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How to Create a Stunning Blog on Magento with Pixlogix Blog Module

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Blogs have become the sine qua non of modern online businesses these days. The majority of these businesses, be it big or small, consider blogging as part and parcel of running their businesses. The main objective is to nurture your website with new throbbing thoughts, news and much, much more.

By all accounts, the primary role of a blog is to publish content and further promote and market via various social media channels, which in turn, could attract more traffic and websites. Not to mention, a blog is crucial from an SEO point of view as well as you can keep publishing new content and keep adding further info that draws more traffic and eventually better rankings in search listings.

Further, blogs are an indispensable tool for eCommerce websites. It gives eCommerce sites more exposure and more traffic.  However, since the Magento CMS doesn’t offer blog extension in their standard packages, you can use Pixlogix’s blog extension, to create short and long posts and reviews of your products to draw traffic and conversions.

The experienced team of Magento Developers from Pixlogix has been working on custom Magento Ecommerce Development projects.

Pixlogix’s blog extension for the Magento eCommerce platform will help simplify several things for you in terms of the structuring of a blog.

Pixlogix's Magento Blog Module

If you do not want to read about the features and functionality of Pixlogix’s Magento 1 Blog Extension and are looking for an easy way out, check out this video and you will get a complete idea as to this Blog Extension works.

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Pixlogix’s Magento 1 Blog Extension

Pixlogix modules for blogging are named as Blog Magento Extension and it exists in two versions–the Community Edition and the Enterprise Version. The Blog Community Edition is available in exchange for your registration, while Enterprise Version is available for a cost. And it’s just not a blog extension that you get. Pixlogix helps with installation, support, and even Personal Account Manager is made available when requested.

Main features of Pixlogix’s Blog Extension for Magento eCommerce:

Pixlogix is listed on GoodFirms.co as one of the top Magento Enterprise Developers. Pixlogix Blog Module for Magento is a one-of-its-kind, comprehensive module. The developers have done a fantastic job at it. The module comprises an endless list of features and functionality; however, here we discuss only the essentials.

To begin with, the module is divided into two parts:

# Front-end

# Back-end

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Features and Functionality of Pixlogix’s Frontend Magento Blog Extension

# Present blog posts either in a Grid view or List view   

Grid View 

Grid View - Magento Blog Extension

List View 

List view - Magento Blog Extension

# You can add featured image, date of publication and the category

Featured Image, date and category

# You can add a link to the Title of the post that will take the viewers to the complete post

Post Link - Magento Blog Extension

# You can add a Short Description for a quick view of the post

short description - Magento Blog Extension

# You can add Read More link to take the viewers to the complete post 

read more - Magento Blog Extension

# You can add Author Name and Comments

author name and comments

From the List View you can:

list view 2 - Magento Blog Extension

# You can Search any post using keywords in the Search Bar

# Category Listings to find posts related to the specific category

# Archive section that has posts listed month-wise

# Recent post listing that displays the latest posts

# Recent comment listings show the latest comments

# Share the post in the different social media platforms

sharing of post on different social platforms

# Display Tagged Keywords

tagged keywords

Features and Functionality of Pixlogix’s Backend Magento Blog Extension

# The backend admin panel is divided into System and Blog Options

system and blog

The System Option includes :

  1. Customize Magento Blog Extension Setting through Global Configuration

Customize Magento Blog Extension

# You can enable and disable the extension and disable jQuery if the backend setup is already using a jQuery library

enable blog, disable jquery

Blog URL Configuration

# You are free to change the URL as per your requirements

# Enable and disable top and footer links

# Enable and disable bread crumbs

# Free to set the blog layout in Grid View or List View

# In Grid view you can set the grid view in 2, 3 or 4 columns

# Add blog title as per your requirements

# Add meta keywords and meta descriptions as per requirements

# Enable and disable canonical URL

# Set the size of the image as required

# Set the character limit for the post description

# Posts per page or list allowed values separated by commas

# Post Image size

# Enable and disable social shares

# Enable and disable author’s info

# Latest Post Widget on Homepage

# Set the Featured Post Image Size

Sidebar Configuration

# Enable and disable search functionality in sidebar

# Set search positions in left, right or both sides

# Enable and disable categories, archives, recent posts, recent comments, and Tag Cloud

# Display the number of categories, archives, posts, and comments

# Enable and disable comments as per your requirements

# You can enable either Default comment or Disqus comment

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The Blog Option:  

It displays a navigation menu.

I. The first tab is of ‘Posts.’

Click on it, and you will come across a line up of all the posts. You can also ‘add posts’ from this page, displayed on the top right-hand corner.

Once you click on the ‘Add Posts’ button, you will be directed to the Post Information page wherein you’ll need to input the post title, URL and the status.

Post title, URL and Status

Content: Add both long and short description of the post that needs to be displayed in the frontend.

Association option: This section will enable you to select the post category, add tags, and enable and disable comments.

General option: You can upload the image of your choice, plus you can choose whether or not you want to place the post in the featured category, the publication date, and the author of the post from the list.

Design: Decide on the page layout -Empty, One, Two, Three. You can even choose the custom layout option

Meta Data:  Here you can set Meta Title, Meta keyword and Meta Description as per the maximum limit set in the text area.

II. Likewise, you have tabs for categories, tags, and authors.

You can even import and export files in the provided sample. Download the CSV format.

Wrapping up of Pixlogix’s Blog Extension for Magento

Pixlogix is one of the top Magento Enterprise developers.  You can safely bet on us for the following features and functionality:

  • Fully customizable extension
  • Allows no duplicate URLs because of the use of canonical URLs
  • Grid and List layout
  • Latest post widget and Featured post widget
  • Default and Disqus comment

And, several additional features.  If you have any queries about the Blog Magento Extension, you can share them in the comment box.

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Ashish Tiwari

Ashish is an SEO manager at Pixlogix Infotech Pvt. Ltd. With his dedication and learning mindset, he achieved many milestones in the short term. He has a good understanding of business, marketing, and promotion strategies. With 8+ years of experience, he can effectively handle online marketing campaigns for various industries.

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