Support » Plugin: WP Shopify » Decent solution for linking Shopify and WP

  • ihoyte

    (@ihoyte)


    We’ve been using this plugin (PRO) for over a year now, and although it’s not without its quirks and quarks, the plugin does its job to sync products to WordPress and the cart system integrates nicely into your theme. Early on we had issues with the automatic sync, but the plugin has been updated heavily since we first used it and, to my knowledge it is working as intended. I see some reviews harp on the syncing functionality, so I am simply stating our experience.

    I would recommend that you have a good knowledge of PHP and Javascript before using this plugin. The “dropzones” are a bit unorthodox when digging into the installation process, but make sense once you understand it. We went with creating our own PHP templates using the WP Shopify factory system, which seems to do a good job.

    Some features are not possible to achieve, so I would reach out to support if you have any specific, non-standard features. For instance, we wanted to limit a product to only 1 purchase per cart, and it was not possible to achieve this out of the box. You cannot leverage Shopify addons for functionality in your WordPress install as the plugin operates (mostly) 1-way via the Shopify API. So again, if you need to customize some of this functionality you will have to get creative.

    The storefront shortcode might not be quite what you expect. We were able to build our own storefront (with collection filtering, etc.) using the available functionality in this plugin.

    Andrew appears to be the sole developer behind this plugin. I’ll never understand how the guy has time to both develop the plugin AND provide support; however, any instance that we have needed support he has come through. Do not expect overly quick support, but provided your concern is legitimate, he will come through for you. Much of the support requests in the Slack channel are either non-plugin related or are outlined in the documentation. I suspect some of the 1 star reviews are coming from these situations, but from what I have seen, he has been more gracious than not in answering these questions while providing legitimate support to plugin related issues.

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  • Plugin Author Andrew @ wpshop.io

    (@andrewmrobbins)

    @ihoyte Thanks for the very detailed and fair review. Much appreciated. I think it will help others decide if this is a good solution for them or not.

    Reach out again if you need anything!

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