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Use of Admin Sidebar in Magento2

How to use Admin Sidebar in Magento2

Here we will learn the use of admin sidebar in Magento2 with the following steps:

  • Step 1: Create menu.XML file,
  • Step 2: Add menu items,
  • Step 3: Set menu is active by controller file.As we already know that a Menu is nothing but a link that leads to you a new page of Admin Configuration. Now let’s quickly come to the above mentioned steps.
Step 1: Create menu.XML file

File Directory: app/code/Magestore/CustomMenu/etc/adminhtml/menu.xml

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How to manage customer in magento 2

Customer Management in Magento2

Magento Developers are expertise in managing valuable customers in Magento2 ,as because they have deciphered the fact that keeping customers happy is the soul goal of any business.

  • Login to Admin Panel click on Customers » All Customers.
  • You will see all the listed customers in the Website .
  • Click Add New Customers.

In Account Information tab fill all the information about the customers.

You can add Shipping Address in Address tab.


CClick Save Customer .

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How to create Customers Groups in Magento2

Creating Customer Groups in Magento2

For any type of business it is really important to satisfy the customers for the growth and success.Therefore,customer satisfaction plays an important key role.

It is important to segregate your customers according to their needs and requirement.The Magento Experts have considered this as an advantage because it expand customer satisfaction.

To create Customer Group you  need to follow the following steps: 

Add New Customer Group

Login to Admin Panel click on Stores » Other Settings » Customers Group .You will see all the listed customers.Click on the orange button “Add New Button“.

A form will appear  that you need to fill correctly, give a unique group name and select a tax class from the drop down.


When done click on Save Customer Group button.

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How to Insert a Widget into Sidebar in Magento 2

Inserting Widget into sidebar in Magento2.

Widget is a broad term that can refer to either any GUI (graphical user interface) element or a tiny application that can display information and/or interact with the user. A widget can be as rudimentary as a button, scroll bar, label, dialog box or check box; or it can be something slightly more sophisticated like a search box, tiny map, clock, visitor counter or unit converter.

The Magento Developers and Designers have slog behind this a lot and designed the whole process quit effortlessly.

Now to insert a widget into Magento2 sidebar you need to submissive the following steps:

  • Configure a widget.
  • Configure a Layout update.

While configuring a widget you will also need to Select the Type, Complete the Layout Updates, and Place the Block.

Configure a widget

Owing to the fact that Widget is a predefined set of configuration options, it can be accessed in CMS Page of Magento2 Configuration.

To select the type :

Login to your Store Dashboard click on Content » Widgets.

Look at the upper right corner  of Widget you will find Add New Widget button,simply click on it.

  • Then Click the Setting button and type CMS Static Block in the Type  filed.
  • In Design Theme choose any current theme.
  • Tap continue.

You will be taken to Storefront Properties Section.Then  you will asked to enter an appropriate title for Widget.

In Assign to Store View filed you need to assign blocks for each store view.

If more than one block is placed in one container then Set Order , the top block is set as zero .

Complete the Layout Updates

Click on Layout Upadate in Layout Update section. Here you can specify the page, layout, category, product type or container to display your new widget.

Place the Block
  • From the Widget Option » Select Block ( choose one from the list) .
  • Click Save.
  • Click on the store front to check the view of the block.
Configure a Layout update.
  • From the Admin panel Content » Element » Blocks.
  • From the listed blocks select a block you want to choose and modify Identifier.
  • From the Admin panel Content » Element » Pages.
  • Select the Page where the block will be placed , then click on Edit .
  • In Layout Update XML box select the Design Tab and insert the following cord:
  • Change the Reference Name and Block ID according to the layout of the page.
  • Click Save Button.


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How to Configure Magento 2 Currency

Magento 2 Currency Configuration

Currency Configuration is the significant part of the E commerce. It engages the customer, it helps to know what currency customers are allowed to use on your store. Due to our experts and Magento Consultants you can set up currency for about 200 countries across the world. The symbol of currency is shown in invoices ,product  prices  and orders. If the store can accept multiple currency then the option will prompt in the store front.

Steps to Configure Magento 2 Currency
  • Step 1: Select the Allowed Currencies.
  • Step 2: Set the Import Connection.
  • Step 3: Complete the Scheduled Import Settings.
  • Step 4: Refresh the Currency Rates.

Step 1: Select the Allowed Currencies. 

  • Go to the Admin Panel and login and click Stores » Configure .

  • Select Currency Setup under GENERAL tab on the left panel.

Expand the Currency Options.

  • Base Currency : Choose any  Base Currency for online transaction.
  • Default Display Currency : Choose the currency that is displayed in your store.
  • Allowed Currencies : Hold the CTRL Key and select the currency from the list that you want to allow in your store.
  • To select the scope of the Base Currency  you need to select Catalog from the Catalog section and further select Price.
  • Choose “Global ” or “Website” for Catalog Price Scope.

Step 2: Set the Import Connection

  • Select Currency Setup from the General ( located on your left panel), then you open Webservicex .
  • In Webservicex you are suppose to select time duration(limit) which will be in seconds after which the connection will time out.

Step 3: Complete the Scheduled Import Setting

  • Open Scheduled Import Settings from the Currency Setup tab.
  • In Enabled tab click on “Yes” if you want to auto update the Currency Rate, then do the following:
  • Service :The default value is Web Services. You can select from drop down list.
  • Start Time : You can set the hour, minute and second after which the rates will be updated.
  • Frequency : Here you can set the value Daily, Weekly and Monthly to update rates.
  • Error Email Recipient : This field allows you to send email notification of any error by entering the email address of the concerned person. In case you want to add more than one address then separate it with comma (,).
  • Error Email Sender : set the person name who will appear on the email notification.
  • Error Email Template : Set the Email template of the the use of the error notification.
  • Click Save Config to save and apply the changes.

Step 4: Refresh the Currency Rates.

Before you practice any effect you need to update the current values of Currency Rate. Either you can update it manually or import (you will see a guide on this if you scroll down).

To update the rate manually:

  • Check on the Admin Panel go to Stores » Currency » Currency Stores.
  • Select Import Service “WebserviceX” is the default value of this field.
  • Now,click Import Button.
  • Save Currency Rate to enable it.

Import Currency Rates on Schedule :

  • Enable Cron (Schedule Task) on your store.
  • Complete Currency Rate Setup to set which currency the store will accept and establish the import connection and schedule.
  • Check the Currency Rate list to confirm.
You Can Modify the Currency Symbols
  • Go to the Admin panel find Stores » Currency » currency Symbols.
  • Clear Use Standard and insert custom currency.
  • Save Currency Symbols to enable the new symbol.

(Don’t forget to refresh the cache by clicking the Cache. Management).


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How to Manage Catalog Images Videos in Magento 2

Managing Catalog Image Videos in Magento2

We already know that a image or video can clear the concept of the related subject more clearly. Hence ,it can help the customers to picture clear the idea of the product more precisely. Our Magento Experts and Designers have made it really easier to manage the catalog image and videos in Magento2.

To Manage Product Image we need to follow the below steps:
  • Upload an Image.
  • Select the Main Image.
  • Rearrange the Image.
  • Delete an Image.
  • View the details of Image.
  • Hide Image.
step 1: Upload an Image.

You have two ways to upload an image ,they are:

From your desktop you can directly drag an image and drop it to Image and Video Box. OR else choose and click Camera from Image and Video box ,then open the folder in your computer from where you want to select the image and click Open.

Step 2: Select the Main Image

From the lower corner of the image click the tag icon in case you want to select the main image. If set correctly you will get see a banner .

Step 3 : Rearrange the Image

You can rearrange the position of the image by clicking Sort,from the top right corner of the image.

Step 4 :Delete an Image

Choose delete option in case you want to delete any image and then Save .

Step 5 : View the details of Image

To check the detail information of the image click on Image and Videos under the Basic Settings. Then do any of the following :

A: Go to the Alt Text box and give some necessary details of the image which can be accessed by search engines .

B : You can assign roles to images from the Role section.The assigned role appears with a check mark in selected mode, and the previous image is no longer assigned to the role.

Step 6 :Hide Image

If you want to hide any image then mark Hide from Product Page checkbox in the Image Detail page and then Save.

To manage Catalog Video you will  need to fetch an  API Key from your Google Account. Configure it in your store and then finally you can link it with your product. The elaboration is given below :

To get the API key:

  • Click Enable and manage APIs in Google APIs.
  • Choose Credentials from the menu click on API Key.
  • Choose Server Key give a name and click on Create.

When the key is generated ,you need to copy the key and paste it in the Configuration.

To Configure in Store:

  • Login to Admin Panel ,then go to Stores » Settings » Configuration.
  • Choose Catalog from the Catalog Panel.
  • Paste the API Key in Product  Video Section.
  • Click Save.

To link to the Video :

  • Open the product to edit,add a video in Image and Video tab.
  • Enter the URL Key of the video.
  • Give significant title and proper description of the Video.
  • Upload a Preview Image.
  • Tap Get Video Information to get the meta data of Video.
  • To assign the use of the Video in stores tick the roles that will apply Base Image , Small Image , Swatch Image, Thumbnail , Hide from Product Page .
  • Click Save.



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Magento 2 : How to Create Content Pages and CMS Blocks

CMS stands for Content Management System.It assists to add blogs or a new page or a widget. Through CMS you can also customise your static page or blocks.

Here are the steps to create a CMS page.

  • Open Admin Panel ,select Content » Pages.

  • Select Add New Page Button.
  • Enter the Page Title.

(If you want to disable the page.)

  • Choose a Layout of your page in Design section.

  • You can create your own content in Content Section.
  • Remember to use editor in case you want to blocks, images, widgets, etc to your page.
  • You may as per the requirement can give a heading to the Content.
  • In case you want to work with HTML codes then click the Show / Hide Editor button

  • If you want to add the page to the home one as a link, go into the Home page edit menu, choose Content and click the Insert Widget button. Then select the needed page and save the changes.

  • Under Search Engine Optimization fill the above blank tabs (look at the image) with correct information. Please note that the url key will be according to the Content heading.

  • Choose Store view to assure if the above elaborated steps are followed correctly.


  • Save the page.

Now to create a Magento 2 CMS Block :

Login to Admin Panel  click to Content select Blocks and get Add New Block button. The following image will clear the concept.

  • Now go through each of the options and fill them precisely, like scroll to “yes”if you want to enable the Enable Block ,(else scroll to “no”). Define the Block Title give proper identifier in Identifier tab. Select and mention which store view you want.
  • Magento Developer have created other button like like Insert Widget, Insert Image, Insert Variable  ,You will get to see them if you choose Show / Hide Editor button.

Click the Save Block button.

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How to Manage Magento Product Reviews in Magento 2

How can we handle the review of Magento Product in Magento 2

We already know that product review are more useful than any advertisement. It helps to gain the quality and other related facts about the product. It actually develops a sense of community. It engages customers build a sense of trust give them knowledge about the product and can also boost sales. Magento Experts have defined the steps in a very simplified way.

The Process is really very simple ,here we go:

For any customer who wants to write a review about the product can just visit product page and click “Add Your Review“. If no body has given any ratings or review then the link will pop  “Be the first to review this product”.

The review option will let the customer see all the previous reviews and also a review form that one needs to fill and Submit.

Other visiters can read the  review from the link and can write their own too. One can understand the quality of the product by just seeing the number of stars the product has. More number of stars means the product is of a good quality and user satisfactory.

Once the review is submitted it is directly sent to the Admin for further modification and then it get published in your store after it gets the approval.

To Configure the Reviews on Product use the following steps:
  • Admin sidebar » Stores » Configuration.
  • In the left panel, look for  Catalog » Catalog.
  • Click » Product Reviews section » Allow Guests so that they can  Write Reviews » Save Configuration.

To Manage the Product Review go for the following:
  • Admin sidebar » Marketing » User Content » Reviews.
  • Select  pending review to view and edit the details if required.
  • If you want to accept any  pending review, go to  Status and change from “Pending” to “Approved” and “Not Approved” if you don’t want to accept any review » Save Review.
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Magento 2 : Creating Product Attributes

How to create Product Attributes in Magento2

A Product attribute is a characteristic that defines a particular product and will affect a consumer’s purchase decision. Product attributes can be tangible (or physical in nature) or intangible (or not physical in nature).

Magento Developers have given us the liberty to create as many attributes as we want for a product in Magento2. Each of the attributes will permit only one assigned  input from the setting.

The steps that you need to follow to create Product Attributes are

Step 1: Add  New Attribute.
Step 2: Complete the Attribute  Basic Properties.
Step 3: Complete the Advanced Properties.
Step 4: Insert the Field Label.
Step 5: Complete the Storefront Properties.

Step 1: Add New Attribute.
  • Find the Admin Panel click on Product » Inventory » Catalog.
  • Choose the product you want to add attribute.
  • Click on Add Attribute button. You can edit the existing attribute or create a new one by clicking on New Attribute.

Step 2: Complete the Attribute Basic Properties.
  • In Default Label write the name of the attribute which will define it.
  • Catalog Input Type for Store Owner here you upload a input type.
  • For Drop down and Multiple Select, you will need to configure other sections too.
  • Click on Add Option to enter the values on the list.Enter one admin value for the single store view, it will be used for the storefront as well, for multi store views enter one value for the Admin and a translation of the value for each store view.
  • Click Value Required  » select “YES”  if you want to give customers an option before purchasing the product.

Step 3: Complete the Advanced Properties.

This is an optional step to add the new product attribute.

  • In Attribute Code field add a  code without space which is less than 30 characters.
  • The Scope has 3 options a) Store View, b) Website, and c) Global ,place your product attribute accordingly.
  • Select “yes ” if you want to give your product a unique value or else “no”.
  • For the Input Validation for Store Owner select as shown in the picture below:
Step 4: Insert the Field Label.
  • Here you are needed to add a title that can be used as a label for product Attributes.
  • Add translation for the title for each view if your store support multiple language.

Step 5: Complete the Storefront Properties.

  •  In  Use in Search click Yes to search the attribute.
  • In the Comparable on Storefront field click Yes if you want to allow comparing the product attributes in Product Compare.
  • If the catalog input field is Drop down, Multiple Select or Price, you can do the following:
    Select Yes if you allow filtering the attribute in Use in  Layered Navigation
    if you Click Yes for Use in Search Results Layered Navigation to show the attribute in layered navigation on the search result .
    Set the Position of the attribute in the layered navigation.
  • In the Use for Promo Rule Conditions click Yes to apply price rules in product attribute.
  • In Allow HTML Tags to  the Store Front  set Yes to  enable HTML format for the text (WYSIWYG editor is ready to edit the text all time).
    In the Visible on Catalog Pages on Storefront choose Yes to make the attribute visible in catalog page listing.
  • Used in Product Listing will pertain the new attribute in product listing.
  • Used for Sorting in Product Listing:Use the attribute as the sort parameter for product listing.
  • Save Attribute when  finished.

Thanks for reading.



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How to Create Newsletter Templates and Send to Customers from Admin

Tutorial to create Newsletter Template and send to customers from the admin panel.

Magento Experts have configure the Newsletter Template in a most convenient way to make it user friendly. Keeping the fact in mind that Newsletter is a vital tool in Marketing world. It is that medium  which is not just limited to  inform the customers about the product, their discount ,quality or promote the product but it is a great media to build buyer seller one to one relationship. 

Creating Newsletter Templates in Magento 2

Login to Admin Panel » click on the Newsletter menu » a drop down menu will appear » from there select Newsletter Templates . The following image will clear the idea

On clicking the Newsletter Template a screen with previous templates will appear. Coming forward to the next step click on Add New Template button it is designed on your upper right corner of your screen.

After you are done with the above step next you need to provide some basic information like

  • Template Name  any suitable name for the newsletter.
  • Template Subject to know what the newsletter is about.
  • Sender Name , subscribers will get to know who has sent the newsletter.
  • Sender Email , the subscriber get an idea of the email id from where they are receiving the newsletter.
  • you can insert an image also here if you wish to by clicking insert or edit image.
  • Click Show/Hide Editor button  of Template Content field to enable the WYSIWYG editor.

Note: Do no delete if you see Unsubscribe Link ,it’s a mandetory  part of Template Content.

  • In Template Style box give CSS to format the content.
  • Click Preview Template to assure all the steps are done correctly.
  • Lastly Click on Save button.