Magento 2 Countdown Timer: Engage customers around the clock

Promo campaigns, daily deals, special occasion services — meet the specialty of Magento 2 Countdown Timer!

Magento 2 Countdown

Isn’t it discouraging when you take your time, put a decent amount of effort, plan a promo event thoroughly but… there’s no actual response to it? Well, people are really hard to please  we admit it,  but what if, it just wasn’t the right time?

You don’t have to worry about such things anymore. Leave the thought be and rejoice: our new extension is meant to put you on even footing with Time itself! No more excuses, no more failed ideas. With the extension, you will be able to visualize your promos in a most subtle, but powerful way.

Make every second special with Magento 2 Countdown Timer!

Magento 2 Countdown Overview

The module helps to conduct customer behavior with a smart time-limitation functionality.  Now it can’t be easier to get a purchase decision from a customer as they are strongly influenced by the sense of urgency you create with a countdown timer.

Features

  • one-time and recurring rules scheduled for days, weeks, months, or years;
  • customizable countdown specifying days, hours, minutes, and seconds left;
  • unlimited placement options, including category/product pages and via widget;
  • 5 design options for a countdown block;
  • CSS box for creating rich text messages;

Aheadworks Boasts Full End-to-End Magento Services

More than a developer: Aheadworks gains further recognition as a trusty one-stop Magento ecommerce partner offering full end-to-end services

It couldn’t have gone unnoticed, Aheadworks Inc. has rapidly increased their presence on the Magento ecommerce market as a provider of end-to-end services (E2E), boasting remarkable agility and strive to be ahead of partners’ expectations.

By far a bold and daring endeavour, mere offering of end-to-end services assures that the provider fully understands their customers’ needs and is able to apprehend the journey from end to end towards complete satisfaction. Aheadworks has excelled in the job.       

Magento end-to-end services
Where ends meet

Better operational efficiency, reduced costs, faster resolutions and unrivalled visibility is what all businesses naturally aim at, whether blue-chip or small ones. The rabbit doesn’t come easy, even on the web. Handling large amounts of information alongside strict software integration requirements may seem tough enough at the onset of one’s business. And then come bugs, updates, constant security attacks and other challenges for a good night’s sleep. This is exactly when companies prefer one service provider being responsible for managing all support, installation, implementation and ongoing maintenance of their Magento platform. E2E solutions noticeably reduce hassle, cost, resources and time. Furthermore, they allow to keep pace with changing platform infrastructure and business needs. You just have to choose a supplier.

How to tie the ends

Aheadworks can tell the difference. The company comes on stage of E2E services with an array of bespoke development solutions for Magento-powered businesses. Whether it’s B2B or B2C, the Ahead team of front-end and back-end Magento developers will get full advantage of all the features and flexibility of the platform for each unique project. A sweet slogan as it sounds, but true enough as our partners say. See for yourself:

 Custom development Magento Custom Development

Analytics and Consultation – Performance Optimisation – Custom Theme Designing – Magento Third Parties Integration – Technical Support – SEO

Magento 2 Migration Upgrade to Magento 2

Theme Migration – Extension Migration – Custom Code Migration – Data Migration – Performance Optimisation

B2B Implementation Magento B2B Implementation

Enhanced Security – Intuitive Product Catalogue – Custom Catalogues – Flexible Payment Options – Bulk and Recurring Orders – Flexible Shipping

Maintenance Services Magento Maintenance

Security Patches – Version Updates – Site Audit – Performance Management – Monitoring/Alerts – Clean/Roll-up Logs

Go Ahead!

All is said, it is high time now to contact us to find more about our services and decide how we can best help your business expand. Aheadworks is your one-stop.

2019 Magento Partner Award | Best Marketplace Innovator!

Fourth time in a row Aheadworks is best in innovative development for Magento!

Wonderful news arrived this morning as an announcement from Imagine 2019 event highlighting Aheadworks winning Magento Partner Award. Fourth time we walk away as best Marketplace Innovator. Aheadworks keep on maintaining its reputation as second to none deliverer of novelties for best ecommerce experience!

Congratulate Aheadworks, Magento Marketplace Innovator Award Winner 2019!

Congratulations to Aheadworks

Take a minute to congratulate us @Aheadworks and leave your generous comments of acknowledgment of our superior ecommerce solutions. We have always striven to excel in Magento services to prove and strengthen your loyalty. Today’s win is thus a noticeable milestone on the way to our mutual success!

25% Discount Coupon

We would not be able to hold the top position without our partners continuously requesting for higher quality solutions, so let us thank you and share the Partner Award win with you too.

In sincere appreciation for your interest in our services, we would like to offer a 25% discount coupon on any Magento extension by Aheadworks for those who manage to visit us at Imagine 2019 within the three days of the event. Please, claim your coupon in BOOTH #401 during the working-hours of the conference.

Imagine Conference

Imagine 2019 is the premier Magento commerce conference, bringing together thousands of merchants, partners, developers and ecommerce experts from around the world to network, exchange ideas, and build relationships. It is the ninth time the event facilitates collaboration and sharing of the latest inspirations, technologies, techniques, and strategies transforming commerce.

Improved content management with Magento 2 PageBuilder, or what’s new in Magento 2 Blog 2.5

Magento 2.3 upgrade and PageBuilder support for easy store content creation are now available in Magento 2 Blog 2.5!

What it takes to achieve positive results from the right content composition? What is the right content layout at all?
Well, the answer is easy but not really satisfying. It depends. Firstly, you need to decide the goals you are aiming at with your content? What message do you want to deliver? Are there any particular audience segments you want to influence?

There are situations when a layout works just fine and those when you need specific blocks or settings to visualize your content correctly. Assuming, lots of images and captions are essential for any product page, service or navigation pages involve advanced text configuration. It is understandable when it comes to differentiating the pages on the base of purpose, but we want to present the way to smear the boundaries at all with a single application in hand.

More in details

Magento 2 PageBuilder is a functionality that helps create any page in a store in a most user-friendly way. Whether you need to divide info into tabs, or highlight the crucial parts with links and buttons, or prove the words with pictures and videos, the intuitive drag-and-drop composer allows you to make any layout with ease.

Magento 2 Blog

We have waited anxiously for the Magento 2.3 update to become a part of a content-management-in-a-few-steps community and enhance our existing extensions to comply with the latest demand in UI experience. With Magento 2 Blog 2.5 all the features of PageBuilder are available for our users of Commerce version extensions. Nothing can be simpler to control that a fully open composer with the unlimited number of edit possibilities.

What else can we brag about? Eventually, we have covered all the links to related products and posts with colorful thumbnails that are pulled in from the featured images. Also, we have improved the user-experience related fields to satisfy the most needs for blog writers and readers with RSS feeds and tags as related content identifiers. Sounds good? We feel the same.
If you are interested, all the features that make our Blog so powerful (and much more info on our best-sellers) we mentioned in the update list. Go ahead and explore!

One more notable announcement is that all our extensions that imply the usage of the WYSIWYG editor will be upgraded to provide Magento 2 PageBuilder support.
Follow the news to be the first to know about the test results on Magento 2 PageBuilder implementation!

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.

 

MAGENTO SECURITY PATCH SUPEE-11086 RELEASED

SUPEE-11086, Magento Commerce 1.14.4.1 and Open Source 1.9.4.1 contain multiple security enhancements that help close remote code execution (RCE), cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and other vulnerabilities.

Patches and upgrades are available for the following Magento versions:

  • Magento Commerce 1.9.0.0-1.14.4.0: SUPEE-11086 or upgrade to Magento Commerce 1.14.4.1.
  • Magento Open Source 1.5.0.0-1.9.4.0: SUPEE-11086 or upgrade to Magento Open Source 1.9.4.1.

List of High CVSSv3 Severity Issues Addressed by this Security Patch

    • SQL Injection vulnerability through an unauthenticated user:
      An unauthenticated user can execute arbitrary code through an SQL injection vulnerability, which causes sensitive data leakage.
    • Remote code execution via server side request forgery:
      An authenticated user with administrative privileges to store configuration can execute arbitrary code via server side request forgery (SSRF) issued to Redis. SSRF is are facilitated through crafted gateway XML URL configuration.
    • Arbitrary code execution due to unsafe handling of a malicious product attribute configuration
      An authenticated user with privileges to configure products can execute arbitrary PHP code.
    • Arbitrary code execution due to unsafe deserialization of a PHP archive
      An authenticated user with administrative privileges can execute arbitrary code through a Phar deserialization vulnerability.
    • Arbitrary code execution due to unsafe handling of a malicious layout update
      An authenticated user with privileges to the dataflow importer and catalog categories can execute arbitrary PHP code.
    • Remote code execution through PHP code that can be uploaded to the ngnix server due to crafted customer store attributes
      An authenticated user with privileges to modify a customer’s store attributes can execute arbitrary code when allowed to upload PHP input files to the ngnix server.
    • Remote code execution through arbitrary XML data sent through a layout table:
      An authenticated user with administrative privileges to modify layouts can execute arbitrary code by injecting arbitrary XML data into a layout table.
    • Arbitrary code execution through bypass of PHP file upload restriction:
      An authenticated user with privileges to system configuration files can bypass file upload restrictions and allow arbitrary upload and execution of arbitrary PHP code.
    • Arbitary code execution due to bypass of layout validator:
      An authenticated user with privileges can bypass the layout validator and execute arbitrary code through layout updates in the Admin.

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Consult our certified Magento developers, if you want to implment this security patch or have any questions regarding the Magento security SUPEE-11086 patch, please contact our support team.

Ahead of the Curve: Aheadworks Brings its Extensions to Magento 2.3

We are happy to announce that from now on, all our Magento 2 extensions are fully compatible with the latest Magento 2.3 version!Ahead of the Curve: Aheadworks Brings its Extensions to Magento 2.3

Magento 2.3 introduced a bunch of new powerful tools and features, including multi-source inventory, PWA studio, PageBuilder, and more. Keeping this in mind and keeping pace with time, we make sure that clients will have a flawless experience with our extensions.

At Aheadworks, we develop extensions following the latest Magento guidelines. By utilizing Magento UI components, we make our products flawlessly adjustable to all its native tools.

Interview with the Magestore partner: 2019 Retail Trend and Magestore’s New POS solution

Our regular readers know that Magestore has been one of our trusted partners since 2017.

Interview with the Magestore partner: 2019 Retail Trend and Magestore’s New POS solution

About a year ago, they have transformed into Native Omnichannel Solution provider for Magento retailers. It’s time for Aheadworks readers to have a quick update on all the changes.

In 2019, Magestore will focus more on the Point of Sale feature in their solution and already launched a superb Point of Sale tool using innovative technology to help retailers sell effectively both online and offline stores.

So today we have a chance to ask Alex Nguyen, Chief Product Officer at Magestore, to share about the key product of Magestore and also the focus in product development following the Magento roadmap in 2019.

Philipp and Alex at Magento Live Europe with a new product PWA POS

Aheadworks ConnectPOS: Seamless Shopping Experience for End-users

Nothing to be bragging about but, as one of the biggest Magento extension providers in all over the world, we know what a good solution looks like. Today we are going to cover the promising integrational plans with ConnectPOS. The improvements any merchant will be itching to adopt to their stores.

Aheadworks ConnectPOS: Seamless Shopping Experience for End-users

ConnectPOS is a major player in South East Asia on providing omnichannel POS solution for Magento-based retailers. With ConnectPOS, shop owners can create orders and accept payments quickly at their physical stores, while at the same time have all the data synchronized fully and immediately to their Magento website.

See the possible benefits open? The popular loyalty programs ― the Gift Card and Reward Points extensions ― are already enhanced with comprehensive and intuitive POS system by ConnectPOS.

It is time for the intelligent product recommendations, such as Automatic Related Products, Who Bought This Also Bought, Frequently Bought Together, to undergo the ConnectPOS integration. We are more than happy to provide more powerful toolkits for all omnichannel retailers and ensure an even better experience for all customers.

Affiliate for Magento 2: Compose Any Product Suggestions and Pay for Each Campaign Sale

Looking for ways how to set up an affiliate marketing program in your Magento 2 store? The Aheadworks team is ready to help!

Affiliate for Magento 2: Compose Any Product Suggestions and Pay for Each Campaign Sale

We are happy to introduce you the long-awaited Affiliate extension for Magento 2 packed with powerful features right out of the box.

Magento 2 Affiliate Overview

Magento 2 Affiliate extension arranges pay-per-sale affiliate campaigns with the coupon code and link promotion options. Provide promotion suggestions and reward affiliates for every end customer’s purchase within the campaign.

Magento 2 Affiliate Main Features

  • Flexible conditions covering all campaign-related purchases (not only directly promoted ones);
  • Custom product suggestions per affiliate campaign;
  • Commission rate setting per affiliate group;
  • ‘Sales by Link’ and ‘Sales by Coupon Code’ reports;
  • Payout creation by schedule (once in a certain period).

Christmas Party with Aheadworks: Сatch our Snowball with 15% Off Whole Catalog

Jingle bells and we are starting Christmas celebration at Aheadworks right now!

Christmas Party with Aheadworks: Сatch our Snowball with 15% Off Whole Catalog

All of us wants magic. All of us have made a great work during the outgoing year and want to relax now.

We can create a little magic for you these days. We can make you have fun.
Start playing snowballs with us!

Catch a snowball with 15% off whole Aheadworks catalog! Find the needed extensions or themes, buy them with this discount, install them, and spend these marvelous days with your family and friends. Our products will work for your benefit.

You have fun, and they earn money. We do care about your business.

Join our celebration from December 24 until December 28 and take your Christmas mood with a 15% discount with a MerryX18 coupon applied.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and always ready to give a magical touch to your daily business routine!

Note, please, that partner products are not covered by a discount.  

Simple Bundle Product for Magento 2: Quick Setting and One-click Purchases

The default Magento functionality provides rich opportunities for bundle creation. However, for some merchants, the configuration process itself seems too flexible and time-consuming.

Simple Bundle Product for Magento 2: Quick Setting and One-click Purchases

We are happy to minimize your efforts with our brand-new extension – Simple Bundle Product for Magento 2!

Improved User Interface

Let’s suppose you want to create a bundle with a particular set of products. With the native bundle product type, your shoppers will have to spend much time customizing the bundle. Only then will they be able to add the product to a cart.

Native Bundle Product

Native Bundle Product

Not only customization takes time but also the interface is overloaded with elements. Just look at this huge block below the product image; quite a few options here. What’s the point of showing them to customers if they can’t change anything but quantity?

Now let’s see how the same bundle configured in the Simple Bundle Product extension looks like.

Grasp the true value of successful post-purchase experience with the Order Success Page for Magento 2 by Aheadworks

Customer loyalty growth is one of the major goals of any business which aims at long-term relationships with their audience. How to Provide a Post-Purchase Experience with the Order Success Page for Magento 2 by Aheadworks

There are many different techniques which can help to achieve that, ranging from must-haves to very business-specific ones. But there is one rather simple method, which is being ignored quite often: improving the very start of post-purchase experience, which is your order success page.

We have released extension, which solves this issue by placing the additional info to a completely minimal native Magento 2 thank you page.

Let’s look through the most successful content combination you can implement at your order confirmation page with our module installed.

Helping hand

The most common thing is to place the order content and address information to the thank you page. But why? Imagine that a customer has just seen it in the cart and then had to see it at the checkout. But what if the customer has made a mistake and noticed it right now when the order has started to be processed.

It’s clear that the next customer step is to contact you to solve this issue ass soon as it’s possible. Just provide this opportunity and enable the Contacts block at your order success page. This is a real helping hand for your customers. This functionality will be especially pleased by the first-time store clients.

MAGENTO SECURITY PATCH SUPEE-10975 RELEASED

SUPEE-10975, Magento Commerce 1.14.4.0 and Open Source 1.9.4.0 contain multiple security enhancements that help close remote code execution (RCE), cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and other vulnerabilities.

Patches and upgrades are available for the following Magento versions:

  • Magento Commerce 1.9.0.0-1.14.4.0: SUPEE-10975 or upgrade to Magento Commerce 1.14.4.0.
  • Magento Open Source 1.5.0.0-1.9.4.0: SUPEE-10975 or upgrade to Magento Open Source 1.9.4.0.

There were several high CVSSv3 Severity issues found which affected the products Magento Open Source prior to 1.9.4.0, and Magento Commerce prior to 1.14.4.0, Magento 2.1 prior to 2.1.16, Magento 2.2 prior to 2.2.7. Below are the few bugs:

Issue Type: Brute Force Login / Session Identifier

 

CVSSv3 Severity Security Bug Description
9.0 Stops Brute Force Requests via basic RSS authentication Attacker is able to brute force requests to the RSS nodes that require admin authentication. With this, attacker would be able to guess the admin password.

 

Issue Type: Compliance Requirement

 

9.0 M1 Credit Card Storage Capability Removes functionality enabling M1 customers to store credit card data in the database.

 

Issue Type: Remote Code Execution (RCE)

 

8.5 Authenticated RCE using customer import Restricts Admin users with access to edit product attributes from running customer imports while executing arbitrary code using a serialized string that have been set as validate_rules on an attribute.
8.5 API Based RCE Vulnerability By activating an API, including the ability to add products, it is possible to send base64-encoded content to an unauthorized file and with it, excute an RCE
8.5 RCE Via Unauthorized Upload Prevents a user from uploading unauthorized files while attaching videos
8.5 Authenticated RCE using dataflow Prevents Admin users with access to dataflow functionallity from executing arbitrary code using a specially crafted serialized string

Source: Magento

It is highly recommended by Magento to deploy these new releases right away, to ensure optimal security and performance. Remember to implement and test the patch in a development environment first to confirm that it works as expected or consult a professional.

What else can be done to protect a Magento site?

Apart from installing the security patches, you can always ask Magento certified professionals to conduct a security audit every quarter to ensure that your store is secured especially if you have installed new extensions and made some changes to the site.
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Consult our certified Magento developers, if you want to implement this security patch or have any questions regarding the Magento security SUPEE-10975 patch, please contact our support team.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Two Superpowers Joined for your Benefit!

As winter is coming so soon, we are happy to announce that 2018 Black Friday & Cyber Monday season of discounts in the Aheadworks store has started.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Two Superpowers Joined for your Benefit!

Wanna purchase any extension in our store, but the prices make your wallets cry? Or maybe you have already chosen some extension in our store but put off a purchase by some reasons…

Finally, you are our valued loyal customer and look forward when Magento extensions sale begins…

Certainly, now it’s high time for you to start shopping!

Two great sale days…

Two forces aligned to make happy each vendor…

And… Finally!

Seven days to reasonably spend money on the solutions which are to improve the state of your Magento-based store!

From November 20 until November 27, you can buy our products at a special discount. Apply the Black18 coupon and obtain Magento extensions or theme in the Aheadworks store at a 25% discount. The offer is valid for the whole mentioned period.

Be the part of our great Magento extensions Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale!