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Magento blog extension is a perfect way to build and manage a successful blog on your Magento based website. Equipped with tons of robust features, this articles module allows you to create valuable content, which includes media, images, comments, rating and more. Optimize your blog for search engines, customize theme for blog and enjoy all the features included inside. Read below or click on DEMO to view all the features live.

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Advance Articles Magento Blog Extension is a perfect WordPress alternative. Create a robust blog, news portal or other content driven website by installing this blog module. Categorize your posts, add images and other media, enable rating, comments and more. You can configure SEO settings for posts, categories, images and videos. This plugin for blog is a combination of all the essential features that you would need to create a high quality blog or content driven site.

Click on DEMO to view the comprehensive set of features live. This CMS extension offers following features:

Articles Page of Blog Extension

This module creates a landing page for articles that has following features:

  • Customizable featured slider at the top
  • List of recently added posts
  • Featured image, date and author information is displayed
  • Left column shows categories, authors, and articles search
  • Users can search by an article or an author
  • Users can click on any category or article to view details
  • You can add links in the header
  • Select desired layout such as 2 columns, 3 columns etc.
  • Set page title
  • Set Meta information
  • Configure pagination, set max articles per page

Custom Theme

You can customize the theme with following settings:

  • Customize the width of content page
  • Customize color scheme for background and heading
  • Enter CSS settings
  • Customize color scheme for featured articles

Author Configuration

  • Enable author section
  • Show author list in the left bar
  • Limit number of authors to show
  • Enter label for author menu title

RSS Settings for Articles

  • Enable articles’ RSS
  • You can limit description for articles
  • You can apply filter to remove HTML tags

Video Player Settings

  • You can display heading for video player
  • Customize width and height of player

Image Gallery Settings:

  • You can set heading for gallery
  • Select slider types such as banners with numbered navigation, with progress bar etc.
  • You can customize thumbnails width and height for image gallery
  • You can customize time duration and intervals
  • You can customize banner width and height
  • Enable auto play
  • Display image title

Ratings Configuration

  • You can display ratings for articles
  • You can choose rating style
  • Allows users to rate once or multiple times
  • Enter wait duration between ratings from a single user

Comments Configuration

  • You can enable or disable comments for posts
  • Select sort order such as older or latest
  • You can enable pagination and their values

Featured Articles

You can display featured articles in a featured slider at the top of landing page.

  • You can enter custom heading for featured articles slider
  • Select number of articles to display in a slider
  • Enable repeat slideshow
  • Select the animation from available options

Articles Block

You can display selected articles anywhere on your website with the help of articles block. Place it on CMS pages, left or right columns etc.

Manage Authors

You can add and manage authors from the backend only once so that when adding an article you can just select right author instead of manually adding these details. You can add name, contact information, and avatar.

Click on DEMO to view all these features live.

Other Features

  • Multi-Store Supported
  • Multi-Language Supported
  • Includes a Install/User Guide
  • 100% Open Source.
  • 45 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Free Lifetime Support
  • Free Lifetime Upgrades

Lets starts with the configuration first before we start with learning how to add articles and their categories. 



After installing this extension, you get a landing page for Articles as well as each one will have a separate detail page. From the configuration section, you can customize style, design, SEO settings and properties of landing and detail pages. Here it is how; 



Login to admin panel and navigate to FME Extensions -> Articles -> Configurations.

Articles Page Settings:

In this section, you can customize the blog-landing page. Configure following;

  • Enable link in header
  • Select layout
  • Select desired layout such as 2 columns, 3 columns etc.
  • Set page title
  • Set Meta information
  • Configure pagination, set max articles per page

Theme:

  • Enter the width of content page, enter in pixels e.g. 600
  • Customize color code for background such as #FF53FW
  • Enter color code for heading background
  • Enter CSS style for Heading
  • Enter CSS style for buttons
  • Enter color code for featured articles background

Author Configuration

  • Enable author section
  • Show author list in the left bar
  • Limit number of authors to show
  • Enter label for author menu title

RSS Settings for Articles

  • Enable articles’ RSS
  • You can limit description for RSS
  • You can apply filter to remove HTML tags

Video Player Settings

  • You can display heading for video player
  • Customize width and height of player

Image Gallery Settings:

  • You can set heading for gallery
  • Select slider type such as banners with numbered navigation, with progressbar etc.
  • You can customize thumnails width and height for image gallery
  • You can customize time duration and intervals
  • You can customize banner width and height
  • Enable auto play
  • Display image title

Ratings Configuration

  • You can display ratings for articles
  • You can choose rating style
  • Allows users to rate once or multiple times
  • Enter wait duration between ratings from a single user

Comments Configuration

  • You can enable or disable comments for posts
  • Select sort order such as older or latest
  • You can enable pagination and their values

Featured Articles

You can display featured articles in a featured slider at the top of landing page.

  • You can enter custom heading for featured articles slider
  • Select number of articles to display in a slider
  • Enable repeat slideshow
  • Select the animation from available options

Next, you need to create categories in which posts will added. Click on Category Manager where you will see a grid displaying all the available categories. Click on Add new to create a new category. You will need to enter title, make it a parent or child category, select store view, URL key, sort order and configure meta information.

You can now add articles by visiting Articles Manager section. Follow below guidelines to add articles:

Articles Information

  • In this section, you can add information such as title, author, multi-store and other information.
  • Make any article a featured one
  • Customize of the size of main image, enter the numeric figure
  • Enter URL key
  • Upload main image and select its position such as left, right or centre
  • Add details with the help of WYSIWYG editor

Meta Data

In this section, you can configure SEO settings for your blog post

Categories:

Select appropriate category for your blog posts in this section. These are the categories that you have created earlier, you can select multiple.

Attach Gallery:

You can create an image gallery and include in any article, upload images in this section

Related Articles:

Select related articles for the blog posts, which will be shown at the bottom to the users

Media:

You can upload video file or embed a URL from YouTube

Rating:

Configure the rating for your blog

Manage Authors:

  • Add authors name
  • Add email for author
  • Enter URL key
  • Upload avatar

Articles Block

You can display selected articles anywhere on your website with the help of articles block. Place it on CMS pages, left or right columns etc.

Comments Manager

Moderate all the comments from this section.

This is all you need to run your blog. For more information, please contact our support.

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    probably the most under-rated ext

    by Rabecca on 4/18/13

    You guys have done an excellent job to put all the tools for articles management in this extension. Cant wait for the new version to be realized to see what you guys add to it next

    A+

    by Yunas on 3/27/13

    Had to get this one and use it for alot of my clients. The first time i got it i only got one licence but since i have a web agency got the unlimited edition so i can save on it for my future projects. A must have

    Fast setup

    by Magtools.dk on 4/14/12

    Great extension. Fast setup only takes a few hours. Our customers use the extension very much. We also use it as a little blog, very simple to use....

    Great extension

    by ghio on 3/16/12

    Great extension if you need more control of your content in Magento.
    and last but not least excelent support!

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