UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB One Step Checkout extension (version 1.0.9)
Latest update: May 5, 2020

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 for Magento 2

Changeling for (Magento 2) UB Content Slider extension (version 1.1.5)
Latest update: May 5, 2020

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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UB QuickView for Magento 2

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Quick View extension -- version 1.0.6.
Latest update: May 4, 2020

1.0.6
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.5
  • 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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Magento PWA Content Slider

Today we are happy to release our 2nd module for Magento PWA Studio -- UB PWA Slider module. It is packed with the newly added service layer for UB Content Slider (ContentSliderGraphQl with GraphQL APIs ready for PWA Storefront). As you might know,
GraphQL
is defined as the main API to support PWA Studio functionality.

The UB PWA Slider module gives you a convenient way to display multiple content boxes -- text, banners, (upcoming feature) product slider, videos or other promotional graphics -- in a single place to your PWA Studio site.

Magento PWA Content Slider for PWA Storefront

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PWA Tutorial: Override & Extend Venia components

This tutorial guides you through overriding and extending a Venia component in order to display specific custom content in your custom React component on a custom Magento PWA site.

By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to:

  • Create a simple custom React component with simple custom content for your Magento PWA Studio site
  • Override Venia components to display that newly created custom content on your custom Magento PWA Studio site:
    • Sample 1: Display a Masthead at the Main Top Content position on all pages of Magento PWA Studio site
    • Sample 2: Display a Slideshow at the Main Top Content position on the homepage of Magento PWA Studio site

Once you master them, you can create your own complex React components beyond these small sample pieces.

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Magento PWA Menu: Hamburger vs Tab Bars

When it comes to the PWA Studio project, should we stick with the classic Hamburger Menus or switch to Tab Bars on mobile?

Even though there are a few alternatives for navigation on mobile, we’re going to lay out all the pros and cons of the hamburger menus and tab bars (bottom navigation) only. We hope it gives you evaluation criteria to find which one is right for your Magento PWA project.

Hamburger menu

The hamburger menus are often listed as #1 choice and become the go-to icon for traditional responsive eCommerce websites. The hamburger menu is the ‘3-bars’ icon on mobile that typically opens up into a side menu or navigation drawer.

However, from an app perspective, during a talk at the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014, Mike Stern -- designer and Apple UX Evangelist -- was against using the hamburger menu for their apps, saying:

“Remember, the [two] key things about an intuitive navigation system is that they tell you where you are, and they show you where else you can go.”.

So, is the hamburger menu really effective and the best way to display your Magento PWA Studio project’s navigation? To answer this question, first, we need to dive into the effectiveness and usability of this UI element in mobile navigation. Continue reading

Time to care - combat Coronavirus

We all have known the huge impact of the coronavirus pandemic on almost every aspect of our daily life and business. It has caused a significant disruption.

At Ubertheme we care about all of our team safety so our team has moved remote for 2 weeks now -- quite frankly that’s okay with us. We are lucky enough to have business continuity as normal.

Time to care - Combat Coronavirus

Time to care -- Let’s combat Coronavirus

However, we know the months ahead are going to be really freaking tough if the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread. Even though our team can’t change the world, we want to help our partners and merchants navigate this tricky period where possible. Continue reading

PWA Megamenu Installation Guide

In the previous article on Magento PWA Studio tutorial, we walked you through how to have a working copy of the Venia storefront installed and running on top of Magento 2 using @magento/create-pwa command. In this second article on setting up a Magento PWA project, we’ll give you step-by-step instructions for merging our UB Mega Menu storefront into your existing Magento PWA Studio project, so you can get started with your PWA project as quickly as possible.

Before you get started…

If you’re new to UB Mega Menu module and new to Magento PWA Studio in general, get yourself familiar with the following terms first. Continue reading

Magento PWA Studio tutorial

Jun 2, 2020 Note: We have tested this tutorial with the latest PWA Studio 6.0.1 and everything worked fine.
Feb 12, 2020 Note: At the time of writing this tutorial, the Magento PWA Studio version was 5.0.0. We’ve just tested the tutorial with the latest PWA Studio v5.0.1 as well.

As you might know, Magento PWA Studio v5.0.0 officially introduced a new handy command -- @magento/create-pwa -- that allows for getting a new PWA Studio project up and running way easier. Actually, our team noticed that this command was in place before and we did try this command successfully with PWA Studio 4.0.0 for an experimental setup.

This tutorial will walk you through all steps to use this command to set up an initial project structure using the Venia storefront as a template. Continue reading

Update extensions and themes for Magento 234

On January 28th, Magento released version 2.3.4 -- the latest addition to Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce.

The version has addressed over 275 contributions from the community that cover significance enhancements and functional fixes. This big release also covers over 30 security enhancements that address vulnerabilities like cross-site scripting, deserialization of untrusted data, security bypassing etc.

Magento 2.3.4 Updates

Magento 2.3.4 Updates

In the meantime, Magento introduces new integrations, such as Adobe Stock image galleries and Live Chat from dotdigital. It also deprecated some payment gateways from the Magento core platform, such as Authorize.net.

Apart from the upgrades mentioned above, there have been enhancements with the release of Magento PWA Studio 5.0.0. The latest update of PWA Studio now includes new tools to help get a new project up and running quickly. You can see detailed changes in the PWA Studio Release Notes. In case you’re using our UB PWA Mega Menu, you can get started with PWA Studio 5.0.0 now (it’s fully compatible).

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