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    Default WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) [Support Thread]

    About this Plugin
    Zen Cart is a one of the best open source frameworks to build an online shopping cart while WordPress is known as one of the best open source blog content management system (CMS) for creating blogs. Each has its own outstanding features, but the combination of these two systems create a great product which we are calling "WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen)". Basically, "WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen)" is a series of Zen Cart sideboxes which displays WordPress content that can be used to integrate WordPress into Zen Cart so that shopowners can display WordPress content in their Zen Cart store.

    What it does

    These sideboxes are meant to link your WordPress blog to your Zen Cart store without having to implement complicated WordPress blog-embedding solutions/add-ons. These sideboxes pull content links directly from the WordPress blog. All a store owner has to do is to style their WordPress blog to match their store.

    Some may find these sideboxes are a lot less work than it would have been to troubleshoot all of the other issues with other blog-embedding solutions.

    Basic Features (Free)


    • Blog Archive. Sidebox which displays a list of posts grouped by year and month. Admin configuration comes with various options.
    • Blog Categories. Sidebox displays the blog posts by category.Admin configuration comes with various options.
    • Blog Pages. A configurable sidebox to list blog pages and sub-pages. Admin configuration comes with various options.
    Last edited by swguy; 24 Apr 2014 at 12:43 PM.
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    Default Re: WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) [Support Thread]

    Hiiiiiiiii DivaVocals ,
    For Clarification.... is this different from "WordPress On ZenCart - Sideboxes Only Edition v1.0" plugin? or will it be more enhanced? Or am I just confused like usual?
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    Default Re: WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) [Support Thread]

    Not in ANY WAY related to WOZ or ANY variations of WOZ.. Here's the difference.. The WP4Zen module WORKS.. WOZ (and it's variants) do not..

    Quote Originally Posted by ljdream00 View Post
    Hiiiiiiiii DivaVocals ,
    For Clarification.... is this different from "WordPress On ZenCart - Sideboxes Only Edition v1.0" plugin? or will it be more enhanced? Or am I just confused like usual?
    Last edited by DivaVocals; 28 Apr 2014 at 11:16 PM.
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    Default Re: WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) [Support Thread]

    One of the issues I have discussed with others is that the blog needs to be on the server with your website so that customers do not have to go to wordpress site in order to blog.. This way the customer is not deviated away from your site and gets "lost" to another site. Above it 'hints' that this is not true and the the blogging is on Wordpress site and then the posting appears on my site - Am I confused???

    TIA anything to make installation easier is ssoooo appreciated.

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    Default Re: WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) [Support Thread]

    I haven't used this mod yet, but I doubt if it matters where the Wordpress installation is.

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    Default Re: WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) [Support Thread]

    You would install WP on your server, possibly in a subfolder of your domain where Zen Cart is in the root. The sideboxes would then appear on your Zen Cart site.

    It might work fine if you were on the Wordpress server, though that would give your blog a "yourname.wordpress.com" URL (more or less). If you already have hosting for your ZC site I see no reason to install WP elsewhere.
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    Default Re: WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) [Support Thread]

    Quote Originally Posted by stevesh View Post
    I haven't used this mod yet, but I doubt if it matters where the Wordpress installation is.
    From the readme:
    Following are the prerequisites for this series of Zen Cart sideboxes to operate properly:
    1. A Zen Cart store installed and operable. Tested with Zen Cart v1.5.1.
    2. WordPress installed and operable. Tested with WordPress versions v3.5.1 through v3.8.1.
    3. The Zen Cart and WordPress installations share a common mySQL database.
    4. The Zen Cart and WordPress installations must share the same domain.
    5. Update the admin configuration options with the correct filepath to the WordPress installation.

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    Default Re: WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) [Support Thread]

    To add to the info lat9 posted, no integration whatsoever with any yourblogname.wordpress.com blogs.
    Quote Originally Posted by gjh42 View Post
    It might work fine if you were on the Wordpress server, though that would give your blog a "yourname.wordpress.com" URL (more or less). If you already have hosting for your ZC site I see no reason to install WP elsewhere.
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    Default Re: WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) [Support Thread]

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    Default Re: WordPress® for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) [Support Thread]

    Hi DivaVocals,

    just one question: why it requires the same database as the zen-cart uses? Could I configure a different database for the blogs? I don't think it's that desirable to mess the product and order data with blog data? Maybe it makes sense to give users the option to use a different database. Just one thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by DivaVocals View Post
    To add to the info lat9 posted, no integration whatsoever with any yourblogname.wordpress.com blogs.

 

 
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