CS-Cart Power Blog add-on

CS-Cart "Power Blog" add-on

Unique and high-quality content on your site is the key to successful SEO promotion. With the Power Blog add-on you can post not only articles, but image galleries, videos, publications about places and events tagged on maps, which will attract new visitors to the site. Power blog will fit any store design thanks to the Fine-tuning of the look. Tags and blog search will make navigation intuitive. Link articles to products and place blocks with articles on other pages of your site for internal crosslinking.
Enter the comma separated URLs of the storefronts where this product will be used.
Select the CS-Cart edition on which you will use the add-on.
The update period determines the period of time when you can get access to the new versions of this add-on compatible with the new versions of CS-Cart software released during the chosen period.
To instal the add-on, we will need the FTP access to your server. Please send it along with the order number to sales@cart-power.com once the order is paid.
+ installation and configuration
+ conflicts resolution with the 3-party add-ons
+ adaptation of the add-on to your theme
+ technical support for the add-on
And more

Why You Should Use Blog?

The goal of any blog is to attract new visitors to the site. If you regularly publish content on the blog that meets search queries, then more users visit your site and may become customers. Power blog allows you to work with a variety of content and publish not only text articles, but also image galleries, videos, posts on places and events tagged on maps.

 

Write useful articles for your store and get additional search traffic. We made sure that your articles appear in search results. You may automatically generate SEO data and include new blog pages into XML sitemap.

Want to save articles from default CS-Cart? Import them into one of Power Blog categories in a few clicks. You don’t have to start from scratch! 

After attracting a visitor to the site, the work does not end. Our goal is to get a new client (sell a product) or a subscriber (try to sell a product later). Power Blog allows you to do both: attach related products to posts, send articles to subscribers via email.

When there’s too much info in the blog, it’s crucial that your articles are not lost. For easy navigation Power Blog uses convenient structure with categories and sections, a separate search form and article tags. 

Use All Power Blog Features:

  • Style selection for articles list pages (list, list with large images, various grid styles, Masonry grid);
  • Categories and section structure for posts;
  • Layouts configuration for blog sections display;
  • Color scheme configuration for separate blog elements: buttons, hyperlinks, background, etc.;
  • 5 articles types: text article, image gallery, video, place and event with map tags;
  • Ability to display and hide article icons, author, article type, short description and tags in article list;
  • Availability periods for articles;
  • Integration of posting with vendor plans in Multi-Vendor;
  • Vendor article approval by admin;
  • Importing articles from default CS-Cart blog into Power Blog;
  • Full integration with default Comments and Reviews add-on for user communication;
  • Tags for articles;
  • 5 new blocks for blog managing: “Blog category”, “Blog articles list”, “Blog archive”, “Blog search block”, “Blog subscription”;
  • Displaying related products at article page;
  • Blog subscription, receiving new messages and unsubscribing via email;
  • Auto adding articles and blog categories to Google Sitemap XML (integrated with CS-Cart “Google Sitemap” add-on);
  • Auto generating meta data for every category and article;
  • Integrated Rich snippets and FB Open Graph markups;
  • Integrated blog content search;
  • SEO optimized, manual editing meta description, meta keywords, page title, H2 heading for every article;
  • Ability to use image from article text as article thumbnail.

Support

Learn more in add-on documentation.

Need modifications or any assistance? Please, feel free to contact us via HelpDesk system.


Upgrades

6 months of the free upgrade period included.


Works correctly with the popular themes YOUPI and UniTheme.

  • CS-Cart B2C
  • CS-Cart B2B
  • CS-Cart B2B & B2C
  • CS-Cart Ultimate
  • Multi-Vendor
  • Multi-Vendor Plus
  • 4.11.x
  • 4.10.x
  • 4.9.x
  • 4.8.х
  • 4.7.x
  • 4.6.x
  • 4.5.x
  • 4.4.x
Please, Contact us, if you need add-on for another version.
Hello,

Yes, it will be compatible. We are working on upgrade and it will be ready next week.

Thank you.
I carefully considered 4 different 3rd party addons for our blog. I wasn't disappointed with my choice of choosing this blog addon. It is indeed a "power" addon..it is easy to setup with all the features i needed for my blog. more power to Ruslan and the team
good works!
Like (+) and unlike (-) buttons by other customers for user review, is need.
We just purchased this blog and will be implementing it into our site, will leave additional feedback once it is set up. I just want to thank Cart-Power for such great service, it is because of this I trust this blog add-on will also be top notch! Thank you Cart-Power!
Dear Tom,

Thank you for your suggestion. We will include this feature to the next release. We will contact you by email with news.
It will be a version 4.3 compatible ?
is not a reviews, is a suggestion for the blog addon.

The addon is ok, but you need to add 2 important features:
1. blog category in url: site.com/blog/article, or site.com/blog/category/article (is important for seo, because the site is nor a blog, is a eCommerce with a blog, that means articles needs to belog to the blog)
2. Block with category option. For example if i'm on a category (laptops), i need to show articles with laptops only (for seo purpose), and not the latest blog posts (on different subjects). This can be done by offering the option for "blog category" = latest post from a specified category, or by tag: show latest blogs by tag (tag = laptops).

This 2 option are mandatory for seo, because the blog purpose is to attract traffic = seo.

If you add this 2 options, then please email me to: info@leverage.ro, and i will order de blog add-on. Thanks.
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Multi-Vendor 4.1.1 - 4.1.5
Version 1.0 from 17 Mar 2014

CS-Cart/ Multi-Vendor 4.3.1 - 4.9.3
Version 1.0 from 17 Mar 2014

Multi-Vendor 4.2.1 - 4.2.4
Version 1.0 from 17 Mar 2014

CS-Cart 4.0.1 - 4.1.5
Version 1.0 from 17 Mar 2014

CS-Cart 4.2.1 - 4.2.4
Version 1.0 from 17 Mar 2014

CS-Cart/ Multi-Vendor 4.10.1 - 4.11.4
Version 2.8 from 19 Jun 2020
[+] - A new gallery type: "Grid list" with the ability to set the number of columns was added.
[+] - The ability to set the size of the images in the gallery was added.
[+] - The ability to configure galleries for each article separately was added.
[+] - The support of the delayed loading of images in the article description via the Cart-Power: Lazy load add-on was added.
[*] - Minor design changes in the gallery with the type “Scroller”.
[!] - In the galleries the configured image order was reset when you click the “Save” button. Fixed.

Version 2.7 from 25 May 2020
[*] - The way the color scheme settings are saved was changed to increase the stability of the add-on.

Version 2.6 from 21 May 2020
[+] - Added a new hook: cp_blog:article_tabs. It allows you to place information at the bottom of the article page.
[!] - On some hostings a LESS error occurred. Fixed.

Version 2.5 from 12 May 2020
[!] - Due to caching, the wrong products were displayed on the article page in the “related products” block. Fixed.

Version 2.4 from 06 May 2020
[*] - The number of elements in the color scheme for which colors can be set was increased.

Version 2.3 from 29 Apr 2020
[+] - A new filling for articles block: “From the same category“.
[+] - Layouts for “Category page” and “Article page” are created automatically during the add-on installation.
[!] - The map was duplicated on the articles pages with the type “Event” and “Place”. Fixed.
[!] - Article tags did not work correctly if the template “List 2" for the articles list was used. Fixed.

Version 2.2 from 20 Apr 2020
[+] - New template for the articles list "List 2".
[*] - Minor changes in the layout on the storefront.
[*] - The setting “Max. number of elements ” in the“ Blog archive ”block was moved to the “Content” tab.
[!] - The setting “Max. number of elements ”in the“ Blog archive ”block did not work. Fixed.
After the upgrade to this version, recreate the block with the archive.

Version 2.1 from 09 Apr 2020
[*] - The look of articles with the type “Gallery”.
[*] - The way the blog categories menu block is displayed. Now all parent categories of the current category are expended.

Version 2.0 from 08 Apr 2020
[*] - The design was reworked.
[*] - A separate tab for managing subscription added on the blog article editing page.
[+] - Ability to clear subscription logs on the article list page.
[+] - A separate tab with blog subscription settings added to the add-on settings.
[+] - Special settings depending on the type of article are added.
[+] - Compatibility with the add-on: JSON-LD Markup
[+] - Compatibility with the add-on: Open Graph Markup
[+] - Compatibility with the add-on: Extended Sitemap XML
[+] - In the Vendor plans you can allow vendors to create articles for the advanced blog.
[+] - Ability to specify blog categories vendors can post articles to.
[+] - Premoderation of the vendors articles.
[+] - Sort vendor articles by the moderation status.
[+] - Ability to approve vendor articles in bulk.
[+] - Ability to approve/disapprove a vendor article on the article editing pages.
[-] - Displaying navigation on blog articles setting was removed and replaced with standard navigation in breadcrumbs.
[+] - Additional settings in the SEO add-on for the SEO format of the URL of articles and blog categories.
[+] - Ability to include the main page of the blog in the navigation bar and SEO names of the blog categories articles.
[+] - Ability to import articles from the default blog.
[+] - Import / export of blog articles.
[+] - Ability to include advanced blog articles in store search results.

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Product edition:
  • CS-Cart B2C
  • CS-Cart B2B
  • CS-Cart B2B & B2C
  • CS-Cart Ultimate
  • Multi-Vendor
  • Multi-Vendor Plus
Supported versions:
  • 4.11.x
  • 4.10.x
  • 4.9.x
  • 4.8.х
  • 4.7.x
  • 4.6.x
  • 4.5.x
  • 4.4.x

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  • Guaranteed Bug Free
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    We guarantee a fix for a reported bug within 20 business days. Check our Bug-fix policy for details.

  • Easy Installation
    Easy to install

    It takes 5 minutes to instal our products using the step-by-step instructions.

  • Multilingual
    Multilingual by default

    Translated in English and Russian. The language variables of the add-on are edited right through the administration panel of the store, so you can add your translation easily.

  • Open access to the source code
    Open access to the source code

    Our code is 100% open. Anyone can check the code and see what is under the hood. All kinds of modifications are possible.

  • No changes in the CS-Cart core
    No changes in the CS-Cart core

    We do not make any changes in the engine's core to comply with the CS-Cart development standards. So you will not get in trouble upgrading your CS-Cart store to the next version.

  • Speed optimization
    Speed optimization

    We understand that speed for an online store does matter. We analyse and optimize our add-ons code to make your store work as fast as possible.

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    Our products are tested on mobile devices, tablets; operating systems: Windows, MacOS, Linux; browsers: IE10+, Google Chrome, FireFox, Safari, Opera.

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