Archive for August, 2007

I’ve just put the finishing touches on integrating a blog with my ShopSite store. Yes, it can be done!

But why would I want to do such a thing? Well, there are a few reasons:

  • It was a very fast way to get the site up and running
  • Search engines LOVE BLOGS
  • Blogs are an excellent content-management system – and I will have more content than “products” to manage with this site
  • To see how hard it would be (not too hard, as it turns out)
  • Access to a lot of different WordPress themes (for free)
  • Did I mention that search engines love blogs?

The connection between blog post and shopping cart will be accomplished through the implementation of ShopSite’s “Order Anywhere” functionality, but as my “product” count will be fairly low, this will prove much easier than trying to code an entire set of ShopSite-WordPress hybrid custom templates. (Although that does sound like an intriguing project to tackle sometime, eh?)

If there’s interest in how I went about it, I may write up a quick “how-to” guide. But first things first – click the “Cart” tab at the top of the page (or this shopping cart link) to see the cart integrated into the blog design. What do you think?