WordPress is known as one of the best open source content management system (CMS) frameworks for creating blogs while Zen Cart is a one of the best open source e-commerce frameworks to build an online shopping cart. Each has its own outstanding features. However, wouldn’t the combination of these open source powerhouses make a powerful combination?
If you are interested in integrating Zen Cart and WordPress, it’s probably because you want to mention the products from your Zen Cart store in your WordPress blog. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to put links to your product listings into the relevant blog posts and pages AND have those product listings update automatically as your Zen Cart store changes? Wouldn’t it be nice to include some of your blogs most useful widgets in your Zen Cart store without having to fuss with a complicated blog embedding module. Wouldn’t it be nice if session-dependent information like your shopping cart (cart contents, checkout link, or shopping cart link) could be displayed inside WordPress?
We are pleased to announce the release of Zen Cart® for WordPress (zen4wp) & WordPress for Zen Cart® (wp4zen). We think that these plugins and modules will be VERY useful to your business. In our opinion an automated means to integrate Zen Cart content within WordPress or WordPress content within Zen Cart are MUST HAVE functions for shop-owners to make their WordPress sites into a more effective tool to drive business to their Zen Cart stores.
Zen Cart® for WordPress (zen4wp) & WordPress for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) is series of widgets, shortcodes, and sideboxes that integrate Zen Cart and an associated a WordPress installation. Zen Cart® for WordPress (zen4wp) is based on a collaboration between Vinos de Frutas Tropicales and Over the Hill Web Consulting. WordPress for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) is based on a collaboration between Over the Hill Web Consulting and Marian Coleman.
Finally this kind of SEAMLESS integration is possible. Read more here: Zen Cart and WordPress.. together at last the way they should be!
Please Note: Zen Cart® for WordPress (zen4wp) & WordPress for Zen Cart® (wp4zen) does not integrate the user logins between Zen Cart and WordPress. If your site requires users to login for content or shopping, they will still have to register on both Zen Cart and WordPress. If you desire SSO (single sign-on) for Zen Cart and WordPress, please contact either Vinos de Frutas Tropicales or Over the Hill Web Consulting for a quote.