7 Free Essential Magento Extensions

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Magento is an open source e-Commerce platform which is used for creating online stores. With the growing usage of online stores the demand of e-Commerce websites is increasing linearly.

Magento is a flexible e-Commerce platform which provides a lot features that are necessary for your business growth. These features comes by installing different extensions to your store that is why Magento provides an extension marketplace, where you can find a lot of extensions to install on your store. In this article, 10 must-have free essential Magento extensions are discussed:

1. Add multiple products to Cart Extension

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Add multiple products to Cart” Magento extension adds a feature of adding multiple products into the cart with just a single click. This extension adds a checkbox under every product by which you can select multiple products of same category and then add them to cart by a single click. This improves online shopping experience for customers.

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Read more information about the extension by reading this blog post.

 

2.  Magento Facebook Like button extension

Magento Facebook Like button extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This extension adds Facebook Like button with Open Graph support into your online store. This extension helps in attracting visitors through biggest social network, improve your Facebook presence and socialize your products through Facebook.

Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Install Here

 

3. Quick Contact Extension

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“Quick contact Magento Extension” adds a floating “Quick Contact” button on your store whose position can be decided by admin. This will help the users to add his/her query to store admin from any page of the website.  

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Read more information about the extension by reading this blog post.

 

4.  Featured Categories Extension

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This extensions allows users to place a “Featured Categories” blockon home page or in any other page of the webstore. The “Featured Categories” block displays selected categories, along with thumbnail versions of their respective category images and selected sub-categories for each.

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Install Here

 

5. Quick Alphabetical Search

Quick Alphabetical Search

This smart search extension enhances user experience and provides the ability to the user to add an alphabetical search bar just below the main navigation to search products just by the name.

Features that stand out

  • The extension allows users to search products just by name.
  • When clicked on any letter let say ‘P’, it will show the products that start with letter P.
  • This extension is developed for the default theme and is completely customizable.
  • This extension allows admin to set the font color for search links.

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Install Here

 

6. Magento Products Tabs Extension

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Magento EasyTabs is allows users to add informational tabs on the product page. The addition could be done with simple installation and configuration process of just few minutes. It is very easy to install without knowing any coding skills.

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Install Here

 

7. CueBlocks Zoom Extension

Magento Extension: Product Image Zoom

This extension allows users to replace the default zoom slider under the main image box with jQuery zoom. When the user mouse-over the image a larger view will be displayed on the screen next to the main image.

Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Install Here

What other Magento extension have you found particular useful?

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2 Comments

  1. Greg Nelson

     /  December 15, 2013

    Great list and I think afar reading this I would definitely look at magneto as a solution ahead of woo commerce.

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