Mirasvit Latest Extensions Update Digest

Mirasvit Latest Extensions Update Digest

Magento Extensions Magento 2

Updates at a glance:

Magento 1 Solutions Magento 2 Solutions
Help Desk MX: Added mass action – Restore tickets from archive Reward Points + Referral Program: Added settings “Show number of points on the product page”
Gift Registry: Ability to use Free Shipping option for orders placed from Gift Registries Advanced SEO Suite: Added ability to remove parent category path for category URLs
Full Page Cache: Ability to disable crawler for certain store Advanced SEO Suite: Added ability to use a longest product URL as canonical
Full Page Cache: Ability to easily update the extension after adding some custom code
Reward Points + Referral Program: Added Refer Friends invite popup
Advanced Reports: Added a possibility to display/sort/filter store Sales by the Invoice Date.

 

Get deeper insights into solutions updates to use them for 100% in your own store:

 

Magento 1 Extensions Updates

Help Desk MX: Added mass action ‘Restore tickets’

What does this feature mean and why should I use it?

Feature allows restoring archived tickets in bulk. It helps your store administrators utilize the extension more efficient in order to save their own time and optimize working flows.

 

Who benefits from this feature?

  • Your store administrator / manager, since each mass action saves some work time and optimizes everyday working flows!

 

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Image 1. Restoring tickets from Archive in Help Desk MX

 

Gift Registry: Ability to use Free Shipping option for orders placed from a customer Gift Registries.

What does this feature mean and why should I use it?

Feature allows applying Free Shipping for Gift Givers who decided to buy something from the gift list. Now store admins may provide the free shipping option for orders placed for Gift Registries. So the Gift Givers can just purchase the gifts and send them to the address pointed at the certain Gift Registry without paying for delivery.

This is really a good point for your store marketing. Now your store Gift Givers can safely buy gifts from their friend list without additional fees for delivery. All customers like Free Shipping option!

 

Who benefits from this feature?

  •  You, as a store owner, since you are giving your customers more options, they’ll drive you some more extra sales!

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Image 2. Gift Registry ‘Free Shipping’ Rule Editing

 

Reward Points + Referral Program: Added ‘Refer Friends’ invite popup.

Refer Friends’ button now have it’s own popup window allowing to provide your Referrals with share link not only to the entire store, but also to the specific products.

Store customer (participating in Reward / Referral Program) clicks on ‘Refer Friends’ button, and inviting popup appears containing the share link and a field to enter emails to invite. Invites are sent instantly, directly from the product page.

 

Who benefits from this feature?

  • You, as a store owner: due to easing the referring process you may receive more referral shares and, therefore, more new customers / orders.
  • Your store Referrals: they can make some more points for referring the prospects to the certain product instead the store in general.

Reward Program update

Image 3. ‘Refer to a friend’ popup.

 

Full Page Cache: Ability to easily update the extension after adding some custom code

Feature grants a possibility of easily updating FPC extension with custom changes. Some Full Page Cache customers have a unique configuration. So they might need to add extra changes in their FPC code, for example:

  • custom FPC dependences,
  • content changes after and before FPC response,
  • additional parameters in FPC request id,
  • update form key,
  • update welcome message, etc.

 

Who benefits from this feature?

  • Absolutely, your store developer, since now it’s possible to update the extension without any additional changes. Now s(he) can do all the customization in the helper file CustomDependence.php. FPC will check if this file exist and get any additional parameters from that file automatically.

 

Full Page Cache: Ability to disable crawler for the certain store.

Previously FPC crawler was working for all stores by default. So, your administrator / manager could disable/enable it ONLY for ALL stores at a time.

Now there is a possibility to disable crawler for the certain store!

Also if “Delete URLs from crawler table if crawler disabled” is enabled, the crawler will delete all URLs from for certain store from crawler URL table.

 

Who benefits from this feature?

  • Your store Administrator will appreciate this feature!

FPC crawler settings

 Image 4. FPC crawler settings.

 

Advanced Reports: Added an option to display/sort/filter store Sales by the Invoice Date.

Now you’ll be able to display/sort/filter your store Sales by the Invoice Date.

For instance, if a customer placed an order on August, 20, but paid for it on August, 22, then this order will not be displayed in Sales report for August, 20. You will view it in the Sales report for August, 22.

 

Who benefits from this feature?

  • You, as a store owner. Every store owner wants to keep up with the financial side of business. With this new report you’ll be awared of everyday Sales situation at a glance!
  • Your store Manager. S(he)’ll be able easily report about Sales.

Advanced Reports update

Image 5. Advanced Reports new feature settings.

 

Magento 2 Extensions Updates

Reward Points + Referral Program: Added the option ‘Show number of points on the product page’.

This new feature allows hiding Reward points information from product page. From now you may not show the number of points available to earn for each item, if this option meets your current store needs.

 

Who benefits from this feature?

  • Your store Administrator: from now you may ask him to turn off showing reward points number any moment. This can be useful, if you are changing the rewards program terms, for example, or just need to stop showing points for some time.

reward update

Image 6. New option in Reward Points extension

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Image 7. Product page showing points.

Advanced SEO Suite: Added the ability to remove parent category path for category URLs.

Now your store will have even more SEO friendly URLs for categories and products!

For example, URL store.com/men/blablabla/shorts-men.html will turn into the short and nice one: store.com/shorts-men.html.

Just remember to disable the following option: Stores->Configuration->Search Engine Optimization->Use Categories Path.

 

Who benefits from this feature?

  • You, as a store owner, since your store most probably gain better SERP ratings.
  • Your store Administrator / SEO specialist: every SEO professional wants to improve the technical side of the store SEO. This feature will help a lot with such optimization.
  • Your store customers: since now they will see nice, short and readable URLs in your store!

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Image 8. Simple SEO-friendly URLs settings.

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Image 9. Creating URL keys.

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Image 10. URL path in address line after setting up SEO-friendly URLs.

 

Advanced SEO Suite: Added ability to use the longest product URL as canonical.

This feature allows setting the longest product URL as canonical.

Remember to enable before using this new option Stores->Configuration->Search Engine Optimization->Use Categories Path for Product URLs.

Some technical SEO background to ensure you understand the use of this feature:

One product may be assigned for more than one URL. For example, in case your store has the same product inside more than one category:

store.com/argus-all-weather-tank.html

store.com/men/tops-men/tanks-men/argus-all-weather-tank.html

store.com/collections/eco-friendly/argus-all-weather-tank.html

store.com/men/tops-men/argus-all-weather-tank.html

But, anyway for each of abovementioned URLs the canonical one should be the longest: store.com/men/tops-men/tanks-men/argus-all-weather-tank.html

 

Who benefits from this feature?

  • You, as a store owner, since your store URLs will be even more optimized.
  • Your store Administrator / SEO specialist: every SEO professional wants to improve the technical side of the store SEO. This feature will help a lot with such optimization.

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Image 11. The source code of the product page showing the optimized canonical URL.

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Image 12. Simple settings of using the longest canonical URL.

What’s next?

Our team will be glad to hear from you and bring your inquiries on our existing and future extensions into life. Please, advice us, what you wish to see next:

  • New Magento extension you want.
  • New feature in one of our existing solutions.

Feel free to email us at support@mirasvit.com or contact us in our Twitter or Facebook.

 

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