Previous topic, we discussed about Magento 2 Performance optimization, in this topic, let me introduce Performance toolkit which test Magento 2 store. The toolkit is Jmeter
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Magento 2 Migration Data is a hot topic nowsaday. Migrating to Magento 2 is the worthy thing to do since Magento 2 is released. Magento 2 Migration will brings better code with bug fixes, many features and functionalities to the user. Starting with Magento 2 upgrade, your store is easy to fit with every device in the best performance and improve the shopping experience at the same time.
Magento 2 Themes / Templates is designed especially for e-commerce stores based on Magento 2 platform. The themes can be said as the face of your brand, it will make your website more professional and closer to customers. From Mageplaza, the best provider of website layouts, you are comfortable to choose Magento 2 themes/ templates as you expect.
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Are you looking for How to Enable Template Path Hints in Magento 2? So you go to right place. In this post we will show you show to enable template path hints for frontend and admin also from Magento admin pannel.
Since Magento 2 was released with a more friendly interface, better performance, and more security, online store owners intend to alter store basement system to Magento 2. The question is how to take all advantage of Magento 2? This post will inform entire Magento 2 system requirements for you to follow and get the most effective Magento system for your store. In case your Magento store still does not run as well as what you have expected, do not hesitate to install additional extensions.
Magento 2 Demo is the live demo site that brings the real experience on Mageplaza extensions instead of installing Magento 2 on localhost. Magento 2 Demo with sample data allows you interacting as a customer in the frontend and working as an admin in the backend.
Braintree is a full-stack payments platform which allows your customers checkout by accessing to credit and debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Venmo, Bitcoin, and more. With Braintree platform, you can easily accept payment from app or website. Noticing that Braintree Payment Method can only be used with your store only when Magento Secure Payment Bridge is enabled and configured correctly. Moreover, though it is announced that Braintree can be used for all kinds of organization, there are still some types of business which are not supported and Braintree is only available for merchants from eight countries: United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and New Zealand. In the end, to set Braintree payment method in your Magento store, you may want to find more details about Braintree and their acceptable use policy at their site before starting the configuration.
In the topic “How to Import Products in Magento 2”, there is Images File Directory field of the path leading to your product image file. To explain for the presence of the Images File Directory field, Magento has its own directory structure for product images which is alphabetically organized and the path to the specific image is included in the import product file. Actually, you can upload the image file on Magento server or external server after log in with the correct credentials that has the permission to manage the Magento folder on the server. It is easy to see that there are two step to Import All Products with Images and I will also demonstrate you two ways to import your product images : with Local Server and with External Server.
If you have not got used to the database of Magento yet, I recommend you to Export Products and open the CSV file to make acquaintance with the structure. It is obviously to see that when you are familiar with the structure of your database, you can manage your information effectively. Moreover, Export Products Data is not only for the purpose of helping you get used to with the database, It is also used as another tool to backup your product data or to save data for other intents such as to import data on another site.
Magento 2.0 allows you to Import Products data to add or update the products, replace existing data and delete entities. This feature helps to save a lot of time compared with manual configuring. It is a fact that almost all of data in Magento is concluded in CSV file (Comma Separated Value file) which appears similar to Excel file but simpler. Therefore, we recommend you to become familiar with CSV file to import and export other types of data besides of products such as customer data, customer address data, and product images. And the following is the instruction to import products to your Magento store. Let’s begin!
As everyone may know, tax rates vary according to geographic location. Though managing tax rates is not a big deal when you sell your products only in some specific countries, it can be a huge problem when your target customers are located worldwide. It is not hard to see that nobody can follow all customers orders to add tax rates or leave a tax rates field for customers to aply by themselves which is kind of tricky to find out and enter the right rate.
Authorize.Net Direct Post is useful for Magento website that has plenty of stores as merchants can totally manage their checkout pages. Particularly, merchants have the own account on Authorize.Net and they will complete all checkout content and forms on their site. In fact, this will bring more secure for merchant payment information as the form is posted to Authorize.Net’s secure servers. It is clearly visible Authorize.Net Direct Post plays the role of third-party in Magento site as same as PayPal. However, with Authorize.Net, the customer can finish the transaction process while remaining in Magento store, instead of being redirected to the third-party website.
A store website always consists of finance information which hackers want to steal and make use of. Once these types of information are taken, There will be a huge damage to both merchants and customers. When what customers lost are their personal and payment information, merchants may suffer hundred times more. For instance, a customer clicks on any location on your website and is directed to another link which contains viruses, thief, or immediately break into their bank account. This absolutely causes the decline in your store reliability and you can even stand on the risk of being threatened with lawsuits.
It is important to ensure and upgrade the security of your administration. Hence, you should manage the setting to Secure Your Admin to protect your system as well as suitable with the characteristic of your store. To help you understand about the security function that Magento 2 supplies, let me instruct you how to find and configure admin security effectively.
PayPal Express Checkout Payment Method is the most convenient payment method on the internet nowadays. It is confirmed that integrating PayPal on your store can increase conversion rate twice and raise the overall customers up to 29%. PayPal is trusted and used widely for its fast checkout; utility when accepting debit card, credit card and almost all of currency in the world; as well as absolute security. For all the reasons above, PayPal Express Checkout appear on every online store. To manage PayPal Express Checkout Payment Method on your Magento website, let’s follow the steps below.
People can never deny purchasing free products, therefore Zero Subtotal Checkout is the payment method needed for the order that has grand total equal zero. Zero-grand total order may be the result of a discount or applied coupon with free shipping fee or created manually by admin due to any problem happened with the products in last orders. This payment method is enabled by default in Magento 2.0 and you can custom some advanced configuration in the backend as the instruction below.
Commercial customers can be allowed to use Purchase Order to afford for purchases with anterior authorization by referencing the PO number. This payment method is usually applied for wholesale orders. This time, we would like to guide you to set the configuration for Purchase Order payment method. Noting that before accepting payment by purchase order, you should set the credit worthiness of the commercial customer.
Cash On Delivery is a type of transaction in which the customer makes payment to shipping carrier when receiving the good. This payment method is popular and convinient for buyer who do not use internet banking but want to send items to a certain address. With Magento Community Edition 2.0, you can accept and adjust Cash On Delivery payments for your store. Cash On Delivery payment method is approved by admin for only customers from specific countries and the recipients can make payment by cash, check or money order.
Because of the flourish of Banking Industry, Bank Transfer Payment Method becomes a required payment method for every purchase in the world. Therefore, It is clear that Magento 2.0 allow you to configure Bank Transfer Payment Method in the admin interface. This payment method also has the feature to only permit customers from specific countries to use which is depending on the merchant’s bank location and requirement.
The Check Money Order Payment Method is the replacement of credit card for online store that customers can pay by check or money order. This payment method is normally set as default in Magento Community Edition 2.0 and you can now accept payments by check or money order. Actually, the check money order can be determined to be only approved for some specific countries. To manage Check Money Payment Method, you can follow the steps in the guidance below.
New product list is necessary to inform customer with latest products which are marked as “New” and selected from the catalog. This tutorial will help you produce your own News Products List to catch customer’s eye. The list can be set to display in default which automatically contain recent added items or demonstrate only new items specified by a Date Range.
With Magento 2, it is easy for store admin to create shipping labels for both new and existing orders. However, before you begin creating the shipping labels, you need your own shipping carrier account from UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL, then complete the content of the package. In this tutorial, I will guide you in detail how to work with the shipping carrier, create the shipping labels and print them for the delivery. A single order is placed for each package shipped, and a single shipment with multiple packages will receive multiple shipping labels.
Creating product attributes and attribute sets are very important part of the Magento system. Store owner should create product attribute first and then create product attribute sets. Remember that you are enable to change an attribute set which assigned to a product even after the product has been created.
Store owner can choose the way to create Attribute either during working on a product or from the Product Attributes page. In this topic I will introduce the easy way to create product attribute in Magento 2. Make sure you complete all three following steps to pass task.
Today, my topic will point out the steps you need to follow to create API Intergration that means integrating your Magento store with a third-party API. The workflow of the API Integration is setting up the location of OAuth credentials from the Magento Admin, redirecting URL for third-party integrations, and identifying the available API resources that are needed for the integration.
How to Configure US Tax is one of the examples I want to give you after learning about tax rules and tax rates in Magento 2. In this topic, I will give you the detailed instruction of the US tax configuration that surely help the tax rule and rate apply for your tax in the correct way.
Configure Full Page Cache Magento 2 - The cache management system that will help you improve the performance of your site better and better. In addition, the Magento system will auto-show a notice at the top of the workplace if it is time to refresh the cache. Just follow the Cache Management link and flush the invalid caches.
Let come with EU Tax Configurations from Magento 2 in this tutorial. With this example, you will follow the steps to set up the tax rules and rates on two store view: France and Germany. The guides are shown clearly to make sure that the tax rules and rates are correct to apply for your EU Tax in the allowed jurisdiction.
Configure Currency Magento 2 to determine that customers are allowed to use when purchasing on your store. The currency symbol will appear in product prices and sales documents such as orders and invoices and especially, store admin can customize its appearance as need.
Today, we will together learn how to configure Canadian Tax and specifically as creating GST tax rates for Canada and PST tax rates for Saskatchewan in Magento 2 settings. All instructions are given in detial to make sure that the tax rules and rates are correct to apply for your Canadian Tax.
Setting up the Tax Rules for Magento 2 stores is the essential configuration so that you apply them to each order on a specific website. Meanwhile, the tax rule is the perfect association of customer tax class, product tax class, and tax rates. Depending the customer who is assigned to the customer tax class, the product belonging to the product tax class as well as the offered tax rate, Magento 2 system will auto-calculate the tax exactly for each order on your store.
Applying the Fixed Product Tax (FPT) is one of the tax options that is supported well by Magento 2. Differing other taxes such as VAT or sale taxes that is calculated with a percent of the order price, the FPT give customers a fixed number for the tax. Therefore, instead of confuring the tax rates and the tax rules, from Magento 2 configuration, you need to set the conditions of the product attributes. With the help of attributes, the FPT is auto-added to the payment process.
Creating backups for your Magento 2 site is so urgent and necessary that you can protect all data from the disappearance through Backup Management if there is any change or break on the site. Especially, these database will be auto-restored in the right places where they need to be.
With Magento 2, you can create many new tax rates basing on geographical area like different states or different countries as you need. Adding the tax rates is under the control of the “Tax Zones and Rates” tool to direct multiple taxes to a specific region. Basing on the tax settings of the stores, the system will calculate the tax correctly for customer’s order after all order information are completed.
Configuring Value Added Tax (VAT) from Magento 2 backend is the great solution in order to solve the conflict of the different VAT calculation, namely the store is located at different stages and the type of goods you provides are product, material, or services. With VAT functionailty, you can create the data management table that contains your country, VAT rate, customer types, and so on.
Configure Cronjob in Magento 2 (Schedule Tasks) allows some operations run automatically on your Magento 2 site via a script you have written in the configuration. The operations you can control their scheduling from Magento Scheduler include:
Configure CDN Magento 2 - Content Delivery Network (CDN) is one of the advanced solution when your site performance is too low to load and too long to wait while the web load time is important for your users experience, as well as SEO. Differing full-page cache, Content Delivery Network (CDN) is not fully integrated into Magento 2 Store, so you need to choose and configure a CDN for own.
Translating CMS Pages is one of the supported way to develop your business on the global. This means you can create a translated site and then make it visible on a specific store view for your customers. To set the content page for the translation, you have to create a new page with the same URL to assign it to the store. After configuring, you will update the CMS page for the specific view with the translated text.
Translating Product information into other language is the great and necessary one in the global busniess. Magento 2 supports multi-stores and multi-languages, that makes your stores more friendly with any audiences from different countries.
The website is the top-level container for sites, shipping methods, payment methods, and so on. And if you want to create completely separate sites that do not share cart, shipping methods, and so on, it is obligatory to create separate websites that will use the same domain or different domain. Thus, today, I will point you how to setup multiple websites for Magento 2 stores in the right way.
Setting up Multiple Stores is one of the variable functionalities Magento 2 brings to store owners. This feature allows you create stores as many as you need only in the single configuration. All stores share the same domain, be set up as subdomains of the same domain, or have entirely different domain, especial, possibly share the same backend for the easier adminstration.
Magento 2 support administrator to set CAPTCHA requirement for each time customer log into their accounts. The website is enabled to avoid spam and the Robots login to website. Thus, this feature will increase effectively your store security.
Adding captcha requirement to the Admin sign in and Forgot password page that increases your store security into level max. The captcha number will be able to reload unlimitedly when user click on the Reload icon.
From Magento 2 configuration, you can create admin user accounts as many as you need but they will be set in different access level if you ask. For example, you can assign the view and change only for websites or stores without for any global settings or data.
Understanding exactly about the configuration of store URLs as well as all types of URLs is necessary for you in developing a Magento 2 store. There are 3 types of URL, for example:
Configuring multiple language website in Magento 2 is the important settings that will make your store more friendly with the global audience because the customers feel comfortable to use the favourite languages as a native website without the language barrier.
Magento 2 support you to configure admin action log that will help you to manages and tracks all the activities of administrators. You can view log history on the grid and know what have been done in your store admin panel and know who performed it. That feature is very important to help you manage effectively your system. You can also view the IP and date on action log.
In the previous topics, I introduced how to create the invoices and how to configure the invoices in Magento 2. In this post, i will continue with an easy guide to show you how to print the single invoice and multiple invoices in Magento 2.
In previous topic, i introduced How to change Customer Address Template in Credit Memo in Magento 2. And now I will show you how to Print Credit Memos in Magento 2
FedEx Carrier is one of the most reputable shipping service companies while the FedEx Carrier comes with many ways to ship your products to customers regradless of distance like air, freight, and ground services.
Integrating DHL Shipping Methods into your Magento 2 store, your customers are allowed to ask for anything to ship, for example, goods, letters, even and information. The DHL is the perfect solution to focus customer’s demands by now.
Magento 2 allows you to create multiple store views with different language. The store view name will be shown in the language chooser in the header. User can click the prefered store view in the language chooser to change the store view. With this feature, store owner can satisfy all customers come from different country with different language in arround the world.
Configuring United States Postal Service (USPS) Carier allows you to offer the domestic and intertional shipping services on ground or airway conveniently. This is the service of United States goverment.
Configuring United Parcel Service (UPS) Carrier will help you associate any addresses in the domestic even or internation. The number of countries UPS shipping method supports by land and air is greater than 220 countries, so it is flexible to delivery products.
Following Order Status Workflow will help you understanding how the progress process is when an order is created by customer. Otherwise, the order status workflow will point to store admin that each order status is corresponding to a state.
Password is the unique key that customers must use it to access their accounts on your store, but it is unfornately if they forgot what the password for the registration is. With Magento 2 plaform, you can set password options for these customers to help them retrieve the passwords with ease.
Store owner should clarify the shipping policy for customer during checkout. The shipping policy of each store will be different with each other, so verify that customer know exactly your shipping policy is necessary task for store owner.
Order Status is the options to notify both customers and store owners about the order progress when an order is created while each order status is corresponding to a state in the Order Status Workflow that is shown in detail by the previous topic. And this post will refer to how to create custom order status in magento 2.
Applying Table Rates Shipping to calculate the shipping fee bases on the combination of conditions such as Weight v. Destination, Price v. Destination, and # of Items v. Destination. All are listed in a table rate file that you can export and import in Magento 2 settings. When the customer ask for a quote, the results appear in the shipping estimate section of the shopping cart.
That is easy to configure multiple addresses shipping in Magento 2 in backend. In this topic I will introduce the easiest way to help you configure multiple addresses shipping that allows customer order to more than one address at checkout page. In some cases, this feature is necessary for customer when they want to order multiple product and ship to multiple sipping address.
Configure Free Shipping Method is considered as a part of promotion program you offer customers. The free shipping method is applied basing on the mimum purchase or the condition of cart price rule you set. In addition, the shipping method can be set for certain product or an entire order, that dependents your current strategy.
Flat Rate Shipping Method is the simple solution to configure the shipping method at your store. It charges a fixed shipping fee for any order with different sizes or weights or any shipping addresses. Because it is easy to configure and apply, the flat rate shipping is popular to many carries.
Create customer groups in your Magento 2 store helps you allocate your customer with the same criteria in the same group. You can set different discounts for different customer groups. With every group, you can explore the suitable strategies to take care and apply different policy in order to encourage your customer satisfy and commit with your business. Moreover Magento 2 also allows you set the tax class for each customer group.
Set the schedule to change design feature is supported in Magento 2 that helps you effectively create the variation of design and manage them easily. You will probably change your store design and theme many times due to fit with seasonal promotion, marketing strategies, even creation new image. Moreover, configuring the period of time to change design that helps you save time a lot and the new design will be changed well-timed.
That is easy to configure the Redirect to customer dashboard after login in Magento 2 feature in backend. With Magento 2 you can enable or disable to redirect customer to customer dashboard after they login. If you want to let customer stay on current page or continue shopping, you should consider that feature because redirect feature is enabled by default.
Insert New Products List in Widget Step 1: Set the Date Range for Each Product Step 2: Add the Widget Step 3: Set the Location Step 4: Assign the Category Step 5: Preview your configuration
Widget is the awesome functionality you can insert to the CMS page from Magento 2 Configuration because it can be considered as a predefined set of configuration options. In the widget, you can add links that navigate diretly to any content page, category, or product as you need.
Magento 2 provides an XML Widget file that allows you to manage the page layout as well as place CMS Blocks at any position on the page. In the tutorial today, I will point to you how to insert a Widget into Sidebar with two elements: “Configure a Widget” and “Configure a Layout Update”.
Enable reorders in Magento 2 helps customer to reorder after they complete their purchase. Customer can make reorders immediately from their account or ask admin to reorder in the backend. If you don’t want to allow customer reorders, you should consider that feature because reorder feature is enabled by default.
Adding Social Widget by Magento 2 default is a great way to lead your brand more close to every audience, especially as Facebook Social Plugin because the coverage of Facebook becomes larger and larger as well as the number of Facebookers increase dramatically. Thus, today we will help you know how to add a Facebook Like Button to your store without Magento extension.
Installation a new theme for Magento 2 store is necessary and should be one of the first tasks if you don’t want to use default Magento theme for your own store. That is easy to find many beautiful themes in Magento Marketplaces or through searching tool. You can assign installation task to the theme vendor or install a new theme by yourself by following their installation guide and user guide.
The inserting images is the essential thing when you create a new page on your store. In the adding the new page process, Magento 2 provides the WYSIWYG editor tool, which allows you to work in a “What You See Is What You Get” view of the content. And on the WYSIWYG bar, you can see the Insert Image icon, just tap it to add any image you need on the CMS page.
As you know, configuring robot.txt is important to any website that is working on a site’s SEO. Particularly, when you configure the sitemap to allow search engines to index your store, it is necessary to give web crawlers the instructions in the robot.txt file to avoid indexing the disallowed sites. The robot.txt file, that resides in the root of your Magento installation, is directive that search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing can recognize and track easily. In this post, I will introduce the guides to configure the robot.txt file so that it works well with your site.
That is easy to add new CMS Blocks in Magento 2 from Magento Admin panel. You can set which position to show the block that may be one page, group of pages or any pages. Creating the block title and identifier to determine the block and easily to manage. The content of the block will be conveniently created with the editor that allow you to format text, create links and tables, images, video, and audio. Moreover, if you prefer to work with the HTML code, you just click on Show / Hide Editor button. To add a new CMS Block in Magento 2 you can follow some simple steps which are given bellow.
Add CMS Page Magento 2 - Adding a New CMS Page is an easy action you can do with Magento 2 Configuration. From the backend, the new page is created by text, images, blocks of content, variables, and frontend apps. All of them are designed friendly for both search engines that crawl the metadata of the page and people who access your page.
Google Universal Analytics and Google Adwords are both the awesome Google tools that help you optimize your content, analyze your traffic, and connect your catalog to shopping aggregators and marketplaces. Meanwhile, Google Universal Analytics tool allows you to get a new and more flexible tracking code that lets you collect data from any digital device.
Google Adwords and Google Universal Analytics are both the awesome Google tools that help you optimize your content, analyze your traffic, and connect your catalog to shopping aggregators and marketplaces. Meanwhile, Google Adwords tool allows store owners advertise their websites as ads in the Google Search Results. With the Google Adwords, you have great chances to approach to the visitors, simultaneously, it is easy to manage the advertising campaigns.
In this topic, I will introduce how to configure the default page. The default page is a page which will be appeared when click on base URL. Often home page is configured as default page. When a “Page Not Found” error occurs, the default page will be shown.
Learn how to enable Canonical Meta Tag in Magento 2 by following this topic. The canonical meta tag is very important meta tag in SEO and using the canonical meta tag can improve your site ranking and concentrate pageviews. It helps a lot solving duplicate content problems when there are multiple URLs have identical or very similar content so that the search engines can index exactly your preferred URL.
URL Rewrite is one of the most awesome tools by Magento 2 that allows you to edit any URL linking to a product, category or CMS page. After enabling the rewrite, the visitors who access the previous link will be navigated to the new address to get more information.
Beside Product and Category, CMS Page is one of three elements store admin can redirect the visitors to another link if there is any change on the CMS page. With URL Rewrtie tool from Magento 2, the URL of content page or other page can be set for the rewrite.
With the URL Rewrites tool, you can create both Product Rewrites, and CMS page even Category Rewirtes in order to redirect the vistors to the another URL instead of the previous address if there is any change of the category.
URL Rewrite is one of the most awesome tools by Magento 2 that allows you to edit any URL linking to a product, category or CMS page. After enabling the rewrite, the visitors who access the previous link will be navigated to the new address to get more information.
Configuring the sitemap in Magento 2 Admin allows you to apply an awesome Magento tool with a document file which contains all of website’s URL and possibly direct people to any page on Magento stores quickly. In addition to the utility of direction, the sitemap is also an easy way to point what pages are ready for crawling to any search engines, that is very useful for your better SEO.
From Magento 2 backend, store admin can auto-generate a permanent product redirect whenever the URL key of a product changes. To apply the URL Redirect, let mark Create Permanent Redirect for Old URL checkbox that apppears beneath the Search Engine Optimization section. At that time, your store is already ready to set for the automatic product redirects as updating the URL key.
Support the Search Terms Report is one of the most helpful utilities from Magento 2. The report will shows the number of results as well as the number of times the term was used. Moreover, any data will be stored and filtered by term, store, results, and hits. Export them as you need for further analysis.
Using Flat Catalog will help you speed up your product collection instead of managing the catalog data in many table by the Entity Attribute Value (EAV). When your store applies the Flat Catalog, the new tables on the fly are generated and they will store every necessary data related to your product or category.
Search Terms is configured by admin on Magento 2 store, that means customers only need to type the keywords of the needed products and get them on the search results. And especially, you can make an small survey of the customer demands via the search terms by tracking what the clients are looking for on your store. When the number of searches for an unvavailable product are enough large, it is time to add it to your catalog. However, at this time, if the customers leave without any item, you can adjust the following ways:
Adding more Search Terms is the necessary thing to make the customers’s finding any items with ease. In this tutorial, let feel comfortable to apply new words for searching your products in the catalog. If you want to learn how to configure the Search Terms, follow our previous topic, and track the Search Terms Report in the next one.
The Pagination Controls is the format from Magento 2 for the product listing. You can set the number of links that appear in the control, and configure the Next and Previous links. To appear the pagination link, it is required when the number of products that need to be shown is greater than the permitted amount in the product list settings.
In this post, i will introduce how to configure Search or Catalog search in Magento 2. Setting the minimum and maximum number of characters that can be submitted in a query that is an important part when you adjust the Catalog Search configuration. For example: you can choose the minimum number is 1 and the maximum number is 148.
In this post, i will introduce how to configure product listings in Magento 2. Setting the effective way to show your product listings will help to encourage customer buy more and customer will conveniently and easily find the preferred products. You can set the default number product listing will be appeared as list or grid. In backend, you also can determine the selection number of products appear per page and select which attribute is used to sort the list. Moreover, as you need, you can set to allow customer view all products per page or not.
Layered Navigation from Magento 2 default is designed as a convenient sitemap on your Magento 2 store. The navigation is usually placed on the left of the category page with list of categories and price range. Thus, instead of going around your store, the customers only need to describe their demands through the criterias filter, and they will get the desired items very quickly. However, if you want to give more criterias for the searching as well as enhance customer’s experience on your site, you can refer to Magento 2 Layered Navigation extension, an advanced filter from Mageplaza.
Configure Layered Navigation from Magento 2 default is designed as a convenient sitemap on your Magento 2 store. The navigation is usually placed on the left of the category page with list of categories and price range. Thus, instead of going around your store, the customers only need to describe their demands through the criterias filter, and they will get the desired items very quickly. However, if you want to give more criterias for the searching as well as enhance customer’s experience on your site, you can refer to Magento 2 Layered Navigation extension, an advanced filter from Mageplaza.
With Magento 2, you can send the newsletter to customer groups in the manual way after creating the newsletters basing on the newsletter configuration and the newsletter template. Are you ready to send them to the subcribers in the exact time as you need?
RSS is standed for Really Simple Syndication or Really Simple Syndication or RDF Site Summary. The RSS Feeds is an XML-based data format that is used to publish your information online to many customers quickly and at the same time who register to follow the update of your products and promotions. Applying the RSS feed for your store means the customer can be informed about any additions to products, specials, categories, and coupons by auto-sending the email to the suscribers.
To make your newsletter in the best practise, Magento 2 allows store admin to configure the newsletter settings and create a newsletter template. In the last topic, you have learnt about How to confifure Newsletter in Magento 2, and today, I will show you the steps to create the great newsletter template.
In Magento 2, you can manage effectively the subscription list. You can view all subscriber, take action as changing status to unsubscribe and even deleting the marked subscriber if necessary. Whenever customer requests to unsubscribe your email, you should take action in a short period of time satisfy them, if not that may be make customer unhappy and have negative feedback for your service.
A breadcrumb trail is used as a navigational aid that includes a set of links which help user keep track of their locations. User can quickly return to the previous page by just click any link shown in breadcrumb trail. Usually, the breadcrumb trail will be located below the header. In this topic, I will show you the simple way how to Add Breadcrumbs to CMS Pages in Magento 2.
Configuring Newsletter in the backend is required if you want to create newsletters for your site. The newletters are the important documents to inform clients regularly about your store’s activities particularly as promotion, discount or loyal program. Thus, setting up the newsletters is the perfect step for customer loyalty.
In this post, I would like to introduce how to create or change Magento 2 PDF Invoice Logo. As Magento 2 Invoice, the default template is not beautiful with default logo from Magento. You should use your business logo to replace it and show on invoice to brand your business.
In this post, you will be learned how to add Order ID and Customer IP Address in Invoice in Magento 2. The order ID and customer IP address will be shown in the header of sales documents like invoice, shipment and credit memo. Just follow the simple guide to allow displaying Order ID and Customer IP in your sale documents.
Follow this post to learn how to change Customer Address Template in Invoices, Shipments, credit memo PDF in Magento 2. The address template will determine the format of customer address include billing address, shipping address and customer address information that is shown in customer account.
Email Template List includes a variety of customizable template while each template is correspdonding to different activities such as Customer Account, Customer Activity, Newsletters, Promotions, etc.
Service Temporarily Unavailable Magento 2 or Unable to proceed: the maintenance mode is enabled is a common error in Magento 1 and Magento 2 during installation Magento store or Magento extension process. In this post, I will show you how to resolve this issue.
How to flush Cache in Magneto 2 is general topic when you guys using Magento store. Magento 2 has 12 cache types by default. There are 5 simple command to manage cache in command line. In this post I will show you step by step each command line.
Transactional Email is the short message that is sent by the system as a response to customer’s activities on your site while a default template for the body content is supported and associated with the header and footer template for a completed email. Especially, because the format of the content is HTML and CSS, it is flexible to customize the email template how to fit with each website or each store view. Only need to insert variables and save it in the backend, your custom email template is available to use.
You can have an overview of configuring the Sales Emails from the topic: Change Store Email Addresses, but in this tutorial, I will give you the detailed guides to setup the sales emails in Magento 2.
In the previous topic, we have talked about the topic Configure Sales Email, and today you will follow the steps to configure Payment Failed Email, a notification email that is auto-sent to the recipients. This message informs the failure of the payemnt method when customers use it in the checkout process.
Email Logo is insert into the header and footer of the transactional email message. Similarly to the Store Logo, the Email Logo is also one of the best ways for the audience to identify your brand easily and at same time, your store becomes more reliable to the visitor. Therefore, right after installing Magento 2 successfully, the first of all is replacing the Magento 2 Defaul Logo by your own logo.
Coupon is the encoded serial that allows getting the discount when customers apply it in the checkout process. You can come back the Create Coupon Codes in Magento 2 to learn how to create a specific coupon code in the easy way.
Magento 2 is the favourite platform for every store to boost online sale dramatically. It is excellent if many orders are placed. However, by then, you will find it diffcult and waste much time to manage thousands of orders in the effective way. Let follow the guides in this post to help you manage Order Staus and Order State very well. The more saving time, the more profits you can earn.
One of the most important in business is making an effort to create a crazy sale for your customers. I believe that almost of them can’t be ignore the attraction of discount and it is easy way to encourage the clients to buy more. And now, let dig deeper how to setup Discount with Minimum Purchase in Magento 2 that will help you increase your sales significantly.
Setup Buy X Get Y Free is one of the actions when you create the Shopping Cart Price Rule. With the promotion, customers can receive an amount of discount (Y is the discount amount) if there is the quantity of products (X) you have set before, simultaneously, all conditions of the rule are met. The format of the discount will appear as the following:
Free Shipping is one of the promotion program you can setup from Magento 2 when customers don’t need to pay any fee for your delivery. Therefore, they feel more comfortable and this marketing strategy can encourage them to purchase more.
In the Cart Price Rule, Coupon Code is created so that the buyer at your store will get the discounted price. The Coupon Code can be generated a single or in bulk for a specific customer group or anyone depending on your purpose. Coupon can be sent to others via email, or included in newsletters, catalogs, and advertisements such as banners on the website.
After installing Magento 2, your store arms many powerful marketing solutions that are very helpful to optimize your revenue perfectly. One of the tools is Price Rule that allows store admin to offer special price to the buyer. You can learn about Cart Price Rule in the last post, and in this post we talk about Catalog Price Rule and how to create it.
Using Magento 2 platform, you can create a promotion program with a discount amount to encourage customers to buy more. Today, I will guide you how to create Cart Price Rule, one of the promotion program in Magento 2 store.
How to Configure Free Shipping Method
To expand the awareness of your brand, Magento 2 allows inviting products to friends via email by setting up the Refer Email to a Friend in the configuration. For the easier way, Email a Friend link appears along with an envelope icon instantly on the product page. Just clicking on the link, customers are navigated to the Email to a Friend page, then complete all information of the email. It is possible to send to multiple recipients, however, to avoid the spam, you should set the limit of the sharing product in one hour and the number of recipients per email.
Wishlist is a great tool to keep customers. In this post, we will show you how to setup wishlist. Sometimes customers have many wonders about your products before purchasing although they are instered in the products. Thus, for more convenient purchase in the next visit, it is helpful if you create a wish list where the registered customers can save all the wish item, and they can add to cart any time. The wish list is managed well on the dashboard of the customer account.
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:
Hiding Category is making the category invisible in the customer view and navigation menu while it is linked to other place on your store. The hidden category will perfect the internal purpose or any demand from store admin.
When you go to shopping, there are many features your customers will consider how to fit with their needs such as size of a shirt or color of a bag, etc. And if you are running Magento 2 store, creating product attribute 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 attribute in special case.
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. From the settings, you need to select the template and the sender for each email.
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.
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.
In the business, the manufacturers always gives 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 customer, configuring Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) in Magento 2 is an awesome method for every shop owners.
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.
After Install Magento 2 package, you may face with the folder permissions error Your web server is set up incorrectly and allows unauthorized access to sensitive files. Please contact your hosting provider. Everytime Magento create a new folder, it will set permission to 770 and may get error in this case. If you change to 755, it is working normally. So how to resolve this error in Magento 2. In this guide, we will show you how to resolve “Your web server is set up incorrectly and allows unauthorized access to sensitive files” correctly.
When you try to login to your Magento admin, you got this message You did not sign in correctly or your account is temporarily disabled . You don’t know that you are not using username or password. In this guide, we will show to how to resolve this sign in problem “You did not sign in correctly or your account is temporarily disabled”.
Your store is running Magento 2 and suddently got this error You don’t have permission to access /magento on this server. You may get crazy with Linux folder permission in this case. No worry, there is a simple solution for that.
We will discuss the topic of how to create Hello World module in Magento 2 in order to help you have the clearest and easiest way to create now. Remember that the concept of local/ community/ core/ folders only existed in Magento 1 and you will don’t use them for Magento 2.
Your store is running Magento 2, when installing new extensions, setting configuration or even server memory is overload. You may get this error Exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons Magento 2 But you still don’t know exactly what kind of problem out there. Follow this guide to show the full message.
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%”.
Special Price is called as a promtional 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.
Setting up Advanced Pricing is one of the advanced settings you will get in specific product settings page. The Advanced Pricing includes into 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.
The Search Engine Optimization in the basic settings of each product in order to make it easy to approach many kinds of clients. From Magneto 2, configuring SEO is smothier and smoothier when it only contains primary fields that support very well to search the product by search engines.
Making a reservation for a product image that is coming soon is the great idea if you haven’t finished the major one yet. The replaced image is called as Placeholder. This means store owner will use a temporary image on the product list page until the offical product image is ready to appear.
Applying Images Watermarks allows store owners to protect your product image from unauthorized using by anyone. The image watermark can be the Magento logo or other image 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:
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 color. The more realistic the customers feel, the more products you can sell out.
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.
Gather many simple standalone products into a group which is called as 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 group product. For example, a set of Sprite Yoga Strap.
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 individual. 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.
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 be set either dynamic or fixed value for a bundle. You can see an example for the bundle product in the following image:
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 owner can sell the Simple Product separately or sell it as a part of the grouped, bundle or configurable product.
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 if creating a simple product with custom options, however, it is impossible to track inventory for each variation by that way. Although it take 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.
As soon as applying Magento 2 platform for your store, one of the first things you’ll want to do is to change the Magento 2 default logo in the header, and upload a favicon for the browser. 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.
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 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 widelysupported 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.
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.
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 easier even if you want to find the originals.
User Name and Password are the required fields if you want to login 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. Let do the following steps to reset your admin password in Magento 2.
Learn how to manage inbox in Magento 2 is must-have because of the major importance of 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.
Single-Store Mode is disabled as setup 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.
Magento Connect supportS you 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 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.
Carrying on from our previous overviews of the main changes for front-end developers in Magento 2, we’ll now look specifically at the revisions to the templating system. While the changes aren’t too drastic, developers will want to become familiar with the new system - particularly those upgrading sites from Magento 1.x to Magento 2. This guide will take developers through the changes to layout XML and the new overall project structure of Magento 2
After Installing Magento 2 Extensions, you may get error Magento 2 404 Error Page Not Found. No worry, that is because of permission in your current session. Let’s follow this guide, we will show you how to resolve 404 Error Page Not Found step by step.
Magento Connect (Magento Marketplace) is a marketplace that allows Magento community members and partners to share their open source or commercial contributions for Magento with the community. Typical contributions include:
There are number of improvements to the way themes are managed and set up in Magento 2. The use of the theme.xml definition file, introduced in Magento 1.9, and a new fallback system, are two of the most significant improvements. The fallback system in Magento 2 works in a similar way to Magento 1.x, but has the added advantage that you can select unlimited parent themes to inherit from / fallback to - all via the theme.xml file in your theme.
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 these information are flexible to edit whenever you need.
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 the days of the work week in your area. Besides, others can identify your country, tax rate and guest some needed information related to your locale.
Brute-force attacks are becoming very common these days. Most websites are by default vulnerable to such attacks. If you use Magento, there are by default located at /admin and /downloader and can be abused in several ways. Hackers can easily find them and launch a brute-force attack. In such an attack, random passwords are tried automatically, until one succeeds.
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.
The Contact Us link in 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.
Welcome message is shown in the top right of the header that include the customer’s name when they logged in. However, if not login, by Magento 2 Default message, the welcome message is set to “Default welcome msg”. If you want to change the message, it is possible to do that. Remember that changing the “Default welcome msg” text as you desire to be more attracted and friendly before you launch your store.
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 two custom identities that you can set up according to your needs.