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UB Content Slider offers a whole new range of banner slider and product carousel possibilities that supports both OWL Carousel and Slick Carousel. You also get advanced and flexible product image hotspots and lookbook functionality built in this module.

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UB Atoms theme

We’re excited to introduce you to a sneak peek of a revolutionary new Magento 2 theme. It’s called UB Atoms.

Inspired by Atomic Design -- a methodology of creating modular designs, UB ‘Atoms’ is designed to be exactly what it sounds like -- establishing the basic building blocks for pages, such as form label, an input or a button, color, typography, grids, and the like, rather than just creating simple collections of web pages.

The theme structure will be fully revamped, unlike any other Magento 2 themes that Ubertheme has offered.

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UB QuickView for Magento 2

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Quick View extension -- version 1.0.7.
Latest update: Oct 22, 2020

1.0.7
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento CE 2.4.1
  • Fine-tuning codebase
1.0.6
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento CE 2.3.5, 2.4.0
  • Fine-tuning codebase
1.0.5
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.4
  • Fine-tuning codebase
  • Added new Mobile Modal
  • Added new modal types: Right to left, Left To right, Slide -- Up (Desktop Only), Slide -- Down (Desktop Only)
  • Support Hotspot and lookbook integration with UB Content Slider module -- see details.
1.0.4
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.1, 2.3.2.
  • Improved: update the codebase to be fully compatible with our new UB Base extension that manages all Ubertheme’s extensions under one backend UI dashboard.

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UB Content Slider for Magento 2

Changeling for (Magento 2) UB Content Slider extension (version 1.1.7)
Latest update: Oct 22, 2020

1.1.7
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.4.1
  • Integrate Slick Carousel by default with full options
  • Improved LESS files structure and LESS code
  • Support additional layouts using extra CSS classes
  • Improved Slider Widget’s configuration in the backend
1.1.6
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.4.0
  • Fixed: compatibility with the new change in PHP Mobile Detect Resource APIs installation
1.1.5
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.5
  • Added: Newly added service layer for UB Content Slider ( ContentSliderGraphQL with GraphQL APIs ready for PWA Storefront)
  • Allow to upload separate Slide Image for Mobile.
  • Allow to upload Cover image for Slide item (Video type)
1.1.4
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.3, 2.3.4
  • Added Product Hotspot feature -- See details
  • Added Lookbook feature -- See details
  • Supported to show Lookbook content using Widgets
  • Allowed to add additional CSS classes for each slide item
  • Allowed to create Best sellers product sliders
  • Fine-tuning LESS/CSS source code
1.1.3
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.1, 2.3.2.
  • Improved: update the codebase to be fully compatible with our new UB Base extension that manages all Ubertheme’s extensions under one backend UI dashboard.

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Magento 2 UB Mega Menu

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Mega Menu extension (version 1.2.1)
Latest update: Oct 21, 2020

1.2.1
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.4.1.
  • Fixed: style issue with animation effects enabled.
  • Added: allow to keep sort orders of imported categories after being converted to menu items
  • Fixed: fixed bugs when settings: Auto submenu sync = Yes, Auto CMS Page Sync = Yes.
  • Added: UB Base module v1.0.3 with upgraded Fontawesome library version 5.14.0
1.2.0
  • Added: Horizontally stacked category dropdown
  • Fixed compatibility issue with CE 2.4.0
  • Improved cache’s function, allow to define custom cache lifetime
  • Improved HTML markup of menu items
1.1.9 (UB Mega Menu) and 1.0.0 (MegaMenuGraphQL)
  • Testing compatibility with CE 2.3.5-p1, CE 2.4.0
  • Added: Allows to create Mobile Drilldown menu on Mobile (in addition to the default Accordion menu).
  • Improved the coding convention in accordion with the latest recommendation by Magento
  • Improved Javascript functions and handled all Javascript functions in a JS widget component.
  • Improved Menu Markup HTML, reduced HTML tags, DOM nodes in the menu DOM tree
  • Improved cache process and allowed cached menu data in a custom cache type.
1.1.8 (UB Mega Menu) and 1.0.0 (MegaMenuGraphQL)
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.4
  • Added: Newly added service layer for UB Mega Menu ( MegaMenuGraphQL with GraphQL APIs ready for PWA Storefront)
1.1.7
  • Added: Allow Admin to assign Menu Groups to specific Customer Group(s) via M2 back-end. It allows to automatically switch Menus by customer groups in the front-end.
1.1.6
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3.
  • Improved: update the codebase to be fully compatible with our new UB Base extension that manages all Ubertheme’s extensions under one backend UI dashboard.

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UB Data Migration Pro

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Data Migration Pro extension (version 3.2.5)
Latest update: Oct 20, 2020

3.2.5
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE 2.4.1.
  • Allow to migrate Category’s display settings and related CMS Blocks.
  • Improve coding and fine-tuning to handle more special cases.
3.2.4
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE 2.4.0
  • Support for converting special price, special_price from/to datetime and variation prices setting in a Configurable product.
  • Fine-tuning to handle additional special cases and delta migration phase optimization.
3.2.3
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.3.4, 2.3.5
  • Fixed the issue on special bitnami database settings
  • Fixed the issue on the label/alt value of product galleries in the multiple stores context
3.2.2
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.3.3
  • Allowed to convert core’s email template paths in the migrated email template’s content
  • Allowed to migrate CMS Blocks, CMS Pages data, as noted here.
  • Added CLI commands to check and remove migrated data objects in M2 which no longer exist in Magento 1 since the last migration.
  • Fine-tuning source code in all steps and adding extra tweak code to handle special cases of bad data.
3.2.1
  • Fine-tuning to handle additional special cases of data settings
  • Improved server side processing to enhance the access token.
3.2.0
  • Supported to convert hidden tax data fields (in the sales data section)
  • Added additional CLI commands to clean data migration log in all steps:
      • php -f bin/ubdatamigration clean
      • php -f bin/ubdatamigration clean --step=2 (You replace with your specific step 2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8 respectively)

    NOTE: This CLI is limited to the case that you deleted any migrated items in Magento 2 after the first migration. This CLI is handy to remove the migration log of those removed items so that you can continue the delta migration as normal.

  • Supported to migrate active Sales Quotes data (The sales quotes which have not been converted to sales order yet)
  • Added additional tweak code to migrate delta for (1) migrated items which have changed since the last migration and (2) newly added data items. This improvements are limited to the 6 data objects below:
    • catalog_category_entity and related child data
    • catalog_product_entity and related child data
    • customer_entity and related child data
    • sales_flat_order and related child data
    • sales_flat_quote and related child data
    • sales aggregated data
  • Fixed the issue “Payment method is not available. You still can process offline actions”. Our migration tool now automatically maps the payment methods ‘paypal_direct’ to ‘payflowpro’, ‘paypal_standard’ to ‘paypal_express’ respectively.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with Magento CE ver.2.3.2

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UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB One Step Checkout extension (version 1.1.1)
Latest update: Oct 20, 2020

1.1.1
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.4.1
  • Fixed: The issue with Delivery Time > Time Picker on Magento 2.4.1
  • Fixed: Could not checkout with Downloadable Products on Magento 2.4.1
1.1.0
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.4.0
  • Fixed the issue with the new changes from MaxMind > GeoIP
  • Automatically saving customer’s address after the first checkout with a registered account
  • Fine tuning the style
1.0.9
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.4, 2.3.5.
  • Fixed the compatibility issue with Amazon payment module core
  • Handled the multi language translation of the label of street fields
1.0.8
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.2, 2.3.3
  • Testing for compatible with UB Base extension ver.1.0.0 and later
1.0.7
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.1
  • Fixed the issue when removing an old address and checking with the new address (getting an address from previously placed orders of (customers) billing and shipping address). More details about this scenario: by default the checkbox “same as shipping” is unchecked (make sure that you don’t check the checkbox); select the address (whatever billing address by default in the address book) that displays in the shipping address (Don’t select default shipping address) and default billing address (don’t change the billing address) in the drop-down. In this scenario, one of our users did get popup error.
  • Improved: update the codebase to be fully compatible with our new UB Base extension that manages all Ubertheme’s extensions under one backend UI dashboard.

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UB Content Slider v.1.1.7

UB Content Slider v1.1.7 now supports Slick carousel by default in addition to the existing OWL carousel library. This release helps to boost and increase sales in a number of ways by allowing you to display attractive banner sliders, best seller product carousels, lookbook, etc on your Magento 2 store using the Slick carousel.

We will walk you through new features and improvements in UB Content Slider v1.1.7 below. Continue reading

Carousel examples and takeaways

Designing a carousel (sometimes called ‘slider’, ‘slideshow’) that works can be a real pain and it’s true that sliders do suck if they aren’t used or designed well. You might have heard of the drawbacks around sliders such as:

  • Only a small percentage of people actually click on a slider, which almost always the first slide;
  • Sliders don’t always work well on mobile devices;
  • People tend to ignore your slider because it triggers banner blindness. Visitors will skip the messages in your slider as they consider it advertisement or promotions;

So, is the carousel really bad? If carousels aren’t that effective, why do people use them?

Actually, carousels introduce a level of complexity to an interface, however, the carousels are everywhere on the web and have been an essential web design tool for e-commerce sites.

So, let’s take a closer look at some real use cases to see the possibilities that carousels offer and learn how to make carousels work better. Continue reading