Magento Data Migration Part 2

In case you missed, check out Magento 2 Data Migration FAQs (Part I)

A couple of months ago, we shared our first Magento 2 Data Migration FAQs. It highlights 10 key questions about Magento data migration, information about migration tool and best practices for using it to migrate your data.

Today, I’m sharing 15 of the specific problems our users faced in their actual Magento migration projects, and how to deal with them. These typical issues might occur because some behaviour and logic of Magento 1 has been implemented differently in Magento 2.

I hope they’re as valuable for you as they’ve been for us. And you will have a solid preparation and make a smooth transition to Magento 2.

Magento Data Migration FAQs

Q. Couldn’t connect to Magento 1 database
If your Magento 1’s database is on a separate MySQL server from your Magento 2 instance, it is required to set up remote connection from your Magento 2’s server to your Magento 1’s MySQL. Learn how to set up remote connection from your Magento web note here.

In the meantime, you need to make sure your database credentials (host, port, username, password) are correct.

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Magento 2.2.2 Plus Xmas Bundle

Two days ago, Magento announced the latest release ver 2.2.2 with a few incredible new features.

Instant Purchase -- an Amazon-like one-click ordering -- is one of them. I’m going to share in more details about this feature below. If you’re looking for an effective way to eliminate cart abandonment, Instant Purchase is definitely a new enhancement you’re going to love.

There’s a good chance that you start planning for 2018, so we have been working hard on updates to make all our premium Magento 2 extensions fully compatible with Magento 2.2.2. Make sure you have all Magento 2 extensions you need (at a huge discount) to exceed your 2018 goals.

Instant Purchase: Amazon-like checkout experience

1-click checkout was a patent solution of Amazon way back in 1999. You might wonder why it was such a game changer? The answer is straightforward, it’s the simplest, fastest way to place an order. Most importantly, it allows customers to complete purchase with a single click using payment credentials and shipping information previously stored with Amazon. It means that when you click Buy now with 1-Click on any product page, it lets you skip the shopping cart and automatically creates an order for that product.

You see, the patent expired on Sept 12, 2017. This is an exciting news for ecommerce merchants everywhere, as it enables all merchants to use similar 1-click checkout technology without having to license it from Amazon.

Creatuity Brings One Touch Ordering to All Magento Merchants

Creatuity Brings One Touch Ordering to All Magento Merchants

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Magento 2 data migration case study

Today, I am honored to have Roel van Leuken, the Founder and CTO of Kwaaijongens B.V. Roel is a helpful and down-to-earth person. He has been working with Magento when it was brand new in the early days.

In the interview, Roel has shared his views in details about how his team at took advantage of Data Migration Pro extension to overcome the biggest challenge -- Magento data migration. So let’s read along and find out more about his journey with Magento.

Magento 2 data migration case study
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Ubertheme is celebrating Black Friday with a huge sale. For a limited time, we’re offering 50% OFF on Ubertheme’s entire library of themes. This includes over 30 Magento 1 and Magento 2 themes beautifully crafted to make every store made with theme professional and unique to your brand. This save you a ton and get you quick access to all of our gorgeous, mordern themes for one low price. On top of that, you can save 50% on 1 Year Developer Subscription renewal too.

You can also save 20% on Single Magento 2 Extension Purchases which includes UB Mega Menu, UB Instant Layered Navigation, UB Content Slider and UB Quick View; and 15% on UB Data Migration Pro extension.

This offer valids till Nov 27, 2017, so don’t miss this chance to renew your subscription.

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Changelog for (Magento 2 theme) UB MegaMall -- version 1.0.7:
Latest update: Mar 14, 2018

  • Fixed: Spacing issue of shopping cart on Safari browser.
  • Fixed: Style issue of the main product image on product detail page on Safari browser.
  • Fixed: The demo link ‘Category List View’ sometimes returned to 404
  • Fixed: Style issue in My Wish List page on Safari
  • Improved: Reduce the width of Sign in popup when checking out in Guest mode
  • Fixed: [mobile] hover layer issue of UB Mega Menu when clicking ‘Proceed to Checkout’
  • Fixed: [mobile] Improve padding between fields in product detail page
  • Fixed: [mobile] Optimize tabs in product detail page
  • Fixed: [mobile] Quickview issue on horizontal iPhone X screen
  • Fixed: [mobile] Style issue upon click on Shop By layer
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.1, 2.2.2
  • Updated with the latest UB Mega Menu ver 1.0.9, with improved off-canvas menu.
  • Improved: Update accordion tab in the Product Detail Page
  • Improved: Implement product image zoom in the Product Detail Page
  • Improved: Fine-tuning style for Downloadable product / Bundle product
  • Improved: Fine-tuning style for Account Dashboard (Log-in mode)
  • Improved: Fine-tuning confirmation page after successful checkout
  • Fixed: Redirect issue of UB Quick View on vertical menu
  • Fixed: [Tablet] padding issue of the thumbnails in full image view mode
  • Fixed: [Tablet] adjust popup of vertical menu
  • Improved: [Mobile] Fine-tuning the Shop By button on Product Grid / List view
  • Improved: [Mobile] Fine-tuning full-width Header section
  • Fixed: [Mobile] Shop By button issue on Search page
  • Compatibility testing with Magento version 2.2.0
  • Updated with the latest UB Mega Menu ver 1.0.8, with improved off-canvas menu.
  • Fixed: Issue when adding multiple items into the Wishlist on IE
  • Fixed: Warning on exception on the frontend when switching to Developer mode
  • Fixed: Redirected issue on the My Orders page
  • Fixed: [Ipad] Logo position issue on cart detail page
  • Fixed: [Ipad] Justify the filter sidebar for long product attributes
  • Fixed: Toolbar navigation style issue when switching to next page.
  • Fixed: [Ipad] The Update button style issue when click to edit item in the minicart
  • Fixed: [mobile] Product image style issue on checkout page
  • Improved: [mobile] Implement Shop By overlay for better product filtering
  • Fixed: [mobile] Text alignment issue of the breadcrumb
  • Fixed: [mobile] Add to Wishlist button issue on the downloadable product
  • Fixed: [mobile] Toolbar style issue
  • Compatible with Magento version 2.1.9

Fix the issues with the latest Magento 2.1.7 version:

  • Fixed: 404 issue when click ‘home’ menu from checkout page
  • Fixed: [mobile] style issue of the Add To Wishlist on the product detail page.
  • Fixed: The submenu items’ font was resized too small
  • Fixed: Automatically switch to default color when selecting a new store.
  • Fixed: [tablet] style issue of submenu items
  • Fixed: still show the reviews on the quick view popup when setting the Rating = No.
  • Integrate UB ThemeHelper, with revamped codebase for the whole theme.
  • Compatible with Magento version 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5
  • Upgrade the latest modules UB Mega Menu, UB Content Slider
  • Style New / Sale icon in the page detail
  • Fixed: Menu (1-column) style
  • Fixed: [ipad] My wishlist’s style issue
  • Fixed: [desktop] Update ‘Sort by’ button when filtering by product name
  • Fixed: [iphone 6] adjust the top menu to full width
  • Fixed: [desktop] lost image on vertical mega menu on the first loading
  • Fixed: [mobile] the textbox search form error

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6 Triggered Email Scenarios

Triggered Emailing is the most innovative tool for gaining product satisfactory trust in the online world today. It is also a fetching instrument of the modern marketers to advertise other services on electronic commercial business. Brand companies benefit greatly with this strategic practice to link shoppers and their awesome products. But how do they do that? Triggered emails can be a smooth way to deliver a relevant content at a proper time to the right people. Triggered email campaign is an effective way of sending mails to customers based on interactions that they have with the products and service of a specific brand or company. This can include things like web page visits, email opens, social media engagements.

An efficient triggered email should impresses the customer and assure them trust and protection from the product or services they have taken. In order to strike triggered email tactics, a trigger from the customer’s interest must be prioritized. The following are six distinct functions of an email outline that can be constituted in response to a specified customer’s demeanor. Continue reading

UB Bookshop for Magento 2

Changelog for (Magento 2 theme) UB Bookshop -- version 1.0.2:
Latest update: Mar 14, 2018

  • Improved: adjusting line height in Order Summary for clear UI
  • Fixed: Adjust the space between product image and product title
  • Fixed: Style issue on Shopping Cart on Safari browser
  • Fixed: product position changes upon switching between attributes on Configurable product
  • Fixed: Product zoom window remains visible upon clicking to view full product image
  • Fixed: color button was not applied when changing color skin
  • Fixed: Product image issue on the Quickview popup
  • Fixed: Button’s style issue on Shipping Address page (When adding new Address on Checkout page)
  • Fixed: the horizontal alignment issue of text elements on the toolbar on Safari
  • Fixed: [iPad] the Quickview button’s position on Deal of the week block
  • Fixed: [mobile] remove overlay in minicart
  • Fixed: [mobile] issue when closing full image mode
  • Comptibility testing with Magento 2.2.2
  • Improved: integrate the latest UB Mega Menu ver1.0.9,with improved off-canvas menu.
  • Improved: Implement product image zoom in the Product Detail Page
  • Improved: Fine-tuning style for Downloadable product / Bundle product
  • Improved: Fine-tuning style for Account Dashboard (Log-in mode)
  • Improved: optimize Search box upon scrolling on both desktop and mobile screens
  • Fixed: Review tab on the Quickview
  • Fixed: [iPad] Product detail page broken layout on vertical mode
  • Fixed: [Mobile] the issue with links on minicart
  • Fixed: [Mobile] the slider issue of the tab (Hot books / Best Seller / Staff Picks) and improved performance when switching between tabs
  • Fixed: [Mobile] highlight the text box in Bundle Product
  • Improved: [Mobile] Optimize the padding of the Hot Books section
  • Improved: [Mobile] Optimize the user dashboard area
1.0.0 Stable
  • Compatible with Magento version 2.1.9, 2.2.0
  • Improved: integrate the latest UB Mega Menu ver1.0.8
  • Fixed: Missing pagination on the Sample demo page
  • Fixed: Thumbnail issues on the Product detail page
  • Fixed: Issue when hovering over the Add to Cart button on the Wishlist section
  • Fixed: Issue when adding multiple items into the Wishlist
  • Fixed: Toolbar navigation style issue when switching to next page.
  • Fixed: The Add to Cart icon issue of the Deals of The Week block
  • Fixed: The menu issue on the sample layout “Left+Content+Right” on IE
  • Fixed: The slideshow issue on the Microsoft Edge browser
  • Fixed: [Ipad] The Update button overlaps when click to edit item in the minicart
  • Fixed: [Ipad] Sign in button issue on the Checkout for guest page
  • Fixed: [Ipad] The right sidebar issue on the Sample Left+Content+Right layout
  • Fixed: [mobile] Text alignment issue on the Checkout page
  • Improved: [mobile] Implement Shop By overlay for better product filtering
  • Fixed: [mobile] Padding issue of the New Product section
  • Fixed: [mobile] Add To Cart button issue
  • Fixed: [mobile] Custom tab style issue
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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Oct 26, 2016 Update: Our early Halloween offer came to an end a few hours ago on Oct 25, 2017. As a result, a number of members were late and missed our offer. We’ve decided to extend the Halloween offer by a few days so that everyone has time to claim the discount. Please note you can take advantage of this promo to grab all our single Magento 2 extensions as well.

Halloween is one of the best times of year to shake things up and have some fun. If you run a Magento store, there’s never been a better time or an easier way to Halloween-ify your Magento site and celebrate it with us at Ubertheme this year.

Awesome treats to Halloween-ify Your Magento Site

Awesome treats to Halloween-ify Your Magento Site

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Magento 2 Product Types

Setting up an excellent and economical online Magento store requires considerably advanced preparation to decide which products will effectively bring out the best, as well as reach out and hook in as many consumers for a successful purchase with the most satisfying customer experience. Otherwise, the products would all just be laid out in confusing disorder and turn off potential customers. Moreover, the inventory will be an even bigger headache and higher pile of chaos on top of one another.

Understanding basically six distinct Magento product types and knowing their unique and individual differences will be a huge help, not only easy for the customer to shop from, but also easy for the store owner manage and avoid unwanted annoyances of ecommerce inventory. Continue reading