Blogging has become an essential part of any successful online business. It’s not just one of the best ways to draw massive targeted traffic to your website, but also a noteworthy opportunity to communicate with your regular and potential customers.
A well thought-out content optimization plan will definitely improve your position in search results, thus attracting more potential customers.
To make an impact, your blog needs a solid strategy behind it, but also a tool flexible enough to accommodate any business needs.
Our slick open source Blog extension for Magento allows heavy customizations, as its core code was designed to support integrations as well as many other types of functionality expansions that will enhance your marketing and communication strategy.
A unique feature which allows you to create custom layouts for each particular post, without ever worrying about using the same content scheme on each blog post ever again. Add multiple tags and easily customize the gallery widget for as many images as you want on a single post.
Supports Full Text Search, as well as the addition of other search servers, like ElasticSearch or Solr. It also displays related products or posts (which you get to choose) so you can manipulate search results according to your needs.
Multi-post with multi-language support for URLs, with manual and automatic reindexation. The advanced WYSIWYG content editor lets you specify meta titles, keywords and descriptions for the whole blog, each particular blog post or category. You can also customize each post’s URL.
Allows applying restrictions to posts, for listing or view, for targeted user groups and actions, with the possibility of adding your own customized message.
Respect your content calendar and schedule posts for specific publishing dates in the future, and the extension will do the rest. Posts are archived according to the period in which they were published and users will have the ability to filter them by date or tag.
The Blog extension allows both comments and replying to comments, which will be kept relevant by the Akismet Spam Checker and through comment management performed by the admin, who can approve, delete or edit them.
Supported by the MultiStore Post feature, which makes it simple to add new attributes and extend post functionalities. With the MultiStore RSS, and recent posts and comments acting as widgets, you can easily share your most relevant content or campaigns.
As a blogging practice, an article can have 4 statuses: Draft, Pending, Published, Archived. When the status is set to Published the post will appear in Search Results, Archive filtering, Recent Blog Posts (and the comments in Recent Comments block) and will be valid to appear in the category`s listing. If you`ll choose to set a post`s status to Pending, you`ll have the possibility to set a date in the future when the status will become published and will be able to enjoy the benefits of being published. The pending post won`t be visible on the website, nor will appear in search/archive results. The Archived posts will act as disabled posts and won`t be displayed anywhere. The Draft article won`t be displayed anywhere. Also, keep in mind that the tag count for specific stores will only take into account the published blog posts.
In order to create a better experience for you, in case the title or the url key are changed while updating/editing a post, an index event will be triggered for that specific post. Worry not, we have it covered!
The blog post entity has been designed in order to assure the author with maximum flexibility on who can see it, how, where and when. In order to hide a post from a specific store, please open the post in edit mode in your administrator panel, go to General Tab and set the Store Visibility to Disabled. When the post is set to Disabled, it can not be accessed (trying to do so, the user will be redirected to a 404 page).
An article can not be displayed on a store based on different factors:
1. Please ensure that the post`s Store Visibility is set to Enabled for the specific store (see General tab from post editing view)
2. Please check that the post is selected to be visible on your Website (see Websites tab on post editing view)
3. Please make sure a category is also assigned (see Categories tab or go to the specific category editing view and select your post from the Blog Posts tab)
4. Please check the post`s status (it has to be Published)
5. Try out the Restrictions tab, where you might`ve set some conditions for specific customer groups. This should be it!
If chosen to use the archive, the published posts will be selected according to the published time to match the selected period.
Every blogger out there knows how important it is to have your blog posts protected from spam comments and to make sure your post won't contain inadequate content. Akismet is a comment spam filtering service and Evozon Blog Extension has it already installed for you to use! Make sure to activate it from System Configurations Evozon Blog->Comment Configurations->Spam Service (and select Akismet, or feel free to add your own preffered spam service) and set the cron from Cron Configurations (if you want for the spam-marked comments to be deleted periodically). Now, when a user submits a comment, it will be validated and Akismet will make sure to mark the spam ones and they won`t bother you anymore! Also, in case a comment has been marked as spam by Akismet, the user will also be notified.