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Blog - Community Edition by aheadWorks

The Blog extension from aheadWorks is reckoned among the best buzz and word of mouth marketing tips. It not only provides your regular customers with up-to-date information but brings additional visitors to your site, builds relevant SEO-friendly text links, and serves as assistance in building sales strategy. The Magento Blog extension helps you in creating relevant and valuable content to attract and engage target audience.

The Blog extension gives you a noteworthy opportunity to communicate with your regular customers and casual visitors. With 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.

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.

You can find Blog compatible with Magento PE and EE on the Magento Blog - Professional and Enterprise Editions page.

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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
* Toolbar functionality for blog posts and comments
* Comments per page option

Visit Extension Page:
http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/free-stuff/blog.html

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Release Notes

Blog for magento. Shows posts with comments. Comments can be auto approved or moderated by admin. Categories. Plus much more.

2012-02-05 17:05:35
  • Version number: 1.0.22
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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The Blog extension for Magento is reckoned among the best buzz and word of mouth marketing tips. It not only provides your regular customers with up-to-date information but brings additional visitors to your site, builds relevant SEO-friendly text links, and serves as assistance in building sales strategy.

A Blog build from scratch to work seamlessly in magento.

2011-05-20 16:33:41
  • Version number: 1.0.22
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Blog for magento.

Shows posts with comments.
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Categories.

Plus much more.

A Blog build from scratch to work seamlessly in magento.

2012-02-03 05:05:44
  • Version number: 1.0.21
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Categories.

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A Blog build from scratch to work seamlessly in magento.

2012-02-03 05:05:44
  • Version number: 1.0.19
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Blog for magento.

Shows posts with comments.
Comments can be auto approved or moderated by admin.

Categories. Tags.

Plus much more.

A Blog build from scratch to work seamlessly in magento.

2010-02-27 16:19:25
  • Version number: 1.0.18
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Blog for magento.

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Categories. Tags.

Plus much more.
Reviews

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This extension was developed by and is supported by aheadWorks

Blog - Community Edition by aheadWorks 3.9 5 174 174
After several attempts, is ued to work fine though We installed several times to the latest version 1.3 but somehow this is not working Fatal error: Class 'Mage_Awall_Helper_Data' not found in /home/dev/domains/testsite.com/public_html/app/Mage.php on line 546 December 10, 2013
thumbnail images This extension is very good. But I cannot add image for thumbnail like News (commerce lab)? How could I do that? December 2, 2013
Very good plugin, some problem to solve Hi, I installed this plugin and I've found it perfect, even if I'll have to work a little bit on css and design. What I am not able to let it work is the routing of the menu. If I clic on news I see the blog, but if I clic on news again it loops trying to find news/title_of_news/news, and so on adding always /news to url. How can I fix it? I tried but I've been not able. Thanks Roberto October 31, 2013
Great plugin & Great Support too. Great plugin, simple to use. Also after installing the Magento Blog plugin I noticed a minor bug that renaming the URL path to the blog didn't update the sitemap. Aheadworks fixed this in 24hrs and sent me a simple patch! October 14, 2013
Not a bad module - BUT | PLEASE READ This module is great at what it does, however, while we all know that having a BLOG is a great SEO tool, what most people don't that search engines are extremely picky at the way our websites are presented... In TEXT format. The module looks great when using any standard browser, but if viewed in a text browser a #Blog is placed above the header regardless of if the RSS feed option is enabled or not this WILL be negatively viewed by search engines, especially if you want to have a link in your top menu items (duplicate content). Just be aware when installing this that if you do not pay close attention to the way your site is viewed in a text browser and correct the #Blog bug that you are doing more harm than good. September 26, 2013
Cheap blog A cheap blog, a little buggy, templates seem to have been coded very quickly (little factorisation etc). However, it's usable with a bit of work. September 13, 2013
A good blog with weak installation process The process of installing this plugin is more challenging than others that I have worked with. Moreover, deployment from the Magento Connect website does not work at all. Magento Connect 2.0 install URL yield a "missing from server" message in when you try to install from Magento Connect. Once the product is installed by signing up on the vendor website and manually uploading files, there is no uninstall process short of a very manual one. From a server maintenance standpoint, the lack of a clean install/uninstall process makes this a daunting component to work with. In the course of trying to manually uninstall it the software in order to re-try the install, our admin area was entirely disabled with an error upon login. The installation process was about 4 hours in total compared to the typical ten minute installs of other components. It is quite a unfortunate that an otherwise useful plug in has such serious deployment issues. A plug-in should not be listed on Magento Connect if it cannot be installed from this website. September 4, 2013
Getting this error and my site has stopped working The extension shows in the admin after installation but my site stops working every time i enable this extension with an error: Fatal error: Class 'Mage_Rss_Block_List' not found in /home/carto/public_html/app/code/community/AW/Blog/Block/Rss/List.php on line 18 I am using the Magento base theme. If anyone got this error before, please help Thanks. August 27, 2013
Amazing Customer Support!!! I am SO happy to be using this blog extension! The customer support for implementing and adjusting the extension to meet my needs was seamless because of their amazing customer support! 5 stars without a doubt. thank you! August 22, 2013
Works Like a Charm Only issue I had was a default install issue just move the files from the default theme to my custom theme and everything was good to go (1 min fix) Incorporated my own RSS feed grabber and let the web do the work ;) Good job guys (not the flashiest thing in the world but it was free and gave a good base to customize on) Good Work AW! August 13, 2013
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How to setting and use because i click blog / setting but it's not show my page . What did i do ? Please teach me. Thank you very much.
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Please try following troubleshooting instructions provided in the extension's readme file. In case the problem persists, please contact our support team, we would be glad to assist you on the matter.
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hi, You need to clear your session and cache folder after you have installed the plugin.

you can find these two folders in your root folder> var
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Aheadworks Dev refers us to the Readme file for instruction to use this extension... however, if you use MagentoGo or Connect to install this extension we do not have the tar on our local machine... thus, there is NO readme file to refer to. Can someone please post a direct download link or a link to the Readme file.
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This is the reply I received from Aheadworks after posting to their support team:

You can find installation and basic configuration instructions from here:

http://confluence.aheadworks.com/display/EUDOC/Blog

Please note that we do not support free Blog extension in private discussion. If you require any technical assistance from our side you can purchase the support period here:

http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/free-stuff/blog.html we'll be glad to assist.
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I want to post some phrase tags for the blog but when I sperate the phrase by comma, it still split the phrase to single word. So how I could get phrase tags, please?
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Hello!

Unfortunately, the current version of the Blog extension (1.3.1) does not allow using phrases as tags, it only supports single-word tags.
We are considering adding this feature in future updates.
If you have any other questions regarding the capabilities of the Blog extension, feel free to contact our Support service.
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Hi!
Just to let you know: we have recently released an update for our Blog extension (1.3.2 version), which does support multi-word tags.
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My site loads fast but the blog page takes minutes to load for only 40 posts (even limited to 5 per page).

All this time is spend waiting for the server to respond. I am guessing that the query takes that long.

Reducing the number of published posts reduces the waiting time.

What is going wrong and how can I fix it?
(Magento 1.7.0.2)
Please see this link for details.

http://magento.stackexchange.com/questions/31805/aheadworks-blog-loading-for-2-minutes-while-other-magento-sites-load-fast?noredirect=1#comment42787_31805
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Hello, Raffael.

The described situation is pretty weird, it seems like there is some db issue.
Please, contact our support service, our techs will see if we could advise.

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Ok, I could solve my problem:

There were thousands of unapproved spam comments.
Maybe the System should have the option for notifications for comments. As far as I was concerned I never knew about them.
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I would like the /blog/ page toe be my homepage. Kinda like a Workpress website. How can i do this?
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The out of the box version doesn't have such an option. It can be achieved by customization only.
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Hi,
Currently i am using ASP.net enterprise application to maintain my store.
Now we are going to implement Magento for online shopping.
we want to integrate our existing asp.net application (which is used to create products, price etc..) with magento apis.

i am unableto create token for rest apis.
can you please help inthis regards.
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Hello,

we do provide customization services of various kinds, and we will be glad to assist you with implementing the required integration.
To further discuss the details, you will need to get in touch with our Custom Development team.
Please, navigate to the aheadWorks webstore, and use the Contact Us form to send in your request.
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His is there any way to import existing blog entries from another blog? Or, point the feed location from another blog system. Thanks.
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Hello,

our Blog extension does not by default feature any toolset for importing blog articles from some external sources.
It may be possible to do such import within our customization service, so I suggest that you contact our support team - we will check if we can offer any solution.
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I tried the aheadWorks Blog extension and for the most part it was easy to setup and worked well. After using it for a bit I have changed my mind about having a blog built into my store. I uninstalled the plugin through the magento-connect menu, but for some reason the blog link in the top-link header remains. Why wasn't this removed along with the extension. BTW I'm using a custom theme not a default one, so I had to copy the folders and xml file into my theme folders.

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Hello,

first of all, we would suggest that you check your header CMS block - in case you had inserted the Blog link manually, uninstalling the module would not have removed the link.
If it is not the case, then we can assume that the uninstall wasn't completely successful. Our techs could assist you with clarifying the matter, so feel free to contact our support service.
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I have the plugin working fine on a blog specific page, but would like to bring either a specific category or possibly flagged posts and have them displayed on the home page which is generated via CMS > PAGES.
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Hello,

the default version of the extension does allow to show a number of posts in non-blog areas of your store, however, this functionality is limited to the latest posts only. ( a special "Latest Posts" widget is added by the extension )
If you need some section to show the manually-specified set of posts, customization will be required.
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Hi,
I want to show dropdown containing the heading & link of the latest two blogs,when we hover on blog (in navigation bar)?
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Hello,

unfortunately, the default version of the Blog extension does not offer such a feature.
Although the extension does include Latest Posts widget, it is designed to be placed in the content area.
However, since the extension is open-source, you can probably add such dropdown via customization, and use the Latest Posts widget as a basis.
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Hi,

I am facing sum problem in magento 1.7.0.2 in admin. add pose and post not open from admin panel. So please help me.

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Hello Santanu,

first of all, we would suggest that you try re-installing the extension (do not forget to flush the store cache after the installation).
If it does not help, we recommend that you check the special thread at our Forum.
Please, note that we do not support the Community Edition extension free of charge, so if you would like our technical team to investigate the problem for you, you will need to pay for the support package.
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