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Blog Pro

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Blog Pro is an extra-powerful SEO-friendly Magento extension of excellent quality with responsive design.
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Overview

Blog Pro

by MagPleasure



Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine a website without blog, a powerful tool which helps inform your customers about whatever you want – news, discounts, sales, new products, events, etc. Especially if it’s SEO-friendly, blog influences search engines rankings.

Blog Pro is a powerful extension for blogging in Magento stores. It allows you to create responsive posts using thumbnails, images, videos and other tools to make you blog informative and interesting to your customers. Share buttons will help you to attract new readers and prospects via social media. The extension has intuitive interface and is easy customizable in spite of such a variety of options.

Our Blog Pro Magento extension is one of the best SEO-friendly solution you have ever met. With this Magento module, you can be sure that your blog will work for you and bring new potential customers to your store from different search engines.

Moreover, our Blog Pro Magento extension is social-networks-friendly. So you don’t need any additional tools to allow your customers to share your posts in Google+ Facebook, LinkedIn, or wherever else.

The extension allows sending admin notification emails about new comments and publishing of scheduled posts. If a customer subscribed to getting notifications of comments to a post, he/she will also receive emails.

Features:

  • Intuitive interface
  • Responsive template with off-canvas feature
  • Stylish design with several color Schemes
  • New WYSIWYG editor
  • SEO-friendly:
    .: Double links deleting
    .: Sitemap integration
    .: User-friendly links
    .: Ability to specify Meta title regardless of post title
    .: SEO friendly URLs and rel=next/rel=prev tags for blog
    .: Ability to use rel="author" Meta Tag from Google
  • Tags autocompleting while post editing
  • Ability to edit and delete tags
  • Autosave while editing a post
  • Enhanced layout of post editing interface
  • Visualized layout constructor for blog pages
  • Simplified comments form
  • Ability to create unlimited number of categories
  • Ability to specify post author
  • Anti-bot protection for comments and replies
  • Mass Update Store View for posts and categories
  • Ability to use List or Grid type of the list
  • Ability to insert thumbnails
  • Thumbnail in displayed in the Recent Posts widget
  • Default status of a post is "Hidden" now
  • Default Store View is selected by default when creating a new post
  • "Delete" action for comments in grid
  • Notifications Sending Queue in the backend
  • "Read more..." is a button
  • Open Graph and Twitter Card meta tags for posts
  • "Redirect to Recent Post if requested Post is not found" option is removed
  • Enhanced search engine
  • Search suggestions for mistypes in search query
  • Possibility to disable comments for some post
  • Possibility to change number posts per page
  • Possibility to use "More Tag" in full content field
  • Automatic Meta Data generation for post
  • Separate Footer and Header menu integration
  • Ability to duplicate post and category
  • “Display Views” count is enabled by default
  • Ability to schedule posts with future date release with notification via email
  • Auto Generate Multilanguage URL slug From Title when adding new Post, Category or Tag
  • Customer's Comments with email notifications
  • Informational blocks:
    .: Recent Posts
    .: Recent Comments
    .: Categories Block
    .: Archives Block
    .: HTML5 3D tag cloud, a tool which displays your posts’ tags using a Flash movie that rotates them in 3D
  • Latest posts widget
  • Latest comments widget
  • Archives widget
  • Categories Widget
    .: Sidebar and content block optimization
    .: Ability to display all posts as well as posts from a certain category in widget
  • RSS support for:
    .: Posts
    .: Comments
    .: Categories
    .: Tags
  • Native RSS integration
  • Social sharing block for every post:
    .: Google+ and Google Bookmarks
    .: Twitter
    .: Facebook
    .: Tumblr
    .: Pinterest .: Blogger
    .: VKontakte
    .: Odnoklassniki
    .: Digg
    .: Delicious
    .: StubmleUpon
    .: Slashdot
    .: Reddit
    .: LinkedIn
    .: Didn't find the one you need? Contact us and we’ll add it!
  • Frontend Post URL hint for Hidden Post
  • Content Caching System
  • Very old Blog Pro icons style is deprecated
  • Ability to use Widgets in content
  • Button "Print" on top of Post page
  • "Print" button is disabled by default
  • Grey color for blog icons is added (set by default)
  • Images without links are zoomed via Lightbox
  • Return back to comments after login
  • Ability to use "12 minutes ago" labels for dates
  • Ability to use rel="nofollow" attribute for links in comments
  • RSS Link on top of blog page
  • Posts are sorted by Publish Date by default
  • Auto fill sort order for categories
  • Multistore support
  • Smart Store View Filter
  • Import posts from Wordpress via API
  • Import posts from aheadWorks Blog
  • Intuitive interface
  • Easy 2-minutes installation
  • Free 6-month support
  • Meets Magento programming practices for most versions and customizations compatibility

Try the Blog Pro demo:

Frontend demo
Backend demo

User Guide:

Blog Pro User Guide

Extension Page

http://www.magpleasure.com/blog-pro.html

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Release Notes

Blog Pro 2.0.3 has been released

2015-07-13 08:46:51
  • Version number: 2.0.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
Legend:
+ Feature
* Bugfix

2.0.3
+ Upgraded WYSIWYG editor to version 10.1.2
+ Ability to mass apply tags
+ Improved import from Wordpress
* Some issues with MySQL update sequences
* Twitter Cart markup is incomplete
* It's impossible to use Blog Pro restricted roles in the backend after applying the SUPEE-6285 Magento patch
* Wrong timezone for Publish Date for Scheduled Post

Blog Pro 2.0.1 has been released

2015-03-24 14:26:23
  • Version number: 2.0.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
Legend:
+ Feature
* Bugfix

2.0.1
* Two and Three Columns layout may be broken on some Magento Themes
* Comments Form looks improperly on some Magento Themes
* It's impossible to configure the blog layout on Magento versions before 1.5.x

Blog Pro 2.0 has been released

2015-03-04 14:37:33
  • Version number: 2.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
Legend:
+ Feature
* Bugfix

2.0
+ Responsive template with off-canvas feature
+ New WYSIWYG editor
+ Autosave while editing a post
+ Visualized layout constructor for blog pages
+ Simplified comments form
+ Ability to use List or Grid type of the list

+ Ability to use thumbnails
+ Thumbnail in displayed in the Recent Posts widget
+ Enhanced search engine
+ Search suggestions for mistypes in search query
+ “Tagged Posts” widget
+ Enhanced layout of post editing interface
+ Separate Footer and Header menu integration
+ “Display Views” count is enabled by default
+ New embedded HTML5 3D tag cloud
+ Very old Blog Pro icons style is deprecated
+ Posts are sorted by Publish Date by default
+ Default status of a post is "Hidden" now
+ Default Store View is selected by default when creating a new post
+ "Delete" action for comments in grid
+ "Read more..." is a button
+ Open Graph and Twitter Card meta tags for posts
+ "Redirect to Recent Post if requested Post is not found" option is removed
+ "Print" button is disabled by default
+ Grey color for blog icons is added (set by default)
+ Images without links are zoomed via Lightbox
+ Return back to comments after login
+ Ability to use "12 minutes ago" labels for dates
+ Ability to use rel="nofollow" attribute for links in comments
+ Notifications Sending Queue in the backend
+ Pinterest social sharing button is added
* Date of a post isn't displayed in the widget if mode is “Content” and short content is hidden
* Route and content caching issues
* Mismarks and misspells in labels and messages
* Short Content are broken if "No brake" symbol is in content
* Fatal error when trying to filter or sort posts by Store View
* Fatal error when trying to filter or sort categories by Store View
* Frontend cookies are reset by adding comment

* Total count of comments is displayed for all store views
* Incompatibility with new Magento 1.9 themes
* CDATA statements are missed for JavaScript code
* Shopping Cart is hidden on blog pages
* Time zone for scheduled post is wrong
* Rel="author" tag doesn’t work properly
* It's possible to change Views statistics
* It's impossible to disable tags from Sitemap
* Notification of unsubscription doesn't work
* URL slug is generated incorrectly if the title has slash
* WordPress Admin password should be hidden by stars
* Mixx social sharing button is removed

Blog Pro 1.2.3 has been released

2013-09-05 13:52:30
  • Version number: 1.2.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13
Legend:
+ Feature
* Bugfix

1.2.3
+ Color Shemes for WP-CUMULUS Tag Cloud
* Fatal error on Cron file

Blog Pro 1.2.1 has been released

2013-08-09 13:34:39
  • Version number: 1.2.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13
Legend:
+ Feature
* Bugfix

1.2.1
* Fatal errors when using prefix for table names
* Search can't find anything for Single Store Mode
* Warnings in Post Model
* New icons not displayed for widgets on non blog pages
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice to have blog software for magento that's complete! I've been using some free blog software that came with my theme for awhile now, but it's very limited. With Blog Pro imagine a Wordpress blog with all of the plugins that you really need is for an SEO-friendly site and this module delivers. I had some issues getting it installed, but that was more likely due to my actual theme and not necessarily this module because I've had issued installing a number of modules from different developers. If you are looking for a complete blog, that is structured very clearly, I highly recommend this product. Even at $120, it's well worth it because the alternative is much more broken down and limited. July 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rubbish Support It took days to get any support to get this extension working on my site and when they did eventually help they managed to delete all my blog posts in the process and made undocumented changes to my code creating me hours of extra work. Now the blog is working it seems OK, but if you need support it's rubbish! April 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Blog Platform I've used both WordPress and the AW Blog solutions and without a doubt Blog Pro exceeds the functionality of AW Blog by a long-shot and does everything that a "blog" should do... enable you to post content using good SEO practices, excellent social media integration and commenting management. Very easy to use, the version I'm using isn't fully responsive yet, however, it's almost using Magento's 1.9 responsive theme there is only a few items that need minor adjustment needed. This is the perfect blogging solution for Magento by a long shot and the support is excellent. July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The perfect blog for magento Later reviewing many different options (wordpress integration, free blogs, ...), I came to blog pro. It has all the benefits of getting visitors used to your shop interface. And the bloggers used to the magento working environment and making all work with one same system. Also it keeps perfectly the shop responsive design for all the posts. It can be translated perfectly and have some cool features like indication the pageviews, google authorship and many options for sharing the posts in social networks. And that is not all. It has money back warranty and a first class customer's support that allow to make a reality all the features of this great product. Thank you. June 7, 2014
Rated 0 out of 5 by I'm new to Magento and made a basic mistake during installation. Igor fixed it straight away. Now looking forward to exploring the many features. Got to agree with jointedrail. The MagPleasure service is exceptional January 3, 2013
Rated 0 out of 5 by Love it! Worth every single penny I paid for this. I screwed up the install and had to send a support ticket in for help. I had a reply within minutes, I explained my problem and they took care of everything right away including logging into my site and fixing my screw up! After that they completed the install and replied back right away. If I could get service like this at even 10% of the places I do business, the world would be a better place! Huge thanks to Igor! November 10, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by Great extension, great support (friendly and efficient)... Nothing else to say except "Thank you!" July 9, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by To start with i want to say that i love your blog! But it missing some features that we need, when will the next version be out? Cheers June 2, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by Great extension and great technical support! May 22, 2012
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Is there a possibility to show the latest blog in a block with image | Name | Description with limited chars.?
If yes we gonna buy this extension
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Yes, we planning to add this feature in the Blog Pro 1.3
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Sub-categories?

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Are you able to add sub-categories to the main blog categories? If so, will the structure be reflected inside the category menus, urls and breadcrumbs?
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Hello,

Thank you for your question. We going to add this in the on of future versions after Blog Pro 1.3. But not sure if this is really necessary. Actually some of our customers want this to make separated areas of blog. And we would prefer to add this first instead of Sub-Categories. Anyway, we will add some way to build few separated blogs per one site. And in the other hand we will add sub-categories but much later. Perhaps in half a year.

Thank you for your interest to our products.

With best regards,
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Hi,

We are plan to buy this extension. In case we are creating a new blog using your extension that will automatically posting my facebook wall?

We are required once creating any blog its automatically posted in our facebook wall page. Is this option avilable in your extention?

Please let me know

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Yes, we planning to add that in future versions.
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Looking for a blog module that can secure posts by customer group.

So a blog post could be public OR limited to users in a specific customer group
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Hello JBonnell,

This feature is missed in the current version of Blog Pro. But fortunately it already added into our roadmap and it will be available in the version 1.3.

Thank you for your interest to our products.

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It seems that we need to give readers a motive to leave a comment. The usual one seems to be that they get a link back to their own site (personal or commercial).

Is this possible?

Can the rel attribute be set for all posts/any one post?
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Hello,

Thank you for your question. We never mind what it could be useful. We will add this functionality in the nearest version of Blog Pro. It looking like it will be Blog Pro 1.3.

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Hello,

Nice extension. I see it allows multiple languages.

Is it possible to set up two or more blogs with different urls?

domain.com/blog1
doamin.com/blog2

Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Hello

Recently some people had asking about this ability. We have decided to add this in the 1.3 version.

The implementation can take up to 1 -1.5 month from the moment.

Thank you for your interest to our products.

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Thank you for the question,

The Blog Pro 1.2.3 is fully compatible with Magneto Enterprise 1.14 but the extension's template isn't 100% compatible with responsive style designs. We are going to release new responsive design of Blog Pro in the next version what will be available in a 2-3 weeks from the moment. Thank you for your interest to our products.

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Hi guys!

First of all, congratulations for your product!!
I think it’s a great aproach and everithing looks nice!

I noticed that the feature of sync my blog posts with my Facebook company page wall is not actualy present, right?

In this case, is not really a problem if after deploying the extension I have access to the posts database tables or something similar in order to develop this feature myself.

My main goal is to Optmize my content creator’s time avoiding the need to publish the same content several times.

Is it possible?
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Hi Gilsonsantana,

Thanks for your kind words about Blog Pro. We really appreciate your feedback.

Now, concerning your question, Yes, we use database tables, and you can access your posts there.

Best wishes,
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Does this extension now auto publish blog posts to FB and Twitter? Another user had a similar question and you mentioned it would be available in future versions. Can you confirm that this is now implemented. If so you have a customer.
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Hello Envisionframes,

First of all, thanks for your interest to our extension.
As for posts autopublishing, we have such a feature in our plans. It will be added to one of future module versions.

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I installed as per instructions, cleared all cashes, browsing data, loved off and back in and it still doesn't show up in my admin panel. Please help!
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Hello Kids_Society,

Thank you for choosing our extension! Contact our support team on support@magpleasure.com and we'll help you.

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