Shopify Launches WordPress Plugin

By Julian Thumm | 22 Mar 2016

Shopify has launched a free-to-download plugin for WordPress that allows users to easily add a shopping function to any page or blog post.

Canada-based e-commerce solution provider Shopify has launched a plugin for WordPress that allows people and companies operating WordPress websites to add a shopping function.

Shopify announced the new plugin via the company blog. With the Shopify plugin, “you’ll still manage all of your pages and posts in WordPress, but you’ll have Shopify to manage everything else: payments, secure checkout, shipping and fulfillment, inventory, and taxes—all the hard things about selling online.”

The plugin, which can be downloaded for free, allows you to make any WordPress page or post shoppable.

The plugin allows you to drop products with buy buttons into any sidebar, page or blog post. The plugin also includes a pop-out shopping cart, allowing customers to purchase multiple products at once.

The Shopify plugin allows WordPress users to integrate a shopping cart for a range of products or just one product, if necessary. “It’s perfect for WordPress site owners looking for a simple way to sell directly to their audience.”

Besides the e-commerce functionality, Shopify is also offering three customisable, free wordpress themes. All three themes are free to download for a limited time, and are built for websites using WordPress.org, the self-hosted version of WordPress.

Shopify themes provided by Ultralinx (left), Themezilla (middle), and Themify (right).

Shopify themes provided by Ultralinx (left), Themezilla (middle), and Themify (right).

Other features of the plugin include:

  • Facebook shop
  • Pinterest buyable Pins
  • Twitter shoppable Tweets
  • iPad/iPhone POS
  • Store management app

While the plugin is free to download, to enable the shopping cart you need to subscribe to Shopify Lite.

 

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