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  1. How to move Magefan Blog data from one database to another

    If for some reason you need to copy blog data from one database (DB1) to another (DB2), please follow these steps:

    1. Make sure that Magento 2 instance that uses DB2 has the same blog extension version as one that uses DB1. If not please upldate Magento 2 blog module on one of them.
    2. Create a backup of magefan_blog_* tables in DB2.
    3. Remove all magefan_blog_* tables from DB2.
    4. Make export (dump) of all magefan_blog_* tables from DB1
    5. Import dump to DB2.

    Using this instruction you'll easily migrate ALL blog data from DB1 to DB2. For database manipulations you can use phpMyAdmin, Adminer.

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  2. How to install Facebook PHP SDK on Magento 2

    The easiest way to install Facebook PHP SDK on Magento 2 is to use the composer. Run this CLI command, in Magento 2 folder to install it:

    composer require facebook/graph-sdk 

    If for some reason you cannot use the composer, then:

    1. Download SDK version you need using the link  https://github.com/facebook/php-graph-sdk/releases.

    2. Unzip archive.

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  3. Changing locale of Magneto 2 admin panel

    In order to change the locale of Magento 2 Admin Panel, you need to click on your user icon in the upper right corner and go to Account Settings.

    Magento 2 Admin User Manu

    Then, find in the Account Information section Interface Locale select box, where choose the language you need.

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  4. Translate Magento 2 using Translate Inline Tool

    If you need to translate some text in Magento 2 you can use the Magento Inline Translate functionality.

    In order to enable it, your Magento needs to be in the default or developer mode. Then you need to go to Admin Panel > Stores > Settings > Configuration > Advanced > Developer > Translate Inline.

    Magento 2 Developer Configuration

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  5. How To Reindex Magento 2 Using CLI

    To reindex Magneto 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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  6. Migrate AheadWorks M1 Blog to Magento 2 Blog

    In order to migrate AheadWorks Blog for Magento 1 to Magento 2 Blog please install free Magefan Blog Extention.

    Thereafter, please go to Admin Panel > Content > Blog > Import.

    Magento 2 Migrate AheadWorks M1 to Magento 2

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  7. Programmatically assign attribute to all attribute sets in Magento 2

    If you have a product attribute and what to assign it to a single attribute set, it's easy to do via Magento 2 Admin Panel > Stores > Attributes > Attribute Set.
    But what if you need to assign it to all your attribute sets? What if you have 50+ or ever 100+ attribute sets? It can be time costly.

    So what you can do, is to create a simple script that will do all job for you.

    1. Create a PHP file "myscript.php" in your Magento 2 root directory.

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  8. How to clean Magento 2 Cache

    Clean Magento 2 cache via Admin Panel

    In order to clean a cache in Magento 2 please go to Admin Panel > System > Cache Management.

    Magento 2 Cache Management,Cache Flush

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  9. Manage Magento 2 Admin Notifications

    Sometimes you can see notifications in Magneto 2 panel that are displayed over and over again. This is Magento 2 admin notifications.

    Magento 2 Admin Notification

    To stop showing these messages you need to mark them as read. 

    For this please navigate to Noficiations Manage page. Click on the bell icon in the top right corner in the admin panel and then press the "See All (X  unread)" link.

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  10. How To Reindex Magento 2 From Admin Panel

    In Magento 2 you cannot perform the reindex from the back-office. To make a reindex you need use PuTTY or another terminal application to run the CLI commands, e.g. command for reindex:

    php bin/magento indexer:reindex

    With FREE Magento 2 Command Line (CLI) Extension by Magefan you can run CLI commands directly from Magento 2 admin panel.

    Once you install Magefan CLI extension a new menu item "System > Command Line" will be added to the admin menu.

    Magento 2 Command Line

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