You can have up to five different email addresses to represent distinct functions or departments for each store or view. In addition to the following predefined email identities, there are three custom identities that you can set up according to your needs:
Welcome message is shown in the top right of the header that includes the customer’s name when they logged in. However, with visitors who do not log in your store, a message “Default welcome msg” will be displayed automatically by default Magento 2; and it is impossible to change this default message. Hence, you should make sure that this welcome message have to be more attractive and eye-catching. In previous post I talk about Quick login it is designed for quick login to your Magento 2 store without processing complex register steps.
The Contact Us link on the footer of the store is an easy way for customers to keep in touch with you. Customers can complete the form to send a message to your store.
How To Install Magento 2 - Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store. Magento offers powerful marketing, search engine optimization, and catalog-management tools. Ref. Wikipedia.
Brute force attacks are becoming very common these days. Most websites are vulnerable to such break-in attempts. The fact that these attacks give severely negative impacts on online stores - million or even billion dollars can be lost, personal data can be misused and violated - rings an alert to store owners. E-commerce business doers seriously care about solutions to get rid of this threat.
This tutorial will cover all topics related to: how to set default country, how to set locale in Magento 2 store. Locale Options in Magento 2 provides more details about your store. Setup your store information on Locale Options that determines the timezone, your language and official working days in your area. Also, others can identify your country, tax rate and guest some needed information related to your location.
Setup store information in order to provides the basic information that will be used on sale documents and in other communications. The Store Information you need to add includes phone number, country, region/state, Zip code, VAT number, etc. Especially, all of the information is flexible to edit whenever you need.
Magento Connect supports you to create a free Magento account from Magento Connect website. Your Magento account can be accessed from either the Magento website or from your store’s Admin. With your own Magento account you can view, track your order or find any information that is related to the products or services you have purchased. Remember that, the email address that is used to open a Magento account can be associated with only one account.
Single-Store Mode is disabled as default that leads to show a scope indicator whenever each configuration setting. Therefore, let enable single-store mode to simplify the display by turning off all Store View options and scope indicators if your Magento Community 2.0 installation has only a single store and view.
Learn how to manage inbox in Magento 2 is a must because of the major importance of the message. You may lose or later access many important information such as system updates, patches, new releases, scheduled maintenance, upcoming events, and more from Magento if you don’t know how to manage inbox in Magento 2.
User Name and Password are the required fields if you want to log in the Magento admin. And it is the huge trouble if you forget one of them. Therefore, resetting admin password is very essential to every store. With Magento 2, “Forgot your password” link is available to click, then a temporary password can be sent to the email address that is associated with the account immediately. If the admin account get lock, this tutorial will help. Let do the following steps to reset your admin password in Magento 2.
In this topic, I will show you how to upload images product step by step. You know that, high-quality images is the strength to make your website more beautiful and have a professional look of your shoppers. If each your product has a collection of images in the catalog, it is hardly surprising to manage a hundreds or thousands of images. Thus, let establish a naming convention for your image files right now, that will makes your track more easily even if you want to find the originals.
To help your products be more attractive and lively, Magento 2 allows uploading individual video for any product you need. Watching Magento product video will bring a truly overview of your product to customers before purchasing. The more visual product, the more sales is created by the clients.
Change Favicon Magento 2 - Favicon is short for “favorite icon”, and refers to the little icon on the tab of each browser page. Depending on the browser, the favicon also appears in the address bar, just before the URL. Favicons are generally 16 x 16 pixels or 32 x 32 pixels in size. Magento accepts ICO, PNG, JPG, and SVG file types, although not all browsers support these formats. The most widely supported file format to use for a favicon is ICO. There are many free tools available online that you can use to generate an ICO image or convert an exiting image to the format.
As soon as applying the Magento 2 platform for your online store, one of the first things you may want to do is to change the Magento 2 default logo in the header, and upload a favicon for the browser. In the previous tutorial, I discussed about changing Email logo, hope this help you customize your store. Uploading your own logo will make the store more professional and more reliable in the customer’s mind. Especially, the business logo will help you increase the awareness of your brand significantly.
You can create a Configurable Product in Magento 2 through many variations and the Configurable Product differs from a Single product by a drop-down list of option for each variation. That means it is simple for you to track inventory for the product variation because an option is actually a simple product with a unique SKU. This advance is the thing you could have when creating a simple product with custom options, however, it is impossible to track inventory for each variation by that way. Although it takes much time to set up a configurable product, you can save time in the long term of your business’s growing. Therefore, the configurable product type is a good choice for products with multiple options.
A simple product, the popular product type in Magento, is the foundation of Grouped Products, Bundle Products, Downloadable Products, Configurable Products and Virtual Products and it is used the most frequently on Magento stores. Thus, Magento store owners can sell the Simple Product separately or sell it as a part of the grouped, bundle or configurable product.
A bundle product includes customizable product that you can build for your own. Each item in the bundle product can be based on one of the product types: Simple Product and Virtual Product. Since then you can set either dynamic or fixed value for a bundle. You can see an example for the bundle product in the following image:
A downloadable product is a type of product that allow shoppers to get it as a file, such as an eBook, music, video, software application, or update. You can put an album on sale and sell each song individually. In addition, you can use a downloadable product to deliver an electronic version of your product catalog. It is very easy to create the downloadable product for your Magento 2 store.
Gather many simple standalone products into a group which is called Group Product, a type of Magento products. It is possible to base on the variation of simple product to create a set of different products. You can consider the purpose to build a group product like a set of Sprite Yoga Strap.
When owning a store, there are many kinds of items you can sell them while they are divided into two main types: physical products that might be touched or tasted and non-tangible products such as memberships, services, warranties, or subscriptions. Therefore, Magento 2 platform allows you to release both of them and Virtual Products settings will help you create a new non-tangible item without any difficulty.
In shopping online, shoppers only base the senses to make a judgment and decide whether they will buy this product or not. Because of that, it is necessary to give the true attributes of the items by Swatches feature such as color, pattern, and texture. For example, you have a shirt and it is more attractive with unique shades of color than flat colors. The more realistic the customers feel, the more products you can sell out. This color swatch can be displayed in Layered Navigation.
Applying Images Watermarks allows store owners to protect your product images from unauthorized using by anyone. The image watermark can be the Magento logo or other images as you need with many supported formats like .jpg (jpeg), .gif, or .png. Magento watermark is put on all of your product images while the size, opacity and position are flexible to config. Here is an example for applying an image watermark:
Making a reservation for a product image that is coming soon is a great idea if you haven’t finished the major one yet. The replaced image is called as Placeholder. This means store owners will use a temporary image on the product list page until the offical product image is ready to appear.
Setting up Advanced Pricing is one of the advanced settings you will get in specific product setting page. The Advanced Pricing includes two types: Special Price and Tier Price. All of them both support you to create a small promotional campaign as well as make your product more attractive to the store visitors.
Special Price is called as a promotional campaign you will give to shoppers wwithin an exact time. The special price is shown both on the catalog page and product detail page while the ordinary price is grayed out, both of them is liked by word “was” like $30.00 was $36.00.
From Magento 2 configuration, you can set up tier price efforlessly, that means allowing you to provide the best price as special discount for some products. To get the deal, customers can see on the catalog page or product detail page with short message such as “Buy 2 for $28 each and save 18%”.
Stock Message is the little notfication about the in-stock status of the product you have set up the stock before. The Stock Message is “In Stock” or “Out of Stock” on the storeview. Customers will check the availablity of the product through the stock message to move to the checkout process.
In the business, the manufacturers always give pricing rules that you are compulsory to obey. You can not issue the product with the lower price than the minimum price they offer and allow you to show on the screen. Therefore, to help you provide the best price for the customers, configuring Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) in Magento 2 is an awesome method for every shop owner.
Manage Inventory for Magento 2 will help store owners manage the quantities of multiple products very well. For each product, you will configure the advanced inventory such as the published quantity, the minimum and maximum quantity of the product.
Setting up Stock for your products is the smart solution to make the shopping online more professional. You can manage stock for any product you need. You can setup the stock for every product at your store. The setting up the stock allows the shoppers to see the availability of the product they are interested in. On the storefront, “In Stock” and “Out of Stock” will describe this availability.
Setting up Product Price Email allows creating a lightly notification about the change of your products. There are two kinds of the product price email from Magento 2: Price Alert and In-Stock Alert. The alert email will be sent to your customers if they sign up to subscribe your alert. To make sure it send to you inbox, you should enable SMTP. From the settings, you need to select the template and the sender for each email.
Configuring Product Custom Options is a simple way to give your customers many choices for detailed products. The input types of an option you can set are text, file, select and date. However, you can manage the custom options in stock because they are just variations of an SKU. If you want to set one option for a bulk of products in magento 2 extensions, let do it for one, and then import the custom option to other items. In previous post we mentioned getting the product options in Magento 2, you may be interested in how to load the product options programmically.
From Magento 2 extensions, there are three types of products: Magento 2 Related Products, Magento 2 Up-sell Products, and Magento 2 Cross-sell Products you should focus if you want to achieve the greater profits in the eCommerce business. The Related Products, Up-sells and Cross-sells are both the useful information for the purchase when they give more suggestions based on customer’s choice. They are shown at the bottom of the Product Page or Shopping Cart Page.
Creating a new category is the essential way to establish the logic flow for your management in the settings. Besides, customers will find the searching on your website professional instead of making the appearances of all items chaos. The category is shown as a big tree with branches in the lower. Each new category created by store owners will be assigned to a relevant parent category. Any unavailable category is hidden with gray. The position of category can be reordered when you drag, hold and drop it to the new location. Moreover, in the top of each category page, the category is marked by an ID number that is next to the category name.
When you go shopping, there are many features your customers will consider how to fit with their needs such as the size of a shirt or the color of a bag, etc. And if you are running a Magento 2 store, creating product attributes is completively easy for you. First of all, let’s start with the definition of the product attribute. You can follow create product attribute programmactically post if you want to create product attributes in any special case.
Hiding Category is making the category invisible in the customer view and navigation menu while it is linked to other places on your store. The hidden category will perfect the internal purpose or any demand from store admins.
The Root Category in the category tree is like the doyen in a family with many offsprings. You will see that the category tree has the upside-down structure because the root is on the top with many subcategories in the lower level. And each category contains many products in it. You can see the following category tree:
How to flush Cache Command Line in Magento 2 is a general topic when you guys using Magento store. Magento 2 has 12 cache types by default. There are 5 simple commands to manage cache in command line. In this post I will show you to conduct each command line step by step.
Zopim chat or now called Zendesk chat is an effective product which is the combination of online marketing, live chat support and web analytics. Actually, live chat is important for e-commerce business as your shoppers will not feel alone as there is always an adviser to get their back. Besides, Zopim also provides advanced analytics to identify some information about shoppers for better marketing and later reports. Moreover, Zopim offers the Lite version which is free for small online stores.
Have you ever wondered about how to customize the icon in the top level menu in backend? Actually, you can change the default icon when adding your custom menu. Some companies and developers will also like to adapt their own icons and menu for all of their extensions to make the interface unique with eye-catching visibility. However, this work may need some help with PHP files and non-savvy CMS users may face problems with the customization.
As Magento 2 supports the Gift Message feature which will appear on the Shopping Cart page, merchants can configure gift message in the backend. It is proved that providing your shoppers with gift messages can increase the conversion rate. In fact, gift options bring the customers an amazing chance to give presents to their friends. Hence, more potential customers will be also attracted to come to your store.
There is a fact that many store owners wish to change the default format of increment ID used for Order, Invoice and Shipment. There are various reasons why a custom increment ID is necessary. Firstly, a more sophisticated string of ID can contain more useful information to shop owners but become harder for competitors and customers to understand.
Magento 2 custom order number is released with the helpful support to store owners make the flexible changes to the Order number increment ID. With the customized formula is built up depending on the targeted messages of a store owner, hence, the business data is more safely protected.