Company blog can serve multiple purposes, but most importantly it’s a powerful marketing tool and an effective way of communication with current and potential customers. You can use blog to provide information about products, promotions, sales and discounts or just make it a source of fun content.
Why is a blog beneficial for Magento 2 store?
User-friendly blog interface
Nowadays more and more people prefer to browse the Internet on the run using all kinds of mobile devices. Responsive blog design provides a comfortable way to read your posts and use handy widgets on different kinds of gadgets.
Make desktop and mobile views of the blog suit your needs just perfectly. Use intuitive constructor to arrange data blocks on the main blog page as well as on post pages. Drag, add, delete, and interchange the position of the blocks until you like it. Fun and easy!
Advanced blog usability
General display options
This Magento 2 blog module has flexible settings to specify how your posts should be displayed. You can choose the number of posts per page, quantity of recent posts in the block, configure RSS options and define what parts of your blog should be included into the Amasty XML sitemap. Also you can apply different colors for the icons displayed at the top of a blog post (e.g., number of views or the print button).
3D tags cloud
Implementing interactive tags navigation lets customers choose interesting topics at a glance. Create a 3D tags cloud on your blog page to make tags visually appealing for visitors. You can preselect:
- Color Scheme;
- Text Color.
Power up social media
Visitors want to read and spread interesting content. Sharing also boosts search engines rank; links that are viral on Facebook or Twitter are also more credible for Google. With Magento 2 blog plugin you can add sharing buttons to each post page.
Manage Magento 2 blog like a pro
Proper content optimization greatly influences your website position in search results. This Magento 2 blog extension allows you to effortlessly create SEO-friendly URLs and add meta data for the whole blog, particular posts, categories and tags.
Handy WYSIWYG editor
WYSIWYG editor provides an elegant way of editing Magento 2 blog posts. You can quickly format the text, change fonts and create a table or a list.
Set blog author as default
Introduce the author of your blog posts to the readers by adding links to individual Google+, Facebook & Twitter pages.
Schedule blog posts
If you schedule the posts, they will be published automatically at the desired time.
Allow guest comments
Allowing or disabling guest comments stimulates discussions. On the other hand, enabling comments only for the registered customers can motivate more people to become a part of your community.
Unfortunately, popular blogs may undergo hacker attacks. So, to minimize blog voulnerability we've developed this extension applying the top notch Magento security standards.
Take control over blog comments
Comments are a prefect tool to communicate with your readers and turn them into customers. It’s possible to configure the extension for auto comments approval and enable email notifications after each comment submission. If you prefer to moderate the flow manually, you can restrict or edit comments as well as reply to them right from the grid.
Backend settings of the module are very clear. It's possible to create a new blog post in several minutes.
Some of your posts may be included in multiple categories and have several tags. That's why different category and tag pages can posses the same content that search engines mark as duplicated. Hide these pages from indexation to avoid this problem.Read the FULL answer
How to hide the blog pages from search engine crawlers to avoid duplicate content issue?
- 100% Open Source — Easy To Customize
- Follows Magento Code Architecture
- Separated HTML/CSS/JS
- Simple installation via Composer
The blog has all the basic features you need for a simple blog (keep in mind that if you need more functionality, it's better to go with WordPress, it will be cheaper, but you'll have to ask your sys admin to fix the Magento-WordPress issue).
Maybe the looks of some page parts can be a bit better. I hope that the extension will be updated with more skins and layout options.