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Discussion in 'Magento Support' started by Tech4Homes, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Tech4Homes

    Tech4Homes UKBF Regular Full Member

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    How do I go about having a Wordpress blog for my Magento store?

    I'm not too fussed about it being "integrated" with the Magento site per ce. I just need it on the same domain so that any SEO benefit affects the store as well as the blog.
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2015 By: Tech4Homes Member since: Sep 30, 2012
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  2. One Step Hosting

    One Step Hosting UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Install Wordpress on the same domain, e.g. mystore.co.uk/blog , there are a few plugins for Wordpress to integrate it with Magento
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2015 By: One Step Hosting Member since: May 18, 2015
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  3. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Full Member - Verified Business

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    If there is to be any SEO benefits the blog has to be integrated. Bolting a blog on the side of the main site won't acheive anything. But if that really is all you want to do just install wordpress in a 'blog' folder. Takes a few minutes to do so you could be wrting blog post by teatime today.

    But if you want the blog to look like the main site then you will need a bespoke theme creating.

    Or you could just use one of the many Magento blog extensiotns: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Magento+blog+extension&surl=1&gws_rd=ssl
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2015 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  4. zigojacko

    zigojacko I say it how it is Full Member - Verified Business

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    If you don't want your blog to be integrated into your Magento store in any way then just simply install Wordpress to a sub directory on your domain (i.e. /blog).

    If you do want the Wordpress blog to be integrated then you can either use this Magento Wordpress Integration extension from Fishpig although there are many limitations (as in you're only able to use parts of Wordpress that the developers have catered for in the extension) or you can use MWI which allows you to fully use Wordpress and allows you to insert Magento blocks into your Wordpress theme.

    Both latter options will likely require development assistance/help.

    Alternatively, there is a free Magento blog extension but it of course offers far less than Wordpress can.
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2015 By: zigojacko Member since: Dec 7, 2009
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  5. Tech4Homes

    Tech4Homes UKBF Regular Full Member

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    I currently use the aheadworks blog, it's integrated but it lacks features and it's ugly.

    My thought was to use a Wordpress theme, branded the same with a very similar design and constant links back to the products where necessary.
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2015 By: Tech4Homes Member since: Sep 30, 2012
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  6. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Full Member - Verified Business

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    And value of this would be zero, a pointless exercise that Google and potential customers will ignore.

    To have any value at all the blog needs to be an integral part of the site and offer value to the reader. So use one of the available extensions to create a seamless whole so that the blog posts feel like part of the site with the full headers and footer and products categories.
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2015 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  7. Tech4Homes

    Tech4Homes UKBF Regular Full Member

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    OK.

    I'll stick with what I've got then and will have to get a developer to tart it all up soon. To be honest it just needs a featured image option and the layout improving and I'd be happy with it.
     
    Posted: Oct 6, 2015 By: Tech4Homes Member since: Sep 30, 2012
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  8. bharris

    bharris UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Cant you just use the CMS page's that come as standard with Magento?
     
    Posted: Oct 7, 2015 By: bharris Member since: Dec 30, 2014
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  9. Amasty

    Amasty UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Hi!
    If you need to integrate Magento with Wordpress, you can find extensions for that as it was stated above.
    Alternatively, you can create a blog under Magento. Using default CMS pages for that is a good but not really handle solution as in the end they look not like blog posts.
    So you can try this extension that adds blog functionality to a Magento store: handy widgets, editor, posts preview, customizable layout, etc.

    [​IMG]
     
    Posted: Oct 23, 2015 By: Amasty Member since: Apr 25, 2013
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  10. Tech4Homes

    Tech4Homes UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Thanks Amasty, that does look really good and covers all the issues I have with AW blog, does it work with any theme? and with multi store?
     
    Posted: Oct 31, 2015 By: Tech4Homes Member since: Sep 30, 2012
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  11. goivvy

    goivvy UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Fishpig wordpress magento extension is the must have magento extension in my opinion

    configuration is simple and it works with magento 1.x (not magento 2)

    it loads blog data from wordpress and wraps it around your current magento theme

    you have cart/customer session data on blog pages as well.
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: goivvy Member since: Nov 29, 2016
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  12. zigojacko

    zigojacko I say it how it is Full Member - Verified Business

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    can you stop resurrecting all the old threads in the magento forum please?
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: zigojacko Member since: Dec 7, 2009
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  13. goivvy

    goivvy UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    i am giving my opinion - might be interested to some

    am I not allowed to?
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: goivvy Member since: Nov 29, 2016
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  14. zigojacko

    zigojacko I say it how it is Full Member - Verified Business

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    no, you're not. we don't all want a ton of notifications for threads that have been dormant for many months.
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: zigojacko Member since: Dec 7, 2009
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  15. goivvy

    goivvy UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    then unsubscribe.
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: goivvy Member since: Nov 29, 2016
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  16. zigojacko

    zigojacko I say it how it is Full Member - Verified Business

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    or maybe you should read the forum rules... ?

    Code:
    Please don’t revive threads more than three months old, unless the OP previously committed to posting a later update.
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: zigojacko Member since: Dec 7, 2009
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  17. goivvy

    goivvy UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    oh okay i didn't know that

    point taken.
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: goivvy Member since: Nov 29, 2016
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