Magento Management

  1. Magento 2 Zero Downtime Deployment

    Let's start with the little mind-reading magic trick.

    1. Do you use Magento 2?

     - Yes, you definitely do.

    2. Do you hate to see when your store is broken while running Magento 2 deployment commands?

     - Yes, you do.

    Did we guess?

    Yes? That's great. In the next 5 minutes we will help you with this pain. At Magefan we have created bash Linux script that allows you to run bin/magento setup commands without braking store, long downtime and losing sales.

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  2. Magento 2 Advanced Customer Group Price Rules (Tier Price Rules)

    One of the Magento 2 features is Customer Group Price (Tired Price). It allows you to set different prices of products in accordance with their quantity as well depending on customer group. E.g. define lower prices for wholesale customers who purchase 10 and more quantities of the same product.

    Magento 2 Customer Group Price

    In order to set Customer Group Price, you have to configure them on every product separately. To do this you need to:

    1. Login into Magento 2 admin panel

    2. Navigate to Catalog > Products

    3. Select a product you want to define prices for

    4. Under the "price" input click on Advanced Pricing link

    5. Manually specify a price for each group and qty

    It is not very convenient, especially in case you need to change prices on a huge amount of products.

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  3. Why Is It Better to use Magento 2 Blog Extension Than Integration With WordPress, Joomla, Drupal

    In Magento 1 we commonly saw that merchants have used Magento for an online store and some other CMS, e.g. WordPress, Joomla or Drupal for blogging, then installing different tools to make the integration between these systems.

    For Magento 2 we have developed Blog extension to allow you to have a store and a blog in one place. We want to show the advantages of using Magefan Blog Module over Integration modules or systems:

    1. Security

    Magento is one of the safest frameworks. Safety is the top priority for any successful business. And it's known that  WordPress and other blogging CMS are not famous for their security, especially when being installed with additional modules. That's why using Magento extension which expands Magento itself is better. Magefan Blog extension has passed over all verifications on Magento Marketplace, including security and it is safe to use. 

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  4. How to Enable Template Path Hints in Magento 2

    To define a .php block class or a .phtml template that corresponds to a specific page area on your Magento 2 store you can use Template Path Hints.

    Magento 2 Template Path Hilts

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  5. Magento 2.3 - TinyMCE 4 Toolbar / Text Color Tool Missing

    In Magento 2.3 and greater, Magento team has changed WYSIWYG editor, instead of TinyMCE 3 Magento started use TinyMCE 4.

    On the picture below, you can see Magento 2.0-2.2 TinyMCE 3  editor:

    TinyMCE 3 Magento 2 Editor

    Default Magento TinyMCE 4 editor does not include a lot of tools for example text color or text background and this can be inconvenient for the content manager.

    Magento 2 TinyMCE 4

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  6. How To Create Order In Magento 2 Admin Panel

    There are some situations when an agent needs to create a new order using Magento 2 Admin panel. In order to create an order via Magento 2 Backoffice:

    1. Go to Admin Panel > Sales > Orders and press the Create New Order button.

    Magento 2 Backoffice Order Creating, Orders

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  7. Error: Product Key is empty or invalid. The extension has been automatically disabled.

    Solution for Magento 2 Community Edition (CE / Open Source)

    If while saving Magefan extension on Magento Community edition you get the error "Product Key is empty or invalid. The extension has been automatically disabled." and you don't see any Product Key field, as on the screenshot:

    Product Key is empty or invalid. The extension has been automatically disabled.

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  8. Magento 2 XML Sitemap Configuration

    To configure the XML sitemap in Magento 2:

    1. Go to Marketing > Seo & Search > Site Map

    Magento 2 XML Sitemap Configuration

    2. Choose an existing sitemap to edit or if you don't have any XML sitemap yet press the Add Sitemap button.

    Magento 2 XML Sitemap Configuration

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  9. Better way to allow customer to remove their account

    According to the GDPR, every customer from the European Union (EU) has the right to remove his or her account from the store. There are a lot of different Magento 2 extensions which allow to do that and delete it instantly. However, it is not the best way to do so as there always is a chance to make customers change their decision or for them to remove their account by accident. So we are going to show you how it is done in Magento GDPR extension by Plumrocket.

    In order to delete an account, a customer needs to visit his/her account, go to My Privacy Center and find Delete your Account section.

    Magento 2 GDPR My Privacy Center, Delete your Account

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  10. How to restrict cookie notification by country in Magento 2

    If you sell globally you are aware of GDPR which is required in European Union (EU). Cookies notification is definitely annoying and not needed to be shown to people from outside EU.

    Magento 2 Cookie Notification

    That's why you may want it to be restricted depending on a visitor's country.
    In order to restrict cookie popup by country, we recommend to use Magento GDPR extension by Plumrocket. 

    Once you have installed this extension please go to Admin Panel > Stores > Configuration > Plumrocket >GDPR > Cookie Consent Notice section. 

    Magento 2 GDPR Configuration

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