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Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Instant Layered Navigation extension (version 1.0.4)
Latest update: May 4, 2018

1.0.4
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.3, 2.2.4
  • Improved: product’s image showing, handling the case that products have no images, specific placeholder images from back-end configuration will be loaded in the product listing in layered navigation.
1.0.3
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.2.1, 2.2.2
  • Improved: product’s images exporting. Supports custom width and height for product’s images in the listing page

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UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

Over the past 5 months we have been hard at work building an all new Magento 2 extension at Ubertheme.

Today we are introducing a sneak peek the UB One Step Checkout, a modern Magento 2 checkout extension that helps you place all checkout steps on one page with easier configuration.

With UB One Step Checkout, we set a new milestone in our goal to create powerful yet simple solution for buiding your Magento 2 stores. So what to expect from UB One Step Checkout in the coming weeks?

Give it a look.

UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

Here is a glimpse at what we have been working on: Continue reading

migrate customer passwords

Customer data is one of the most important elements -- especially when migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2. What if the transfer doesn’t go smoothly? In eCommerce one of the worst scenarios is that the migrated customers may be unable to log in to the new Magento 2 instance.

Getting started with the customer data migration can be intimidating, but with a right migration tool, the process isn’t as hard as it seems. Fortunately, our UB Data Migration tool makes this very simple.

If you’re considering our migration tool, we have done the hard work for you and figured out how to automatically migrate customer logins and passwords to Magento 2 with ease. In this article, I’ll briefly go through the important change in the way Magento 2 store passwords, how to migrate only customer logins and passwords using UB Data Migration tool, and possible post-migration login issues as well. Continue reading

Multi-page vs. Single-page checkout

Nothing turns off a potential customer more than an overly complicated Magento checkout process.

Here’s what customer research shows: According to the Baymard Institute, roughly 70% of your customers do abandon their carts just before checkout. Now there could be various factors leading to that. It could be hidden shipping costs or the final price of your product, but here’s the catch: Recent research reveals that it’s really the tedious Magento checkout procedures that often discourage your customers from completing their purchase.

So the big question is, what can you do? Optimizing your Magento checkout is one thing you need to look at, but whether to use a single-page or a multi-page checkout is another important aspect you need to consider. Continue reading

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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UB Data Migration Pro

Feb 28, 2018 Update
UB Data Migration Pro version 3.1.3 has just been released -- here, Fully compatible with Magento 2.2.3

We’re excited to announce that UB Data Migration Pro 3.1.0 is now available -- a major update overhauls the migration dashboard user interface.

An absolutely overhauled Dashboard UI

An absolutely overhauled Dashboard UI

Beyond the revamped user interface, here’s a quick glance at all of the amazing things we have improved in 3.1.0:

  • Allow to keep original IDs of specific data objects
  • Allow to migrate Custom Attributes of Customer and Customer address
  • A brand new Dashboard UI
  • Compatibility testing with Magento 2.1.9
  • Improve with bug fixes

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UB Mega Menu v1.0.5

We’ve just released UB Mega Menu version 1.0.5 for Magento 2.1.8, which we think you are going to like. Technically, this update is not just a Magento compatibility release, it has been completely revamped throughout LESS/CSS code base. If you look back at the original code of the old version, you can see that, this update offers such advantages as easier and unlimited customization. The version 1.0.5 introduces an absolutely new default style and restructures all existing 4 styles much simpler. Overall optimizations are to make the extension run smoother with the latest Magento 2.

And you can try it right now here.

UB Mega Menu members, just head to your profile at Ubertheme to download the latest version 1.0.5 and follow our user guide here to keep you up-to-date on what changes we have applied to UB Mega Menu.

Below I’d run you through the new 5 default styles -- a very brief Before & After changes in the Magento storefront layouts: Continue reading

UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.9

Over the past two years of building the UB Data Migration Pro, we’ve evolved the extension’s functionalities and performance optimization. And we’ll constantly be improving our migration tool to ensure an even better Magento 2 data migration solution for you.

Today, let’s go through our new critical update -- UB Data Migration Pro version 3.0.9, with additional simple yet incredibly powerful features you should keep an eye out for.

Enhanced delta migration -- Both newly created & changed data in sync

The delta migration is used in the last stage of the data migration process to move data that was created or changed after the first migration from your Magento 1 database to Magento 2.

As you might notice, migrating delta data has been introduced since our major upgrade in UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.0. However, it just covers new data created on the Magento 1 site during your data migration process. That means changes to existing data on your current Magento 1 database are not applied and ported to Magento 2.

UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.9

UB Data Migration Pro v3.0.9 -- Enhanced delta migration functionality

With the new improvement in version 3.0.9, UB Data Migration Pro keeps both ‘created’ and ‘changed’ data in sync. Then, you can have an exact copy of the latest Magento 1 database at a specific point in time. Not only does this greatly minimize the manual workaround, but it also ensures data integrity, one of the essential factor for any data migration project. How convenient it is! Continue reading

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So you have the perfect set of products and you’re pretty confident that the market will love you. You’ve made sure that every detail is in order—your advertising campaigns, your marketing strategies, your product’s quality. But wait! Are you sure you’ve got all your bases covered?

You see, you may have the perfect product line, but if you do not have the perfect strategy for presenting your products to the market, that won’t do you any good.

Do you see what we’re getting at here? Yes, we’re talking about your online product catalogue. If you’re aiming for more than just a ‘break even’ for your sales, then at this point you should already have seen to it that your e-commerce site is not only functional; it should be appealing as well.

Product catalogues may sound like something from the last century, but the truth is, it’s a crucial aspect that you should be most concerned about.

Just think: How many printed catalogues have you browsed through over the years, only to find yourself dumping them in the trash or stashing them in a corner without even purchasing anything from them? While your site’s visitors can’t possibly dump your catalogues in the bin, there is always that distinct possibility that they will simply ignore the products on your category page. That’s pretty much like stashing your catalogue into a forgotten cranny in their minds.

So how do you keep that from happening? How do you make sure that your category page works to encourage your market to buy your products? This anatomy of a perfect category page will help you to do just that. Continue reading

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Nov 1, 2017 Update:
UB Instant Layered Navigation now allows to sync product’s JSON data to AWS S3 to improve performance further.
July 7, 2017 Update:
Adding advanced Shop By Brand functionality.

Finally, here comes our brand new Magento 2 extension -- UB Instance Layered Navigation (beta).

Here’s a fact to keep in mind: Shoppers are impatient. If they don’t quickly find products they’re looking for, you’ll risk losing them for good. Hence, it is of vital importance for your Magento store to enable your visitors to jump directly to whatever they are interested in. And this is why you need this latest addition to our family:

Introducing, the UB Instant Layered Navigation -- your one stop shop layered navigation for your Magento shop.

This extension is created from the ground up for Magento 2. After a careful polishing and added tweets, the UB Instant Layered Navigation offers a vast improvement over the default Magento layered navigation. It provides a richer UX for your store with a number of interactive elements for faster and more dynamic product searching. Because who says multiple-categories filter, attribute filter, visual price slider, visual color switch and other filtering options need be a complicated?

And since there is no limit to how quick instant can get, our layered navigation provides a smoother navigation of your Magento store. Now instant have never been this instant!

Let’s look into the new ways UB Instant Layered Navigation offers the best user experience: Continue reading