05 March 2018
Being one of the most scalable and extensible CMS platforms Magento is still a bit complicated, when it comes to creating a page for customer without certain technical skills. Let’s imagine you need a seperate landing page for several products or there is a nice promo you came up with and you are in need of a page with special offers. Magento developers could help you out, but it would require from 20 up to 80 hours of development along with all the extra expenses you have to keep in mind. Once such page is ready, there’s another problem around the corner. If you need any fast changes — forget about that, it’s not that easy to make changes from the admin panel. So is there a way to save your time and money and to fulfill your needs at the same time? We found an existing customer solution, that makes page building an easy process. The solution is called BlueFoot CMS and Pagebuilder. So what is it, how does it help the client and how can it be used to create custom designed page?
Let’s take a closer look. You might find BlueFoot a great solution if:
you are tired of using built-in WordPress in Magento;
every single migration results in half of the data lost;
you don’t want to pay for around 40 hours of developers’ work;
you have no technical expertise to manage your content on your own.
If you say “yes” to at least one of the statements — BlueFoot is for you. So far, BlueFoot CMS and Page Builder Module has been acquired by Magento and it is supposed to become a part of Magento core in Magento 2.3 Enterprize release, which is still expected. It was available for purchase as a separate extension, now it will be available as a part of both Community and Enterprize release. Working alongside merchants, retailers, agencies and developers Bluefoot is designed to meet all the needs of different e-commerce sections.
BlueFoot CMS was created to become a simple and powerful tool for Magento 2 users to manage their content online. It covers all the important areas from the product descriptions through to blogs and categories. Such options allow users without technical expertise to come up with awesome content relatively fast and efficiently.
BlueFoot is easy to start working with. It just needs to be integrated in Magento, and BlueFoot menu appears in the admin panel of Magento. You can enable it from the panel anytime you need it. It also does not require cumbersome settings to begin creating the page you need.
Being so easy-to-use Bluefoot will surprise you with the variety of the options it can offer. This Magento extension is capable of building simple landing pages, blogs and even fully-operating online stores. The pagebuilder does not limit you on the types of content used starting from text blocks and images and moving to videos, maps and contact forms — just all you need!
So what exactly can you do with BlueFoot?
With all the rich assortment of possibilities of BlueFoot there still are some disadvantages, you should be aware of. First of all, some special HTML markup attributes will be understood only by the Bluefoot enhanced Magento, otherwise they won’t be available. The other difficulties may occur with design. BlueFoot is scalable and easy to-use CMS, however, it still requires some effort to integrate the design needed into it, as well as it requires backend intervention to set the correct work of all the page components.
Interesting fact: initially, BlueFoot was created as a separate extension, but its’ advantages were obvious and reasonable enough, so that Magento team bought BlueFoot and the whole team worked to come up with the best version of it for Magento 2. If BlueFoot is something that you just have been looking for – you can download it here.
If you need any help with an installation of BlueFoot or have any questions regarding BlueFoot and Magento – do not hesitate to ask us. Just let us know, so we could help you!