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How to Schedule Content, Products, and Categories on Magento 2

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One of the advantages of the updated Magento 2 Commerce version is the content staging function. With the feature, it is possible to convert a static web page into a dynamic one with various elements displayed to customers at different times. Unfortunately, the platform didn’t introduce the same functionality for Magento 2 Open Source. Luckily, there are third-party modules that allow implementing the content staging feature and enable online merchants to deliver improved shopping experience to their clients.

In this post, we give an overview of the Sharadice schedule modules for Magento 2 that provide the necessary tools for scheduling automatic updates of various content on an ecommerce site. Below, we also describe the basics of Magento 2 Commerce Content Staging and explain how to import and export content staging data.

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How to Import and Export Magento 2 Catalog Price Rules

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Catalog Price Rules is a sales booster that allows running price-focused campaigns based on the discounts for products with particular attributes and their combinations. Being a native marketing tool, Catalog Price Rules are extremely user-friendly to set up. However, like any other separate entity, the functionality presents its specifics when it comes to importing. The details are carefully noted in the article below.

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How to import and export updates within Magento 2. Consecutive Export

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Saving time is a priority when we deal with database updates. The most beneficial solution in the situation is to find an adequate method and tool that will reduce the number of backend actions and prevent errors and duplication.

In this guide, we will explore which processes can be used within Magento 2 to add new data to the one previously transferred without running countless imports and exports or recreating a whole new database. 

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FireBear Improved Import & Export for Magento 2 – Extension Change Log

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Improved Import & Export for Magento 2
Extension Manual | FAQ | Demo | Sample Files

Improved Import Export Magento 2 Roadmap – vote for the most exciting features and we will implement them first. Leave your suggestions in the comments and we will add them to the poll.

3.2.3 (released 10.12.2019)

Features

  • Images for swatch attributes can now be uploaded via ‘Attribute’ entity
  • Added option to resize product images after the import process, for cases when watermarks are enabled in Magento 2 Enterprise. Uses native Magento 2 libraries and can use additional library found in the manual.
  • Product video URLs from YouTube and Vimeo can now be included inside product image attributes

Bugfixes

  • Free Migration Add-on improvements – disable Magento 2 Enterprise and Cloud staging preview when migrating to avoid errors
  • Fixed issue with JS showing import job features when wrong entity selected
  • Fixed issue with export product grid sometimes breaking
  • Fixed compilation issue with Magento 2.2.x
  • Fixed issue with directory separators if the filename is not followed by the slash
  • Fixed sql issue with Magento 2 Enterprise and Cloud instances for entity ID columns
  • Fixed issue with creating Configurable Products and image copy
  • Fixed issue with empty import source when any platform is selected for import
  • Fixed issue with decoding transaction additional_information in json format. The unnecessary decoding has been removed
  • Numeric validation for attribute code has been added to Attribute entity import

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Magento 2 Backend Exploration: CMS Blocks

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Magento 2 CMS blocks

In this article, you will discover how Magento 2 backend is arranged. We continue exploring its Content section, and today our attention is drawn to CMS blocks and a corresponding screen that stores all of them. Below, we describe how the appropriate grid looks and how to manage it. We also shed light on such aspects as the creation of new CMS blocks. Their import and export to/from Magento 2 are described in separate chapters as well. Continue Reading

Magento 2 Backend Exploration: CMS Pages

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Below, we dive deep under the hood of Magento 2 backend, exploring its Content section. In this article, we describe Pages – a screen where all CMS pages are stored. Below, you can discover how the appropriate grid looks. Besides, we explain how to manage its content. The article also touches upon such aspects as the creation of new CMS pages. If you are wondering how to transfer them to your e-commerce store, you can also find the answer below. Continue Reading