Wordgento Plugin Seamlessly Integrates WordPress and Magento
Magento is one of the most robust open source e-commerce platforms available for highly complicated stores that require complex product variations and multiple shipping options. However, many Magento store operators are not willing to give up the powerful blogging platform that WordPress provides.
That’s where Wordgento steps in to bridge the two. It’s a brand new plugin written to integrate Magento blocks and sessions into your WordPress theme.
How does Wordgento work?
Wordgento uses simple PHP snippets to return blocks from your Magento installation. You can pull nearly anything from your Magento store into WordPress, including:
- Welcome Message
- Top Links
- Top Menu
- Recently ViewedY
- Sidebar Cart
What can you do with Wordgento installed?
Wordgento allows you to harness all of the power of WordPress to help boost your sales and provide a seamless experience for users who are browsing your blog and store content. For example, your can place your shopping cart in the sidebar of your WordPress site. Display recently viewed products, your users’ wishlists, pull in menus – anything you want! The idea is to keep your potential customers connected to your products as they navigate throughout your website.
Check out cheerupclothing.com, a site currently using the plugin:
As you can see the shopping cart is continuous throughout the site, even when viewing the WordPress blog pages.
Wordgento is quite a breakthrough, as it seems that Magento and WordPress integration extensions have not been well-supported the past few years. The developer who created Wordgento is looking for some more WordPress/Magento developers to get on board and help to improve the plugin. Future plans for the plugin include adding the ability to name your own blocks so that you can call out the templates in Wordgento.
For more information on using Wordgento, please visit the plugin’s homepage.