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 -- 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
Changelog for (Magento 2) UB Instant Layered Navigation extension (version 1.0.4 Beta)
Latest update: July 7, 2017
- Added: Shop By Brand functionality (full details here)
- Added: Introduce CLI mode for better performance and easy cron job set up
- Compatibility testing with Magento 2.1.7
- Compatibility testing with Magento 2.1.6
- Added: Enable filter function in mobile devices
- Incremental Fine-tuning
- Compatibility testing with Magento 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5
- Fixed: price slider issue with touchpad devices
- Added: update style and allow product listing with resized products images
- Added: support Infinite loading options, with configuration option to switch listing mode in the back-end
- Fine-tuning: allow using templates generated from PHP — More flexibility to override with your own custom templates
- Add: Support multiple languages in the frontend
- Add: Support List view mode in Products List
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
July 7, 2017 Update
: Adding advanced Shop By Brand
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
June 20, 2017 Update
UB Data Migration Pro version 3.0.9 has just been released -- here
, fully compatible with Magento 2.1.7. It supports Command-line Interface (CLI) which allows you to proceed migration steps using the command lines in CLI mode, after completing all pre-migration setting steps.
After months of hard work, UB Data Migration Pro v3.0 (V3) is now a reality. I am excited to announce that the version 3 (V3) is a complete overhaul compared to its older sibling.
The new V3 provokes familiar questions:
- Can I migrate Magento 1 data into an existing Magento 2 database?
- I have new customers, order and inventory changes during the development time, can I transfer such new data from Magento 1 site without re-migration from the scratch?
- Is it possible to migrate only specific data portions?
The short answer: YES. Even better, the V3 makes life easier for large-scale data migration, with one of the most striking new features -- Delta migration.
UB Data Migration Pro V3
We’re excited to launch our new Magento 2 extension today -- UB Quick View.
The Quick View extension is extremely valuable for Magento stores, it brings a convenient experience to the shoppers: for any item they pay attention to, only one click is needed to reach the item info. There will be no more page reloading, shoppers can preview product detail directly from the category page via a pop-up window with Ajax Add-to-Cart button appears in no time.
UB Quick View is powered by Ajax technology and built in extensive options for configuration. The popup window displays brief product details, a lot like the product page with typical key elements:
- Product Image
- The product title
- Product Description
- Price and Ajax-add-to-cart button
- Customer reviews
- Link to navigate to Product page
See the following screenshots to get an idea of what UB Quick View offers: Continue reading
June 20, 2017 Update
: UB Data Migration Pro version 3.0.9 has just been released -- here
, fully compatible with Magento 2.1.7. It supports delta migration, PHP Memcached and fully ready for large-scale data migration.
Moving your store to Magento 2 to take full advantage of it’s new design is now possible for many shop owners. It’s clear to see a lot of improvements in the whole new Magento 2 structure, but there is one big disadvantage. The difference between Magento 1 and 2 architecture is huge, which means that data isn’t easily transferable; how will you do it if you want to upgrade your Magento 1 shop to a Magento 2 shop?
Since early 2015, we at Ubertheme have worked on, and continually improved, a free UB Data Migration tool that migrates the data from Magento 1’s database to the Magento 2’s; using the right structure for Magento 2’s new database architecture.
Long story short, we transfer the data for you without the errors that are typical when there are such sweeping changes in software architecture.
This free tool has helped to ease the migration process for thousands of people across the world already. However, to provide a better, stable and more feature-rich solution for Magento 2 migration, our team decided to upgrade to a premium migration tool — UB Data Migration Pro that gives us the chance to maintain an active update, patches and bug fixes.
Now, let’s see how UB Data Migration can help and will be a good fit for your migration project’s needs. Continue reading
June 15, 2016 Update
: New update to Magento 2 UB Mega menu version 1.0.1. Fully compatible with the latest Magento 2.0.7 -- See changelog here
April 15, 2016 Update
: Our Magento 2 UB Mega menu is now available for download -- here
It’s great to announce that our growing Magento 2 extension store sees a brand new extension today -- UB Mega menu (1.0 beta)! For the past couple of years, mega-menu has become a trend in web design, in particular of e-commerce website. That’s why we add this extension into our Magento 2 store, following our first UB Content Slider extension.
Magento 2 UB Mega-menu makes it simple to get started but powerful enough to create highly customised and creative mega menu configurations. It fits all the requirements of modern menu like responsive, mega drop down, support multi elements… I will walk you through key highlights of our initial release (for sure, you can expect new enhancements to be added in the upcoming updates).
Magento 2 Mega-menu Complete Set
UB Mega menu for Magento 2 allows you to create beautiful horizontal and vertical menu layouts splitted into columns, and embed rich media elements (images, videos, banner etc.,) into menu items.
For any Magento store, it’s a common practice to add category, CMS page link, CMS Static block content, custom link or other Magento default links like My Account, My Wishlist, Login etc., into mega menus. Our Magento 2 UB Megamenu facilitates to display all these options in one visual panel with smooth effects, no scrolling needed.
From our experience with Magento 1 themes, mega menu is one of the most effective way to organise navigation options to capture user attention with featured typography, icons, featured images etc., Continue reading
In the version 1.0.5 and older, [Magento 2] UB Content Slider extension makes use of shortcodes embedded in blocks, pages or calls sliders via XML file. To make things a bit more user-friendly, we’ve added a new feature to the version 1.0.6 that allows you to add sliders anywhere using widget module manager.
Before we go into details about the new widget enhancement in our UB Content Slider, I will walk you through a bit on Magento 2 Widget.
Introduction to Magento 2 Widget
The Magento widgets system is a graphic interface where you can configure blocks in the front-end, with predefined set of configuration options.
As we have covered the topic introducing Magento 2 widgets part I, Magento 2 has a set of predefined widgets that you can configure and show on different pages. You no longer have to deal with the block short codes to insert the blocks.
While the “content blocks” show a powerful way and flexibility in allowing you to structure the Magento front-end layout using XML files, widgets on the other hand add a more friendly shortcut for administrators to deal with the front-end content. Continue reading
April 1, 2016 Update
: The beta 1.0 version is now available. Fully compatible with the latest Magento CE 2.0.4 -- Demo
Mar 18, 2016 Update
: Our Megamenu for Magento 2 is taking shape now. We’re still working behind screen to add features and optimise code base. While there’re un-completed parts or bugs here and there, you might want to take a look at our work-in-progress desktop demo
Megamenu for a long time has become a must-have for a dynamic and professional content showing-off in any eCommerce site. Not just menu items but also embed rich media (video, link, image, banner etc.,) in multiple-columns presentation are added just with a few clicks away. And you can customise any to them upon your favour…. at your choice.
Since Magento 1.x, Ubertheme did have a robust Mega Menu extension in place that allows you to display your categories and sub-categories in a multi-column drop down menu. You can promote items, banners and clips right in the Mega Menu. If you are new to Ubertheme, Techzone theme can give you a close reference on how it works in real use case. Continue reading