Blog - Community Edition
- Community Edition
- 54 Reviews
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The Blog extension for Magento gives you a noteworthy opportunity to communicate with your regular customers and casual visitors. With Magento Blog you can create an interactive two-way communication platform to provide official information on your store news, upcoming products, promotions, and get customers’ feedback.
Online blogging has proved to be called one of the best effective marketing tactics. If your customers feel that they are listened to and their needs are responded to, they are more likely to come back to your store again and again.
Want to learn more about your customers’ choices, views, and preferences? Just let people leave comments and listen what they say! Being a part of the blog community, your customers will openly exchange their thoughts and express their opinions. A blog, with its readers and their comments, forms a real “live” environment where people feel free to communicate.
- Blog RSS integrated with native RSS feed
- Multistore RSS
- Ability to switch on/off blog for different stores
- Latest posts widget
- Switchable categories ID in blog post URL
- Switchable categories menu
- Native Magento WYSIWYG editor
- Last Magento version compatibility
- Excerpt field
- Tags added
- Tags cloud block added
- If user is logged in comment fields are pre-filled
- Ability to show blog menu only on blog page
- Settings menu shortcut
- Add post menu shortcut
- .htm rewrite added to post link
- Ability to duplicate posts
- Comments per page option
- Toolbar functionality for blog posts and comments
You can find Blog compatible with Magento EE on the Magento Blog - Enterprise Edition page.
Integration with other aW extensions
Using the Blog - Community Edition extension together with the below aW products opens extra possibilities.
Great extension, but no sitemap support
If this could be fixed I would give one star extra.
Really great extension but it lacks basic features.
Easy to use
Great, simple yet usefull extension
Blog works perfect with Ultimate SEO Suite
Overall great to be able to integrate blog into magento though.
Amezing Magento Blog extension
Greatest Blog Extension and Fantastic Support
Good extension, but massive duplicate content flaw
protected function _prepareHead()
* Custom by Cubix Web Solutions
* End of custom by Cubix Web Solutions
Free but not advanced
Good Module--works great
Love the extension
The additional tags can sometimes be a pain and creates heaps of duplicate content, so we use a canonical tag on the site that helps Google pick up the URL we want to use.
Overall, very happy and recommending to another client now.
Easy to install
Great Customer Service!
What a fantastic company! Cannot recommend Aheadworks enough!
I came to the aheadworks website and logged onto their live chat to try figure out how I could disable the mod. Within 5 minutes, I had disabled the mod and another fatal error had appeared. It was evident that the fault i had with the website wasn't anything to do with aheadworks and something more in the code of the website.
I asked if they had any suggestions to point me in the right direction for solving the problem and the customer service rep asked me to wait for 5 minutes. Out of goodwill, they agreed to help me with the solution (even though it wasn't anything to do with their mod) and I submitted the issue to their helpdesk.
Less than an hour later, Pavel replied to me saying they'd identified the issue and fixed everything for me. It was to do with a coding error in one of the files that once it had been commented out, made the site work perfectly.
This has been a huge help and It didn't cost a penny. They were absolutely fantastic with support and although I have purchased quite a few mods from Aheadworks in the past, I think they genuinely were happy to help!
Probably the best customer service I have ever received from any company! Fantastic!
It is working
Works great, just follow the recipe
Followed instructions and copied some folders both the default and the custom template, just in case.
Flushed all magento and browser cache and stilla had to login logut a few times (was getting 404 on the settings)
Works great straight out of the box ! great job !
Would be nicer with multi-lang and with seperate identifiers for multishop as with default magento blocks.
Would be much nicer if you guys found a way to integrate the site search :)
Great for clients that just want some added communication to their customers
Easy to use
must read the Documentacion Readme FILE!!!
I am using this on my Japanese store, and it works fine.
I wonder why a person down here said it is not working.
Thanks! Greate extension.
i love it.
works great on our custom template
Cons: No multilingual or multi-store support, Magento site search not supported.
Good Start but needs more features 5/10
Especially if you are using custom themes, files need to also be copied to custom theme folders and default theme folders for the backend category and post function to work. Limited customization for featuring recent blog posts on site homepage. However if you are looking for a blog integrated to Magento this will work. Thanks for developing this.
Love it but...
*** Think about adding Magento WIDGET support ***
Hope this will be implemented in the near future!
Works with 188.8.131.52 as well
Thanks for this nice extension!
Perfect for me
My only problem is that the tiny_mce plugins are called from the root directory, whereas I have my magento installation in a separate folder. Easy fix was just to copy the images over to the root directory. Not a problem!!
Good extension, but same note than Chris
However I have the same remark than Chris, this extension doesn't provide a full support of multiple store / store views as it doesn't allow to put the same identifier for post or categories. So you cannot switch between 2 languages for a post or a category to show differents translations of the same content.
Adding share buttons to blog posts
O Clock Software Pvt Ltd
Latest Posts Block
I can't had the wysiwyg on post edit..
There is the fix:
In the file /app/design/adminhtml/default/default/template/aw_blog/head.phtml
replace this two rows:
<script src="<?php echo $this->getSkinUrl('') ?>aw_blog/js/tiny_mce/tiny_mce.js"></script>
<script src="<?php echo $this->getSkinUrl('') ?>aw_blog/js/init_rte.js"></script>
<script src="<?php echo $this->getSkinUrl('aw_blog/js/tiny_mce/tiny_mce.js') ?>"></script>
<script src="<?php echo $this->getSkinUrl('aw_blog/js/init_rte.js') ?>"></script>
I lost 3 hour to find out this fix!!!!
Solution found by www.filoblu.com !!!! Best solution for magento ecommerce!
Thanks and Request for Latest Posts Module
5 Star Extension
1.0.20 great - with wysiwyg!
Magento Editions Compatibility:
- Community: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11