Blog

Blog
M2

TOTAL:
$349.00
Compatible With: Community 2.1, 2.2 Enterprise 2.1, 2.2

Tech Specifications

Seller:
Integrator:
Current Version:
2.4.1
Type:
Stable Build
Updated:
27 April, 2018
Categories:
Extensions, Content & Customizations, Top M2 extension for Content & Customization
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Overview

Introduces a fully functional blog to your store. Includes all features dictated by best industry practices, allows to create and manage engaging content.

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Overview

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Blog extension for Magento 2 introduces a fully functional blog to your store. The blog acts as a separate section of the store and can be accessed via the navigation menu of the home page or by a direct link. The extension features wide range of customization options including: post and page layout, number of posts per page, and different sidebar compositions. Blog posts are created and edited with the help of What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor. The posts can include videos, images and other media. Store administrator can publish, save as drafts or schedule required blog posts. Blog can be navigated by pages, tags and the recent posts can be featured in a dedicated block at the sidebars. Blog extension for Magento 2 uses best SEO practices, allows including posts and categories, and specifying meta data for posts.

Moreover, Aheadworks development team has introduced M1-M2 migration tool for Blog for Magento 1 owners. Now all the blog posts can be migrated to Magento 1 making Magento 2 migration simpler.

The extension is integrated with Disqus web service and requires an account created at Disqus. The service is free and legal to use for both publishers and commenters. More information on Disqus may be found here.

Business value

The extension comes ready to run successful blog campaign!

  • Reach more potential customers with attractive and meaningful articles
  • Let customers promote your Brand via social network sharing
  • Stimulate sales through adding related products to blog posts

 

Feature highlights

Blog layout

The number of posts per page, post previews, and sidebar composition are all customizable.

 

Disqus integration

A blog will have to be connected to Disqus service in order to allow and manage comments.

Recent Blog posts widget

Can be placed anywhere at the storefront.

Related products

Storeowner can not display related products on the Blog post pages, either before of after post content.

Blog posts on the product pages

The extension introduce 'Blog' tab on the product pages mentioned in the Blog posts for quick customer reference.

Search engine optimization options

Blog meta description may be added via customization page. SEO-friendly URLs and XML sitemap also available.

Canonical tags

The Canonical URL option allows you to choose a canonical URL for a particular blog and add it as a canonical tag in order to avoid the duplicate content issue.

Post creation

What-You-See-is-What-You-Get editor provides a standard set of necessary writing and editing tools.

Content navigation

The navigation is aided by tags, categories, and a sidebar featuring fresh content.

 

Migration from Blog for Magento 1 to Magento 2

Aheadworks has introduced a migration tool, for data migration from Magento 1 Blog. Refer to the installation guide for more information and video guide.

Wordpress > Magento 2 post migration

If you have a WordPress blog and want to move it to your Magento 2 store, the extension offers a convenient way to migrate the posts. Read our documentation for more information.

  

Demo

To experience the extension firsthand follow the links below:

Release Notes

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2.4.1:

  • Compatible with CE: 2.1 2.2
  • Compatible with EE: 2.1 2.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    +Post image implementation
    +Twitter Cards and Open Graph support
    +Categories added to the sidebar
    +Category is included into the URL structure
    +Canonical URL management and tag implementation
    +Access to blog articles segmented by customer groups
    +Integration with BlueFoot for Magento Commerce
    +New lines added to CSV
    *UI improvements
    *Canonical URL option is displayed by default
    *Category sidebar cannot be disabled
    *Post data is lost in case some errors appear while saving the post
    *‘Related Products’ block doesn't work with several ‘category’ conditions
    *‘Related Products’ block, which contains configurable products only, isn't shown on a post page
    *Slow performance issue
    *Fixed issue when formatting of imported posts is broken
    *Impossible to use extension attributes
    *Varnish compatibility improvement
    *Fixed issue when a post cannot be saved without selected categories
    *Data migration tool compatibility with Magento 2.2.2
    *Speed improvements

2.3.2:

  • Compatible with CE: 2.1 2.2
  • Compatible with EE: 2.1 2.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    * Magento 2.2.0: compilation issue
    * Unit tests with new PHPUnit issue
    * Magento 2.2rc: Only posts with empty date are saved

2.2.0:

  • Compatible with CE: 2.1
  • Compatible with EE: 2.1
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    + 'Update' post button
    * Blog migration tool improvements
    * Wordpress posts import publish date issue
    * Direct usage of $_FILES Superglobal has been addressed
    * Request to SOAP wdsl issue
    * Related products option issue ('Invalid From Key')
    * SEO-Friendly post URLs improvement
    * Import blog posts from WordPress
    * Add mass-actions to grid

2.1.0:

  • Compatible with CE: 2.1
  • Compatible with EE: 2.1
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    + Recent blog posts widget
    * Scheduled post doesn't appear at Storefront when FPC is enabled
    * Empty Blog meta description
    * Meta description is shared to Facebook
    * Faq urls are not generated in sitemap.xml if Blog is installed
    * Sidebar with "Recent Posts" isn't shown at post page
    * Bookmarks don't work at Posts page
    * Post statuses colors should be different

Support

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The best place to start if you need help with a specific extension is to contact the developer. All Magento developers have both a contact email and a support email listed.

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