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Awesome Blog
M2

by Magefan
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Compatibility

Magento Platform
Open Source (CE)
2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Commerce using on prem (EE)
2.2, 2.3
Commerce on Cloud (ECE)
2.2, 2.3

Tech Specifications

Seller:
Current Version:
2.9.1
Type:
Stable Build
Updated:
12 December, 2019
Categories:
Extensions, Content & Customizations, Personalization & Experience Management
Supported Browsers:
Chrome Linux: 42, 43, 44 Mac: 39, 44 Windows: 39, 40, 42, 43, 44 Firefox Linux: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Mac: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Windows: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Safari Linux: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Mac: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Windows: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 Edge Windows: 42 IE Windows: 10, 11, 8, 9
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Overview

This Magefan Awesome Blog extension allows you to add a blog section to your online shop.

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Overview

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Managing a blog is one of the best ways to create a great customer experience,  attract more potential customers and boost sales. This Magefan Awesome Blog extension allows you to add a blog section to your online shop. You shouldn’t have to additionally install WordPress with this extension in order to have a blog. All blog data is stored in the Magento 2 database and can be managed directly via the Magento 2 admin panel.

Use the best SEO practices to enrich your store content with our blog module. Create and manage blog posts, categories, tags, authors, assign related posts and products fast and easily. All the features provided by the Magefan Blog module allow you to create a professional marketing tool that eventually will become your store profit maker.

 

Features

Blog Posts

Create new posts easily using the WYSIWYG editor, customize them by attaching images, set meta & open graph data. Now you can also specify the date of your post, which is handy when you need your new article to be posted on the specific date.

 

Blog Categories

Our blog extension supports the multi-level category tree. You can assign your posts to several categories and view the list of blog posts by categories. You can also add category descriptions in order to expand the content of a category page on the storefront.

 

SEO Friendly Permalinks

All blog pages have Friendly Permalinks which improve Search Engine Optimization. Permalinks are generated automatically while creating a category or a post. You can also configure them manually or change any time you need. The blog extension allows you to customize the Permalinks structure easily and you will be surprised how flexible is the URL structure for changing on the blog.

 

Blog Tags

Besides assigning posts to categories, you can also set tags for them as well as view a list of blog posts by tags. Also the tag cloud will be displayed for users in the sidebar menu.

 

Blog Archive

The blog posts’ history is grouped by months and displayed for users. They will be able to view all the articles easily by a selected month.

 

Blog Search

Customers will be able to find an appropriate blog post fast and easily by using a search form on your website.

 

Author

Assign an author to each post so that users could see who has written an article, as well as search by a particular author. This feature is handy for stores which have several different authors. 

 

Lazy Load (Infinite Scroll)

Besides the standard pagination, “lazy load” will be available on the list of blog posts. There is no more need to press the buttons or links to go to the next page. More articles will be loaded automatically and displayed when a user scroll till the end of the page. The feature can be enabled and configured easily in the Admin Panel of your Magento.

 

Posts Comments

“Comments” functionality is also available in our extension. You can allow your readers to share their thoughts and comments using Disqus Comments. Facebook or Google Comments are also integrated into our Blog Extension. 

 

Related Blog Posts & Products

You can activate related posts or products for each post in your blog. This functionality allows you to increase page views as well as cut down the bounce rate. Assigned posts will be displayed on the current blog post page, and the blog posts will be also displayed on the product page accordingly.

 

Multi Website & Multi-Language Support

If you use one Magento instance to manage multiple Magento websites, you can definitely use our Blog Extension. It supports multi-stores flawlessly as well as multi-languages functionality. Moreover, along with the English localization other languages are available out of the box: French, Dutch, Ukrainian, Romanian and Chinese. You can also easily translate the blog into the required language, if it is not available on the list.

 

Social Shares

Users can easily share the blog posts with their friends via various social networks or send by email. This feature lets you involve new users and boost page views, along with creating backlinks on your website.

 

Sitemap XML & RSS

Of course, our Blog Extension allows you to have the key things any blog can function without the XML sitemap and the RSS feed.

 

REST API

If you have good programming skills and can develop different apps, you can use the Blog REST API in order to manage your blog directly from your application.

 

Import From WordPress Or AW Blog For M1

If you used any WordPress or AheadWorks modules to manage your website blog earlier, you can import all the blog posts and categories into the Magefan Blog Extension in a few clicks.

 

Compatible With Custom Third-Party Modules

You can easily set up and configure our Blog Extension even if you use a custom theme at your Magento store. The extension is also fully compatible with the Smartwave Porto Theme out of the box.

 

It's Free & 100% Open Source

We know it’s insensible to offer our splendid solution for free, however, what you wouldn’t do for a community to make it better and happier? 

Release Notes

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2.9.1:

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

    Attention! Magento 2 Blog is not longer compatible with Magento v2.1.x. If you use Magento v2.1 the latest available for you version is Blog 2.9.0

    Features:

    - Blog GraphQL. Now you can include the blog into your PWA solution. Available as additional FREE extension magefan/module-blog-graph-ql
    - Updated Blog comments reCaptcha to v2.0.4. Available as additional FREE extension magefan/module-blog-comments-recaptcha
    - Code for integration with Magento 2 AMP extension has been moved to additional FREE extension magefan/module-blog-amp
    - Updated Product Widget and YouTube widget (Blog Extra)
    - Compatibility with Magento 2 Alternate Hreflang
    - New post comment email notification for customers, blog post newsletter subscription (Blog Extra)
    - Default blog pages layout settings. Now in Stores > Configuration, you can set layout (1 column, 2 columns left, 2 columns right, 3 columns) for blog index, post, category, tag, author, search page (Blog Plus & Extra)
    - Date Format and Show/Hide article publication date options (Blog Plus & Extra)
    - Option to disable comments on an individual blog post (Blog Plus & Extra)
    - Post featured image alt tag
    - Separate (additional) featured image and featured image alt tag for post list (Blog Plus & Extra)
    - Improved Magento 2 WYSIWYG TinyMCE 4 editor
    - Animated Sidebar Tag Cloud
    - Maximum Tags Number option for Tag Cloud
    - The blog search algorithm now also work with blog tag names
    - Related blog posts are now displayed in a tab "Related Posts" on a product page
    - Article Views Count, Popular (Most Viewed) Posts block in sidebar
    - Meta title option for blog main page
    - Slash (/) in blog page identifiers now allowed
    - Added sv_SE locale
    - New admin menu item for Blog Block Widgets
    - Wizard for import data from Mirasvit Blog extension for Magento 2
    - Performance and code style improvements

2.8.6:

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

    Features:
    - Added back Magento 2.1.x compatibility
    - Added import from Mageplaza Blog Extension for M2
    - Improved import from AheadWorks Blog Module for M1

    Bug Fixes:
    - Blog search errors
    - Error: PHP class Magefan\Blog\Block\Adminhtml\Category\SaveAndContinueButton not found
    - Minor issues

2.8.0:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.1 2.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Features:
    - Added section in the Magento 2 admin panel to manage Blog Tags
    - Automatic page cache cleaning during saving the Blog post, category, tag
    - Added option to sort Posts by the position for Blog Homepage and Blog Category pages
    - Changed Meta Description's Max. Length from 160 to 300
    - Added custom template for Smartwave/porto Homepage recent posts

    Bug Fixes:
    - The issue with space in the URL Key during autogeneration
    - The issue with the connection to the database via socket during import from AW Blog
    - RSS Feed size, now it contains only 10 posts

2.6.2:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.1 2.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    - Added Featured Blog Posts widget
    - Added blog categories into navigation menu
    - Added max. depth for blog categories in sidebar
    - Added blog page types, so now you can use them in widget settings
    - uk_UA locale improvements
    - Improved URL key validation
    - Updated Fancybox 3 JS library
    - Code styles fixes

2.3.0:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.0
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Features:
    Added author information. Author name can be set and displayed, also author page with posts list is added)
    Add google comments. Now except Facebook and Disqus now you can use google+ comments too
    Add posts lazy load. Instead of standard pagination you can try automatic posts load on page scroll

    Bug Fixes:
    Fix issue with error on Add New Post or Category in single store mode

2.2.0:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.0
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Features:
    Added author information. Author name can be set and displayed, also author page with posts list is added)
    Add google comments. Now except Facebook and Disqus now you can use google+ comments too
    Add posts lazy load. Instead of standard pagination you can try automatic posts load on page scroll

    Bug Fixes:
    Fix issue with error on Add New Post or Category in single store mode

1.0.1:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.0
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Stable Release 2.0.2

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