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Chapter 14. Magento, Part 4: Integrating Magento and WordPress Using the FishPig Extension

This article is part of a larger series on the Magento ecommerce platform. In this post, we’re going to look at how to integrate Magento with WordPress using the FishPig extension for Magento.

In Part 1 of this series, I took you step by step through the installation and setup of Magento. I pointed out some of the gotchas along the way and the various configuration options available to you. When we were done, we had a working (albeit a rather plain) ecommerce site set up.

In Part 2, we looked at getting products into your new Magento store. We discussed how Magento organizes products and inventory into categories and subcategories, and covered some of the potential configuration options. I also gave you a homework assignment to get your products into your new system so that we could begin the process of accepting payment.

In Part 3, we walked through setting up PayPal in your store so that you could accept payment for your products. We also looked at some of the configuration options that allow you to place Buy Now buttons in various locations of the store based on your needs.

Integrating Magento and WordPress with FishPig

Before starting with the steps provided here, you should already have Magento and WordPress installed on your system, and you should have basic connection information for the databases you will be connecting to. If you’re creating clean installs of both systems, ...

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