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WebDevStudios for Shopify: The Shopify eCommerce Plugin

If you keep an eye on WordPress Twitter, you might have heard little birds tweeting about some of our recent work with Shopify!

Shopify is an e-commerce software that provides a hassle-free platform for shop owners to run their own online store and get a piece of the internet sales pie. We built them an extremely flexible e-commerce plugin that makes it easy for WordPress.org site owners to download the plugin and use immediately.

The Shopify eCommerce Plugin allows WordPress users to employ the Shopify “Buy Button” to sell existing products in their Shopify store with ease. WordPress users can embed products in their site, including pictures, product descriptions, and price, with just a few clicks! For store owners that have an extensive inventory, there is also a straightforward search function that allows them to track down exactly which product they would like to embed without hassle. Both individual products and product collections can be embedded as well.

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When Shopify reached out to us, they knew they wanted to build a custom plugin that makes Shopify even easier to use than before. They had a some criteria in mind when they were searching for the right folks to build this plugin, which is as follows:

  1. They wanted experienced developers with a proven track record of building high-quality WordPress products
  2. They wanted the right partner for releasing the product to WordPress–folks who are proficient with the process of releasing open source products to the public.
  3. They wanted to be sure that the end result was highly extendable and accessible to other developers.

We built the plugin with the features they wanted, the proper way, and included ways so that other developers could extend it; the Shopify eCommerce plugin is extremely flexible and can serve as a base for other developers to build upon. We also created extensive documentation, and rolled it out to both Github and WordPress.org.

The plugin has already gotten some attention; before it was even released on WordPress.org, Shopify made their formal announcement and it showed up on WPTavern.

We’re super excited about this product; as we mentioned at the end of last year, we would be focusing in on products, and this is just the start!

 

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