Blog: magento 2

The Ultimate List of M2 Blog Extensions

Having recognized how essential a blog is for any online businessit is a small surprise that online retailers are hunting after the experienced third-party development teams to assist them with blog modules integration into their eCommerce platforms. 

If you're running Magento store, full-featured Magento blog extensions can vastly facilitate your web store efficiency since you can always tailor your blog content on the go, in line with modern eCommerce trends and latest customer needs.

Here is the ultimate list of the most efficient digital solutions to bolster your blog functionality.

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Customizing Magento 2’s API with Bulk Product Imports

Guest post by We Are Magneto 

Recently, we had a requirement to integrate a Microsoft SQL (MSSQL) product database into a Magento 2 store. This integration would constantly sync product data between the two systems. For this integration, we would have to find some way of communicating with the external database, receiving the product data, and importing it into Magneto’s own database. Unfortunately Magento 2, like a lot of PHP frameworks, doesn't provide a PDO adapter for communicating with MSSQL directly. An added complication, in this case, was that access to the MSSQL server was protected behind a firewall. 

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MageCloud Update: New Magento 2.1 Themes

More great news for MageCloud users. Our clients have been waiting for this for quite some time now. 

This week we've launched our new Magento 2 themeswhich cover different eCommerce niches. Their functionality and customization options are pretty robust. They all feature nice, simple and clean design and offer a host of marketing features right out of the box.

We offer you themes with solid functionality and customization options. They come for FREE and with a range of great features, which are designed to make your life much easier. 

You can find all of the available M2 themes here

Let's take a closer look at these themes! 

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Looking for a better digital experience...migrate to Magento 2

Guest post by NexSoftSys

Magento is a popular e-commerce site supporting software which is known to provide the best customer experience as well as simplify the life of the owner! About 2 lakh e-commerce sites across the globe are known to operate on the initial version Magento 1.x. Just like the apps and software are updated regularly with new and improved features, the latest version of Magento was launched in 2015, Magento 2.0. This comes with better and powerful tools for technical analysis and improved efficiency.

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How to configure Color Swatches in Magento 2

Guest post by Mageplaza 

People often make decision affected by their moods. That is the reason why in e-commerce, it is necessary for shop owners to pay attention to the display of their stores on the frontend. Therefore, when giving attributes to any item, shop admins need to be careful to provide the true value of Swatches features regarding color, pattern, and texture. A product with detailed descriptions and lively images will sure to attract more customers than a flat picture only, for example. In other words, the appearance of a landing page exerts profound effects on forming intuitive decisions of buyers about whether they should purchase a product or not. Therefore, obtaining a Color Swatch extension is the most appropriate choice for online merchants to configure their products display.

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Have you an idea for an online store? Don’t know first steps to take? A powerful starting point can be the correctly chosen template. 

Theme plays an essential role when you are presenting your goods and services to the customer. it is safe to say that theme is the very X-Factor that your site requires. Sometimes, the difference between a good site and a bad one lies just in a theme.

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Ultimate Magento 2 Import Export Guide

Guest post by Firebear Studio 

In the following post, you will find an ultimate guide to Magento 2 import and export. We describe various backend processes and tell how to improve them achieving absolutely new functionality. The article is divided into the following sections:

  • Product Export

  • Product Import

  • Tier Price Import

  • Configurable Product Import

  • Product Stock Import/Update

  • Improved Import/Export

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7 Ways to Speed Up Magento 2 Performance

Magento 2 is the next generation of the popular eCommerce platform. Among the main features of it is improved performance as compared to M1.

Indeed M2 comes with Full Page Cache in a free Community Edition.  M1 has it in Enterprise version only.

But still we see lots of slow Magento 2 complains. How to fix it? Below I will give you 7 ways to boost M2 performance.

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