Blog for Magento 2
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Blog for Magento 2

Drive organic traffic and boost sales by equipping your site with engaging blog content.

  • Create visually appealing posts and increase recognition with authorship tools
  • Provide smooth performance on any device thanks to PWA Studio support
  • Boost engagement with DISQUS comment service integration
  • Increase traffic and remain visible by utilizing comprehensive modern SEO settings
  • Easily migrate WordPress blog to Magento 2
Current extension version: 2.8.1 | Compatibility: Open Source 2.3.X - 2.4.X; Commerce 2.3.X - 2.4.X
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Challenge

Blog is a powerful tool in marketing strategies. However, it requires more time and resources to manage a blog, created with the help of a 3-rd party framework. Moreover, such a blog is usually not effective enough in terms of SEO. All this leads to customer loss and a decrease in sales.

Solution

Drive traffic to your store with advanced SEO configurations! Attract customers by integrating with social networks. Boost sales thanks to cross-integration with the product catalog. Create appealing blog posts on your website easily, thus improving retention rates. Upsell your products by providing direct links to your products on related post pages. Increase customer loyalty due to guaranteed responsiveness and flawless performance on any mobile device.

Attract More Target Audience to Your Store

Being an effective marketing tool, a Blog helps to run successful marketing campaigns and drive more potential customers to your website. Manage your Blog easily and configure it to your needs: build categories, promote authors, classify topics, add useful content, and much more. Posts, shared via social media, look nice and informative thanks to Open Graph and Twitter Cards support, thus engaging visitors and increasing brand recognition. Drive more traffic and boost Blog’s awareness with enhanced SEO capabilities.

Improve mobile performance with PWA

Improve mobile performance with PWA

Since the audience of mobile users is growing rapidly, make sure your Blog content is mobile-friendly. Cut costs by implementing a ready-to-use PWA solution. Provide responsive design and stable performance on any mobile device to grow customer base and increase retention.

Manage blog effortlessly

Manage blog effortlessly

Edit categories, authors, and posts in separate grids with a bulk editing option. Make use of the category tree to add new root or sub-categories, as well as to drag and drop categories to change the hierarchy.

Increase posts credibility

Increase posts credibility

Add author’s photo, short bio, and links to social media to posts to increase the credibility of the authors and prove their expertise in the field.

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Schedule your blog posts

Schedule your blog posts

The scheduling feature helps writers manage their time more efficiently and, as a result, have the information relevant to the time.

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Communicate with customers

Communicate with customers

Let people share and comment on blog posts easily to boost customer engagement. Sharing is available via the icons of the social networks and commenting via the integrated Disqus module below the post.

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Relate products to posts

Relate products to posts

Assign related products to a blog post to follow sales strategies and promotion campaigns. Once done, the pages of the related products will show tabs to the post.

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Have your blog SEO-friendly

Have your blog SEO-friendly

Employ all essential SEO configuration options to have your posts, blog category pages, and authors visible: metadata, keywords, redirect, page and title tag affixes, page separators, canonical URLs, and more.

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More Features

Featured images

Add featured images as thumbnails for Blog Posts, Recent Posts, and Related Posts.

Easy content management

Create blog page content effortlessly with WYSIWYG, Page Builder, or Buildify.

Content navigation

Navigate with the help of the category tree which is visible on the backend and the front-end when browsing the blog.

Recent posts widget

Draw customers attention to articles with an eye-catching widget.

Related posts on post pages

Engage customers, even more, displaying related articles and new posts on blog pages.

Customizable category pages

Create visually appealing content by adding description and graphics to category pages.

Viewing permissions

Set permissions for specific customer groups to limit access to particular blog posts.

Customizable blog layout

Organize content blocks according to your store design and business needs.

Posts preview

Verify whether the content looks as intended with the help of the Preview option.

Mass actions for posts

Save time and manage posts in bulk, assigning them to authors, changing status or deleting.

JSON-LD support

 Improve SEO rankings due to JSON-LD markup support.

Metadata

Boost your site traffic by setting meta title, description, and keywords for all blog pages.

Tag affixes

Contribute to better SEO by adding Blog, Category, Post, Author page affixes, title tag affixes per store view.

RSS feed

Build a loyal readers community and allow users to stay up-to-date with RSS feed.

Promote articles on the Thank You page

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  • 2.8.1
    Released 11.06.2021rn* Fixed issues for Magento Marketplacern* Fixed issues with blog routing logicrn* Json error occurs on category tree when apostrophe is used in category namern* Saving a Blog post does not change the "modified date" columnrn* Editing/creating new categories in the admin panel on the stage starts endless loadingrn* Content isn't displayed as a required option on Post page in admin
  • 2.8.0
    Released 23.02.2021 rn+ PWA Studio support rn+ GraphQL updatern* Fixed issues with Page Builder reproduced on Magento EE rn* It's impossible to preview a post if there is a lot of content in Page Builder rn* HTML code is not converted for category description rn* Fixed issue with Wordpress import rn* Fixed issues on the Edit Category and Authors pages
  • 2.7.4
    Released 23.10.2020 rn* WebAPI updatern* Unit test updates for Magento 2.4rn
  • 2.7.3
    Released 30.04.2020rn* Fixed issue when underscores are added to meta titlern* Obsolete 'Page Title Separator' option removed from configuration
  • 2.7.2
    Released 24.04.2020rn* Fixed issue when related Products are shown incorrectly in Slider Block Layoutrn* Non-existent URL didn't return 404 page
  • 2.7.1
    Released 04.03.2020rn* Error appears while trying to delete an authorrn* Cache is flushed for all product on post savern
  • 2.7.0
    Released 14.02.2020rn+ Option to preview post in adminrn+ Category image and descriptionrn+ Multiple SEO-related improvements and enhancements:rn- Multiple Meta tag improvementsrn- URL-related improvements (suffixes, redirects, default page title separator)rn- Canonical meta tag enhancementsrn- JSON-LD markup for blog posts rn- Option to disable SEO-related options (for managing with third-party extensions)rn* Excessive trailing slash in the home page URLrn* Blog tab is not shown on Product page if layout is set to full widthrn* Endless progress bar on attempt to save a new post with an existing URLrn* Text element in Page Builder behaves incorrectly in blog post edit pagern
  • 2.6.4
    Released 28.10.2019rn* Category tree is not loaded if some root category was deletedrn* Fixed issue with breadcrumbsrn* Fixed issue when recent posts images are broken in Internet Explorer 11+
  • 2.6.3
    Released 22.10.2019rn* Fixed issue with opening 'Blog Posts' page in adminrn* Fixed issue with Pagebuilder (Magento 2.3.2)rn* Fixed issue when Author info can't be savedrn* 'Assign to Author' action doesn't work in "Posts" grid
  • 2.6.2
    Released 10.09.2019rn* Error occurs during reindexing in some casesrn* Minor UI improvementsrn* Fixed issue when 'How to set it up' link isn't available in the admin panelrn
  • 2.6.1
    Released 28.08.2019rn* Stability and speed improvementsrnrnrnrnrn
  • 2.6.0
    Released 29.05.2019rn+ Category hierarchy (Subcategories)rn+ Post Author pagesrn+ Mass action: Assign posts to an authorrn+ Twitter account settings moved to Author page settingsrn+ LinkedIn and Facebook links for authorrn+ Previous/Next links on the article pagesrn+ Posts counter in blog tab on product pagesrn+ Meta Titlesrn+ Option to hide Blog from the main navigation menurn* Minor fixes and design adjustments
  • 2.5.0
    Released 15.04.2019rn+ Related Postsrn+ Thumbnails for Recent Posts and Blog Postsrn+ GraphQLrn+ PageBuilder supportrn+ RSSrn+ Speed improvementsrn* Data migration tool does not consider the option "Access to blog articles segmented by customer groups"rn* Image upload error
  • 2.4.7
    Released 20.12.2018rn*Fix for Magento Marketplacern
  • 2.4.6
    Released 17.12.2018rn*Fixed vulnerability which allows a remote code execution via unserialize().rn*Magento 2.3 compatibilityrn*Fixed issue with image uploadingrn*Several websites affect the display of related products in a postrn
  • 2.4.5
    Released 11.12.2018rn+Category filter option at post grid filter panelrn*Fixed issue when admin is unable to create a post with non-default Twitter Site Account or Twitter Post Author Account
  • 2.4.4
    Released 12.10.2018rn*Fixed issue when Blog categories do not appear in a sidebaridebar
  • 2.4.3
    Released 09.2018 rn+Uninstall scriptrn*Fix for Magento Marketplacern*Related Products issue in EE installation (Magento 2.2.5)
  • 2.4.2
    Released 07.09.2018rn*Fixed issue with configurable products creationrn*Magento 2.2.5 compatibilityrn
  • 2.4.1
    Released 10.04.2018rn*Speed improvements
  • 2.4.0
    Released 09.04.2018rn+Post image implementationrn+Twitter Cards and Open Graph supportrn+Categories added to the sidebarrn+Category is included into the URL structurern+Canonical URL management and tag implementationrn+Access to blog articles segmented by customer groupsrn+Integration with BlueFoot for Magento Commercern+New lines added to CSVrn*UI improvementsrn*Canonical URL option is displayed by default rn*Category sidebar cannot be disabledrn*Post data is lost in case some errors appear while saving the postrn*‘Related Products’ block doesn't work with several ‘category’ conditionsrn*‘Related Products’ block, which contains configurable products only, isn't shown on a post pagern*Slow performance issuern*Fixed issue when formatting of imported posts is brokenrn*Impossible to use extension attributesrn*Varnish compatibility improvementrn*Fixed issue when a post cannot be saved without selected categoriesrn*Data migration tool compatibility with Magento 2.2.2
  • 2.3.2
    Released 18.10.2017rn* Magento 2.2.0: compilation issuern* Unit tests with new PHPUnit issuern* Magento 2.2rc: Only posts with empty date are saved
  • 2.3.1
    Released 19.07.2017rn* Wordpress posts import publish date issuern* Direct usage of $_FILES Superglobal has been addressed
  • 2.3.0
    Released 27.06.2017rn+ 'Update' post buttonrn* Blog migration tool improvementsrn* Request to SOAP wdsl issuern* Related products option issue ('Invalid From Key')
  • 2.2.0
    * SEO-Friendly post URLs improvementrn* Import blog posts from WordPressrn* Add mass-actions to grid
  • 2.1.0
    + Recent blog posts widgetrn* Scheduled post doesn't appear at Storefront when FPC is enabledrn* Empty Blog meta descriptionrn* Meta description is shared to Facebookrn* Faq urls are not generated in sitemap.xml if Blog is installedrn* Sidebar with "Recent Posts" isn't shown at post pagern* Bookmarks don't work at Posts pagern* Post statuses colors should be different
  • 2.0.1
    Released 20.02.2017rn* Can't create blog post at Magento 2.1.3 CErn* Blog route isn't taken into account when sitemap.xml file is generatedrn* SEO issue on post pagern* Module settings page is absent at Role Resouces page
  • 2.0.0
    Released 14.11.2016rn+ Related product block can be displayed on blog post pagesrn+ List of blog posts where a product was mentioned can be displayed on product pagern+ Migration Tool (M1 > M2 Blog extension by aheadWorks data migration)rn+ Unit testsrn* Minor bugfixes and stability improvements
  • 1.0.2
    Released 12.10.2016rn* Updated composer.json to reflect magento 2.1 dependencies
  • 1.0.0
    Initial release 27.06.2016

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Question by: Geoffrey Carter on Aug 26, 2016, 3:23 PM
There is an option of inserting a CMS static block into a sidebar, so not only it is possible to display links to the featured articles, but also images, text and anything else CMS block can handle.
Answer by: aheadWorks on Aug 26, 2016, 3:42 PM
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Question by: Mr. Bernard Price on Nov 28, 2018, 5:56 PM
In Blog starting from 2.6.0 it is possible to remove it by disabling the Add Blog to Navigation Menu option.

As for earlier versions, it can be done by commenting the following event:
```
<event name="page_block_html_topmenu_gethtml_before">
<observer name="aw_blog_add_topmenu_items" instance="Aheadworks\Blog\Observer\AddBlogToTopmenuItemsObserver" />
</event>
```
in the following file:
app/code/Aheadworks/Blog/etc/frontend/events.xml

Note, to avoid any troubles it is recommended to make all the changes in dev environment.
Answer by: Tatiana Poleshchuk on Nov 28, 2018, 5:58 PM
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Question by: Heather Quinn on Aug 12, 2016, 5:48 PM
By default, all comments obtain Pending status and have to be approved by the admin first.
Answer by: aheadWorks on Aug 12, 2016, 5:58 PM
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