Free Magento 2 theme UB Trex

Today we are happy to announce that UB Trex (beta) -- our first free Magento 2 theme -- is available for download. A lot of work has gone into this dedicated free theme since we announced the first public preview.

Free Magento 2 theme - UB Trex

New to Magento 2? Perfect, UB Trex can probably be your practical first step and just what you would need to start with for your first online store. UB Trex is clean and simple, highlights the flat and minimalistic design. Continue reading

Sample Magento 2 websites

What are some of the top Magento 2 websites around? We were curious to know too, so we went looking.

Here, we’ve curated a list of our favorite Magento 2 stores, including some of the earliest adopters, to inspire your own.

Whether you are about to migrate your Magento 1 store to Magento 2, or create a brand new Magento 2 store, this list is sure to give you new ideas and inspiration for improving your Magento 2 store.

Let’s dive in. Continue reading

Magento 2.3 new features

Back in April this year, Magento announced at the Magento Imagine conference about the next major release on the platform: Magento 2.3. Unlike its predecessor, this release packs significant and impactful new functionality and improvements.

This article will outline the most exciting features which this major release, scheduled later this year, will bring:

  • Progressive Web App (PWA)
  • GraphQL support
  • Declarative DB Schema
  • Asynchronous and Bulk Web API
  • Elasticsearch Updates (Moved to Magento Open Source)
  • Complete PHP 7.2 Support
  • Multi Source Inventory (MSI)
  • WYSIWYG Upgrade
  • Page Builder
  • Cache-Management ACL
  • Google reCAPTCHA and Two Factor Authentication

Let’s have a closer look at them. Continue reading

Magento 1 End of Life June 2020

As you are probably aware of, Magento has officially announced the end of support date for Magento 1. The software support for Magento Open Source 1 (formally known as Community Edition) and Magento Commerce (formally known as Enterprise Edition) will be extended through June 2020.

The dates have been rumored for quite some time. And now we’re all clear about the specifics of Magento 1’s end of life and there is no need to worry about Magento 1 End-of-life in 2018. Continue reading

UB Trex - Free Magento 2 theme

Oct 5, 2018 Update
The first live demo of UB Trex theme is out for Magento 2.2.6. This remains to be a work-in-progress demo, we’re ironing bugs, optimizing responsive layout, and adding further improvements. So stay tuned.

As you might know, Trex is a dynamic free theme with a compelling look and clean code that we first created for Magento 1. This one was specially designed for the bike and bike accessories web stores. We loved it, our members appreciated it too.

However, Trex is 6+ years old now, and it needs a new look in sync with the new-age design approach and absolutely new Magento 2 platform. For this reason, our team carefully crafted and had a significant makeover with a brand new design for the Trex theme and gave it a new code, named UB Trex. Continue reading

Knockout JS in Magento 2 checkout

Magento 2 uses the Knockout JS framework to dynamically build the checkout page. Knockout JS makes use of the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern to build the dynamic javascript user interfaces.

In this article, we will start off by looking into all aspects of the rendering process of Magento 2 checkout page. Then we will study an example of using Knockout JS in UB One Step Checkout -- a one step checkout extension for Magento 2. We hope this gives you a foundation for further looking into Knockout JS. Continue reading

Import products in Magento 2

When you have a large catalog of different products, creating new products one-by-one or updating existing products manually are far from practical. So, it’s essential to find a tool that gives you the ability to manage multiple records in a single operation.

With Magento 2, the easiest way to make mass changes in your catalog is to upload them via .CSV file using Magento’s Import and Export functionality. You can not only import new products to your inventory, but also update, replace, and delete existing sets of products.

Let’s get started. Continue reading

Magento 2 product attributes

Magento has always provided the level of sophistication for product attributes. Magento 2 is no different.

Before diving into the creation of products, you need to explore a very important -- and powerful -- feature of Magento 2: product attributes and attribute sets. Read on to become familiar with attributes and attribute sets in Magento 2:

  • Why are product attributes so important?
  • What is the role of attribute sets?
  • How Magento 2 uses attributes to manage the information associated with products?

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Create a new language for Magento 2 theme

When doing your business globally, having a multilingual store is a smart step to take.

By default, Magento 2 enables you to localize your store in multiple languages easily with the help of translation dictionaries and language packages:

  • A translation dictionary refers to a comma-separated value (.csv) file which is a convenient way to create translation for a custom module or theme.
  • A language package is a collection of translation dictionaries for all words and phrases in Magento 2 application.

This article will guide you through the process of creating a new language for your Magento 2 theme. For demonstration purpose, we will use our Magento 2 theme -- Crafts 2.0 -- as an example and explain how you can add the German language as well as the English language that is set as default in the theme. Continue reading