UB Mago theme

Changelog for (Magento 2 theme) UB Mago -- version 1.0.1 Beta:
Latest update: June 28, 2017

1.0.1 Beta
  • Integrate UB ThemeHelper, with revamped codebase for the whole theme.
  • Compatible with Magento version 2.1.7
1.0.0 Beta
  • Compatible with Magento version 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5
  • Upgrade the latest modules UB Mega Menu v1.0.3 and 1.0.4, UB Content Slider v1.0.9
  • Style New / Sale icon in the page detail
  • Style 1 column menu
  • Update: UB Mago Quickstart

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UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.9

Over the past two years of building the UB Data Migration Pro, we’ve evolved the extension’s functionalities and performance optimization. And we’ll constantly be improving our migration tool to ensure an even better Magento 2 data migration solution for you.

Today, let’s go through our new critical update -- UB Data Migration Pro version 3.0.9, with additional simple yet incredibly powerful features you should keep an eye out for.

Enhanced delta migration -- Both newly created & changed data in sync

The delta migration is used in the last stage of the data migration process to move data that was created or changed after the first migration from your Magento 1 database to Magento 2.

As you might notice, migrating delta data has been introduced since our major upgrade in UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.0. However, it just covers new data created on the Magento 1 site during your data migration process. That means changes to existing data on your current Magento 1 database are not applied and ported to Magento 2.

UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.9

UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.9 -- Enhanced delta migration functionality

With the new improvement in version 3.0.9, UB Data Migration Pro keeps both ‘created’ and ‘changed’ data in sync. Then, you can have an exact copy of the latest Magento 1 database at a specific point in time. Not only does this greatly minimize the manual workaround, but it also ensures data integrity, one of the essential factor for any data migration project. How convenient it is! Continue reading

UB Data Migration Pro

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Data Migration Pro extension (version 3.0.9)
Latest update: June 20, 2017

3.0.9
  • Added: Allow to merge Magento 1’s default website/store/store view in step #2 with default Magento 2 website/store/store view
  • Added: Enhance delta migration feature that allows to port incremental changes of existing Magento 1 items that have been migrated to Magento 2 since the first migration (Our UB Data Migration Pro prior to version 3.0.9 only migrates newly added items in Magento 1 site)
  • Added: Auto re-structure Product Attribute Sets after migration.
  • Fine tuning for some special bad data cases in the Sales data
3.0.8
  • Fine-tuning: applied tweaks to handle specific bad data in the Sales data
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE 2.1.7
3.0.7
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE 2.1.6
  • Fine-tuning: applied tweaks to handle specific bad data in the Product data (Related to the image file name with special char in the table catalog_product_entity_media_gallery)
  • Added: Allowed migrate Downloadable Links Purchased data
3.0.6
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE 2.1.5
  • Fine tuning to handle specific bad data in the Sales data and Product data
3.0.5
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE 2.1.4
  • Fixed: Fix the issue with product tax classes. The tax data are converted but not assigned to the product.
  • Fixed: Fine tuning to handle specific bad data in the Sales data
3.0.4
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE 2.1.3
  • Fixed: applied tweaks for some special database cases
3.0.3
  • Fixed: applied tweaks for some special database cases
3.0.2
  • (Fine-tuning): Notification improvement for Command-line interface
  • Fixed: applied tweaks for some special database cases
  • (Fine-tuning): rename the log file to ‘ub_data_migration.log’
3.0.1
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE 2.1.2
  • (NEW) Supports Command-Line Interface (CLI) commands: Allows to proceed migration steps using the command lines in CLI mode, after completing all pre-migration setting steps.
  • Fine-tuning: Applies workarounds for some special database migration cases

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Magento 1.2.7 and Magento 1.9.3.3 Update

June 5, 2017 Update:

Yesterday, Magento has just announced new releases for both Magento 2.1.4 and Magento 1.9.3.2. These new releases enhance product quality and security, including a fix SUPEE-9652 for the recently discovered Zend Framework 1 library vulnerability.

You can find information on all the changes in Magento 2.1.4 here and Magento 1.9.3.2 here.

We have implemented and tested the patch with our Magento 2 & Magento 1 extensions and themes. Below is the first batch updated for Magento 2.1.4 and Magento 1.9.3.2.

Magento 2.1.4 Updates

Magento 2.1.4 Updates

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UB Mega menu for Magento 2

“Out with the old, in with the new.”
If anything, that mantra would best fit the world wide web and everything linked to it. And why shouldn’t it? As with the fashion industry, when it comes to the virtual world, a lot of trends simply come and go. So with several months already into the year 2017, you might well expect that many of those web design trends that have debuted or been in season the previous year is no longer the mainstream these days.

You wouldn’t be far off mark if you think that way, but it’s also good to note that web design trends and fashion trends have a key difference; web design trends aren’t just all about visuals. So web design trends aren’t immediately rendered outdated and obsolete after a year, unless of course these designs no longer work for the majority.

Floating elements, hamburger menus, parallax scrolling—all these became popular for some time until better design options have become available. While these trends faded in time, the trend for mega menus continues.

Apparently, mega menus are still popular among web design experts and developers. Wondering why? This article will outline 3 key reasons your Magento store would benefit from having a mega menu.

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Magento data migration FAQs

As you are probably aware of, process of migrating data is one of the biggest challenges for any Magento migration project. If you have taken the decision to transfer to Magento 2, it is almost a no-brainer that you should be using a data migration tool to ease the migration process. Due to the complex difference of data structure between Magento 1 and Magento 2, you should know all the important aspects to get fully prepared before you start the migration procedure.

Last month, we had a great chance sharing our findings about Magento data migration -- (Infographic) 10 Questions To Ask Before Any Magento Big Data Migration which was featured on Cloudways (you can browse the full article here). It covers top 10 questions that you might take into account when coming up with a migration plan.

Since users reach us at Ubertheme with repeated questions as well, especially from ones who are new to our UB Data Migration Pro tool, we decided to put the commonly raised questions (FAQs) about our UB Data Migration Pro together below. This FAQs would be a good starting point that helps you prepare your migration plan properly. Continue reading

UB Bookshop for Magento 2

Changelog for (Magento 2 theme) UB Bookshop -- version 1.0.4 Beta:
Latest update: May 5, 2017

1.0.4 Beta
  • Integrate UB ThemeHelper, with revamped codebase for the whole theme.
1.0.3 Beta
  • Compatible with Magento version 2.1.4, 2.1.5
  • Fixed: Style issue with Add to cart button on Quickstart without extension
  • Fixed: Product style on My Wishlist section
  • Fixed: Optimise style for Customized product
  • Fixed: Optimise style for Downloadable product
1.0.2 Beta
  • Compatible with Magento version 2.1.3
  • Fixed: [desktop-xmas] style issue on Xmas store
  • Fixed: Style issue with new product on xmas store
  • Fixed: [desktop] Adjust Top menu on screen 1280px
  • Fixed: [2.1.3] Fix style issue on bundle product’s quick view popup
  • Fixed: [2.1.3][desktop] slider image issue on quickview popup
  • Fixed: [2.1.3][deskyop] Popup quickview does not show when loading out-of-stock product
  • Fixed: [2.1.3][desktop] Does not show deals of the week block
  • Fixed: [2.1.3][desktop] Missing Add to cart button
  • Fixed: [213][desktop] Top menu style issue on 1280 screen
  • Fixed: [213][desktop] Update Add to cart and Quickview buttons alignment
  • Fixed: [213][desktop] Add to cart button issue on product wishlist
  • Fixed: [213][desktop] Missing featured product on WEEK’S BIGGEST BOOK of the Top menu
  • Fixed: [2.1.3][mobile] Notification style issue
  • Fixed: [2.1.3][mobile] Update style for Add to cart
  • Fixed: [2.1.3][desktop] Notification style issue on Product compare page
  • Removed Prefix from “ub_bookshop” to “bookshop” in the theme folder

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In the ecommerce industry, site performance means a lot since it creates a different impact on the sales and support of an online store. Customers are increasingly impatient and will abandon the shopping cart within seconds if the store doesn’t load up quickly.

Cloudways

Cloudways -- For a starting price of $7 a month!

With an army of open source innovators, the Magento keeps the merchants at the front when it comes to online shopping trends. By pairing Magento with a top-notch hosting plan, your store can burn rubber right off the starting line.
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UB Theme Helper for Magento 2

May 5, 2017 Update: Check out the first batch of our M2 themes packaged with UB Theme Helper:
-- UB MegaMall
-- UB Bookshop

People don’t judge a book by its cover, do they?

They do. It’s just the way it is.

The saying applies to much more than just books, especially when it comes down to a Magento-based store. Unique and attractive design has always played a key role that increases the perceived value of your products and make your store seem more trustworthy.

It’s the truth; your online store design matters. However, what is an easy and fast way to control over the look, content and functionality of your Magento store?

That’s the reason we come up with UB Theme Helper -- a Magento 2 theme setting panel that sets you free from the basic theme customizing method: editing source files. You have full management over detailed basis via a friendly interface. It allows you to make small and large adjustments to every page in your chosen theme.

UB Theme Helper Introduction

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Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Instant Layered Navigation extension (version 1.0.3 Beta)
Latest update: April 17, 2017

1.0.3 Beta
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.1.6
  • Added: Enable filter function in mobile devices
  • Incremental Fine-tuning
1.0.2 Beta
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5
  • Fixed: price slider issue with touchpad devices
  • Added: update style and allow product listing with resized products images
  • Added: support Infinite loading options, with configuration option to switch listing mode in the back-end
1.0.1 Beta
  • Fine-tuning: allow using templates generated from PHP — More flexibility to override with your own custom templates
  • Add: Support multiple languages in the frontend
  • Add: Support List view mode in Products List

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