Magento 2 CMS Block Scheduler and Targeting

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This extension for Magento 2 is a powerful solution to manage, display and target the content displayed to customers with only a couple of clicks. By using this extension for Magento 2 you will enhance and extend default functionality of Magento CMS Blocks and Widgets and you will be able to schedule and target ahead of time visibility of blocks, banners, promotions and events.

Custom blocks of your choice can auto enable and become visible when the promotion starts and auto disable when the promotion ends. You will be able to target your customers and show customized content based on the Customer Group they are part from, give product / purchase recommendation, add “motivation” campaigns, encourage customers to purchase with relevant custom block content, right at the moment of buying.

Your store can be scheduled in advance to look and feel different for each customer group, promotion, event or period of the year based on Date & Time, Customer Group and Store View scheduling. Each block can be tagged and assigned to a promotion, customer group or period of the year for easily filtering and control.

CMS blocks and Widgets enable store administrator to add and control custom chunks of HTML that can be displayed throughout the store. They’re perfect for seasonal banners, sale blocks, return policies, size charts, landing pages for marketing campaigns, promotional content at specific locations and anything that would make sense to modularize to make maintaining your site easier.

Magento admin panel is the place where you control each custom block, when and where it is displayed in front-end view and to whom is displayed. Once extended options: Date Range, Customer Group and Tags are enabled in extension settings, this specific settings will be visible in all CMS block forms. By enabling Date Range control, new fields 'Valid From:' and 'Valid To:' will be activated in CMS block forms, by filling in the valid interval you control the when this block will be visible in frontend; if date interval is not filled, block will be visible all the time. By enabling Customer Group control, new multiselect field 'Customer Group' will be activated in CMS block forms, by selecting customer groups you control frontend visibility of the block only for selected group(s); if no group is selected, block will be visible to all customers. Options can be combined in order to offer enhances flexibility for custom content control. By enabling Tags a new field named 'Tag' will be activated for CMS block and Widget forms. Tags name can be pre-defined and easily assigned to each block and widget for easy filtering.

This extension for Magento 2 activates the control features out of the box, just install the extension and Date Range, Customer Group and Tag control for blocks and widgets will be activated by default. If you wish to use only a part of this features you can easily go to extension options and activate only the features that you need for your store.

Use this extension for Magento 2 to provide relevant content for your visitors, automatically display 'call to action' content for specific date & time interval, target customer groups with relevant content for each group. Plan ahead each promotion for your store, create in advance all necessary homepage banners, category page promotions, cart 'call to action' motivation content and schedule promo content visibility for the time promotion is activated. Don't worry about promo content being visible after the promotion has ended, blocks visibility will automatically disable when your promotions are over. Providing relevant targeted content will undoubtedly lead to a significant increase of your conversion rate and this extension provides you just the right tools to achieve that.

Features of the Extension.

  • Control when you display the content - control time interval when the CMS blocks will be displayed to your customers
  • Display relevant content to your visitors - control to whom you display the content - target your audience and display the blocks to a specific customer group
  • Filter through hundreds of CMS blocks easily by using our tagging system
  • No need for changes in template or layout files
  • Meets Magento programming practices and customization compatibility
  • Easy installation and setup

How to Install the Extension:

  • Step 1:
    Before installing CMS Block Scheduler Targeting on a Magento 2 store please check the extension compatibility. This extension is currently compatible with the following Magento versions 2.0.X. - 2.1.3. 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:
  • 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_AdvanceBlocksWidgets --clear-static-content
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade
  • Step 4:
    Flush any cache that you might still have enabled on your server or in Magento.
  • Step 5:
    Woohoo, the extension is installed!
  • Configuration.

    • 1. Go to Admin ->WeltPixel -> Configuration from Advance Widget and CMS Block extension
    • 2. This tab allows setting Advance Widget and CMS Block.
      • Enable Tag [Yes / No] Enable tags for Widgets and CMS Blocks
      • Enable Data Range [Yes / No] Enable Data Range - lets you set the time interval when the CMS Block will be displayed
      • Enable Customer Group [Yes / No] Enable Customer Group - lets you select to which customer group to display a specific CMS block

    Type the name of the Tag which can be used for tagging Widgets and CMS Blocks

    After enabling the settings from General Configuration, the specific settings will be available in all Widgets and CMS Blocks forms.

    Manage Tags.

    • 1. Go to Admin ->WeltPixel -> Manage Tags from Advance Widget and CMS Block extension
    • 2. This tab allows you to define the Tags to be assigned to Widgets and/or CMS Blocks.
    • 3. Add a new Tag by clicking the button Add New Tag

      Type the name of the Tag which can be used for tagging Widgets and CMS Blocks

    Widgets settings.

    • 1. In Admin->Content->Widget select the widget to be Tagged and select one Tag field which was created in Manage Tags.

    CMS Blocks settings.

    • 1. Go to Admin->Content->Blocks and Edit a block
    • Details:
      • Valid From Set start date to display the block
      • Valid To Set end date to display the block
      • Customer Group Set to which customer group to display the block
      • Tag Set a Tag to the block

    Filter widget and blocks using tags.

    Tags can be set to all Widgets and Blocks.

    The list of Tags can be found in Admin ->WeltPixel -> Manage Tags

    The Tags can be filtered by ID number.

    Just insert in Tag field from the filter the ID number of the Tag.


    Change Log.

    What’s new in v.1.0.2 - 10/10/2016

    • Composer dependency version changes

    What’s new in v.1.0.1 - 05/07/2016

    • Removing the unnecessary dependency
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