Hello to Amasty blog readers!

We are happy to introduce you all the updates we’ve made in April. This month, we have upgraded a lot of Amasty extensions. Some of them, like Magento 2 AJAX Shopping Cart, Magento 2 Color Swatches Pro, Improved Sorting and others have been equipped with a new information section. Now you can see the extension version, all the available updates, information on conflicts and useful links to the User Guide right on the module Configuration page. Also, we have added 8 new features to the FAQ and Product Questions extension for Magento 2 and made a lot of other things.

So, let’s take a closer look.

Magento 2

Magento 2 FAQ and Product Questions 1.1.0

  • NEW: The questions’ rating setting with the ability to force its value was added:

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  • NEW: A new option that allows limiting the number of answers on the category, search, and product pages was added:

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  • NEW: The import feature was added. Now, you can easily transfer your FAQ archive.
  • NEWNow you can leave a question without an individual URL. Thus, you’ll give the question and the answer to it without the Read more button.
  • NEWWe added SEO improvements that allow you to set ‘noindex’, ‘nofollow’, and canonical URL for specific question pages. Also, the ability to automatically add the FAQ pages to the Magento XML sitemap was added, as well as the compatibility with our XML Google® Sitemap extension.
  • NEWThe feature that allows adding rich snippets to the FAQ pages was presented.
  • NEWConfigurable social sharing buttons were added to the module settings:

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  • NEWNow the extension collects visitor statistics and allows you to set sort order to the most popular questions.

Magento 2 AJAX Shopping Cart 1.4.10

  • NEW: A new information section was added. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the User Guide link, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page:

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  • NEW: We added the More Choices title for the related products displayed on the pop-up and improved the style:

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  • Customers are now able to add relevant products to cart immediately without loading the product page on mobile devices.
  • Compatibility with the Google Tag Manager was added.

Magento 2 Abandoned Cart Email 1.3.1

  • NEW: The ‘Reply to’ headers were added to the email configuration:

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  • Now email headers can be set per multiple store views.
  • Minor fixes were made.

Magento 2 Extra Fee 1.4.1

  • NEW6 new advanced conditions were added: Weight, Quantity In Stock, Billing Address Country, Payment Method, Shipping Address Line, Orders Subselection:

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  • NEWCustomer Attributes can now be used in conditions.
  • Compatibility with the One Step Checkout extension was improved.
  • Stability improvements and minor fixes were made.

Magento 2 Free Gift 1.4.0

  • NEW: We introduced a new ‘Add gift with each N-th product in the cart’ action, which allows you to add gifts automatically based on the product quantity in the cart:

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  • We made minor improvements and fixed the issue with the ‘Auto add promo items for every $X spent’ condition.

Magento 2 Google Invisible reCaptcha 2.1.1

  • NEWNow you can protect the FAQ and Product Questions extension with Google Invisible reCaptcha. The Captcha support is available right out of the box:

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  • We updated the information panes.

Magento 2 Product Parts Finder 1.7.0

  • NEW: Now the extension allows you to add Finder to the Default Category automatically in order to get the Finder working properly at the home and CMS pages.
  • NEWNow you can manage Finder block visibility in the Default Category. It is useful when there are several finders added to the default category but you need to display only one of them on the frontend.
  • NEWNow there is a possibility to choose categories from the list in the configuration to enable the finder.
  • NEWAlso you can specify the finder block position in the configuration.
  • NEWA new information section was added. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the User Guide link, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.
  • NEW: Now the extension includes ‘Chosen’ jQuery plugin, which makes select boxes more user-friendly and equips them with the search. Read more here.
  • Mass Delete Action was added to the Finder Products Grid.
  • We removed the ?amfinder parameter from the URL when there is more than one product in the result.
  • A number of minor fixes and improvements were made.

Magento 2 One Step Checkout 1.7.0

  • NEWA Delivery Comment was added to the ‘Delivery’ section. Now your customers can leave any message to a courier, for example, a PIN code to access the building.
  • NEWNow it’s easy to add a CMS block to the top and bottom of the checkout page. The CMS blocks on the checkout allow you to display any useful information, e.g.: a telephone number.
  • NEWNow it is possible to change the checkout block titles like ‘Shipping Address’ right from the extension configuration.
  • NEWCompatibility with Amasty Gift Card extension was introduced.
  • Now the data entered on the checkout page won’t be reset after the page reload.
  • The checkout fields that are required by the default Magento 2 configuration now can’t be changed to optional.
  • CSS 2 LESS refactoring was introduced. The One Step Checkout extension uses the LESS functionality. With this update, custom modifications can be easier to make.
  • A number of minor improvements were made.

Magento 2 Gift Card 1.5.0

  • NEW: The Gift Card field is now available on Magento checkout.
  • NEWNow gift card images can be attached to emails in PDF format.
  • NEWYou can impose a tax on a Gift Card purchase.
  • Compatibility with the One Step Checkout extension was added.

Magento 2 Google Rich Snippets 1.2.0

  • NEWNow the module allows adding Merchant Business Info. You can also add your Organization Social Profiles links. 
  • NEWWe added the ‘Breadcrumbs Type’ setting that allows choosing between the long and short type for the Search Engine.
  • NEWAlso a new information section was added. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the User Guide link, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.

Magento 2 SEO Toolkit 1.7.0

  • NEW: Now the extension allows to show Merchant Business Info in the Google Rich Snippets.
  • NEW: You can add Social Profile links of your Organization to the Google Rich Snippets.
  • NEW: We added the ‘Breadcrumbs Type’ setting in the Google Rich Snippets extension that allows selecting between the long and short type for the Search Engine.
  • A number of minor fixes were made.

Magento 2 Loyalty Program 2.2.1

  • NEW: A new discount breakdown was introduced. Now you can see all promotion rules applied with a discount amount for each of them.
  • NEW: Compatibility with the Customer Attributes was introduced.
  • Links to usage examples from the User Guide were added to the Admin Panel.

Magento 2 Improved Layered Navigation 2.7.1

  • NEWA new information section was added. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the User Guide link, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.
  • We improved the category tree display logic. The ‘Render Category Tree’, ‘Category Tree Depth’ and ‘Render Category Level’ settings work was essentially redesigned.
  • We optimized the mobile experience. Now the ‘SHOW’ button appears at the bottom of the screen once a filter option is changed. We also improved the ‘SHOW’ button behavior for the price and brands filters.
  • The functionality that adds the Custom Pages and Brands to our XML Google® Sitemap extension was moved to the Improved Layered Navigation extension starting from this version.
  • We added a lock to the Magento 2 custom filter indexer if the custom filter is not used.
  • We also made a number of minor fixes and improvements.

Magento 2 XML Google® Sitemap 1.3.2

  • NEWWe added Hreflang Tag Support to notify Google what site to show to foreign users, which is useful for multilingual and multi-regional sites.
  • The functionality that adds the Custom Pages and Brands to the Magento XML Sitemap was moved to the Improved Layered Navigation extension starting from version 2.7.1. So, update this extension to use the functionality.
  • The functionality that adds Landing Pages to the Magento XML Sitemap was moved to the Landing Pages extension starting from version 1.2.6. Update this extension as well to use the functionality.
  • The functionality that adds the Blog Pages to the Magento XML Sitemap was moved to our Blog Pro extension starting from version 1.1.2. Please, update this extension as well to use the functionality.
  • Compatibility with our FAQ and Product Questions extension was introduced.
  • We also improved the compatibility with the 3rd party extensions.
  • We made the `amasty_hreflang_uuid` column optional for the cms_page.
  • Now you can show the watermarked images in the sitemap.
  • Code style refactoring was made.

Magento 2 Landing Pages 1.2.8

  • NEWA new information section was added. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the User Guide link, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.
  • The functionality that adds the Landing Pages to XML Google® Sitemap was moved to the Landing Pages extension starting from this version.
  • The performance improvement was made. Thus, we optimized the slow database queries.
  • Minor fixes were made.

Magento 2 Color Swatches Pro 2.3.9

  • NEW: An information section was added to the module configuration page. It shows the extension version, and useful links (to the User Guide and FAQ).
  • The issue with the ‘Configurable Preselect’ feature when the gallery was loaded before the swatches was fixed.
  • Minor fixes were made.

Magento 2 Efficient Order Export 1.2.0

  • NEWA new functionality for multiple stores was added.
  • We also removed the validation for the Mapping field.
  • We fixed the issue with a customer group on the profile edit page and made minor improvements.

Magento 2 Out of Stock Notification 1.4.1

  • NEWAn information section was added to the module configuration page. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the User Guide link, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.
  • The issue with the duplicated tab in Magento 2.2.3 was fixed.

Magento 2 Special Promotions 2.2.1

  • NEW: A new discount breakdown was introduced. Now you can see all promotion rules applied with a discount amount for each of them.
  • Links to usage examples from the User Guide were added to the Admin Panel.

Magento 2 Shipping Table Rates 1.3.1

  • NEW: We introduced the Volumetric Weight calculation. If the Volumetric Weight is assigned to a product, the extension compares it with a regular product Weight and chooses the biggest value for using it in calculations. With this option, a carrier can optimize the usage of the cargo space more efficiently.
  • We fixed the issue with the shipping method comment that wasn’t displayed on the checkout page and made a number of minor design improvements.

Magento 2 Improved Sorting 2.0.6

  • NEW: We added compatibility with Smile-SA/elasticsuite.

Magento 2 Payment Restrictions 2.0.7

  • We improved compatibility with the Gift Card extension.

Magento 1

Improved Layered Navigation 3.6.4

  • NEW: A new information section was added. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the User Guide link, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.
  • NEW: Now the extension automatically sets ‘is_anchor’ to ‘yes’ for the root categories if this value is null during the module installation.
  • NEW: We added a separate ‘Canonical URL’ config field for the Brand pages.
  • NEW: We added the brand and custom pages into the default sitemap.
  • We fixed the issue with the multi-select filter when Solr was enabled and implemented minor improvements.

Product Parts Finder 2.6.0

  • NEWNow the extension allows adding Finder to the Default Category automatically in order to get the Finder working properly at the home and CMS pages. It also allows you to manage the Finder block visibility on the Default Category. It is useful when there are several finders added to the default category but you need to display only one of them on the frontend.
  • NEWYou can select categories from the list in the configuration to enable the finder.
  • NEWYou can specify the finder block position in the configuration.

FAQ and Product Questions 1.5.0

  • NEWSocial sharing buttons were added to the question page.
  • NEWA new setting for displaying question tags was added.
  • NEWNow you can export the extension data (categories and questions) to import it in appropriate Magento 2 extension.
  • The issue with breadcrumbs if a theme doesn’t use breadcrumbs block was fixed.
  • Minor fixes were made.

Improved Sorting 1.4.3

  • NEW: A new information section was added. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the User Guide link, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.
  • Now it is even easier to configure the Sorting Options order with all the options displayed in the ‘Custom Positions for Sorting Options’ setting.
  • Minor fixes were made.

Hide Price 1.10.2

  • NEWA new information section was added. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the link to the User Guide, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.
  • NEWWe added compatibility with VES blocks.
  • The ‘Request a Quote’ button design was improved.
  • Minor improvements were made.

Google Invisible reCaptcha 2.1.4

  • NEW: We added the check for the ‘URL to Enable’ field to prevent Invisible reCaptcha from being added to the checkout page.
  • NEW: We added the support of the older Magento versions containing prototype.js.
  • We updated stability for our extensions and made minor improvements, such as the information panes update.

Zoom Pro 2.1.0

  • NEW: Support of the Fancybox 3 was added. However, it still allows you to select the Fancybox 2 or the Fancybox version of the custom theme.

Search Pro 1.6.3

  • NEW: A new information section was added. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the User Guide link, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.
  • We improved the pop-up styles and made a number of minor fixes.

Product Labels 4.1.8

  • NEW: A new information section was added. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the User Guide link, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.
  • We improved the compatibility with the Color Swatches Pro extension and custom themes.
  • We fixed the issue with the z-index and made minor improvements.

Google Rich Snippets 1.4.11

  • NEW: We added the check for the category with 0 products.
  • A number of minor fixes were made.

Configurable Product Matrix 1.0.5

  • NEW: A new information section was added. Now you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the User Guide link, conflicts and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.
  • A number of minor improvements were made.

Shipping Table Rates 2.4.0

  • NEWWe introduced the Volumetric Weight calculation. If the Volumetric Weight is assigned to a product, the extension compares it with a regular product Weight and choose the biggest value for using in calculations. With this option, a carrier can optimize the usage of the cargo space.

Store Locator 1.5.5

  • NEW: The ability to display all locations after clicking the ‘Near By’ or ‘Search’ buttons was added.
  • We fixed the issue with the merged JS script.

Full Page Cache 1.8.12

  • NEW: The links to the User Guide were added to the Admin Panel.
  • We updated the information panes.
  • We fixed the issue with the crawler queue generation for HTTPS.

Auto Add Promo Items 2.7.0

  • NEW: We introduced a new  ‘Add gift with each N-th product in the cart’ action, which allows you to add gifts automatically based on the product quantity in the cart.

AJAX Shopping Cart 2.4.5

  • We improved the flying image effect.
  • We fixed the issue with the ‘Continue Button Action on Product View Pages’ setting and made a number of minor fixes.

Multiple Coupons 1.5.1

  • Compatibility with 3rd party checkout solutions was improved.

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How to get the updates?

You can easily download the updated extensions in your account. If you have any questions regarding module updates, please submit a ticket here, and we’ll quickly help you out.