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Limited Support on June 28th, 2018

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Dear Customers,

Please, be advised that on Thursday, June 28th eMagicOne will be providing limited support.

In case you have an issue and need our assistance, contact us via e-mail - contact@emagicone.com

Your requests to our help desk received during this day will be replied according to the queue. Though, it may take a bit longer than usual to get back to you with the support response.

Phone support and live chat will be unavailable.

We will be back in full force and ready to help you on Friday, June 29th, when usual support hours resume.

During this period you will still have full access to your licenses.

To smooth this small inconvenience, we would like to offer you a 30% Summer Sale coupon available till Friday. The discount will be reduced by 1% after every new purchase. Apply the code - SUMM-LMF8-SALE - at https://www.mag-manager.com/order

Sincerely,
eMagicOne Team

Adobe to Acquire Magento Commerce

On Monday 21st of May, Adobe announced its intent to acquire the leading commerce platform Magento. The amount of transaction is going to make $1.68 billion, subject to pricing adjustments. Eventually, the deal is supposed to be the biggest one for Adobe in near a decade.

On its blog Adobe states that it appreciates Magento’s both B2B and B2C orientations and plans to integrate Magento with its own Experience Cloud.

"The addition of the Magento Commerce Cloud will enable commerce to be seamlessly integrated into the Adobe Experience Cloud, delivering a single platform that serves both B2B and B2C customers globally."

Becoming a unified entity with the platform, Adobe hopes to contribute to its commerce side and make shopping experience of its customers more personalized and unique.

"Embedding commerce into the Adobe Experience Cloud with Magento enables Adobe to make every moment personal and every experience shoppable."

The deal is expected to be closed in the third quarter of Adobe’s fiscal year. Magento Chief Executive Mark Lovelle is going to remain at his post at Magento being a part of Adobe’s Digital Commerce.

Our team is excited to see new possibilities and will proceed the work on Store Manager for Magento to help Adobe users solve their business challenges.

In case you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us in live chat at https://www.mag-manager.com/

Set Magento 2 Noindex and Nofollow Tags

What Is the Purpose of Noindex and Nofollow Tags?

When you're starting a new project on dev server or make some transactional pages, you may need to hide some of your pages or whole website from search engines not to be indexed beforehand. The best way to tell robots visiting your site not to index or follow your content is to use robots.txt file and nofollow and noindex meta tags in html head of the page(s). Magento website allows you to configure such kind of settings from the admin panel with no code used.

What Is robots.txt File And Why Do You Need It?

Let's say, some web robots want to visit your site https://store.emagicone.com and index or track its content. Before starting the indexation the robots will first enter your https://store.emagicone.com/robots.txt file and check it. This file is located in the root of your Magento site and contains the instructions for those robots on how to process or not to process your site.

Setting Noindex and Nofollow in Magento 2.1.x

  1. Find admin panel on the left side of your Magento installation and enter 'Stores' section;
  2. Under 'Settings' press 'Configurations' and go to 'General settings' - 'Design'.
    On the right you will find 'Search Engines Robots' settings.
  3. Uncheck 'Use system value' box to activate 'Default Robots' drop-down menu.
  4. There are four 'Default Robots' options available:
    • INDEX, FOLLOW - allows web robots to index your site and track it for changes;
    • NOINDEX, FOLLOW - instructs robots not to index your site, but allows to track it for changes;
    • INDEX, NOFOLLOW - instructs robots to index your site, but not to check it for changes furtherly.
    • NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW - forbids the robots neither to index nor to track you site.

    You can select the option basing on your purposes or use 'Edit custom instruction of robots.txt File' field, in case you need to block access to some specific folders or URLs.

  5. Input the following directives for robots into this field depending on your needs:
  6. To block all robots from certain folders:

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /folder name

    To block specific robots from certain folders:

    User-agent: robot name
    Disallow: /folder name

    To block some bots to access one folder, but allow to access another one:

    User-agent: robot name
    Disallow: /folder name Allow: /folder name

Method 2

There is another way to block robots from processing your web pages from admin panel:

  1. From admin panel on the left select 'Content' section. Under 'Elements' select 'Pages'. You will find a table containing all pages of your store.
  2. Select 'Edit' option from the 'Select' drop-down menu on the right.
  3. Expand 'Design' section and find 'Layout Update XML' field. In order to prevent this page from indexing and following, insert the following code into this field:
Method 3: Setting Noindex/Nofollow For Specific Magento 2 Categories And Products

The above indicated code can also be used to configure permissions to some of your category or product pages whether in 2.1.x or in 2.2. These settings can be reached this way:

    Blocking product page:
  1. Select 'Products' from 'Catalog' section on the admin panel. Press 'Edit' on the right side of the product field. Scroll down and find 'Design' section. Expand it and enter this piece of code into 'Layout Update XML' field:
Blocking category page:

Select 'Categories' from 'Catalog' section and select necessary category from the list on the right. Find 'Design' section and enter the above indicated code into 'Layout Update XML' field.

How to Set Up Noindex/ Nofollow in 2.2.0, 2.2.1 and 2.2.2?

  1. Find 'Content' section on Magento admin panel and select 'Configuration' under 'Design' subsection. You will find there a table containing all your storeviews.
  2. Select the storeview you need to modify Noindex/Nofollow Settings for and Press 'Edit' in the 'Action' column.
  3. Scroll down and expand 'Search Engine Robots' settings. Select necessary 'Default Robots' option or use 'Edit custom instruction of robots.txt File' field to change access settings for some specific folders.
  4. Uncheck 'Use system value' box to enable 'Default Robots' drop-down menu.
  5. Select necessary option or use 'Edit custom instruction of robots.txt File' field to block access to specific folders or URLs.

  6. Input the following instructions for robots into this field basing on your needs:
  7. To block all robots from certain folders:

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /folder name

    To block specific robots from certain folders:

    User-agent: robot name
    Disallow: /folder name

    To block some robots to access one folder, but allow to access another one:

    User-agent: robot name
    Disallow: /folder name Allow: /folder name

Conclusions: Do I Need to Block Access to Some of My Links?

Definitely, yes. It is essential for an online store owner to be able to manage access to some of his/her site’s folders or URLs by forbidding or allowing web robots to index or follow them. Beside limiting access for unknown crawlers, you can considerably improve your SEO by applying these restrictions.

The thing is that, when filling your site with content, you probably strive to optimize it for Google as much as possible in order to show up in the first positions of search results. Although, some of your site links might have some negative influence on your Google rate, so it would be appropriate to disallow search engine robots to index or track them.

Magento provides its users with a majority of ways to manage site access in few clicks directly from admin panel. Take advantage of any of them and keep your web store protected from any undesirable indexing or tracking.

Cracking Easter Deal from eMagicOne

Easter is on its way! This is a big occasion that allows you to get a good deal for must-haves. Keeping with this tradition, many e-savvy deal hunters have already started looking around for freebies and amazing products at attractive prices.

To celebrate this festive holiday, eMagicOne has also prepared for you something that will treat your taste. This is better than chocolate!

It’s perfect time for you to save big on the best Magento extensions developed by eMagicOne.

Cracking Easter Deal

We're excited to offer you our products with up to 30%* OFF!
Discount code: ESTR-E83A-OFFR

Shop Now
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Highlights of the Offer

  • Discount is decreasing by 5% each working day.*
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  • It cannot be combined with any other offers.
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Don’t let this opportunity to slip away! There’s no excuse for waiting any longer. Get the best deal today.

Happy Easter!

May your Easter basket be full of joy, happiness and pleasant moments! Keep safe and have a good holiday!

Get A Perfect Match for Your Magento This Valentine’s Day

Dear customers,

As the day to celebrate love gets closer, we wish your life to be full of love and joy, kindness and tenderness!

Software Made With Love

eMagicOne loves you and we all work hard to make you happy. We develop our Magento extensions with care and do our best to make your lives easier with our software.

If you did not have the chance to experience this, give a try to our Magento solutions and you will definitely fall in love with them!

Deal That Will Win Your Heart

This romantic event has also inspired us to make this day brighter with a special gift:

In celebration of Valentine’s Day,
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Feel the magic of sweet savings for 1 heart-filled week till Friday, February 16th!

Note, the number of coupons is limited! Check how many are left at:

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A Perfect Match

Don’t wait for cupid’s arrow, get perfect extensions that match for your Magento store this Valentine’s Day.

Here is what you can choose from:

  • Store Manager for Magento - to manage your store easier than ever before and be one step ahead of competitors.
  • QuickBooks Integration - to ease accounting syncing between Magento and QuickBooks with a few clicks.
  • eBay Integration - to sell more creating lists at eBay auction without recurring fees.
  • Amazon Integration - to join world famous marketplace Amazon directly from your Magento.
  • PDF Catalog Creator - to create colorful printable catalogs and lookbooks with your products to send to clients or partners.
  • IceCat Integration - to enrich your goods with high-quality images and detailed descriptions from Open or Full IceCat catalog.

So treat your yourself! Because eMagicOne software will be a perfect Valentine for your Magento.

With Love,

eMagicOne Team

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  • This code is not valid with other offers or discounts and cannot be combined with them.
  • The number of coupons is limited. The availability of codes one can check on our website https://www.mag-manager.com/order.
  • The discounts are time-limited and cannot be back-dated after they expire. Unused discounts are not refunded or returned in any way.
  • Discount does not apply to any services (only to products).