The Truth About Hyvä-Compatible Magento Extensions: Deciphering the Hype

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Hyvä Theme, the innovative front-end solution, has motivated many developers to invest additional money and effort into making their existing and new Magento 2 extensions Hyva-compatible. Amasty was one of the first to do that. And if you look at our catalog today, you will notice three kinds of badges for our modules: “Hyvä Ready Storefront”, “Hyvä-compatible By Default”, and "Hyvä Checkout Ready". 

In this article, we'll explain the reason behind adding these badges, bust some myths along the way, and provide a clear understanding of what 'Hyvä compatibility' truly entails.

Demystifying the 'Hyvä-Compatible' Label

Let’s cut to the chase: not all Magento extensions can be genuinely classified as 'Hyvä-compatible'. Rather than a precise reflection of an extension's capabilities or the effort put into its creation, the label has been widely used as a marketing tactic to claim ownership of ‘the largest Hyvä-compatible extension catalogs’. (Just facts, no shade.)

Since Hyvä compatibility can be a decisive factor in choosing a Magento module, a customer without extensive tech expertise can fall for the ploy. After all, if you use the Hyvä theme and have to choose between a pricier module that says ‘Hyvä-compatible’ and a cheaper one that doesn’t, you’ll surely go for the more expensive option.

But what if you knew that, in fact, this exact type of module doesn’t even interact with Hyvä by design?

Distinguishing Front-End from Back-End Extensions

To explain this better, we should draw a distinguishing line between front-end and back-end Magento extensions. 

Front-end extensions for Magento primarily address the functionality of – you guessed it – the front end, right where the essence of Hyvä resides. Both Hyvä and front-end extensions typically enhance the features your users see on the screen and directly interact with. So, to avoid possible conflicts with Hyvä, front-end Magento extensions require intentional developers’ efforts to be made compatible.

Back-end modules, however, handle various store functionalities on the server side. Since their code doesn’t directly affect the front end, such modules don’t need additional engineering to align with Hyvä’s functionality and standards. That’s why branding back-end extensions 'Hyvä-compatible' is quite misleading. 

Amasty's 'Hyvä-Ready Storefront' and 'Hyvä-Compatible By Default' 

We love logic and fairness and believe that it's vital to help our customers discern between the front-end extensions that are truly 'Hyvä-compatible’ and the back-end modules, whose functionality is completely separate from Hyvä. That’s why Amasty offers two distinct labels:

  • Hyvä-Ready Storefront – This badge is for our front-end extensions such as Improved Layered Navigation, Product Labels, Google Page Speed Optimizer, and many others. These modules have been upgraded specifically to work in sync with the Hyvä theme, giving you a true 'Hyvä compatibility' experience.
  • Hyvä-Compatible By Default – This label is for back-end modules, including Special Promotions Pro, Product Feed, and Admin Actions Log. These extensions don’t affect your Hyvä front end directly and have no Hyvä-specific code. However, the Amasty team performed rigorous QA of such modules and ensured that they caused zero conflicts in a Hyvä-driven Magento store.

Our 'Hyvä-Ready Storefront' and 'Hyvä-Compatible By Default' labels are all about transparency. We want to make it easy for you to understand what type of extension you're getting and whether it truly lives up to the 'compatibility' claim.

The New ‘Hyvä Checkout Ready’ Label

Hyvä Checkout is the latest tool by Hyvä that reenvisions the checkout experience in Magento 2. Compared to the default checkout, Hyvä's boasts 13x faster load time, positively affecting AOV, reducing cart abandonment, and boosting overall revenue.

To make it simple for you to tell which Amasty extensions have been tested for full compatibility with Hyvä Checkout, we have launched a new Hyvä Checkout Ready label. When using these labeled modules and Hyvä Checkout together, you’re guaranteed to enjoy their reliable and faultless performance that poses zero risks to your store.

You can now find the label under all eligible Amasty products as well as view our Hyvä Checkout Ready category of extensions on the website. There, you’ll find such Amasty modules as Request a Quote, Shipping Rules, and Shipping Restrictions among many others. 

Wrapping Up

All three Hyvä labels by Amasty are our way of helping you make well-informed choices for polishing and boosting your Magento performance. Navigate our products and their labels with ease – and pay only for what backs real effort and value.

Lastly, feel free to learn more information about our modules or Hyvä themes before making a purchase. Our customer relations team has your back! 

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