UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

Over the past 5 months we have been hard at work building an all new Magento 2 extension at Ubertheme.

Today we are introducing a sneak peek the UB One Step Checkout, a modern Magento 2 checkout extension that helps you place all checkout steps on one page with easier configuration.

With UB One Step Checkout, we set a new milestone in our goal to create powerful yet simple solution for buiding your Magento 2 stores. So what to expect from UB One Step Checkout in the coming weeks?

Give it a look.

UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

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migrate customer passwords

Customer data is one of the most important elements -- especially when migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2. What if the transfer doesn’t go smoothly? In eCommerce one of the worst scenarios is that the migrated customers may be unable to log in to the new Magento 2 instance.

Getting started with the customer data migration can be intimidating, but with a right migration tool, the process isn’t as hard as it seems. Fortunately, our UB Data Migration tool makes this very simple.

If you’re considering our migration tool, we have done the hard work for you and figured out how to automatically migrate customer logins and passwords to Magento 2 with ease. In this article, I’ll briefly go through the important change in the way Magento 2 store passwords, how to migrate only customer logins and passwords using UB Data Migration tool, and possible post-migration login issues as well. Continue reading

Easter Promo

The Easter season is here again. Ubertheme would like to take the opportunity to wish you and yours a warm and wonderful Easter!

Let’s celebrate Easter together! You will be pleased to know that we are offering an amazing 30% off all new single purchases. On top of that, the 30% discount is applicable for product renewal too.

Here’s our best seasonal Magento 2 offers to brighten up your Easter:

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Multi-page vs. Single-page checkout

Nothing turns off a potential customer more than an overly complicated Magento checkout process.

Here’s what customer research shows: According to the Baymard Institute, roughly 70% of your customers do abandon their carts just before checkout. Now there could be various factors leading to that. It could be hidden shipping costs or the final price of your product, but here’s the catch: Recent research reveals that it’s really the tedious Magento checkout procedures that often discourage your customers from completing their purchase.

So the big question is, what can you do? Optimizing your Magento checkout is one thing you need to look at, but whether to use a single-page or a multi-page checkout is another important aspect you need to consider. Continue reading

Interview Jim - Magento 2 Case study

So you’re launching a new Magento 2 store. One of the first things you’ll need to decide is if you should start with a premade theme with some customizations or if you need a fully custom theme developed just for you. Obviously, there are certainly pros and cons to both.

We asked Jim Weston of the Cellar2door.com a couple of questions about his experience using premium UB Mago theme and how all that came with using a fully Magento 2 Open Source platform.

The case study indicates that if there is an existing premade theme that suits your needs, you will ideally get the best of both worlds: a solid theme framework from a premium Magento development vendor that has great support, updatability, community, etc. and you will also get the custom elements you’re after too.

Read on to learn about all factors before you making your final choice.
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Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Instant Layered Navigation extension (version 1.0.4)
Latest update: Mar 5, 2018

1.0.4
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.3
  • Improved: product’s image showing, handling the case that products have no images, specific placeholder images from back-end configuration will be loaded in the product listing in layered navigation.
1.0.3
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.1, 2.2.2
  • Improved: product’s images exporting. Supports custom width and height for product’s images in the listing page

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Magento 2 UB Mega Menu

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Mega Menu extension (version 1.0.9)
Latest update: Mar 2, 2018

1.0.9
  • Fine tuning and Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.2, 2.2.3
  • (Continued) Improve UI/UX and fix minor bugs
1.0.8
  • (Continued) Improve UI/UX for off-canvas menu
  • Fine tuning and Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.1
1.0.7
  • Improve UI/UX for off-canvas menu
  • Tuning LESS/CSS (use additional class ‘ub-mega-menu-vertical’ as default)
1.0.6
  • Fine tuning and Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.0
  • Fixed: Could not search sliders with type ‘UB Mega Menu’ in the Widget Options > Select a Menu
  • Fine-tuning LESS/CSS (fix the issue with z-index)
1.0.5
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.1.8, 2.1.9
  • Added: Allow to enable/disable Font Awesome via System Config
  • Improved: Optimize LESS/CSS codebase
  • Fixed: Active class not showing on current category page
  • Fixed: “Import Categories” issue
1.0.4
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.7
  • Added: Allow to remove (recursive) menu and sub-menu items
  • Added: Sync automatically menu items (with type is category) upon changes of category. Eg. The changes of URL key or newly added sub-categories in category will be automatically synced to the menu item; or a menu item no longer exists if its linked category is deleted.
  • Improve: Fine-tuning for better performance
1.0.3
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE: 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2
  • Fixed: Style issue when selecting Category on Magento 2.1.1
  • Fixed: Style issue when selecting Category (in Import Categories view) on Magento 2.1.1
  • Fixed: Style issue in the backend drag n drop interface on Magento 2.1.1
  • Fixed: Top menu and left menu issue on desktop 1280px view
  • Fixed: [Table] Style issue on the left menu
  • Added: Allow to import categories and sub-categories recursively
  • Added: Allow to import either all categories or specific categories.
  • Improve: Fine-tuning Delete menu item function. Don’t allow to delete a menu item with existing child menu items.

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UB QuickView for Magento 2

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Quick View extension -- version 1.0.3.
Latest update: Mar 2, 2018

1.0.3
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE: 2.2.0, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3
  • Added: Allow to update catalog gallery images depending on swatch click events
  • Improved: removed custom styles in Configurable Swatch Block
1.0.2
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE: 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.7, 2.1.8, 2.1.9
  • Fixed: Color and size issue on configurable product on Magento CE 2.1.0 -- when selecting color/size, the product image is not updated properly.
  • Fixed: Quickview button style issue on desktop 1280px

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UB Content Slider for Magento 2

Changeling for (Magento 2) UB Content Slider extension (version 1.1.1)
Latest update: Mar 2, 2018

1.1.1
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE: 2.2.2, 2.2.3
  • Improved: Remove required values on publish time and end time. Allow to clear current values of publish time and end time by click event.
  • Improved: Change the way to list slide items depending on publish time and end time values.
1.1.0
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE: 2.2.0, 2.2.1
  • Improved: Allow slider with cover image for video and automatically play video upon click on the cover image
  • Fixed: Could not search sliders with type ‘UB Content Slider (images/videos uploaded)’ in the Widget Options > Select a Slider
1.0.9
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE: 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.7, 2.1.8, 2.1.9
1.0.8
  • Fine-tuning to submit to Magento.com marketplace
1.0.7
  • Added Features:
  • Allow setting sort field, sort order in case slider with content type is products
  • Allow setting publish time, end publish time when add/edit a slide item
  • Fixed some CSS issues
1.0.6
  • Added Features:
  • Supported widgets configuration: Allow settings and showing a slider any where in theme via widget module manager.
  • Allow enable/disable block/widget title

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UB Data Migration Pro

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Data Migration Pro extension (version 3.1.3)
Latest update: Feb 28, 2018

3.1.3
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.3
  • Fixed: Fixed the ‘Undefined index: host’ error on Amazon AWS and Google Cloud (powered by Bitnami)
  • Fine tuning for some special bad Sales data circumstances
3.1.2
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.2
  • Fine tuning for some special bad data cases
  • Fine tuning to detect changes and automatically update the latest destination database credentials

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