Migrating Configurable Products

For anyone familiar with Magento 1, it’s quite common that a configurable product is one of the most popular product types and powerful when you sell complex products with multiple attributes.

However, it can be quite daunting migrating configurable products from Magento 1 to Magento 2 since Magento 1 provides fairly extensive pricing options, such as Special Price, Tier Price, and Cost. That’s why we received many questions like “does the migration tool migrate configurable products attached to the correct simple products and attribute sets?”.

In this article, we will try to cover the main differences of Configurable Products in Magento 1 versus Magento 2 and how our UB Data Migration Pro module helps to migrate all Configurable Products from Magento 1 to Magento 2 automatically. Before we dig deeper, let’s talk briefly about what simple products versus configurable products are. Continue reading

UB Data Migration Pro

Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Data Migration Pro extension (version 3.2.4)
Latest update: Aug 6, 2020

3.2.4
  • Compatibility testing with Magento CE 2.4.0
  • Support for converting special price, special_price from/to datetime and variation prices setting in a Configurable product.
  • Fine-tuning to handle additional special cases and delta migration phase optimization.
3.2.3
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.3.4, 2.3.5
  • Fixed the issue on special bitnami database settings
  • Fixed the issue on the label/alt value of product galleries in the multiple stores context
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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Magento 2.4 - Release

Update: All Magento 2 extensions at Ubertheme are fully compatible with Magento 2.4.0. Check it out here.

Magento 2.4 -- a major update -- has just been officially launched today. It comes with improvements in security and performance that make Magento 2 better in various aspects, with over 98 new features, 68 bug fixes to core code, 7 test cycles, and 30+ security enhancements.

For the Open Source edition, here’s what the introduction of M2.4.0 has to offer merchants:

Substantial security enhancements

This release includes 30+ security fixes and improvements which also addresses remote code execution (RCE) and cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. Continue reading

Preview of UB Rich Snippets module

Recently, we’ve announced that you can get the Rich Snippets built-in UB Trex Pro theme by default (In case you missed, you can check it out here). We decided to implement the feature under a new UB Rich Snippets module. This way, you have full control over increasing the chance of getting rich results to your Magento sites, either with our UB Trex Pro or any 3rd party theme.

In this article, we briefly go over the key features our upcoming UB Rich Snippets module provides and why it’s a great way to make your product listings compelling and efficient in search results.
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Jul 30, 2020 Update: The new v1.0.5 has just been released with optimized LESS & incremental improvements.
Jun 25, 2020 Update: The Furniture theme is now available for download.

We’re happy to announce the new Furniture Homepage added to our premium Magento 2 theme -- UB Trex Pro, in addition to the default Fashion Homepage. With this lightweight and responsive furniture layout, you will have your own Magento 2 furniture store up and running in little to no time.

Let’s start off by looking at how you can craft a fully functional website for your furniture-related business with the UB Trex Pro’s pre-designed exclusive homepages, inner pages, and the bundle of goodies built-in. Continue reading

ub mega menu v119

UB Mega Menu v1.1.9 has finally arrived! This release focuses on adding a new Drill-down menu on mobile, reducing the number of DOM elements and incremental bug fixes. We believe building an effective Magento navigation will become even better with v.1.19 release.

[NEW] Drill-down menu on mobile

In addition to the default Accordion menus, you now have the 2nd option for implementing mobile navigation on your Magento 2 store -- Drill-down menus. Continue reading

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

In this article, we share the preview of what we’re working on with the UB PWA Slider module. Continue reading

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.

Let’s get started. Continue reading

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