Magento Blog Plugin Recommendations

Discussion in 'Magento Support' started by SEO Lady, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. SEO Lady

    SEO Lady SEO Small Business Specialist in Somerset. Full Member - Verified Business

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    Hi all,

    I have a new Magento client who doesn't have a blog, I've worked with Magento clients previously and they have had the Wordpress plugin and the functionality is spot on, as I'm not experienced recommending a plugin can somone offer some assistance please?

    I've searched though this forum and came across this post which essentially says create /blog/ then install Wordpress in the folder however it looks ugly and erquired furhter programming.

    My client looked at this paid for blog and I was wondering if anyone has experience of both Wordpress and Magento blog plugins for SEO purposes as a comparison of the two?

    Big thanks
    Nina
     
    Posted: Jan 24, 2017 By: SEO Lady Member since: Aug 28, 2009
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  2. makeusawebsite

    makeusawebsite UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    As you mentioned, installing Wordpress into a /blog folder wouldn't be a great idea, and wouldn't really be an integration. You would leave yourself having to do a lot of work on the theme to get it integrated.

    We have used the FishPig extension on a number of sites, and it works really well. It also gives a single point of access, meaning the client doesn't have to remember multiple usernames,

    https://fishpig.co.uk/magento/wordpress-integration/

    Drop me a pm and I'd be happy to send you some example sites.

    Oooh...just realised this is our 1,000th post....crack open the champers! :)
     
    Posted: Jan 31, 2017 By: makeusawebsite Member since: Jan 23, 2011
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  3. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    No longer a new comer :)
     
    Posted: Jan 31, 2017 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  4. Amasty

    Amasty UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Hello,
    As a matter of fact, there is no need to integrate Magento with Wordpress to get a good blog. For example, you can take a look at our extension - https://amasty.com/magento-blog-pro.html

    The thing is Blog pro provides all the needed functionality and does not require installing any other CMS. You can see the screenshots and demo on the page.
     
    Posted: Feb 24, 2017 By: Amasty Member since: Apr 25, 2013
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  5. nguyennham.1012

    nguyennham.1012 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    In my experience, I have never purchase any blog Extension. Because there are a lot Free Magento Blog extension. I'm newer so I can't post my recommend blog here.
     
    Posted: Mar 10, 2017 By: nguyennham.1012 Member since: Mar 10, 2017
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  6. Fayyaz Khattak

    Fayyaz Khattak UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have used aheadWorks AW_blog which is available free at Magento Marketplace. It has a simple step to install and helps you to configure blog within the Magento store. The blog content and other materials can be controlled from the Magento Admin Panel.
     
    Posted: Mar 23, 2017 By: Fayyaz Khattak Member since: Mar 23, 2017
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  7. Catcheet

    Catcheet UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    :p I think it is no need to do so
     
    Posted: Mar 30, 2017 By: Catcheet Member since: Mar 30, 2017
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  8. Magecom

    Magecom UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    If you want to add blog to your site or that of your client, there are two ways to go:

    1) Install a blog extension that extends core Magento functionality.
    2) Integrate Magento with WordPress.

    There are pros and cons of each option. For examples, features blog extensions offer are much more limited compared to WordPress functionality. But if you select to integrate Magento with WordPress, you'll have to maintain two systems.

    Unfortunately, I can not post the link to a blog post we wrote on the topic, but on our site you can find.

    Regards,
    Julia
     
    Posted: Apr 14, 2017 By: Magecom Member since: Jun 12, 2015
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  9. pablodiablo74

    pablodiablo74 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have always used wordpress alongside magento, with no real integration. I'm going to check out the plug ins mentioned.
     
    Posted: Aug 7, 2017 By: pablodiablo74 Member since: Aug 7, 2017
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