Magento Extension Roundup - July 2018
21 Aug 2018, by Ron Carr
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    In this month's Magento extension round-up we look at some recent Magento 2 extensions. These extension add improvements to media storage, catalog, translations and product media gallery areas.

    Magento 2

    Magento2 Flysystem by Flagbit

    License: MIT
    Version Reviewed: 0.1.6

    A powerful addition to your Magento 2 installation that allows you to use an alternative media storage location. If you already have a large amount of media on a cloud service such as Amazon S3 and end up having to manually re-upload on your installation, this extension will simply this process for you. This is achieved by configuring the required service (Only FTP at the moment), and using the new Flysystem modal included with the extension to browse and select media files.

    Additionally while this extension only supports FTP and local file system out of the box, more services based on the list mentioned on this page can be added fairly easily with your developer's help. These services include Azure, Dropbox and API integration with AWS S3 which currently is only supported through FTP out of the box.

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    Magento 2 CatalogMode by Maciej Sławik

    License: MIT
    Version Reviewed: 1.0.0

    The Magento 2 CatalogMode extension allow you to set a specific store view or website as catalog only. Doing so will prevent customers from purchasing your products but will still be able to use the wishlist functionality. This is useful for businesses that mostly run an in-store presence and would like to provide their customers with a full digital catalog.

    An additional enhancement that could be made to this extension is to allow catalog mode on a per product basis. This would then allow in-store only and online products to be shown on the same store view.

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    Magento 2 Japan by Magento

    License: AFL, OSL
    Version Reviewed: 1.0.0

    Magento's Japanese localisation for Magento 2 provides a much needed set of translations for anyone that is trying to target the Japanese market. Out of the box this extension provides translations and localisations for a large part of Magento 2. This includes Japan's full list of regions, currency display, postcode to address converter and Kuromoji search support.

    If your store is going to be available in Japan then this extension should provide a lot of the necessary localisation work needed.

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    Magento 2 fast product images by Xumulus

    License: MIT
    Version Reviewed: 1.0.0

    The Magento 2 fast product images extension is a customer experience extension that aims to enhance product media gallery load times on the product display page. This is achieved by removing the default loading indicator to instead display the first product image. Doing this would certainly make your site feel like it's loading images a lot faster as it would be displaying actual content rather then making the customer wait for everything to be loaded. Additionally for most website setups that make use of a CDN by the time a customer has finished viewing the first image, the rest of the product images will have been loaded.

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    Please note that Fontis conducts extension reviews independently, but that a review does not constitue an endorsement.

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