Once you've finished don't forget to press the Save Config button.

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  4. How to add a New Dynamic Category Rule?

    In order to configure or add new category rule in Magento 2 Dynamic Categories Extension navigate to Catalog > Dynamic Category > Rules.

    Magento 2 Dynamic Category

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  5. Uninstalling Magento 2 Dynamic Categories Extension

    If you decided to remove Magento 2 Dynamic Categories Extension by Magefan, please follow the steps below, also you can contact our team for a free consultation in case you have any issues with Magefan's extension.

    Remove Extension Files

    Removing files instruction depends on a way dynamic categories extension has been installed.

    1. If you can find the extension files in the folder


    then remove this folder.

    2. If the extension was installed via the composer and its files located in the folder


    then run composer CLI command to remove it

    composer remove magefan/module-dynamic-category

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  6. Updating Magento 2 Dynamic Categories Extension

    If you need to update Magento 2 Dynamic Categories Extension by Magefan, please follow the steps below. Note that the update instructions depend on the method dynamic categories extension was installed with.

    Update using composer

    If the dynamic categories module was installed via the composer (check if vendor/magefan/module-dynamic-category folder exists), then you need to run these simple CLI commands in Magento 2 directory:

    composer remove magefan/module-dynamic-category
    composer require magefan/module-dynamic-category ^x.x.x
    # replace x.x.x with the version you want to use
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade
    php bin/magento setup:di:compile
    php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy


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  7. Magento 2 Dynamic Categories Extension Installation

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

    Installation Method 1 - Installing via Composer (recommended)

    Please navigate to your Magefan Account > My Downloads > Install via Composer to get the composer installation instructions.

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  8. Magento sidebar is missing fix

    There are cases when the Magento sidebar is missing and not showing. Most likely this is because of the "sidebar" or "sidebar.additional" container has been removed from your theme layout.

    Magento sidebar is missing

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  9. Migrate AheadWorks M2 Blog to Free Magento 2 Blog

    In order to migrate AheadWorks M2 Blog to Magento 2 Blog, you have to install free Magento 2 Blog by Magefan. After that navigate to Admin Panel > Content > Blog > Import and choose the Import from AheadWorks M2.

    Magento 2 blog import

    Blog Import from AheadWorks

    Specify M2 database credentials:

    1. Set a Database Name and User Name.

    2. Set a database user Password.

    3. Set a Database server host (location of a database) in Database Host field.

    4. Set a Table Prefix if there is one.

    5. Specify a Store view the blog

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  10. 10 Simple Tips on How to Improve Magento 2 Security

    1. Magento Security Scan Tool

    Configure Magento Security Scan Tool.

    2. Unique Admin Panel Route

    Never use "/admin/" or any other common path as a route (front name) to your Magento 2 admin panel. This increases your chances of becoming a brute force victim. You can easily change the admin route (backend frontend name) following this link.

    3. Enable ReCaptcha

    Save your store from bots. In order to enable ReCaptcha in Magento 2.0.x - 2.2.x you need to install

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