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Blog

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$329.00

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 a 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. The store administrators can publish, save as drafts, or schedule required blog posts.

This 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 metadata for posts. Moreover, the Aheadworks development team has introduced the 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.

 

Account & Pricing

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 a 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 the Disqus service in order to allow and manage comments.

 

Recent Blog Posts Widget

It can be placed anywhere at the storefront.

 

Related Products

Storeowners can now display related products on the Blog post pages, either before or after post content.

 

Blog Posts On The Product Pages

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

 

Search Engine Optimization Options

Blog meta descriptions may be added via the customization page. SEO-friendly URLs and XML sitemap are 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 a 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:

 

Enhance With The Following: 

 

Support Policy

Included Technical Support:

  • Magento Open Source (CE) version - 3 months of free technical support
  • Magento Commerce using on prem (EE) version - 3 months of free technical support 
  • Magento Commerce on Cloud (ECE) version - 3 months of free technical support

Technical Specifications

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Seller profile

Aheadworks

Seller contact

E-mail

Integrator

Disqus

Current Version

2.7.4

Magento platform compatibility

Open Source (CE): 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Commerce on prem (EE): 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Commerce on Cloud (ECE): 2.3, 2.4

Type

Stable Build

Updated

13 November, 2020

Categories

Extensions, Content & Customizations

Quality Report

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Installation & Varnish Tests

Passed

Coding Standard

Passed

Plagiarism Check

Passed

Malware Check

Passed

Marketing Review

Passed

Manual Testing

Passed

All tests were conducted on the latest versions of Magento that existed for the compatible release lines at the moment of the extension submission. Latest versions of all other software were used, as applicable.

Release Notes

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2.7.4:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.3 2.4
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.3 2.4
  • Compatible with Commerce on Cloud (ECE) : 2.3 2.4
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    + Compatibility with Magento 2.4
    * Unit test updates for Magento 2.4
    * WebAPI update

2.7.3:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on Cloud (ECE) : 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    * Non-existent URL didn't return 404 page
    * Fixed issue when related Products are shown incorrectly in Slider Block Layout
    * Fixed issue when underscores are added to meta title
    * Obsolete 'Page Title Separator' option removed from configuration

2.7.1:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on Cloud (ECE) : 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    + Option to preview post in admin
    + Category image and description
    + Multiple SEO-related improvements and enhancements:
    - Meta tag improvements
    - URL-related improvements (suffixes, redirects, default page title separator)
    - Canonical meta tag enhancements
    - JSON-LD markup for blog posts
    - Option to disable SEO-related options (for managing with third-party extensions)
    * Excessive trailing slash in the home page URL
    * Blog tab is not shown on Product page if layout is set to full width
    * Endless progress bar on attempt to save a new post with an existing URL
    * Text element in Page Builder behaves incorrectly in blog post edit page
    * Fix for Magento Marketplace

2.6.4:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on Cloud (ECE) : 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    * Category tree is not loaded when deleting some root category
    * Fixed issue with breadcrumbs
    * Fixed issue when recent posts images are broken in Internet Explorer 11+

2.6.1:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    * Stability improvements

2.6.0:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    + Category hierarchy (Subcategories)
    + Post Author pages
    + Mass action: Assign posts to an author
    + Twitter account settings moved to Author page settings
    + LinkedIn and Facebook links for author
    + Previous/Next links on the article pages
    + Posts counter in blog tab on product pages
    + Meta Titles
    + Option to hide Blog from the main navigation menu
    * Minor fixes and design adjustments

2.5.0:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.1 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.1 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    + Related Posts
    + Thumbnails for Recent Posts and Blog Posts
    + GraphQL
    + PageBuilder support
    + RSS
    + Speed improvements
    * Data migration tool does not consider the option "Access to blog articles segmented by customer groups"
    * Image upload error

2.4.7:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.1 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.1 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    *Fixed vulnerability which allows a remote code execution via unserialize()
    *Magento 2.3 compatibility
    *Fixed issue with image uploading
    *Several websites affect the display of related products in a post
    *Fixed issue when unable to edit existing post

2.4.1:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.1 2.2
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (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 Open Source (CE) : 2.1 2.2
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (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

2.3.1:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.1
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (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

2.2.0:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.1
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (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 Open Source (CE) : 2.1
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (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

2.0.0:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.1
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.1
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    + Related products block can be displayed on Blog post pages
    + List of blog posts where a product was mentioned can be displayed on product page
    + Migration Tool (M1 > M2 Blog extension by Aheadworks data migration)
    + Unit tests
    * Minor bugfixes and stability improvements

1.0.2:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.0 2.1
  • Compatible with Commerce on prem (EE) : 2.0 2.1
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    * Composer updates

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