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Make way for Aheadworks June Updates!

It’s common to believe summertime sadness(™) makes people lazy. We prove the statement wrong introducing a bunch of the extension updates to expand your business reach!

Meet the refined and improved stars of the Aheadworks catalog!

Magento 2 Blog

Magento 2 Blog 2.6.0
+ Category hierarchy (Subcategories);
+ Post Author pages;
+ Mass action: assign posts to an author;
+ Twitter account settings moved to Author page settings;
+ Author’s LinkedIn and Facebook links;
+ Previous/Next links on the article pages;
+ Posts counter in blog tab on product pages;
+ Meta Titles;
+ Option to hide Blog from the main navigation menu;
* Minor fixes and design adjustments.

Magento 2 Add Free Product to Cart

Magento 2 Add Free Product to Cart 1.2.0

+ Option “Include/Exclude Tax” for rule validation;
+ Option to show popup everywhere or on the cart and checkout pages only;
Resolved:
* Conflict with Klarna payment module;
* Discount is not added to PDF invoice;
* Discount isn’t shown in email notifications;
* Problem with translations;
* Free product does not display until cart page is reloaded;
* Can’t change indexer to “Update by Schedule”.

Magento 2 RMA

Magento 2 RMA 1.4.0
+ Custom Statuses;
+ Status Priority;
+ Option to disable a status;
+ Custom fields can be tied to actions;
+ Non-linear workflow;
+ RMA data export to CSV/Excel;
+ Option to disable custom fields;
+ Print RMA label from the backend;
+ RMA Tab at backend customer page;
+ Improved process of creating a replacement order for admin;
+ A “Back” Button on Credit Memo page;
+ Integration with Magento 2 Coupon Code Generator;
+ Minor usability improvements;
Resolved:
* Unnecessary commas in the address in the frontend.

Magento 2 Abandoned Cart Email

Magento 2 Abandoned Cart Email 1.1.0
+ Added Restore Cart Link;
+ Abandoned cart emails can be sent to guest users;
+ Product image in the email;
+ Integration with Magento 2 Automatic Related Products;
Resolved:
* IWD Order Manager compatibility;
* Fixed issue when emails are sent without delay;
* Error occurs during compilation (Magento 2.1.16 Open Source);
* Fixed issue when ‘Sender email’ and ‘Sender name’ do not correspond to different stores;
* Error appears on the Preview page for the Admin if Test Email Recipient is not configured;
* Magento 2.3.1 Commerce compatibility improvements.

Major April Updates!

A pack of crucial updates for the most promising Magento 2 extensions!

 

We say goodbye to April – a month marked with our hard work – and greet the new beginning full of powerful solutions and advanced enhancements for your Magento 2 store!
Considered all the relevant customer requests, we’ve come up with improvements that will benefit the e-commerce business of any scale. Explore the automation-targeted backend options to manage processes efficiently, provide the increased user-friendliness in the frontend to engage customers into every service – from a tempting loyalty program to detailed product subscriptions.
Start May with upgrading your store!

April updates Magento 2

Magento 2 Blog 2.5.0
– Related Posts;
– Thumbnails for Recent Posts and Blog Posts;
– GraphQL;
– PageBuilder support;
– RSS;
– Speed improvements;
– Bug fixes.

Magento 2 Shop by Brand 1.2.0
– Split database support;
– Data migration tool from M1 to M2;
– Brand URL display based on the backend brand settings;
– Page Builder support;
– Bug fixes.

Magento 2 Reward Points 1.6.0
– Option for admin to apply points in the backend;
– Integration with Advanced Reviews 1.1.0.

Magento 2 Advanced Subscription Products 2.1.0
PayPal button on a product page
– Paypal support via Braintree
– Bug fixes

Magento 2 Advanced Reviews 1.1.0
– A separate page with all reviews on the site;
– Image support;
– Customer comments;
– Comment Auto-approval;
– Review Auto-approval;
– Abuse report;
– Anti-spam protection;
– Review widget;
– Filter options: with images, only by rating, from verified buyers only;
– Improved helpfulness voting behavior;
– Email address for alerts about negative reviews;
– Integration with Reward Points 1.6.0;
– Minor UI fixes.

 

RMA 1.3 by Aheadworks: Backend Request Creation, Canned Responses, and Return Management Improvements

The return process is quite complicated as soon as it involves a lot of steps, conditions, status changes, and constant communications between merchants and customers.

RMA 1.3 by Aheadworks: Backend Request Creation, Canned Responses, and Return Management Improvements

The main purpose of any business is to simplify and clarify the whole RMA workflow and make it less time-consuming.

Any considerable or even small improvements can serve the final goal, where each positive amendment (even the slight one) brings you closer to the smooth and fluid procedure reasonably arranged for both sides.

Today, we are glad to announce that the new version of the RMA extension introduces a lot of process improvements able to make your return management hassle-free.

RMA 1.3 for Magento 2

New RMA Requests Created from the Backend

The biggest benefit of this update is that now, Magento admins are able to initiate and create RMA requests right from the backend. This opportunity is especially valuable if you regularly receive return requests offline.

For this purpose, enter the Manage RMA page (Sales > RMA by Aheadworks > Manage RMA) and click the New Request button. This will open the New request page with the following sections: General Information, Products, Customer Information, and RMA History.

Follow Up Email 2.1 by Aheadworks Brings New Trigger Events and Functionality Improvements

Sending automated follow-up emails is a must-have functionality, especially if your customer base is rich.

Follow Up Email 2.1 by Aheadworks Brings New Trigger Events and Functionality Improvements

The more sending options and conditions you have, the better the response rate of your emails and stronger the customer loyalty to your brand are.

You may enumerate a lot of occasions to send emails to customers, but it will definitely include customer birthdays, submitted reviews, and created wishlists.

In fact, these are the new events we’ve just added to the Follow Up Email extension with this latest release. Please welcome Follow Up Email 2.1 for Magento 2!

New Events

New Wishlists and Wishlist Content Changes

Creating wishlists is the process that needs careful consideration and feedback from your side. The customers adding products to their wishlists are a half way from actual purchases, and they just need to be pushed a little more to complete their orders.

That’s exactly the incentive provided by the latest version of the Follow Up Email extension. In this case, the module automatically reminds customers about their wishlists if the ones meet some predefined and flexible triggering conditions.

Blog 2.4 Adds New Social Sharing Options and Brings Enhancements to Blog Management

Using a blog powered by Magento is beneficial in any case and especially great if you have a chance to add relevant posts to product pages.

Blog 2.4 Adds Social Sharing Options and Brings Enhancements to Blog Management

All these and above are the functionality provided by the previous version of our Blog extension for Magento 2. Today, we announce a new version of the extension that has a lot of new valuable functions on board.

Blog 2.4 Features

Social Media Sharing Options

Sharing official blog posts in social media is quite popular among customers and visitors and may be considered as a public approval of your content strategy. Still, if the shared content is indistinct and unattractive, visitors may neglect the provided option.

So, in order to avoid such a negative influence, the latest version of the extension supports the Open Graph and Twitter Cards markups.

FAQ 1.1: Question Submission Forms on FAQ Article Pages

Each Magento store owner has a lot to tell customers, and customers have even more to ask.

FAQ 1.1: Question Submission Forms on FAQ Article Pages

That’s really the situation when you can take advantage of the FAQ extension for Magento 2 to the fullest. So, since we clearly understand that many people are in dire need of this functionality, we continue improving this extension regularly and have just recently released a new version of the module.

Below are presented the main features of FAQ 1.1 for Magento 2.

New Functionality

Ask Questions on Article Pages

This function is another step towards close communication with customers and a great opportunity to simplify the whole process of submitting questions.

From now on, customers are able to ask questions directly on article pages. A visitor has to fill three fields: name, email, and question. As soon as the question is submitted, a store admin will receive a email notification (if the corresponding option is enabled in the extension’s settings).

Layered Navigation 1.8 Adds a Horizontal Filter Bar on Category Pages

The possibility to adjust the layered navigation bar to the layout and design of a web store’s category pages is able to improve overall usability and the convenience of catalog navigation for customers.

Layered Navigation 1.8 Adds a Horizontal Filter Bar on Category Pages

The latest Layered Navigation 1.8 extension for Magento 2 adds this very feature that has been long awaited by online merchants – horizontal filter bar.

Horizontal Filter Bar on Category Pages

The ability to use horizontal filter bars is undoubtedly beneficial for small business owners whose stores has the one-column layout on category pages. This way, shoppers get a great opportunity to smoothly navigate through the store catalog.

Horizontal Filter Bar Provided by Layered Navigation 1.8

Horizontal Filter Bar Provided by Layered Navigation 1.8

Shop by Brand 1.1 Manages Products on Brand Pages

The advantages of branding are undeniable as soon as brand names allow you to improve product recognition, build loyalty, consolidate product position on the market, and make new product launches successful.

Shop by Brand 1.1 Manages Products on Brand Pages

In order to present brands properly in their stores, Magento store owners can successfully use the Shop by Brand extension for Magento 2, especially that it was updated and improved just recently.

As soon as brand pages presenting products are the central elements of any brand strategy, the latest Shop by Brand 1.1 improves the possibilities to manage and sort products on that pages significantly.

Shop by Brand 1.1 New Features

Manage Products on Brand Pages

From now on, Magento admins are able to add products to brand pages easily from the Edit Brand section in the backend.

In order to enter the grid please follow Catalog -> Shop by Brand by Aheadworks -> Brand Pages -> Particular brand -> Brand products grid. The grid enumerates all available products and allows adding any of them to a particular brand page in just one click.

Advanced Reports 2.6 Introduces a Brand-New Reports Dashboard

Any online business, even a small or starting one, needs to deal with a huge amount of information, but staring and seeing, are two completely different things.

Advanced Reports 2.6 Introduces a Brand-New Reports Dashboard

The data a merchant has as a result of its daily sales and other activities are so abundant that they need not only to be collected properly, but also arranged in the way, which would allow merchants to correctly interpret they, discover valuable insights, and make efficient decisions.

Advanced Reports 2.6 Functionality

Today, we’d like to present you our new enhanced Advanced Reports extension for Magento 2 stores, which pays a great deal of attention to the reports usability, clarity, and meaning. Still, the latest Advanced Reports 2.6 has even more to offer, and the major feature of it is the new reports Dashboard.

Advanced Reports Dashboard

The dashboard has 10 widgets in total, including 8 numerical widgets and 2 charts. A Magento admin can easily change their content according to their business needs and display any of the provided by the extension reports there. The drop-down changing the content is located in the top right corner of each widget.

Product Questions 1.1 Provides a Seamless Migration of Questions and Answers to Magento 2

The more ex-Magento 1 merchants opt for Magento 2, the more often they need some migration solutions able to make their move simple and sound.

Product Questions 1.1 Allows you to Migrate Questions and Aswers to Magento 2 Seamlessly
As soon as we also regularly receive similar requests regarding our extensions we provide our customers with more and more migration solutions allowing them to move the data they need much faster and with no breaches.

Questions Migration Tool by Product Questions 1.1

The Product Questions extension for Magento 2

Today we’d like to introduce you Product Questions 1.1 for Magento 2, which covers exactly the above issue with the included migration tool. The tool allows you to transfer questions, answers, and particular statistics created by the preceding Product Questions extension for M1 to your brand-new Magento 2 store.

In more detail, the process is described in the extension’s technical documentation.

The module is good and ready to be purchased and updated. Please visit the product page or try it in action on our demos.

Layered Navigation 1.7: Fine-tune Your Product Filters

The process of filtering products is one the shortest ways to the desired products and the quality of the layered navigation filters may significantly influence the entire journey and final result of the browsing in your online store.

Layered Navigation 1.7: Fine Tune Your Product Filters

If your customers are able to quickly and conveniently find the products they need, you have much better chances to witness multiple completed orders in your store. Layered Navigation is one of our first Magento 2 extensions and has already passed through multiple updates and functionality enhancements. Here comes one more functionality improvement with Layered Navigation 1.7.

So, we have to offer you some really valuable new features you will hopefully like.

Layered Navigation 1.7

Manage Filters Page

The most significant enhancements that determined greatly the entire course of the current update is the Manage Filters section added to the backend configuration scope. Available in the following way Catalog -> Layered Navigation by Aheadworks -> Manage Filters, it enumerates all the available either Magento native or added by the extension navigation filters.

Automatic Related Products 1.4: New Types of Related Products

Even if you knew that, I’ll tell it again. According to Groove, the chance to sell something to a prospect is 5-20%, while for existing customers it is 60-70%.

Automatic Related Products 1.4: New Types of Related Products

Here, dwells the main value of the related products featured on website pages. And, the chances to sell more become even higher if the offered products are properly selected and targeted. That’s exactly the main benefit of the Automatic Related Products extension for Magento 2.

With the latest update, we significantly improved the code, usability, and performance of the extension and added some new valuable features to it.

Automatic Related Products 1.4

The opportunity to display different related products suitable for any customer group and corresponding to any shopping intention allows Magento store owners to increase sales and average order values. So, Automatic Related Products 1.4 adds several new criteria triggering product displays in the related product blocks.

Who Bought This Also Bought Rules

If your shopping audience is sensitive to the recommendations from other customers and gladly consider them for own purchases you can take advantage of the newly provided Who Bought This Also Bought display option.

RMA 1.2 for Magento 2: Better UI, Higher Business Value, Better Code…

If we can not prevent customers from returning our products, we can certainly make them do this conveniently.

RMA 1.2 for Magento 2: Better UI, Higher Business Value, Better Code…

Perhaps you know that, according to IMRG, 36% of the UK customers miss the offline ease of returning items in online stores. So, the ultimate goal of merchants is to make this process as simple as it is offline and the latest version of the RMA extension for Magento 2 brings this moment just a bit closer.

RMA 1.2 for Magento 2

The whole process of return authorization touches three parties: customers, merchants, and Magento developers. The latest update of the RMA extension provides new features for all of them.

RMA 1.2 for Merchants

Web API Support
The new opportunity to integrate the RMA functionality into any third-party application via API is useful for many businesses. For example, you may need to import and update the RMA data, or even create RMA requests in your CRM system. That’s where the web API support is going to be a great enhancement towards the required integration allowing you to streamline your business processes.

Subscription & Recurring Payments Receives One More Payment Gateway – Adyen

Adyen is a global payment company that enables merchants to accept ecommerce and POS payments.

Subscription & Recurring Payments Receives One More Payment Gateway - Adyen

The provider allows customers to pay with such globally distributed payments as international credit/debit cards or bank transfers, and locally popular payment methods, e.g. Boleto or iDeal.

Adyen also supports recurring and subscription payments, so SARP 1.3 for Magento 2 provides its users with this very opportunity as well. Additionally, the new version of the extension includes the next new features:

  • Split database support (for Magento Commerce);
  • Extension activity logging;
  • General log settings;
  • Automatically suspended subscriptions if payments fail;
  • Guest checkout management improvements.

Follow Up Email 2.0: Manage, Target, Test, Improve

Why don’t your follow ups work? Of course, you know the reason better, but bet it’s something about guessing, perhaps very professional and educated, still…

Follow Up Email 2.0: Manage, Target, Test, Improve
You know that you wander in the dark vainly trying to find out the points of influence on your shopping audience to make them recover carts, send you some valuable feedback or make repeated purchases. Now you can turn the situation in your favor.

Follow Up Email 2.0 for Magento 2

Follow Up Email 2.0  is now ready to dispel the darkness and offer you a solution for easily managed, precisely targeted, comprehensively tested, and highly-efficient follow-ups.

Business Values

  • Successful new and repeat sales;
  • Effective retention of current shoppers;
  • Continuous customer relations and high brand loyalty;
  • Clear insights for performance enhancements.