How to integrate a WordPress blog in your Magento store

Tips and Guides/ 28th Nov 2016/Will Cook-Martin

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Regularly producing new content is one of the best things you can do to aid your SEO efforts. Normally, the easiest way to fulfil this is via a blog, where you can regularly post articles that are related to the main content of your site.

Magento doesn’t have a built in blog but it’s fairly easy to integrate WordPress, whilst still having the ability to manage everything from Magento’s admin panel

The guide below details how to integrate a WordPress blog in your Magento store by utilising a Magento extension.

The following steps assume that you already have WordPress installed.

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1
Log into the Magento admin panel

Log into your admin panel by visiting the admin URL

This is by default www.yourdomain.com/index.php/admin unless you specified otherwise when installing Magento

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2
Launch the Magento Connect manager

Navigate to System-> Magento connect->Magento connect manager

Login using the same credentials used to access the Magento admin panel

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3
Launch Magento Connect

Click the “Magento Connect” link

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4
Search for the WordPress integration extension

Search for “WordPress integration” using the search bar in the top right hand area of the page.

Click on the WordPress integration link.

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5
Get the Magento Extension Key

Click the “Install Now” button

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If you don’t currently have a Magento account you’ll need to register now (free) and then login

log_in

Click the “get extension key” button”

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Select and copy the extension key

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6
Install the Magento Extension

Close the Magento Connect page down, back on the Magento Connect Manager page, paste the extension key and click the “install” button

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7
Link WordPress database

Click on the WordPress link in the top menu bar

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8
Enter WordPress database details

Click on the Database tab and enter your WordPress details

If you use the same database for WordPress and Magento, you can simply leave the “Do Magento and WordPress share a database?” dropdown as “Yes” otherwise you’ll need to select “No” and enter your database details.

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