UB Data Migration Pro

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Data Migration Pro extension (version 3.1.5)
Latest update: Jun 28, 2018

3.1.5
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.5
  • Fine tuning for some special bad data circumstances
3.1.4
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.4
  • Fine tuning for some special bad data circumstances
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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Magento 2.2.4 updates

Magento announced the latest version Magento 2.2.4 in Imagine 2018 and made available to the public a week later, on 2nd May 2018.

The Magento 2.2.4 is packed with new fixes and enhancements to core features, including performance improvements that enable faster shopping with image loading and search performance enhancements. It also highlights almost 200 community contributions which cover performance-tuning enhancements plus at least 80 engineering fixes.

Besides, this release includes new bundled extensions that include payment methods such as Amazon Pay, Vertex, and Klarna payments to add instant tax and shipping calculations right from the cart and simplify the checkout process.

You can find the official release note of the latest Magento 2.2.4 here.

We did test and update our first Magento 2 product -- UB Data Migration Pro right next day after the launch. To date most of our products are fully compatible with Magento 2.2.4.

Magento 2.1.4 Updates

Magento 2.2.4 Updates

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Fixing URL Rewrites issue

You might be familiar with the option to add URL Rewrites in both Magento 1 and Magento 2, which is also referred to Search Engine Friendly URLs. Sometimes URL Rewrite issues arise when migrating data from Magento 1 to Magento 2. This guide will help you in troubleshooting when you encounter such issues.

What is URL Rewrite?

URL rewrites make it possible to make your existing Magento store URLs more ‘search engine friendly” and also easier for visitors to read.

Within Magento, the system URL looks similar:

  • For a Product URL: /catalog/product/view/id/10
  • For a Category URL: /catalog/category/view/id/11

The ‘catalog’ segment refers to the Catalog module of the Magento core, followed by other segments indicate that a product with ID 10 or a category ID 11 should be displayed on the page. No matter how often the URL changes, these ID remains the same.
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7 Magento Checkout tips

Building a frictionless checkout is a must, and is something that takes time and a lot of consideration. The Baymard Institute found that almost 28% of people abandon the checkout cart due to a long or complicated checkout process.

There has been a number of ways to reduce such shopping cart abandonment rate for your Magento store, and this has a huge amount to bear in mind depending on the checkout solution you choose.

UB One Step Checkout is a great alternative for native Magento 2 checkout that does the heavy lifting for you to prepare a clean and optimized one-step checkout solution.

Here are the top 7 simple features of UB One Step Checkout extension that can help to pump-up your checkout page, improved experience and less stress mean an increase in conversions. Let’s take a closer look at how this is being done. Continue reading

UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

July 6, 2018 Update: UB One Step Checkout version 1.0.2 Stable has been released, enhanced with Delivery Date & Time functionality, House Security Code (optional) and fully compatible with Magento 2.2.5.
May 15, 2018 Update: GeoIP2 API integration is now available in UB One Step Checkout. It helps detect customer address automatically based on the IP address.

Today is an exciting day for me because I get to announce the release of a brand new Magento 2 extension at Ubertheme -- UB One Step Checkout (beta), that we have been working on for quite some time.

The Magento 1 & 2 are great for a lot of things, but building an effective one step checkout page is not one of those things. It can be downright frustrating when working with six-step accordion checkout process in Magento 1.x. Getting maximum value from the reduced two-step flow in Magento 2 can be challenging as well.

Hence, we committed to building our new UB One Step Checkout. You will get a complete checkout solution that makes it easier than ever to build a one page checkout in Magento 2. The ultimate goal is to help you maximize successful checkout transactions.

UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

So what to expect from the all new UB One Step Checkout? Here are some of the cool features that will be rolled out on the initial release.

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UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

April 27, 2018 Update:
UB One Step Checkout has just arrived! Also packed with GeoIP2 API integration which helps detect customer address automatically based on the IP address.

The extension is currently available for purchase and update in our Magento 2 extensions store.

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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