Enhance Your Store’s Functionality with These Magento 1 & 2 Extensions

Hundreds and thousands of online merchants use Magento as their online selling platform. Providing better shopping experience and increasing sales are the core objectives of every online store. While there may be hundreds of useful Magento extensions and choosing some of them depends upon your store’s specific needs, some extensions are great in enhancing the store’s functionality and ultimately increasing revenue. Here are the 8 Magento extensions (in no particular order) we have compiled that will enhance your store’s functionality.

Magento 1 Extensions:

1. Magento Language Switcher

Give a personalized shopping experience to your customers and increase store’s conversion with Magneto language currency switcher extension. It automatically redirects your customers to a store view in their native language and local currency after detecting their location. Magento language switcher detects customer’s location from MaxMind IP database and changes the language and currency of the store with respect to the location. This way, customers can read the store in their native language and make purchases in their local currency. Following are some of the features of Magento language extension.
Manual Redirection
Instead of auto redirection, customers can manually redirect their store to their preferred language and currency or choose to remain in their default store. They can do so by selecting their option in the dropdown that appears at the top of the website.
IP Exceptions
Bypass some customers from redirection by setting their IP exceptions. Magento language switcher will ignore currency and language switching for them.
Import IP Database
Import MaxMind database to Magento change currency that detects visitor’s location accurately from their IP addresses. Apart from MaxMind, any other IP database can also be imported for geo location detection.

2. Magento Image Gallery

Magento image gallery extension allows you to display product & other images in a standalone gallery page and under product pages. It has the following features.
Unlimited Photo Galleries
Magento photo gallery makes it possible for you to create unlimited photo galleries to show products.
Target Products
You can attach images to specific products and customize settings to target products that need attention. Magento photo gallery also allows you to upload multiple images simultaneously.
Separate Photo Gallery Page
Magento gallery plugin creates a dedicated photo gallery page so that customers can browse all the images on a single page.
Image Gallery Block
Magento image gallery block enables you to position images anywhere you want on the CMS pages with custom settings.

3. Magento Product Questions

Magento product question is a highly useful Magento extension which enables you to satisfy all curious customers by answering all their product & services related questions. This extension adds a product questions tab on every product page along with an ‘ask a question form’ for immediate product questions. Magento FAQs extension also adds a dedicated FAQ page to display all your product & general policies questions in an FAQ block. Major features of this Magento extension are highlighted below.
Dedicated FAQ Page
Magento product question extension allows you to display all questions directly or indirectly related to products like shipping, payment etc. in a separate FAQ page. The FAQs can be divided into topics and categories and positioned according to ranking. The search box can be enabled to search for specific FAQs easily.
Magento Ask a Question Form
Customers can ask quick questions which are not explicitly listed in the FAQs by using captcha enabled ask a question form. Instantly answering customer’s questions greatly improve their shopping experience.
FAQs Rating, Like/Unlike, Reply Options
Customers can rate, like and reply to questions posted by other people. This helps store manager determine what questions are more effective and what modifications need to be made to certain questions.
Email Notifications
Product questions Magento extension sends email alerts when a customer posts a new question and when the admin answers to that question. The admin can edit the email subject and content and apply a template before sending it.

4. Magento Order Attributes

Add different custom fields on Magento order and registration pages with Magento order attributes. It allows you to add Magento custom checkout fields like Text field, checkbox, Radio button, Yes/No, Date etc. You can position the fields anywhere you want on checkout & registration pages. Magento order attributes extension comes with the following exciting features.
Order Attributes Specific to Product & Category
With Magento add field to order, you can add product and category specific custom attributes. These attributes will only be visible on checkout when that product is added to cart.
Add 9 Types of Fields
Magento custom checkout allows you to add a wide variety of custom checkout fields. This includes the following.
Text Field, Check Box, Date, Yes/No, Multiple Select, Radio Button, Text Area, Drop Down, Message Display
Show in Emails/ Invoice Pdfs
The checkout fields added via Magento add order attribute can be displayed in invoice emails to let customers know what they have opted in checking out. The fields can also be made visible in PDF invoice.
Select Checkout Step
Magento order attributes extension allows you to select any checkout step like billing, shipping, payment, or order review to add custom fields to.

5. Magento Events Extension

Magento events extension provides a comprehensive platform for online events management. It allows you to display events in an attractive way using videos & event details and sell online tickets for the events. Magento event extension has got the following features.
Sell Tickets Online
Magento events calendar enables you to create ticket as product and attach it with the event. Customers are then able to purchase it directly from the event page.
Add Video, Image Gallery & Google Maps
An exciting feature of Magento events module is that you can add YouTube video and image gallery to your event pages. Just enter the URL of the video to embed it. You can also add a separate image gallery for each event.
Manage Recurring Events
With Magento events manager, you can manage recurring events and set daily, weekly, monthly or yearly repetitions of an event. You can set the time frame and the day on which the event should repeat itself.
Enter Event Contact Details
Increase your ticket sales by providing all the contact details for an event. You can enter the person’s name, phone number, Fax, email and address with Magento event management extension.
Magento Image Gallery
Display your images in a dedicated gallery page as well as product pages with Magento image gallery extension.

6. Magento Cost Based Pricing

Magento cost based pricing extension enables you to apply cost based mark up or mark down using “cost +/- fixed or percentage” formula. You can apply mark up or mark down on specific products or multiple products simultaneously. Magento cost price has the following extra features.
Create Multiple Markup Rules
With Magento percentage pricing, you can create multiple markup/mark down rules to be executed based on pre-set priorities.
Increase/Decrease Prices in Bulk
You can markup/mark down prices of multiple products using Magento bulk price update.
Price Rules for Specific Time
Magento cost based pricing allows you to add price rules for specific time like Valentine’s Day or black Friday.
Fix or Percentage Formula
Magento cost-based pricing can be set according to fixed amount or percentage of the total cost.

7. Magento Store Locator

With Magento store locator extension, you can display your physical store locations on a separate Magento store locator page. Magento Google maps finds the location of the user and draws direction to the nearest physical store. Following are some of the core features of store locator Magento extension.
Unlimited Store Locations
You can create unlimited store locations with store’s specific details such as store name, store address, store image, phone number & Fax number, description etc.
Import Multiple Stores
Magento store locator allows you to import all your stores simultaneously by uploading a CSV file.
Google Maps Integration
Show your physical stores on Google maps with necessary details such as contact number, opening & closing hours etc. You can also attach labels for store’s identification.
Search by Product or Address
Store locator Magento extension allows your customers to search your store by product or address such as country, state, zip.

8. Magento Dynamic Pricing

Magento dynamic pricing offers a good solution for variable sized product’s pricing by calculating its price based on the product’s length, width, area & volume. Customers can enter measurement and Magento price calculator automatically calculates the exact price of the product. Learn about some of the features of this extension below.
5 Input & Output Units
Magento dynamic pricing supports 5 unites of measurement to calculate price. You can also configure Magento price per unit.
Customized Dynamic Pricing Formula
You can create customized dynamic pricing rules to determine price for variable sized products.
Offer Discounts
With Magento price calculator, you can offer attractive discounts based upon the size of the product.
Add Fixed Base Price
Set a base price for products that will remain fixed.

Some Magento 2 Extensions:

9. Magento 2 Product Attachments

Magento 2 product attachments enable e-store owners to upload necessary files on product and CMS pages. You can upload files of any extension like csv, pdf, jpg etc. and you can also upload new file extensions as well. This extension also creates the separate page for product attachment which shows all the attached files uploaded to product and CMS pages. It displays the total downloads with each file and you can also limit downloads of attachments as well.
Magento 2 product attachment also allows you to restrict the downloading of files by store views and customers as well. It is a perfect M2 extension to attach user guides, terms & conditions, video tutorials, forms etc.

10. Magento 2 Image Gallery Extension

Magento 2 image gallery extension let e-store owners display the image gallery on product pages. They can show the product related images or images of other products in a slider. This extension also creates a separate page for a photo gallery where customers can see all the images categorically. Customers can also see the product images in a lightbox or popup window. They can visit the product page directly from this page by clicking images. Magento 2 image gallery extension also allows users to share the images on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

11. Magento 2 Product Image Zoom Extension

Magento 2 product image zoom extension equipped with two image zoom features such as Magnifier and Lightbox. Magnifier allows customers to magnify product image from anywhere on mouse hover or click. They can choose the magnifier type tints, inner zoom, lens zoom, mouse zoom, window design etc. You can configure magnifier from the back office your accordingly like width, height, position, tint color. Magento 2 product image zoom extension also allows you to enable lightbox zooming for your product images. Customers can see the product images in a lightbox or popup window and they can zoom image as well. They can also the images of the next and previous product by clicking buttons in a lightbox. You can configure the lightbox zoom from BO such as rotation, previous/next button, navigation styles etc. It allows you to restrict the image zooming by store views and customers as well.

12. Magento 2 Maintenance Mode

Magento 2 maintenance mode and coming soon extension empowers you to add maintenance and coming soon pages to your eCommerce website. This extension provides 3 website modes, live, maintenance mode and coming soon mode. To make these web pages captivating you can add and delete media files and format text. Below are the detailed core features of Magento maintenance mode extension.
Maintenance Mode
You can activate maintenance mode with countdown timer. By activating maintenance mode user will be unable to visit the site under temporary maintenance.
Coming Soon Mode
Customizable coming soon page can be enabled using sign up form. This page builds anticipation among loyal customers about new arrivals.
You can add count down timer to your web pages to communicates to the users that the maintenance will end soon so they can revisit back.
White-Listing Users
You can add IP addresses of users to exclude them from viewing both ‘Coming Soon’ and ‘Maintenance Mode’ pages to grant them live access of the website.

13. Magento 2 Canonical URLs

Magento 2 Canonical URLs extension helps you remove duplicate content issues from your eCommerce website with the addition of canonical Meta tags, that not only improves search engine ranking but also avoids penalties. You can add tags to products, categories, and CMS pages to define its relevancy with other pages. Using Magento canonical tags we can increase the readability of URL. Core features are discussed below in detail.
Addition of canonical meta tags
Magento Canonical tag extension allows you to add canonical meta tags to products, categories, and CMS pages of your website, default store page, store view, or to a custom URL.
Accompany trailing slashes
You can choose to end the URLs with a trailing slash. It is more beneficial in improving user experience than SEO rankings.
Add rel = “next” &rel = “prev” attributes
With the addition of these attributes, you can show the relationship between category and catalog pages for the ease of search engine robots.
Exclude canonical meta tags on certain pages
Add pages to the exclude section to overrule the application of canonical meta tag on those pages.

14. Magento 2 Blog Extension

Magento 2 Blog Extension by FME is a SEO-friendly & responsive module that lets you publish the content in an attractive way. You can display articles in multiple layout along with a featured image. Display articles in list view or in grid. Create & configure a responsive banner slider on blog page and customize its time frame, transition ratio, animation, etc. Embed videos, add featured image, author bio section, and display related products and related posts. Allow visitors to drop comments via Facebook profile or using Google captcha enabled comment box. Configure SEO details of the blogs posts, display social sharing buttons and integrate social profiles like Facebook and twitter. Display recent article, comments, tags, categories, search bar, etc. in a custom block on any webpage.

15. GDPR Magento 2

To help Magento 2 stores to comply with the latest GDPR regulations, FME has released an extension called GDPR Magento 2 extension. This extension is a must-have extension which helps e-commerce stores get ready for the data privacy regulations. You can display privacy policy and terms & conditions checkboxes on user registration form and acquire cookie consent from the visitors. Allow the customers to delete their orders, account and export their account data. Configure email notification, allow customers to unsubscribe from newsletters and enable Data Protection Officer (DPO) contact form for instant communication.

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