UB PWA Mega Menu

For those who are curious about the things we are working on, here is a glimpse at our upcoming Magento PWA-based module called UB PWA Mega Menu.

For the past month or so, we have dived deep into early development of this module which is built on top of Magento PWA Studio. Although the module will undergo further development, we’re excited to share a quick preview of the features and demo to give you a general overview of the module. Continue reading

UB Bookshop for Magento 2

Changelog for (Magento 2 theme) UB Bookshop -- version 1.0.9:
Latest update: Nov 19, 2019

1.0.9
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.3.3.
  • Fixed: quickview popup (type bottom) did not display properly on screen 1280x1024px
  • Fixed: adjusted the highlight border upon hover the product thumbnails on the product detail page
  • Fixed: adjusted the position of Add to cart / Quickview icons on the Special Books block
  • Fixed: [iPad] quickview popup (type bottom) of the Bundle product did not display properly on the horizontal view
  • Fixed: [iPad] Tab was missing when clicking the Review link in the Quickview popup (type: Left to Right)
  • Fixed: [mobile] the Review tab was overlapped when clicking to open or close.
1.0.8
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.3.2 (bug fixes for M2.3.2 are listed below)
  • [Fixed] Fix the style issue of Popular Books block
  • [Fixed] Fix the style issue when Quickview title is enabled.
  • [Fixed] Update the color of Slider navigation dots when the Color theme is changed.
  • [Fixed] Update the alignment of Add to cart / Add to Compare icons in accordance with product image thumbnail on Deals of The Week block.
  • [Fixed] Highlight the menu items on Mega menu upon hover
  • [Fixed] Adjust the alignment of Related Products and Upsell product blocks on product detail page.
  • [Fixed] Adjust the alignment of the headings on category page.
  • [Fixed] Gallery product configuration via Themehelper does not apply on the frontend.
  • [Fixed][iPad] Update style for Quickview popup (Center popup modal) on Bundle product page
  • [Fixed][iPad] Quickview popup (Left to Right modal) did not display properly on Downloadable product page
  • [Fixed][iPad] Update alignment of Add to cart / Add to Compare icons in accordance with product image thumbnail.
  • [Fixed][iPad] Update the width of slider image on horitonzal view
  • [Fixed][iPad] Fixed the style issue of ‘Back to Top’ button when sidebar is enabled
  • [Fixed][mobile] Adjust the ‘Update’ button on MiniCart popup
  • [Fixed][mobile] Fixed the style issue of Quickview popup (Center popup modal) on Bundle product page
  • [Fixed][mobile] Update the style issue of Quickview popup (Center popup modal) on horizontal view
  • [Fixed][mobile] Adjust the alignment of the Review tab on horizontal view
  • [Fixed][mobile] Missing paging on My Product Review and My Wishlist sections
  • [Fixed][mobile] Update alignment of Add to cart / Add to Compare icons in accordance with product image thumbnail on horizontal view.

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UB Trex Pro thumbnail

Changelog for (Magento 2 theme) UB Trex Pro -- version 1.0.1:
Latest update: Nov 15, 2019

1.0.1
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.3.3
  • Fixed: adjust center-align for product thumbnail in the Category List View
  • Fixed: ‘My Cart’ heading section was missing when clicking to view the attributes in the Minicart
  • Fixed: zooming the product images on product pages did not work properly when scrolling down to the page bottom.
  • Fixed: style issue with the Bundle product when using Product V2 layout
  • Fixed: [iPad] adjust font size for the quickview of Bundle Product.
  • Fixed: [Mobile] hide ‘My Wishlist’ block on the Guest mode
  • Fixed: [Mobile] missing navigation on the horizontal view
  • Fixed: [Mobile] adjust the alignment of the ‘Close’ icon on the quickview popup
  • Fixed: Mobile] adjust the alignment of the text on the quickview popups (Left to Right & Right to Left)
1.0.0 Stable
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.3.2
  • Added: Add new Header type that allows to display the logo on the left side.
  • Fixed: When clicking ‘Add to Bag’ of Configuration Product in the Up-sell Product section, it returned to 404 page
  • Fixed: update the style for Magnifier on the 1280×1024 screen
  • Fixed: Adjust spacing on the product fullscreen mode
  • Improved: [iPad] Adjust spacing between Review and Price section
  • Fixed: [iPad] Product labels on Menu are too big
  • Fixed: [iPad] Adjust the Tab to fit well with the vertical mode
  • Fixed: [iPad] Specific tabs were missing on the Right to Left Quickview popup of the Simple product page
  • Fixed: [iPad] Fix the style issue of the Quickview popup ‘Left to Right’ on Bundle Product page.
  • Fixed: [iPad] Adjust the product image alignment on the product page when using fullscreen product image style.
  • Fixed: [iPad] Adjust text alignment on the Shopping cart
  • Fixed: [iPad] update style for custom tabs on Product View v4/v5 using Accordion tab style.
  • Fixed: [mobile] Quickview popp does not display full info when clicking ‘Next’ button
  • Fixed: [mobile] Adjust the spacing between Category name and thumbnail navigation on the Quickview popup
  • Fixed: [mobile] Missing style in the Left to Right quickview popup on the horizontal screen
  • Fixed: [mobile] “Add to Bag” button of Up-sell product did not fully display
  • Fixed: [mobile] re-update the style of product full-screen view
  • Fixed: [mobile] update the style of the My Cart on the horizontal mode
  • Fixed: [mobile] update the style for the quickview of Bundle product (both Left to Right and Right to Left popup types)

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Magento 2 UB Mega Menu

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Mega Menu extension (version 1.1.7)
Latest update: Nov 4, 2019

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.
1.1.5
  • Add more tweak code to clean related HTML markup when Menu Item Title is empty or disabled.
  • Add a new value ‘No Link’ to the Menu Item Link for more flexibility in setting up mega menu items.
  • Fine-tuning LESS/CSS and PHP functions
1.1.4
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.7 and Magento 2.3.0
  • Added: Allow to show menu item’s thumbnail for the menus using the category page type.
  • Added: Allow to sync CMS pages with related menu items automatically. You can disable/enable this feature in the back-end configuration.
  • Improved: Improve the Edit menu item function in the backend. It brings user back to the menu item that has just been changed after being saved/imported menu items.
  • Improved: Improve the active state of the menu items to improve performance (by changing from server side to client side processing)
  • Improved: Improve and added new LESS/CSS and PHP functions

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Magento 2.3.3 New features

On Oct 8th, Magento announced the new version, Magento 2.3.3, bringing with its numerous significant platform upgrades and functional fixes. We were amazed when 2.3.0 was introduced with 11 exciting features -- some of which were represented for the first time. So let’s explore what’s different and what can we expect from this new 2.3.3 release.

What are the updates for Magento 2.3.3?

Here are the key updates according to the official Magento 2.3.3 release notes:

  • Substantial security enhancements
  • Core platform component upgrades boost platform security and support PCI compliance, including PHP 7.3.x, PHP7.2.x, Varnish 6.2.0, Zend Framework 2 Components
  • Performance boosts with new Generate “category/product” URL Rewrites; moving non-critical CSS elements to the bottom of the page; refactored jQuery/ui library
  • The WYSIWYG editor has been upgraded to TinyMCE v. 4.9.5
  • Introducing Adobe Analytics integration which allows to track user actions and events on the Admin.
  • Inventory Management enhancements
  • Expanded GraphQL functionality and improved coverage for PayPal payment integrations, gift cards, and store credit features.
  • PWA Studio 4.0.0 with new hooks in Peregrine.
  • Google Shopping ads Channel available as a bundled extension
  • Improved Magento Shipping
  • And multiple fixed issues

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UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB One Step Checkout extension (version 1.0.8)
Latest update: Oct 10, 2019

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 1.1.4)
Latest update: Oct 10, 2019

1.1.4
  • Testing for compatibility with Magento 2.3.3.
  • 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 Data Migration Pro

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Data Migration Pro extension (version 3.2.2)
Latest update: Oct 9, 2019

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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    GraphQL API in Magento 2

    The new GraphQL API turns out to be one of the major moves in Magento 2.3, as written in our first blog post. Originally, GraphQL is a query language developed internally by Facebook in 2012 and has introduced a new era in web development since it was publicly released in 2015.

    Let’s explore the advantages of using GraphQL API over REST API and the current state of GraphQL API in Magento 2.

    Why GraphQL API?

    As you might know, GraphQL has become the main API to support PWA Studio functionality and other custom storefronts. Magento introduced a layer of GraphQL endpoints as a communication protocol with PWA based storefront since Magento 2.3.0. There are still some gaps in GraphQL API coverage (not 100% of the functionalities available in Magento 2 are fully prepared), however its capabilities have increased with each release cycle of Magento. Continue reading

    UB Data Migration Pro v3.2.2

    We’re pleased to announce the 3.2.2 release of our UB Data Migration Pro module. Here are two important new features we added to the version 3.2.2:

    • It’s now possible to migrate CMS content from Magento 1 to Magento 2
    • Keeping the migrated data in Magento 2 in sync with the source data that no longer exists in Magento 1

    Ability to migrate CMS content to Magento 2

    Since version 3.2.2, UB Data Migration Pro module enables you to migrate all CMS blocks and CMS pages from Magento 1 to Magento 2. In order to migrate these CMS contents, you can optionally tick the CMS Pages, CMS Blocks checkboxes in Step 8 -- Migrating Other Data like this screenshot: Continue reading