Install the Advanced Menu Magento extension and get flexible menu configuration functionality. Choose any look from the admin panel; make your store menu appear the way and the place you want.
Today we release the Advanced Menu module v.2.3 with the following bugfixes:
- incorrect dropdown menu position in header
- issue with children items in menu on frontend
- incorrect CSS on “My account” page if menu had many product categories
- “Vertical Static” appearance type in Enterprise Edition caused error
- W3C validation issue
- incorrect work of “Keep Menu Items Expanded” option in Enterprise Edition stores
- mouseover issue for subcategories in Enterprise Edition
Also, Advanced Menu v.2.3 became compatible with the latest versions of Magento: CE v. 126.96.36.199 and EE v. 188.8.131.52!
Remember, If your support period is active, you can download the latest version of the extension absolutely for free!
Find the complete list of features on the Advanced Menu extension page.
Today is a special day as we are glad to announce the release of two updated extensions for Magento at once.
With the Follow Up Email Magento module you’ll never lose track of your customers even if they have abandoned their shopping carts as this powerful tool helps to keep your site in the customer’s mind always.
In the 3.3 version released today, some new features have been added. If you run Magento 184.108.40.206 and higher, the Follow Up Email extension will automatically generate coupons for shopping cart price rules and attach them to emails sent to customers.
Moreover, new “Customer is assigned to group” event and “Customer placed a new order” cancellation event allows you to create extremely flexible follow up rules.
Some bugs have been fixed in the new version of Follow Up Email:
- Custom options support
- Incorrect work of “Send email to a customer” option
- Incorrect work of currency and sale amount
- Advanced Newsletter integration
- Incorrect work of formatPrice modifier
- Multistore problems
- Incorrect email template renaming
- Wrong prices in abandoned cart emails
- Incorrect resume action processing if customer wasn’t confirmed
- Order status translation
Get the complete list of the module’s features on the Follow Up Email page.
The next but not less important updated extension is Advanced Menu, which gives you flexible menu configuration functionality. In just two simple clicks, you can choose any look from the admin panel, making your store menu appear the way and the place you want.
The 2.1 version of Advanced Menu has been improved by folding subcategories in the folding menu type, which allow every store owner to configure this module depending on their menu collapsibility.
Also, the following bugs have been fixed in Advanced Menu v.2.1:
- Some categories are not displayed
- Incorrect “Include in Navigation Menu” option work
- Incorrect “Disable Magento Native Layered Navigation Block” option work
- Selecting category above separator in dropdown menu causes 404 error
- Unmatched UL tag in horizontal advanced plain menu
- JS error with 2 folding menus at one page
Find the extension demo on the Advanced Menu page.
The key element of a website design, which relates directly to its success, is navigation. Over complicated and over designed menu (especially changing its placement, typography, or colors from page to page) doesn’t raise clickability. Website visitors get frustrated and won’t hang around such a site very long – they are more likely to go to your competitors.
We are ready to share the secrets of effective website navigation with all Magento-based store owners. Three basic principles are the following:
1. Make the navigation easier
Proper menu style is a fundamental pillar while creating accessible and usable websites. So the critical importance of intuitive, easy to find and use navigation cannot be overestimated. If the links are not obvious, your store visitors will click away never to return. Select the menu style suitable for your store design and allow your visitors flow through your site and find the required information as quickly as possible.
2. The less clicks the better
A website must respond instantly to its visitors’ instincts. While travelling around your site, users should get to the required pages quick enough. A necessity to come back to the category page each time to visit the next product page is rather time consuming and really annoying. Make your store content reachable within fewer clicks and your visitors will surely stay longer on your website.
3. Provide convenient search
The advanced search through the site is not just a useful tool but essential component of website navigation. According to Double Jump Media research, the percentage of website visitors who purchase after using on-site search is a significant 37%. It’s rather convincing to ignore the search functionality as an important factor for web users when making a purchase. Set up the advanced search for your site and achieve the same or even better results!
We hope that these tips will help you make your website navigation really efficient and be ahead of your competitors.
The Advanced Menu User Guide is designed to help you get the most out of the wide functionality available to you in the Advanced Menu extension. The Guide introduces you the essential features of this aheadWorks module and provides instructions on Advanced Menu configuration.
Being at the same time step-by-step software manual and the illustration of menu types’ appliance, the Advanced Menu User Guide will definitely become your partner in setting up Advanced Menu for your online store.
Please feel free to download the User Guide in PDF from the Advanced Menu page.
In many stores native Magento navigation looks rather clumsy. With aheadWorks’ Advanced Menu extension you finally have flexible menu configuration functionality! In just two simple clicks, you can choose any look of Header and/or Side Menu from the admin panel, making your store menu appear the way you want.
With intuitive Advanced Menu configuration you can display any redesigned menu type – whether vertical or horizontal – at the predefined position of the page. If you don’t like how your menu looks at the left, right or content column, place it everywhere on the page using CMS!
Want different menu types displayed on store pages? Advanced Menu allows you to do it in few clicks. Select the menu type for Home, Catalog and/or Product page and enjoy the navigation you were lack because of poor Magento functionality.
The new Menu Behavior options allow you to set up the menu functioning in the way you need:
- keep menu items expanded
- mark current menu
- allow independent folding
- disable native Magento Layered Navigation block
By the way, Enterprise-based store owners can appreciate all new and existing features of this extension as well – Advanced Menu is compatible with Magento Enterprise!
You can view screenshots with new menu types and find more information about Advanced Menu on the extension page.