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Full featured and most popular blog extension for Magento.
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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.

Features

  • 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 PE and EE on the Magento Blog - Professional and Enterprise Editions page.

Reviews

Really great extension but it lacks basic features.

Review by Jehzeel | Jul 14, 2014

Quality
Really great extension but it lacks basic features, like limiting the number of posts to be shown in the homepage. Specifying what category posts to show in the homepage, and a lot more. Anyway, this can be done by modifying the extension's sources codes. I hope AW will have a time updating this free extension and include this basic blog features. :D

Easy to use

Review by Michelle | May 27, 2014

Quality
Very nice extension. I have used it for a couple of years, and it is one of the best modules, I've ever installed on my website.

Great, simple yet usefull extension

Review by Amanj Hamid | Feb 11, 2014

Quality
I would like to thank you for the great blog extension. We implemented it in our Magento website and we will be using it for our clients who need a blog in their magento webstore.

Blog works perfect with Ultimate SEO Suite

Review by Benjamin | Jan 29, 2014

Quality
The blog extension is easy to install and easy to use. We installed the Ultimate SEO Suite and all canonicals work in blog posts and blog categories as well.

Good

Review by Scott | Dec 8, 2013

Quality
A little strange to work with at first. Needs an autosave feature, and a better wysiwyg editor to compete with wordpress functionality.

Overall great to be able to integrate blog into magento though.

Nice Extension

Review by Shailendra | Nov 11, 2013

Quality
This is very nice extension, easy to install and use.

Quality extension

Review by Sjoerd Maessen | Oct 18, 2013

Quality
A will written extension that is easy to install and maintain. Good job.

Great extention

Review by Jakub | Oct 10, 2013

Quality
Work like a dream. 100% Happy.

Amezing Magento Blog extension

Review by Rocky | Oct 7, 2013

Quality
thanks for given this services, i am satisfy from your products.

Greatest Blog Extension and Fantastic Support

Review by Christos | Sep 22, 2013

Quality
Great Extension that adds the best Blog support to Magento.

Good extension, but massive duplicate content flaw

Review by Cubix Web Solutions | May 15, 2013

Quality
It is is a good extension. However there is a major flaw. This extension allows access to the same blog via different category structures and thereby giving different category urls. To resolve this, you add to specify the canonical urls for post view page. Edit file app/code/community/AW/Blog/Block/Post.php and edit function

protected function _prepareHead()
{
parent::_prepareMetaData($this->getPost());
/**
* Custom by Cubix Web Solutions
*/
$this->getLayout()->getBlock('head')->addLinkRel('canonical', $this->getBlogUrl($this->getPost()->getIdentifier()));
/**
* End of custom by Cubix Web Solutions
*/
return $this;
}

Great Price

Review by Darren | Mar 29, 2013

Quality
Thanks so much for offering this extension for free. It is very easy to install and adds an essential feature to magento.

Free but not advanced

Review by CINARPARK | Mar 20, 2013

Quality
I used it before but no option 2 or more words for tags. Also it doesn't generate blog url, you must set it for every blog item. Thus, i removed it and installed Wordpress but no more Magento Blog -native- alternative. I believe they'll add more features in future.

About blog

Review by hotmonitor | Dec 15, 2012

Quality
Good extension congratulations.

Good Module--works great

Review by flora | Dec 7, 2012

Quality
this extinction is super it is working fine

works great

Review by 1004034853 | Nov 30, 2012

Quality
this extinction is super it is working fine

Love the extension

Review by Colm | Oct 26, 2012

Quality
Great extension. I use it www.showfront.com.au and get top rankings regularly when targeting long tail keyphrases.

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.
Thanks.

magento ecommerce

Review by gerardocward | Oct 12, 2012

Quality
The Weblog expansion for Magento gives you a popular opportunity to connect with your frequent clients and informal guests.

Great!

Review by Alexander | Sep 28, 2012

Quality
Well done and an excellent addition for a Magento store!

Easy to install

Review by Pieter | Sep 26, 2012

Quality
Great extension. In my case the example blog caused a problem. Somehow it had the date 25 september 0000. This of coarse can not be calculated to a date. After editing and saving the example (this changed the date) it worked as promissed!

Great Customer Service!

Review by Sundra | May 8, 2012

Quality
I bought a paid aheadWorks extension then tried to download the Blog extension but got an error message which disabled my website and backend. The aheadWorks team was able to restore my site and let me know the source of the problem and how they fixed it almost as soon as I submitted a help query. Absolutely amazing :-)

Very handy

Review by Stan | Mar 28, 2012

Quality
I was looking for a blog and Aheadworks just got it! Best of all is; It's free!

Great extension

Review by Micha | Mar 13, 2012

Quality
I love this extension. Works also nice with multistore. Hope the extension is coming soon for CE 1.6.2.0

What a fantastic company! Cannot recommend Aheadworks enough!

Review by Lewis Sellers | Feb 17, 2012

Quality
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the whole team at Aheadworks who helped me out with a situation recently. I had a couple of problems where one of our websites was displaying a Fatal Error which looked to be linked to the Aheadworks extension. I've purchased a lot of mods from Aheadworks and this was something i thought was a little strange (as the blog had been installed for a long time!)

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!

Good Module

Review by TM | Feb 12, 2012

Quality
This is very useful and easy to use so like it :)

It is working

Review by Emil | Nov 17, 2011

Quality
Hi, this free extension is working for my magento 1.5.1 and I am satisfied with it. The place picture could have been better, but it is working :-)

Works great, just follow the recipe

Review by Gil | Oct 14, 2011

Quality
Works great out of the box.
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 !

good stuff!

Review by Sander | Sep 26, 2011

Quality
Easy to customize to your own wishes and allround good extensions for a simple blog.

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

Review by Jeff Sohler | Sep 19, 2011

Quality
This extension works great for sites where we are not pairing up Magento with Joomla for CMS, and the client just wants to be able to blog. A simple solution that is easy to learn/use. Thanks!

Easy to use

Review by Dat | Sep 15, 2011

Quality
It very easy to use. I love it

Excelent

Review by Carlos Gutierrez | Aug 12, 2011

Quality
WORK 100% Percent GOOD!!! i used it on Absolute Theme- Medellin Colombia!!!

must read the Documentacion Readme FILE!!!

great extension!

Review by Michi Matsumoto | Jul 13, 2011

Quality
This works great on multilingual and multi-store.
I am using this on my Japanese store, and it works fine.
I wonder why a person down here said it is not working.

Blog

Review by rramesh | Jun 23, 2011

Quality
hi this extinction is super it is working fine

Thanks! Greate extension.

Review by akhtar | May 20, 2011

Quality
i like this extension. its graete and easy to use.
i love it.

works great on our custom template

Review by Intech Marketing | May 17, 2011

Quality
We tried the old version without success on our custom theme but the newest version works well and the forum provided some great tips on set-up. AheadWorks makes some great extensions and this one is no exception.

Web Developer

Review by Jeff | Mar 3, 2011

Quality
Pro: Overall a good solution to reduce template implementation and administration costs.
Cons: No multilingual or multi-store support, Magento site search not supported.

Great system!

Review by Ted | Feb 12, 2011

Quality
I couldn't be more impressed. This is an incredible product for being totally free to the public. Thanks so much for all of your hard work.

Good Start but needs more features 5/10

Review by Robin | Jan 6, 2011

Quality
Installation was not easy. Needs very careful copying of files to correct folders.
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...

Review by Dennis | Dec 14, 2010

Quality
As almost every Aheadworks extension I love this one too but please please please:

*** Think about adding Magento WIDGET support ***

Hope this will be implemented in the near future!

Works with 1.3.2.3 as well

Review by Andreas Kowarschik | Nov 29, 2010

Quality
Using the extension and it works great with this 1.3.2.3 shop as well.

Thanks for this nice extension!

Love this!

Review by Bluewater Flooring | Nov 1, 2010

Quality
Using it on http://floorsbybluewater.com and it is killer. Helping us secure more sales and communicate with our customers while keeping the marketing on the website.

Perfect for me

Review by Steve | Oct 24, 2010

Quality
Just updated to 1.0.21 to get the WYSIWYG capability in 1.4 and it's working great.
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!!
Thanks guys.

Good extension, but same note than Chris

Review by Alex | Sep 27, 2010

Quality
Very good basic blog extension. Simple to use and completely integrated with Magento, great work !

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

Review by Jason | Sep 26, 2010

Quality
Great extension! Installed and worked perfectly! However, I noticed this came with social icons in the images folder...any idea how to get the share buttons on the blog posts?

Thanks!

Superb Module

Review by Sundar | Sep 24, 2010

Quality
Its a very nice module for the magento customers and also support. Very thanks to AW team.

Regards,
Sundar
O Clock Software Pvt Ltd
Chennai.

Latest Posts Block

Review by Dallas | Sep 23, 2010

Quality
If there was a way to post latest posts somewhere it would be really nice. Other than that, this is a decent blog that is very easy to implement and use. Plus it's free!

WebDeveloper

Review by Francesco | Aug 23, 2010

Quality
Thank You! that's a really cool extention.. but I had a bug with a different skin on magento 1.4.
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>

with these:
<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

Review by Kate | Aug 7, 2010

Quality
This is a remarkably useful extension, thank you so much. Any chance a latest post block module might be in the works? I'd love to see a snippet of the latest post (or posts) available in a block that I could then place anywhere. :)

5 Star Extension

Review by Tiffany | Aug 3, 2010

Quality
Great extension! Love it!

1.0.20 great - with wysiwyg!

Review by terraGirl | Jul 15, 2010

Quality
Just upgraded from 1.0.19 to 1.0.20, all went without a hitch. Best feature of 1.0.20 is that it now contains the same WYSIWYG editor as the Magento CMS pages including image upload! Many thanks to AW for a great community add-on.

Multilingual

Review by Chris | Feb 21, 2010

Quality
Excellent extension, it would be even nicer with multilingual capabilities. Currently, You can't keep the same identifier for different store views, which would allow for additional languages for the same post. (As we do for blocks and CMS pages)

10/10

Review by Marcin | Jan 25, 2010

Quality
Thank you ! This is great extension.

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