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ADVANCED RECENTLY VIEWED PRODUCTS BAR FOR MAGENTO2.

This extension is also included in the Pearl Theme.

Explore Advanced Recently Viewed.
Select the page on which to display Recently Viewed Bar. weltpixel

Multiple display functionalities. weltpixel

Rich button customization. weltpixel

Integration with the Magento 2 Social Login extension. weltpixel

About Advanced Recently Viewed for Magento 2.

Your customers often want to return to a previously visited item. Reasons can vary but most often it’s due to checking if certain compatibility features of the previous item matched with the new one, other times because they wanted to compare to products against one another before deciding on which one to purchase, other times simply to return to a certain product scope from where they could use the breadcrumbs to traverse back up the category hierarchy.

Whatever the reason, the customers want to re-find a previous product, yet on sites without a “Recently viewed items” feature, the only ways to do this were either through extensive use of the browser “Back” button or to actually re-find the product by searching for it or plowing through the product categories once again.

With a “Recently viewed items” list readily available throughout the entire site, users are reassured that re-finding products will be easy and they will therefore be more likely to explore an extra couple of items as they know returning to their current favorite won’t be a hassle.

Because the list is automatically generated for any user, it is worth considering a couple of privacy features. While the vast majority of users will enjoy the “Recently viewed items” list, a few users will want to remove these items because they don’t want others to know the products they’ve browsed. To overcome these situations we also offer the option to “Clear all” to clear all the products in the user’s current list.

We've also added the possibility to add a custom static block right next to your list for customers that are signed in. On this static block, you can easily add promotions to featured sales or categories to improve visibility to those sections of your website for returning customers.

Last but not least, this extension integrates seamlessly with the Magento 2 Social Login module in order to display a login section instead of the block, if the user is not logged in. After the sign in process is completed, the sample block is shown as normal.

Social Login Integration

Customers visit your website from multiple devices as well as browsers. They start their shopping journey at their workplace, continue it on their phone while they commute and finally make their decision at home on their tablet or personal computer. Your customers might have viewed multiple products that caught their attention but forgot to bookmark them or add them to their wishlist, resulting in frustration over losing their recently viewed items history, which would mean they would need to start their search from the beginning, resulting infriction, which will decrease conversion rates.

Having your customers create an account, and getting them to be logged in every time they shop needs to be one of your main priorities in order to deliver the best possible shopping experience, retain browsing history, assure easy access to personalized offers and for you to be able to collect all the necessary data to further improve the user's experience.

Using the Social Media integration gives your customers easy access to logging in and having their shopping history saved. By getting visitors to log in, you increase your customer base, newsletter subscribers and offer the best possible shopping experience regardless of where your customers are shopping from.

Features of the Extension.

  • Easily accessible and visible.
  • Customizable button with the possibility of changing the label text and adding an icon
  • Customizable Tooltip functionality on hover
  • Fixed location at the bottom of the page.
  • Slide up functionality
  • Further customizable with CMS block for promotions
  • Clear all functionality for privacy.
  • Customers can easily re-find, recently viewed products.
  • Integration with the Magento 2 Social Login extension.

1 MINUTE INSTALLATION GUI.

  • Step 1:
    Before installing please check the extension compatibility. This extension is currently compatible with the following Magento versions 2.0.X. - 2.4.3. It is recommended to install the extension first on a testing server before you install it on a live (production) server.
  • Step 2:
    Copy the extension files to below paths of your magento 2 instance. If ‘app/code/WeltPixel’ folder is missing, please create it manually:
    app/code/WeltPixel/Backend
    app/code/WeltPixel/RecentlyViewedBar


  • Optional
    Copy the extension files into the below path of your Magento 2 instance. If the ‘app/code/WeSupply’ folder is missing, please create it manually:
    app/code/WeSupply/Toolbox

  • Step 3:
    Copy the installation GUI folder 'weltpixel-extension-installation' in the root of your Magento installation. In some Magento configurations the public root folder may be under 'pub' directory.
    www.yourmagentostore.com/weltpixel-extension-installation/
  • Step 4:
    In your browser go to www.yourmagentostore.com/weltpixel-extension-installation/ and simply follow the installation steps from the graphical interface, presented in your browser. See the installation video: 1 Minute Module Installation via browser GUI.
  • Step 5:
    Wooohooo! The extension is now installed on your Magento store! Congrats!

Troubleshooting

If you experienced any issues or limitations with this quick GUI installation, see also SSH Installation below. SSH installation does the same thing but you are required to issue the commands step by step via CLI. Some servers may have high security configurations and may limit the functionality of this GUI Installer.

How to Install via SSH.

  • Step 1:
    Before installing the RecentlyViewed extension on a Magento 2 store, please check the extension compatibility. This extension is currently compatible with the following Magento versions: 2.0.X. - 2.4.3. It is recommended to install the extension on a testing server before installing it on a live (production) server.
  • Step 2:
    Copy the extension files to below paths of your magento 2 instance. If ‘app/code/WeltPixel’ folder is missing, please create it manually:
    app/code/WeltPixel/Backend
    app/code/WeltPixel/RecentlyViewedBar


  • Optional
    Copy the extension files into the below path of your Magento 2 instance. If the ‘app/code/WeSupply’ folder is missing, please create it manually:
    app/code/WeSupply/Toolbox

  • Step 3:
    Access the root of your magento 2 project from command line and run the following commands:
    php bin/magento module:enable WeltPixel_Backend --clear-static-content
    php bin/magento module:enable WeltPixel_RecentlyViewedBar --clear-static-content
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade
    php bin/magento setup:di:compile
    php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f
  • Step 4:
    Flush any cache that you might still have enabled on your server or in Magento.
  • Step 5:
    Woohoo, the extension is installed!

How to Upgrade the extension.

  • Step 1. Remove extension code under app/code/WeltPixel/RecentlyViewed before adding the new extension files. The extension may be refactored and old unused files may cause random issues so it's best to only keep the latest version of the files.
  • Step 2. Follow normal installation instructions above.

Magento Marketplace Installation.

Configure the Advanced Recently Viewed extension.

  • Go to Admin > WeltPixel > Advanced Recently Viewed > Settings
  • General Settings
    • Enable Advanced Recently Viewed - [ Yes / No ] Enable / Disable Advanced Recently Viewed on your store.
    • Display On - Choose the pages on which the extension is visible.
    • Show Attributes - Choose attributes to be displayed.
    • Show Buttons - Choose buttons to be displayed.
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  • Enable CMS Block - Enable or Disable the WeltPixel CMS Block in the Recently Viewed section of the page. The block is only visible when the user is signed in, and it can be integrated with the Social Login module. If the user is not signed in, and the Social Login extension is enabled and configured, the user will be given the possibility of logging in via their Social Media accounts or email.

    Note: Once enabled, a dropdown will appear. Select Advanced Recently Viewed Sample Block. If Desktop images are added to the block, the class should be:

    arv-desktop-img
    class. For a mobile image, the class used is:
    arv-mobile-img

  • Button Color - Set a color for the Advanced Recently Viewed button.
  • Button Text Color - Set the text color for the Advanced Recently Viewed button.
  • Button Label - Advanced Recently Viewed action button label.
  • Button Position - Select the position of the Recently Viewed button on the bottom of the screen.
  • Margin left percent - Insert the margin percent. Default: 5%.
  • Show Icon - Show an icon on the button. If the Button Label field is empty only the icon will be displayed.
  • Button Tooltip text on hover - Text displayed upon hovering the mouse on the Recently Viewed button.
  • No of items in Recently Viewed Block - Limit number of items in the Advanced Recently Viewed Block.
  • Note: If you're updating from a version previous to 1.8.2, and the Social Login widget is not displaying on the CMS block when customers are not signed in, here is the solution:

    1. Head into Admin -> Content -> Blocks.
    2. Find the Recently Viewed Sample Block.
    3. Replace the content with the following:
      <p>{{widget type="WeltPixel\SocialLogin\Block\Widget\Login" type_name="Social Login Block"}}</p>
      <div class="arv-cms-img"><img class="arv-desktop-img" src="{{view url='WeltPixel_RecentlyViewedBar/images/desktop_sample.png'}}"> <img class="arv-mobile-img" src="{{view url='WeltPixel_RecentlyViewedBar/images/mobile_sample.png'}}"></div>

Change Log.

What’s new in v.1.10.15 - August 31, 2021

  • Updated Social Login intergation comments and option layout in the Magento Admin dashboard for improved clarity.
  • Fixed an error that occurred when using the Social Login intergation with the Social Login FREE module.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.3, 2.4.2-p2 and 2.3.7-p1 versions.
  • Added .localhost as an accepted domain termination for the licensing process.

What’s new in v.1.10.11 - July 7, 2021

  • New Feature: Added Lazy Loading to Recently Viewed Product Bar images and Sample Block.
  • Added improvments to the WeltPixel Developer Magento Admin section. Latest Cron Jobs now lists the last 100 executed Cron Jobs.

What’s new in v.1.10.9 - May 18, 2021

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Recently Viewed button to create a horizontal clickable area that expanded the width of the screen. This could sometimes overlap with other buttons and links.
  • Added functionality whereby the Recently Viewed Products Bar now closes automatically when a user clicks outside of it.
  • Added adjustments to Magento Admin settings comments for increased clarity.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.3.7 and 2.4.2-p1 versions.


What’s new in v.1.10.7 - March 26, 2021

  • Excluded Magento 2.0.x - 2.2.x from new features and fixes starting with this release.
  • djusted WeltPixel Developer section comments.


What’s new in v.1.10.5 - February 12, 2021

  • New Feature: Added an option to display an icon on the button, as well as to change the label text.
  • New Feature: Added an option to change the Recently Viewed button position.
  • New Feature: Added an option to display a customizable tooltip on hover.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.2 version.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.
  • Backend module code optimizations.


What’s new in v.1.10.1 - October 22, 2020

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.1 version.


What’s new in v.1.10.0 - August 10, 2020

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.0 version.


What’s new in v.1.9.8 - July 6, 2020

  • Whitelisted domain for Content Security Policies introduced in Magento 2.3.5.


What’s new in v.1.9.7 - May 7, 2020

  • Confirmed compatibility with Magento 2.3.5.
  • Implemented small Backend performance optimizations.
  • Added nxcli.net (Nexcess temporary URL) as a valid domain in the licensing process.
  • Added an option in the Developer section to allow for switching Magento's CSP between "report-only" and "restrict".


What’s new in v.1.9.6 - April 9, 2020

  • Removed a dependency on jQuery UI.
  • Fixed a Backend issue on Magento Commerce whereby the Category Schedule functionality was not working properly.


What’s new in v.1.9.5 - March 10, 2020

  • Fixed a bug that caused Category Page display issues when adding a lot of items to the Recently Viewed Products Bar.
  • Added backend Google reCaptcha compatibility for Magento 2.3.x


What’s new in v.1.9.4 - February 5, 2020

  • Code enhancements for increased security. Changed User Group info collection method.
  • Confirmed compatibility for Magento 2.3.4.


What’s new in v.1.9.2 - November 27, 2019

  • Fixed an issue whereby the mobile version of the Sample CMS Block would not display.
  • Optimized Social Login integration with the Recently Viewed Products Bar.
  • Removed domready in order to use a jQuery doc ready event instead.
  • Added Magento and PHP version in the WeltPixel Developer section.


What’s new in v.1.9.1 - October 16, 2019

  • Added error handling for setup scripts upon block creation.
  • CSS adjustments.
  • Removed domready in order to use a jQuery doc ready event instead.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the latst Magento 2.3.3 version.
  • Included the WeSupply Toolbox integration extension - Proactive Notifications Email & SMS, Returns & RMA, Store Locator, Delivery Date Estimate, Logistics Analytics, NPS & CSAT score. Get Free on-boarding and launch within 24 hours.


What’s new in v.1.9.0 - July 18, 2019

  • Confirmed compatibility with Magento 2.3.2.
  • Added HTTPS endpoint for licensing process.


What’s new in v.1.8.5 - June 7, 2019

  • Small performance improvements.


What’s new in v.1.8.4 - April 25, 2019

  • Added PHP version in the WeltPixel Developer Section.


What’s new in v.1.8.3 - April 3rd, 2019

  • Fixed an issue whereby breadcrumbs disappeared when clearing the Recently Viewed Bar. Removal is now done through Ajax.
  • Confirmed compatibility for Magento 2.3.1.


What’s new in v.1.8.2 - January 24, 2019

  • Helpcenter adjustment, removed Zendesk iframe and added a simple link to our Support Center in order to avoid any potential conflicts with other admin js added by 3rd party extensions.
  • Fix for multiple rewritten ImageFactory classes, rewrite check validity, rewrite checks optimizations.


What’s new in v.1.8.0 - December 8, 2018

  • Compatibility adjustments for Magento 2.1.16/2.2.7/2.3.0.
  • PHP 7.2 compatibility added.
  • As Magento 2.3 comes with major core changes, we have provided a different set of files in order to achieve the best performance on each version.


What’s new in v.1.7.5 - October 23, 2018

  • Initial release.
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