How to Manage Dynamic Media URLs in Magento 2?

4A Dynamic Media URLs is an address that direct user to an image or a media file. As a normal dynamic URL, a dynamic media URL may include a query string and is not very much friendly with SEO. If it is set as “enable” by admin, dynamic URL can bring the users directly to your data processor. It also can link them to files that are stored on a content delivery network. Dynamic Media URL in products and categories can help to improve catalog performance, resulting in a positive experience for your customers when they are shopping online.

Like other markup tags, a dynamic media URL code is covered in double curly braces. Here is a typical format of a dynamic media URL: {{media url=”path/to/image.jpg”}}

Configure Dynamic Media URLs

As mentioned, dynamic media URLs can be configured to be either “enable” or “disable” by an admin of the online store. Below are steps should be taken:

  1. Sign in with an admin account.
  2. Click Stores on the left panel, then choose Configuration under Settings.
  3. Expand Catalog and tap the Catalog element bellow it.
  4. Click the drop-down arrow on the right side of Storefront.

    Media URLs Storefront
    Media URLs Storefront
  5. Now set the Allow Dynamic Media URL in Products and Categories choice as your preference.Configure-Dynamic-media-URL
  1. Press Save Configuration to confirm your setting.

Configure Static Media URLs

Admin can also use static media URLs for catalog product and category descriptions.

  1. In the backend status, tap Stores.
  2. Choose Configuration under Settings.
  3. Expand General factor, then select Content Management. Here you will see WYSIWYG Options.
  4. Set Use Static URL for Media Content in WYSIWYG for Catalog to “Yes” if you want to use static URLs by default for media files and “No” otherwise.
  5. Click Save Configuration to save changes.

    Static Media URLs
    Static Media URLs

In short, with only a little effort, you can easily configure dynamic media URLs for your online store. It not only helps to better control catalog products and categories but also bring your customers finer shopping time.

How to Check Now Online Customer Information in Magento 2

Magento 2 provides features in customer management to helps admin control and approach customers effectively. In this article, you will get more detail information about the Now Online Customer Information in Magento 2.

The Now Online Customer Information allows you to view all customers and visitors who are online in your store at present. With this function, you can have knowledge of essential data of all customers to manage their activities in the website. Moreover, checking now online customers can be considered as an useful tool to support the admin in studying customer groups as well as improving the features of the store in the future.

The length of online session determines the total of time customer’s activity is visible from the admin and is limited to fifteen minutes by default. The current session finishes when no keyboard activity is carried out during that time and customers have to go back to their accounts to keep on shopping. In addition, the contents of their carts are held for the next time they access to their accounts if shopping cart is activated.

View customers who are online 

  1. From Admin Sidebar, choose Customers -> Now Online.
  2. Open any record to see information and activity of the customer.
Now Online Customer Information
Now Online Customer Information
  • ID: The ID of a registered customer.
  • First name: The first name of a registered customer.
  • Last name: The last name of a registered customer.
  • Email: The email address associated with the account of a registered customer.
  • Last Activity: The date and time that the customer accomplished last activity.
  • Type: Choose between Customer and Visitor.

We hope that this article is useful for you in searching information on controlling customers with Now Online Customer Information in Magento 2. This choice will definitely satisfy you with listing and providing necessary data of all customers in your store. If you have any question, please feel free to contact us.

A User Guide of All Customers on Customers Menu in Magento 2

In the blog: “A Complete User Guide of Customers Menu in Magento 2”, we introduce about Customer Menu in the backend of Magento 2. You have known that there are 2 factors in customer menu in Magento backend: All Customers and Now Online, so we will discuss more details about the first factor: All Customers.

Magento 2 All Customers in customer menu
Magento 2 All Customers in Customers menu

When you login admin account in the backend of Magento 2, choose Customers in the menu bar, then there will be 2 options showing up: All Customers and Now Online.

All Customers helps Magento store owners to show a list of all customers who signed up in your Magento store accounts, or who were created by admin right in the backend. In order to access All customers from admin panel, you just need to click into All Customers options on Customers menu. Then there will be a table listing your customers’ information for you to manage and edit depending your business purpose. Those information of customers are: ID, name, email, group of customers, phone number, zip code, country, state or province, time when they registered in your store, website, confirmed email, which store view their accounts are created in, date of birth, Tax VAT number and gender. All Customers factor is definitely useful for store owners when revealing all detailed data of registered customers.

Here is detailed edit instruction on All Customers: after you logged in the backend of Magento 2 and accessed to All Customers, you can open any customer’s record by selecting edit button.

Next, as an admin of Magento site, you totally edit which information of that customer as you want and save it.

Besides, you can export these customers information of your Magento store as you wish.

We have presented about All Customers on Customers Menu in Magento 2. We hope that this article can show you useful information to select the appropriate extension for your online shop. If you find it helpful for you, please Like, Share and Subscribe to keep updating for more upcoming blogs!

A User Guide of Data Transfer in Magento 2

In this article, we will discuss more detailed about Data Transfer in Magento 2.

Data is the most important factor in information technology, especially in ecommerce. Regarding to data, you must mention Data transfer, and in Magento 2 we also meet Date Transfer term.

As the previous blog “An Explanation For Structure Of Magento 2 System Menu”, we provide general introduction about Data Transfer in Magento 2. In that topic, Data Transfer was mentioned to be included in System Menu in Magento 2.

Data Transfer term actually provides tools in order to import and export data. You can organize multiple records in single operation at ease with this import and export data tools. As an admin, you can make use of Data Transfer to import new products, delete items, replace or update data.

For instance, if you already have a catalog of products, then you export these data to edit data in a spreadsheet, you can easily import this list back using CSV file into your Magento store. Another outstanding sample is that you can add new product to your Magento site, or update data and advanced prices, or even replace the existing items with those new products.

Hence, Data Transfer in Magento 2 ensures to help your adding new product process to become more quickly and conveniently than doing manually.

In Data Transfer, you have to understand these related term:

  • Working with CSV Files: you need to know how to use CSV file for data import.
  • Import: there are 3 other included options: import history, import product images and import guidelines.
  • Export: you need to know about export and export criteria.
  • Product Attribute Reference: this will let you know about list of attributes of product to export.
  • Customer Attribute Reference: you will get details about attributes of customer to export data.

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What Is Catalog URLs in Magento 2?

The URLs of your online products and categories are extremely important to SEO (Search Engine Optimization). The friendlier your URLs are, the higher possibility that your products will be shown on customers’ search results. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the URLs format and URLs components for your Catalog URLs.

Catalog URLs

URLs format: There are 2 types of format available here:

  • Dynamic URL: is the link comes out when a customer search for products by searching tools. This type of URL can contain a query string, or a product’s ID. An example can be: http://onlinestore.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=+Savvy+Shoulder+Tote
  • Static URLs: is a unique address of one specific page. It is friendlier with SEO than Dynamic URLs are. It haves cues that is helpful when a customer looks for a product. For example: http://onlinestore.com/overnight-duffle.html

URLs components:

  • URL Key: Describes the product or category, should consist of normal characters with hyphens to separate words.
  • HTML Suffix: The suffix is controlled by the system configuration and can be either include or exclude from the product. Normally, it is set as “html” or “htm”. 

URL with suffix: http://onlinestore.com/gear.html or  http://onlinestore.com/gear.htm

URL without suffix: http://onlinestore.com/gear

  • Category Path: Like HTML suffix, this component is optional. It can be excluded to stay clear from being indexed to multiple pages with the same content. Magento 2 does not include this path in product URLs at the default setting. For instance: http://onlinestore.com/women/tops-women/hoodies-and-sweatshirts-women/mona-pullover-hoodlie.html

Configure Catalog URLs

In order to set up Catalog URLs, you need to sign in with your admin account first. Then follow 6 steps below:

Step 1: Click Stores in the navigation column on the left.

Step 2: Under Setting, tap Configuration.

Step 3: Expand the Catalog by clicking on the dropdown sign, then choose Catalog.

Step 4: Move downward until you see Search Engine Optimization sidebar. Select and/or fill in three options including:

Product URL Suffix: You can set this as “htm” or “html”. Remember that the period is not needed here because it is filed automatically.

Category URL Suffix: Either “htm” or “html” is ok. No period is needed.

Use Categories Path for Product URLs: You have three options here: Use system value/ Yes/ or No.

Search-Engine-Optimization-in-Catalog-URLs

Step 5: Click on Save Configuration on the upper-right corner to save your set up.

Step 6: When complete, tap the Cache Management link on the notice box and flush Magento cache to finish your work.