Monthly Archives: November 2019

  1. How to create New Category in Magento 2?

    Following steps to create a new category in Magento 2:

    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 create 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 basis you lose your time. Every business has to optimize their processes to move forward.

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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.

    3. Enable the Use MSI option if you want to use the Multi-Source Inventory on your store.

    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 New Dynamic Category Rule?

    Creating dynamic category rules in Magento 2 you make the process of product management easier. According to dynamic category rules your Magento 2 products will be added to the dynamic categories automatically according to certain conditions.

    That will allow you to create automatic categories like Brands, Sale, Newly Added, Most Rated, etc. based on different product attributes.

    In order to add new dynamic category rule in Magento 2 Dynamic Categories Extension take the following steps:

    1. 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 (Method 1)

    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

    Do you want us to install the Dynamic Categories extension for you?

    Let our technical engineers do it – check out our Installation Service.

    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 Magento 2 Blog by Magefan. After that navigate to Admin Panel > Content > Blog > Import and choose the Import from AheadWorks M2.

    Import Aheardworks Blog to Magento 2

    To Import Aheadworks Blog to Magento 2 Blog:

    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 from AheadWorks is to be imported

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  10. 9 Simple Tips to Improve Magento 2 Security

    In the era of technological advancement and the extensive reliance on the internet, a lot of merchants constantly look for the most effective ways to improve their Magento 2 security. Even if you're confident your Magento 2 store is 100% secure, there is no harm in taking extra actions to ensure it's protected from any kind of violations.

    Magento 2 experts and professionals work hard to develop some new ways to improve Magento security so that your store and customer data are under no danger. So, we've gathered the best tips on how you can improve your Magento 2 store security and provide a safe shopping environment for your customers.

    Top 9 Magento 2 Security Tips:

    1. Magento Security Scan Tool

    Configure Magento Security Scan Tool. It's better to prevent the problem from appearing than solve it. Magento security scan Tool does exactly

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  11. How to create a New Blog Tag in Magento 2?

    Search form, categories and sidebar widgets are some of the best ways to improve navigation in your Magento 2 Blog. However, today you're going to learn about some other - Blog Tags.

    Tags are used to help readers navigate through your blog faster and more effectively. Tag is a short description of a topic that is used as a keyword to mark blog posts. 

    In our Blog tags are displayed at the top of the blog post page, in the sidebar tag cloud and on tags page. 

    Take the following steps to create new blog tag in Magento 2:

    1. Navigate to Content > Blog > Tags and press Add New Tag button.

    2. Make sure you Enable the new Tag.

    3. Set the Tag Title and write some Content that will be displayed on the tag page.

    Magento 2 new tag

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  12. How to Configure Social Sharing Links in Magento 2 Blog?

    Social media has become an ultimate traffic source for a lot of stores. We spend most of our time on social media where we find, perceive and share information. So, it's no wonder social media is a vital element in every marketing campaign now.

    Therefore, it not only works for products but blogs as well.

    When people find and read an engaging piece, what do they do?

    They share it with friends or on their social media pages for others to see. This covers more people who can follow the link and land on your blog page.

    Correspondingly, you have to let people share your blog posts to get more coverage. And for that, you have to configure social sharing buttons.

    Following steps to configure social sharing buttons for Magento 2 Blog posts:

    1. Go to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Blog and find the Social
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  13. Magento 2 Blog Robots Meta Tags Configuration

    Nowadays a lot depends on SEO and your websites' visibility in search engines. Website owners do their best to make their pages rank. However, there might be some pages they don't want to display on the search engine SERP.

    For that, you configure default robots. And since the blog is a complex traffic generation tool, you might want to configure default robots for blog pages too.

    So, in this article, you will learn more about default robots for blog pages.

    What are the default robots?

    Default robots, also known as robots.txt, are the standard websites use in order to communicate with web robots. They are used to let the web crawlers know which pages of your website you want and don't want to be scanned and processed.

    Why do you need the default robots?

    Privacy and SEO. As well as you can "hide" some pages of your website from web robots you are able to tell what pages exactly you what

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  14. How to Configure Blog Design in Magento 2?

    In order to configure blog design in Magento 2 Blog navigate to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Blog and find the Design section.

    Note: that this option is available only for Blog Plus and Blog Extra users.

    In this section you are able to choose the Layouts for Blog Post, Category, Tag, Author, Search and Index Pages.

    It can be empty, 1 column, 2 columns with right bar or left bar or 3 columns. In case you have some designs on your Magento instance they will be displayed here as well. 

    Magento 2 blog design

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  15. How to Configure Blog Post List in Magento 2?

    Your blog list pages are important since these are the pages your blog readers land on. How you organize posts in lists and what template you choose significantly influences readers' choice: to go on reading or leave. 

    In Magento 2 Blog there are several pages you can configure blog posts list for:

    • Blog Index Page
    • Blog Category Page
    • Blog Search Page
    • Blog Archive Page
    • Blog Tag Page
    • Blog Author Page

    Post list option is available on each of these pages. So you can choose different templates and numbers of posts for each of them.

    However, if you don't, blog extension will take settings from general post list configurations. And that is what you're going to learn about in this article.

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  16. How to Configure Blog Post View Page in Magento 2?

    When you create blog post in Magento 2 you set post content, tags, display setting, etc. However, other elements displayed on a blog post page are set in Magento 2 Blog extension configurations. 

    So, in this article, you will learn how to configure blog post page or post view.

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  17. How to Create Blog Post Author in Magento 2?

    Blog authors add credibility and provide readers a source of information. So, creating authors in Magento 2 Blog allows different people to contribute content and have separate accounts and roles.

    Note: blog author option is available only for the Blog Extra users. If you use Blog Base or Blog Plus the admin user has the role of the author.

    So to create different blog authors in Blog Base or Plus you have to create different admins. Learn more about how to create the admin user in Magento 2.

    To create blog post author in Magento 2 Blog Extra take the following steps or check the video down below:

    1. Make sure you enable

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  18. How to Configure Blog Post Author in Magento 2?

    It is useful to add blog author to your Magento 2 Blog, so readers can refer to someone who stands behind this or that content.

    An author is the source of information on your blog and in this article, you will learn how to configure basic author options.

    To configure blog post author in Magento 2:

    1. Navigate to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Blog and find the Author section.

    2. Choose whether to Display Author Information or not. If you disable this option no information about the author of the post will be displayed on the blog post page.

    If you decide to display author information the following options will appear:

    • Display Author Block which includes author photo, bio description, and social links. 
    • Display Post List
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  19. What are the advantages of using Blog Plus and Blog Extra?

    Magento 2 Blog is one of the best free blog extensions with a lot of features other blog modules are missing. However, that is not all you can get. Magefan offers 2 more blog editions that allow you to broaden the range of features your blog could have.

    Blog Plus and Blog Extra open a lot more useful options which you will learn about in this article. It is important to note that upgrading from Base Blog to Blog Plus or Blog Extra is simple since they are the additional modules that expand the Blog extension, therefore, you will not have any issues with the upgrading.

    Blog Search Integration with Catalog Search

    Usually, when people search for something on your Magento 2 store, they find product results. In Magento 2 Blog Extra edition you can integrate your blog search with the

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  20. Magento 2 CMS Block Translation

    Translating CMS blocks in Magento 2 you ensure your worldwide customers can get the right information presented in their language creating a great shopping experience for them.

    In order to translate the CMS block in Magento 2 take the following steps:

    1. Go to Content > Elements > Blocks choose the block you want to translate and press the Add New Block button since the translation of the block requires manual creation of a new one.

    Magento 2 cms block translation

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