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Add On-site Messaging to your Magento storeLast updated: 2019-06-01

Magento is a popular e-commerce CMS, and PushAlert on-site messaging is supported on all versions. This guide is specifically for Magento 2, you can find instructions for Magento 1 stores here.

Steps to add PushAlert On-site Messaging to Magento

  • Step 1:

    Download the Magento 2 extension from here.

  • Step 2:

    Extract the extension and then copy the extracted PushAlert folder to the {magento_installation_root}/app/code folder of your Magento 2 installation through FTP or your cpanel. If the code folder does not exist, please create one.

  • Step 3:

    Once copied, navigate to {magento_installation_root}/app/etc folder and open config.php in an editor. You can also download a copy and upload it later after editing. We recommend creating a backup copy first, before editing.

  • Step 4:

    Scroll to the last in the list, and add the following there ,'PushAlert_OnsiteMessaging' => 1. Don't forget the initial comma. Save the file or upload the edited file.

  • Step 5:

    Head back to the Magento Admin section. Click on System > Cache Management and then click on Flush Magento Cache and then Flush Cache Storage. Then refresh the admin section.

  • Step 6:

    You will now be able to see Onsite Messaging in the left navigation menu. Click on Configuration.

    Magento 2 - Plugin Configuration - Onsite Messaging

  • Step 7:

    Now login to your PushAlert account and head to the Integrate section of the website where you want to enable onsite messaging.

  • Step 8:

    Click on Magento in the integrate section and copy the Website ID and head back to Magento admin section.

    Magento Integration - Onsite Messaging
  • Step 9:

    Copy the Website ID into the PushAlert Magento extension Configuration page and Save Config.

  • Step 10:

    Once done, head to System > Cache Management and flush both caches.

  • Step 11:

    That's it, the integration is now complete and you can now configure the first popup from our dashboard.