Magento is an amazing ecommerce software application, perfect for creating an online store. Plus, there are loads of great extensions for Magento to help take your internet store to the next level. We found 8 of the best FREE extensions for Magento, designed to help you manage shipping, email templates, newsletter subscriptions, your site’s menu, product images, and more!
Does your Magento site have a ton of categories and sub-categories? Then check out Exploded Menu, a free extension for Magento! Exploded Menu lets you to replace your website’s single column dropdown menu with a multi-column dropdown (including 2nd and 3rd level menu items). A multi-column dropdown menu is a great way to organize an ecommerce site with a lot of categories and sub-categories!
Love using Magento for your online store but hate how it creates separate invoice, shipment, and creditmemo numbers for one order? Then start using Fooman Invoice=Order Number, a free extension for Magento. Instead of keeping separate counts for invoice, shipment, and creditmemo numbers, this extension uses the related order number, making it easier for you to track of all of the numbers related to an order.
A blog can be a great way for an online store to connect with customers, and this Magento extension makes it easy for you to incorporate a blog into your internet shop. Are you already using the Monk_Blog extension for your store’s blog? Well, Blog is compatible with Monk_Blog, so this Magento extension can integrate all of the information from your old blog into your new one (make sure you follow the directions closely).
Want a free and easy way to improve the appearance and functionality of your Magento site? Then try Magento EasyLightbox, an extension that displays an image (i.e., your store’s products) as a lightbox. Magento EasyLightbox takes about 5 minutes to install and configure, and you don’t need any coding experience! This is a great extension for just about type of online shop.
A regular newsletter is a great way of telling your customers about your latest sales, newest products, and special offers. Checkout Newsletter is a super simple extension for Magento which allows you to add a ‘Sign Up for Newsletter’ checkbox onto your Onepage Checkout Page. With Checkout Newsletter, your customers can sign up for your company’s newsletter with just a click of there mouse!
This Magento extension lets you choose any PayPal supported currency for your online store’s transaction currency and add new PayPal supported currencies to the PayPal Website Payments Standard payment method in your shop’s admin panel. With the IW PayPal Standard Currencies extension, you can use any base currency for your online shop, allowing your store to have customers almost anywhere in the world.
Is your online store based in the UK? If you sell tangible items to customers in the UK and beyond, then check out the Royal Mail Domestic and International Shipping extension for Magento. This extension calculates the cost of sending items to a variety of different destinations using a range of various shipping methods.