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.
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 attacks. If you use Magento, there are located at /admin and /downloader by default 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.
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.
After Installing Magento 2 Extensions, you may get errors Magento 2 404 Error Page Not Found. No worries, that is because of the 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 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. 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. 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.
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 the 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.
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.
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 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.
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%”.
Your store is running Magento 2, when installing new extensions, setting configuration or even server memory is overloaded. 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.
Your store is running Magento 2 and suddenly 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 worries, there is a simple solution for that.
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 a correct username or password. In this guide, we will show you to how to resolve this sign-in problem “You did not sign in correctly or your account is temporarily disabled”.
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.
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. From the settings, you need to select the template and the sender for each email.
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:
Wishlist is a great tool to keep customers. In this post, we will show you how to setup wishlist. Customers often hesitate to purchase your products and take a bunch of time considering before they place an order. 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 wanted items, and they can add to cart any time. The wish list is managed well on the dashboard of the customer account.
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 limit the number of sharing products in one hour and the number of recipients per sent email.
How to Configure Free Shipping Method
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 programs in Magento 2 store.
After installing Magento 2, your store arms many powerful marketing solutions that are very helpful to optimize your revenues perfectly. One of the tools is Price Rule that allows store admins to offer special price to the buyers. You can learn about Cart Price Rule in the last post, and in this post we’re talking about Catalog Price Rule and how to create it.
In the Cart Price Rule, Coupon Code is created so that buyers at your store will get the discounted price. The Coupon Code can be generated individually or in bulk for a certain customer group or specific individuals depending on your purpose. Coupons can be sent to others via emails, or included in newsletters, catalogs, and advertisements such as banners on the website.
Free Shipping is one of the promotion programs you can set up on 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.
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 and all conditions of the rule are met. The format of the discount will appear as the following:
One of the most popular marketing strategies is offering sales and promotions for customers as this encourages or forces buyers to even buy more. Hence, let’s dig more deeply how to setup Discount with Minimum Purchase in Magento 2 that will help you increase your sales significantly.
Magento 2 is the favourite platform for every store to boost online sales dramatically. It is excellent if many orders are placed. However, by then, you will find it diffcult and waste much time on having thousands of orders managed effectively. Let’s follow the guides in this post to help you manage Order Staus and Order State better. The more time saved, the more profits earned.
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.
Email Logo is inserted into the header and footer of a 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 visitors. Therefore, right after installing Magento 2 successfully, the very first thing to do is replacing the Magento 2 Default Logo by your own one.
In the previous topic, we discussed how to Configure Sales Email, and today you can follow these 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.
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.
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 magento 2 how to fit with each website or each store view. Only by inserting variables and saving it in the backend, your custom email template will be available to use.
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.
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 Magento store or Magento extension installation process. In this post, I will show you how to resolve this issue.
Email Template List includes a variety of customizable templates while each template is correspdonding to different activities such as Customer Account, Customer Activity, Newsletters, Promotions, etc.
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 including billing address, shipping address and customer address information that are shown in customer accounts.
In this post, you will be instructed 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.
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.
Configuring Newsletter in the backend is required if you want to create newsletters for your site. Newsletters are important documents to inform clients regularly of your store’s activities particularly as promotions, discounts or loyalty programs. Thus, setting up newsletters is the perfect step for customer loyalty.
A breadcrumb trail is used as a navigational aid that includes a set of links which help users keep track of their locations. Users can quickly return to the previous page by just a click on any link shown in breadcrumb trail. Usually, the breadcrumb trail will be located below the header. In this topic, I will show you a simple way to Add Breadcrumbs to CMS Pages in Magento 2.
In Magento 2, you can manage effectively the subscription list. You can view all subscribers, take action as changing status to unsubscribe and even deleting the marked subscriber if necessary. Whenever customers request to unsubscribe your email, you should take action in a short period of time to satisfy them, if not that may make your customers unhappy and build negative perspectives on your site.
To make your newsletters in the best practice, Magento 2 allows store admins 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.
RSS stands 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 customers can be informed about any additions to products, specials, categories, and coupons by auto-sending the email to the suscribers.
With Magento 2, you can send the newsletter to customer groups in the manual way after creating the newsletters based on the newsletter configuration and the newsletter template. Are you ready to send them to the subcribers in the exact time as you need?
Configure Layered Navigation Magento 2 from Magento 2 default is designed as a convenient sitemap on your Magento 2 store. The Layered 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.
Layered Navigation in 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 a 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.
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 encourage customers to buy more and customers will conveniently and easily find their preferred products. You can set the default number product listing to be appeared as a list or in a grid. In backend, you can also determine the selection number of products appearing per page and select which attribute is used to sort the list. Moreover, as you need, you can set to allow customers to view all products per page or not.
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 1 and the maximum number 148.
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.
Adding more Search Terms is a 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.
Search Terms is configured by admins on Magento 2 stores, that means customers need to type the keywords of the needed products and get them on the search results. And interestingly, 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:
Using Flat Catalog will help you speed up your product collection instead of managing the catalog data in many tables 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 all necessary data related to your products or categories.
Support the Search Terms Report is one of the most helpful utilities from Magento 2. The report will show the number of results as well as the number of times a term is used. Moreover, any data will be stored and filtered by terms, stores, results, and hits. Export them as you need for further analysis.
From Magento 2 backend, store admins 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.
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.
Configure URL Rewrite Magento 2 is one of the most awesome tools by Magento 2 that allows you to edit any URL links 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.
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 in the category.
Beside Product and Category, CMS Page is one of three elements store admins 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.
Creating the Product URL Rewrite means you can change the product link for better SEO and make your site more friendly with the visitors. However, during the rewrite process, you should know what Target Path and Request Path are.
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 old link will be navigated to the new address to get more information.
Learn how to enable Canonical Meta Tag in Magento 2 by following this topic. The canonical meta tag is a very important meta tag in SEO and using the canonical meta tag can improve your site ranking and concentrate pageviews. It helps a lot in solving duplicate content problems when there are multiple URLs containing identical or very similar content so that the search engines can index exactly your preferred URL.
A sitemap is the optimized solution helping index your store to search engines, simultaneously, the sitemap is designed specially and friendly in order to that web crawlers can find pages without any difficulties. Thus, let’s follow this tutorial to learn the steps to enable and submit the sitemap to search engines in Magento 2, and let’s learn how to configure the sitemap in our next post.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 allows you to format text, create links and tables, images, videos, 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 these simple steps which are given bellow.
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.
The inserting images is an essential thing when you create a new page on your store. In addition to 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.
Installing a new theme for Magento 2 store is necessary and should be one of the tasks in priority. That is easy to find many beautiful themes in Magento Marketplaces or through searching tools. You can assign installation task to the theme vendor or install a new theme by yourself by following their installation guide and user guide.
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 is increasing dramatically. Thus, today we will help you know how to add a Facebook Like Button to your store without any Magento extension.
Enable reorders in Magento 2 helps customer to reorder after they complete their purchase. Customers can make reorders immediately from their account or ask admins to reorder in the backend. If you don’t want to allow customers to reorder, you should consider that because reorder feature is enabled by default.
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 instruct you how to insert a Widget into Sidebar with two elements: “Configure a Widget” and “Configure a Layout Update”.
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 redirecting customers to customer dashboard after they log in. If you want to let customers stay on a current page or continue shopping, you should consider that feature because redirect feature is enabled by default.
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 to fit with your seasonal promotions, marketing strategies, even creation new images. Moreover, configuring the period of time to change the design helps you save time a lot and the new design will be changed well-timed.
Flat Rate Shipping Method is a 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.
Configure Free Shipping Method is considered as a part of promotion program you offer customers. The free shipping method is applied based 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 depends on your current strategy.
That is easy to configure shipping multiple addresses in Magento 2 in backend. In this topic I will introduce the easiest way to help you configure multiple addresses shipping that allows customers to have their orders delivered to more than one address at checkout page. In some cases, this feature is necessary for customers when they want to order multiple products and ship to multiple shipping addresses.
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.
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 details by the previous topic. And this post will refer to how to create custom order status in magento 2.
Store owners should clarify the shipping policy for customer during checkout. The shipping policy of each store will be different with each other, so to verify that customer know exactly your shipping policy is necessary for store owners.
Password is a unique key that customers must use to access their accounts on your store, but it is unfornate 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.
Following Order Status Workflow will help you understand how the the ordering process is when one is placed by a customer. Otherwise, the order status workflow will show store admins that each order status is corresponding to a state.
Configuring United Parcel Service (UPS) Carrier will help you associate any addresses in the domestic event or internation. The number of countries UPS shipping method supports by land and air is greater than 220 countries, so it is flexible to deliver goods.
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.
Magento 2 allows you to create multiple store views with different languages. The store view name will be shown in the language chooser in the header. Users can click the prefered store view in the language chooser to change the store view. With this feature, store owners can satisfy all customers come from different countries with different languages arround the world.
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.
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 regardless of distance like air, freight, and ground services.
In the previous topic, I instructed How to change Customer Address Template in Credit Memo in Magento 2. In this article, I am going to show you how to Print Credit Memos in Magento 2
In the previous topics, I instructed 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.
Magento 2 supports you to configure admin action log that will help you to manage and track all the activities of administrators. You can view log history on the grid and know what has been done in your store admin panel and know who performed it. That feature is very important to help you manage effectively your system. Also, you can view the IP and date on action log.
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.
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:
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 any global settings or data.
Adding captcha requirement to the Admin signin and Forgot password page helps increase your store security to the next level. The captcha number will be able to reload unlimitedly when users click on the Reload icon.
Magento 2 supports administrators to set CAPTCHA requirement for each time customers 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.
Setting up Multiple Stores Magento 2 is one of the variable functionalities Magento 2 brings to store owners. This feature allows you to 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, yet possibly share the same backend for the easier adminstration.
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 domains. Thus, today, I’m going to instruct you how to set up multiple websites for Magento 2 stores properly.
Translating Product information into other languages is a must in the global busniess. Magento 2 supports multi-stores and multi-languages, that makes your stores more friendly with any audiences from different nations.
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.
Configure CDN Magento 2 - Content Delivery Network (CDN) is one of the advanced solutions when your site performance is too low to load and too long to wait while the web loading time is an important factor which affect your user experience, as well as SEO. Unlike 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.
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:
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 provide are products, materials, or services. With VAT functionailty, you can create the data management table that contains your country, VAT rate, customer types, and so on.
With Magento 2, you can create a lot of new tax rates based on different geographical areas (states or countries). Adding the tax rates is under the control of the “Tax Zones and Rates” tool to direct multiple taxes to a specific region. Based on the tax settings of the stores, the system will calculate the tax correctly for customer’s order after all order information are completed.
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.
In this topic, we are going to show you how to Create a user role in Magento 2. We are going to guide you how to add a new user rule and assign an exist user account to the above role. Let’s check the following steps:
Applying the Fixed Product Tax (FPT) is one of the tax options that is supported well by Magento 2. Unlike other taxes such as VAT or sale taxes that are calculated with a percentage of the order price, the FPT gives 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.
Setting up the Tax Rules for Magento 2 stores is an 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 on the customer 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.
Today, we will together learn how to configure Canadian Tax and specifically how to create GST tax rates for Canada and PST tax rates for Saskatchewan in Magento 2 settings. All instructions are given in details to make sure that the tax rules and rates are correct to apply for your Canadian Tax.
Configure Currency Magento 2 to determine what currency customers are allowed to use when checking out on your store. The currency symbol will appear in product prices and sales documents such as orders and invoices. Most interestingly, store admins are able to customize its appearance if needed.
Let’s go 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 views: 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 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.
I will introduce how to configure shipping label in Magento 2 in this topic. Let update country of manufacture and complete the store information to configure shipping label. If you have multiple stores and the contact information differs from the default, complete the configuration in your store for each carrier that you plan to use.
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 helps the tax rules and rate apply for your tax in the correct way.
Today, my topic will point out the steps you need to follow to Create new API Intergration Magento 2 that means integrating your Magento store with a third-party API. The workflow of the API Integration is setting up the location of 0Auth credentials from the Magento Admin, redirecting URL for third-party integrations, and identifying the available API resources that are needed for the integration.
Store owners 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 an easy way to create product attribute in Magento 2. Make sure you complete all three following steps to get the task done.
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.
With Magento 2, it is easy for store admins 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 delivered, and a single shipment with multiple packages will receive multiple shipping labels.
New product list is necessary to inform customers 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 your customers’ attention. The list can be set to display in default which automatically contains recent added items or demonstrates only new items specified by a Date Range.
The Check Money Order Payment Method is the replacement of credit cards for online stores 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.
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 allows 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 depending on the merchant’s bank location and requirement.
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 convenient for buyers who do not prefer online payment methods but still 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 admins for only customers from specific countries and recipients can make payment by cash, check or money order.
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.
People will never say no to free products; therefore Zero Subtotal Checkout is the payment method needed for the order that its grand total equals zero. Zero-grand total order may be the result of a discount or applied coupon with free shipping or created manually by admins due to any problem happened with the products in the last orders. This payment method is enabled by default in Magento 2.0 and you can customize some advanced configuration in the backend as the instruction below.
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 currencies 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.
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 to suit the characteristics 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.
Security Checklist - File Permissions in Magento 2 - 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, and immediately break into their bank accounts. This absolutely causes the decline in your store reliability and you can even stand on the risk of being threatened with lawsuits.
Authorize.Net Direct Post is useful for Magento website that has a plenty of stores as merchants who can totally manage their checkout pages. Particularly, merchants have the own accounts on Authorize.Net and they will complete all checkout content and forms on their sites. In fact, this will bring more security for merchant payment information as the form is posted to Authorize.Net’s secure servers. It is clearly visible that Authorize.Net Direct Post plays the role of third-party in Magento site as same as PayPal. However, with Authorize.Net, customers can finish the transaction process while remaining in Magento store, instead of being redirected to the third-party website.
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 apply by themselves which is kind of tricky to find out and enter the right rate.
Magento 2.0 allows you to Import Products data to add or update the products, replace existing data and delete entities. This feature helps save a lot of time compared with manually configuring. Actually, almost data in Magento is concluded in CSV files (Comma Separated Value file) which appears similar to Excel file but simpler. Therefore, we recommend you to become familiar with CSV files 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!
If you have not got used to the database of Magento yet, I recommend you to Export Products and open the CSV files to make acquaintance with the structure. It is obvious 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 familiar with the database, It is also used as another tool to back up your product data or to save data for other intents such as to import data on another site.
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 login 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.
Braintree is a full-stack payment platform which allows your customers check out 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.
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.
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 advantages 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 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:
Are you looking for How to Enable Template Path Hints in Magento 2? So you are in the right place. In this post we are going to show you show to enable template path hints for frontend and admin from Magento admin pannel also.
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.