Ubertheme survey

2020 was one of the most uncertain and challenging years, as we all know. But we don’t want to reflect negatively on these crazy times. We believe 2021 is, for sure, going to be way better than 2020.

Looking ahead into 2021, we at Ubertheme want to channel our efforts into improving our current Magento 2 products, introducing new products and services, and serving you better.

Ubertheme Survey

So, there’s no better time to hear your views about the essential improvements we should do in 2021. We’d be grateful if you can answer a few quick questions: Continue reading

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Ubertheme Xmas Sales

The year is winding down and I know it has been a hard year for all of us. But I hope that you share my optimism that 2021 and the coming years will be better and better.

Before you take a short hiatus from remote work to enjoy time with friends and family, we’ve decided to offer you a special Christmas present. This is the chance for you to grab our UB Data Migration Pro, UB One Step Checkout, UB Mega Menu, or other Magento 2 products at a lower price. Continue reading

Flexbox Grid

Flexbox and CSS Grid are the most popular responsive layout models which are widely supported across platforms and browsers. Our upcoming UB Atoms theme will support by both Flexbox and CSS Grid by default. If Flexbox is disabled, the CSS Grid will be used.

In this post, we’ll take a closer at the Flexbox that UB Atoms does support and learn how it helps distribute and align content in ways that Magento pages need.

A brief introduction about Flexbox

Flexbox -- a shorter term for CSS3 Flexible Box Layout -- is a new layout mode in CSS3. It describes ways to align and size elements including the parent element (the flex container) and the child elements (the flex items).

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UB Atoms theme tructure

Last week we introduced a sneak peek of the upcoming Magento 2 theme at Ubertheme -- UB Atoms. We promised you a brand new theme that will be fully revamped, unlike any other Magento 2 themes that Ubertheme has offered. Today, we are happy to introduce you to the structure of the UB Atoms theme that we’re working on.

Reasoning…

When building the UB Atoms, we have been finding a uniform approach that makes the theme development and maintenance easier. The ultimate goal is to create a brand new M2 theme with good performance and extensive customization possibilities.

With that in mind, our team has thought about what we should change and how we should build a new M2 theme from scratch.

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UB Atoms theme

Update: we’ve just introduced the UB Atoms theme hierarchy that we’re working on here. It is fully revamped, unlike any other Magento 2 themes that Ubertheme has offered

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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