Tutorial: How To Add a Blog In Magento 2

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Tutorial: How To Add a Blog In Magento 2

Magento 2 is an eCommerce platform loaded with many awesome features. To run a Magento store with amazing speed and performance, a managed cloud hosting, like Cloudways, is required.

The word Blog was derived from ‘web log’. A blog is basically a type of website with posts appearing in reverse chronological order. If you have a running blog, you’d have noticed that it is easier to update posts on a blog and it’s also great for marketing your product or services. One of the most useful uses of a blog is that it helps you generate traffic for your website. It also makes it more SEO friendly and builds a better sales strategy. All in all, a blog will make the tie between you and your customers much stronger.

Magento 2

By default, Magento 2 does not provide the blog functionality. However, you can easily integrate a blog in Magento 2. All you need is a Blog extension and you can find many according to your need.

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to integrate a Blog in Magento 2. I’ll use Magefan Blog for this review, and you can download it from here.

Step 1

After downloading the file, extract it to a temporary directory.

Step 2

In the root directory of your Magento, create folders app/code/Magefan/Blog. Your root directory will now look like this:

Step 2 - app/code/Magefan/Blog

Step 3

Now in the Blog folder, copy all the files and folders from the archive(Magefan Blog). You can use FileZilla for this action. The structure will now look like this:

Step 3 - archive(Magefan Blog)

Step 4

Go to the Admin Panel of the Magento Store and navigate to the System tab from the left corner of the page. Next, click the Cache Management option.

Step 4 - Cache Management

Now flush the cache by clicking Flush Magento Cache.

Flush Cache Storage

Now disable the cache.

Disable Cache

Step 5

Launch the SSH terminal and then run these commands in the root directory of Magento:

php bin/magento setup:upgrade

php bin/magento setup:db-schema:upgrade

php bin/magento setup:di:compile

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

Step 6

Navigate to the Stores tab from the left corner of the page and click the Configuration option.

Step 6 - Store to Configuration

Now go to ADVANCED -> Advanced

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You can now see the Magefan_Blog module here.

Disable modules output

On the left side, you can see the Magefan Blog extension as shown below:

Magefan extensions

Step 7

Navigate to the Content tab from the left corner of the page. Next, click the Posts option.

Step 7 - Content to Posts

One post is already added by default: Hello World. You can add more posts by clicking Add New Post.

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Step 8

Launch your application and click on Blog.

Step 8 -  LUMA - Home PageThis is your Blog page:

LUMA - Blog

Final Words

Blog is a crucial part of a store and it is helpful in many aspects. It is a marketing strategy that brings traffic to the store. After this tutorial, you should now be able to integrate a Blog to Magento 2. If you have any questions or would like to add to the discussion, please leave a comment below.

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Author Bio

Syed Muneeb Ul Hasan is a Magento Community Manager at Cloudways. An expert in PHP and Magento, he prefers to educate users in implementing and using cloud-based Magento Hosting Solutions. When not working, he loves to watch cricket. You can email him at [email protected]

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