Configuration

How to add a custom columns to the Magento 2 products grid

It’s easy to add a column to the products grid if a value that you want to display in the column is a product attribute. They are already present in the products grid toolbar under Columns control. You just check/uncheck columns that you want to be displayed or removed from the grid. But what if you want to display values like quantity and website that aren’t product attribute? If you continue to read you will learn how to add values like this to the products grid.

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Create a multi-language store in Magento 2 – Part 2

In the first post from this series, we’ve focused more on theory and technical background behind multi-language Magento2 store. Now, we’ll create Magento2 store with additional French language. First thing is to go to the administration and create a new store view. Before we proceed, please check documentation where is explained a difference between store view, store and website, old but still relevant, http://docs.magento.com/m1/ce/user_guide/store-operations/stores-multiple.html.

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Allow backorders on a website scope

We’re all aware of the fact that Magento handles inventory of products in a (fairly) straightforward fashion. There is only one “warehouse”, one inventory, one “number” in the database that is responsible for a final say – how much of it is in stock. A lot of other functionality is dependent on the fact that stock is global. If we check “Advanced inventory” configuration from the administration of a product, we notice that all of the options are global: Out of stock threshold, Minimum and maximum qty allowed in Shopping Cart, backorders, notifications etc.

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Create a multi-language store in Magento 2 – Part 1

Many merchants were in a situation where, upon expanding an online business, they needed to provide a localized version of their store, adjusted to local markets and languages. Creating multi-language (localized) store in Magento 2 is very much easy and in every aspect configurable.

The first step in creating a multi-language store is to download and install a language pack for Magento 2. If you need to make an adjustment on a specific language or need to adjust to a specific local situation, then you can easily make all those changes.

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Magento 2 Custom CMS page layout

We’ve had a request to add a new custom layout for CMS pages in one Magento shop.
This can be very useful and can save you a lot of time for different static pages of your shop.

In this example we’ll create a layout named Inchoo Layout.

We should focus on two xml files: layouts.xml and page_layout/inchoo-layout.xml under Magento_Theme folder.

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Adding videos to product page in Magento2

Today is even impossible to imagine a good product detail page without product video/s. In Magento 2, adding videos to the product details page is quite easy. The major problem is in most cases with an initial setup. Most of the product videos already exist online, either on youtube.com or vimeo.com. In the first case, it’s the most popular video publishing platform and for vimeo.com we can say it is more or less dedicated to professionals and photo/video enthusiast.

Google, company behind youtube, set few rules regarding sharing and embedding videos to other domains, in our case our online store. They require to have enabled youtube API key if you want to use embedding youtube videos beyond simple grabbing embed code from youtube videos page.

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File upload in Magento 2 store configuration

One of the best parts in Magento is its admin interface. There is support for all kinds of input types (text fields, radio buttons, dropdowns, multiple selects, etc.), that can be stored in various ways (plain, encrypted, serialized), and displayed in numerous ways (grids, forms, simple fields, images).

What makes Magento great is the possibility to extend this default interface (especially store configuration part), and add our own fields easily. Let’s extend it with a custom file upload field.

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We’ve developed a Croatian Language Pack for Magento 2

eCommerce is rapidly increasing in the world, but Croatian market was a little behind that trend. Why? Maybe it’s our distrustful nature to buy something online. Who knows. But the good thing is – we at Croatia are slowly but surely discovering the benefits of online shopping. Both as consumers and as shop owners.

Wether you are big or small, on Magento or on some other platform, goal is the same. Increasing sales and keeping customers happy and loyal. One of the ways to achieve that is by shop localization.

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Running cron jobs in Magento 2

When it comes to Magento 2 and cron jobs, there are some improvements comparing to Magento 1.

It is still abstract in the way that you don’t really run jobs directly, instead, you use cron syntax to setup periodical method execution via Magento scheduler that works on top of system’s cron utility.

Here are some useful hints to help you get started with setting up your own.

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Interactive Bash script for managing themes in Magento 2

Do you remember, how many times you did something that was time consuming and/or required certain amount of steps to achieve your goal? After some time you had to repeat the whole process… And again… And again… I am pretty sure you came to an idea, “Wouldn’t it be really useful if I can somehow simplify the process?” Yes, you are correct, the same question troubled me when trying to figure out how the make my life easier when creating a custom theme. Unlike Magento 1, Magento 2 has a different (and more complex) way of setting up themes, so I started developing a Bash script that will make my life easier. Hopefully, yours as well.

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