How to integrate a WordPress blog in your Magento store
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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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
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
Launch Magento Connect
Click the “Magento Connect” link
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.
Get the Magento Extension Key
Click the “Install Now” button
If you don’t currently have a Magento account you’ll need to register now (free) and then login
Click the “get extension key” button”
Select and copy the extension key
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
Link WordPress database
Click on the WordPress link in the top menu bar
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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