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Howdy ,

The next step to setting up your Magento website is getting your customers (and potential customers) to visit your site.

For that to happen, you need to do one simple thing – leverage content.

A content-rich website not only attracts more visitors, but also ranks faster and higher on Google.

In the first part of this course, you will learn what WordPress is and how it can help you leverage content.

After giving you an overview of WordPress, we’ll show you how to quickly install it in your Magento system using Installatron.

No Installatron?

Not to worry because we have a separate guide for you – unfortunately, it’ll take you through a longer setup procedure.

In this course, you’ll also learn the following:

  • How to add and configure the common WordPress plugins
  • How to connect your Magento and WordPress sites together
  • How to create your first blog
  • How to use product shortcodes and extra layouts in the blog posts that you feature on your Magento website

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a Content Management System, or CMS for short, which allows you to share content on the Internet.

  • It is the de-facto standard for sharing content online
  • 60.4% of all websites that are using a CMS are using WordPress
  • Ridiculously simple to install
  • Ridiculously simple to use
  • It’s FREE!

Moreover, your WordPress blog posts can be easily tied in with your Magento site through FishPig.

What is FishPig?

Thanks to FishPig, a free Magento website extension, connecting your Magento and WordPress sites together can be done in a jiffy.

Once you have set up FishPig in your Magento system, the blog posts you create on WordPress shall automatically appear on your custom designed Magento website.

If you’re wondering how to run your WordPress blog separately from your Magento website – in case you would outgrow FishPig in the future – this course includes that topic, too.

From this quick introduction, you may now jump to the next tutorial which shows you how to install WordPress in your Magento system.

Matt & Daves Note:

This whole course is based on how we would setup Magento & WordPress if we were you and the course is specially designed to allow you to outgrow the FishPig Magento/WordPress integration.

This will not be a concern for you right now, however give it 6 or 12 months time and you might be at a stage where you’re demanding absolute control.

And you can have it :)

Although that said, with the custom options and Magento static blocks we’ve got lined up for you in this course, it’ll be nearer to the 12 months or way beyond!

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  1. nickfessi
    nickfessi says:

    Matt,

    I’ve installed this already using the fishpig extension and my blog is all up and running, however fishpig offer the root (£49.99) extension that allows you to install wp into root so that you can use wp for CMS pages. Is this something that you would recommend as i think the Magento CMS can be a bit limiting and as you say wp is so easy to use and looks so good?

    Nick

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    • Matthew Ogborne
      Matthew Ogborne says:

      Howdy Nick,

      I was thinking about add on when I first saw it too. WordPress is a lot easier to use thats for sure.

      But would I pay an extra £50 just for that privilege, probably not is my honest answer.

      Matt

      PS. You can still use the pages in WordPress, they’ll just have “blog/” in their URL’s AND if you’re already up & running then you’ll definitely want to check out the later tutorials as there are several plugins, layouts and additional blocks that we include that you’ll want.

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      • nickfessi
        nickfessi says:

        Ok, Could you use URL re-writes so that wp content pages look like mydomin.com/contact-us instead of mydomin.com/blog/contact-us? and if so how is this done?

        I’m looking forward to the later tutorials to jazz my blog up a bit. I found somethings like page layouts didn’t work in the Ultimo theme, so can’t wait to see which things do work.

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