Optim Blog

Optim Blog
OptimBlog - blog module for OpenCart 3
Has no analogues!
This module allows you to create an infinite number of articles and categories for them. For example, you can create categories «News», «Articles», «Promotions», as well as create a full blog for your store with the breakdown of materials into categories.

Concept and difference from other blog modules for Opencart 3.
Other blogs for Opencart 3
Most of blog modules and other similar use the concept of cloning software code (controllers and related files - Model-View-Controller) categories of products and products themselves, turning scripts:
  1. «product category» → «category of articles»
  2. «product» → «article»
  3. cloning Database tables is similar to categories and products.
Such an approach causes many conflicts. Errors and inconsistencies in practice was more than enough. Describe them all here does not make sense..

OptimBlog - concept and main idea
  1. Categories are assigned a type - Product/Article.
  2. The functional of the Article is extended in the same way as the functional of the Product.
  3. Reviews similarly categories are divided into 2 types - Product/Article. And also added the ability to display «Store Reply» to «Review» using HTML.
  4. This blog module does not replace Opencart 3 files.
  5. The concept of Opencart in the names and definitions has been saved, and the appearance of the interface familiar to the store administrator has been saved too.
  6. There is no conflict SEO URL, because it uses the functionality of Opencart. Which you can expand by the applied modifications.
  7. The module consists of 90% modifications files that can be deleted or disabled at any time.

The functionality and capabilities of the module OptimBlog
Categories:
  1. Heading H1
  2. Short Description - Displayed in categories and article modules using: {{ short_description }}.
  3. Additional Images - you can show in a category using: {% for image in images %} -> {{ image.thumb }} , {{ image.popup }}.
Products:
  1. Heading H1
  2. Short Description - displayed in categories and product modules using: {{ short_description }}.
  3. Main Category - Used to determine the breadcrumbs in the "URL from the base domain" are in the index of Search Engines.
  4. Related Products - There is no adding page on itself. It is possible to recommend in three directions: double, or in one of the parties.
  5. Related Articles - It is possible to recommend in three directions: double, or in one of the parties.
Articles:
  1. Heading H1
  2. Short Description - Displayed in categories and article modules using: {{ short_description }}.
  3. Main Category - Used to determine the breadcrumbs in the "URL from the base domain" are in the index of Search Engines. As well as the correct configuration of the Canonical URL property for the site pages.
  4. Related Articles - There is no adding page on itself. It is possible to recommend in three directions: double, or in one of the parties.
  5. Related Products - It is possible to recommend in three directions: double, or in one of the parties.
  6. Tags
  7. Date Added
  8. Date Available and Date End of this publication
  9. Author
  10. Attributes
  11. Additional Images

For Developers:
  • Some functions and features that developers can use to create their modules are laid down for the future. For example: «additional images» in the category settings can be displayed using the slider. And «Manufacturer» to use for appropriate bindings and sorting.
  • Modules developers associated with the display products, you can easily override for Articles. Since the PHP-code of controllers and models is almost a mirror.
  • Used the layout with Bootstrap 3 classes. That can be easily used for your templates without wasting time.

The composition of the modules and modifications of the OptimBlog Family
  1. OptimBlog — main module.
  2. Module «Latest Articles»
  3. Module «Best Articles»
  4. Module «Featured Articles»
  5. Module «Category Articles»
  6. Module «Search Articles»
  7. Modification «Admin Filter» - expands the ability to filter Categories, Products and Articles.

Editing
Category, Information and Reviews are in the same places on the Navigation.


Demo:
Front: http://demo.optimcart.com
Admin: http://demo.optimcart.com/admin

GitHub: https://github.com/optimlab/optimblog

Instructions
CHANGELOG

License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)

What customers say about Optim Blog

mhmskydiver
Congrats! Good job!
~mhmskydiver
Dymago
usefull and recommended
~Dymago




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  • Documentation Included

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Compatibility
3.0.0.0, 3.0.1.1, 3.0.1.2, 3.0.2.0, 3.0.3.0, 3.0.3.1, 3.0.3.2, 3.0.3.3, 3.0.3.5, 3.0.3.6

Last Update
13 Sep 2020

Created
20 Jun 2018
5076 Downloads
49 Comments
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optimlab
Member since: 16 Jul 2015

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