Reasons not to use WordPress • WordPress Help

Although I always think by default how to approach any project with WordPress when I perform Web Consulting not always the final recommendation for a client is to use WordPress, since sometimes it is not the best choice .

There are several reasons why is not always recommended or the best option to use WordPress for a web development and these are some of them in which I would not recommend it to a client who trusts my criteria …

Apart from these specific and particular needs, WordPress almost always contributes so much in terms of positioning, content management and solidity that whenever possible my thinking is " How can I do this with WordPress? . "

Of course, it is possible that you have another opinion and reasons, which we would like to know and comment on.

Integrate Magento in WordPress • WordPress Help

If you are a user of Magento that wonderful software to create online stores, I'm sure that more than once you've thought of if it would be possible to integrate it with WordPress . And I do not mean to unify the design, which is relatively easy with a bit of HTML, or improve the positioning of the online store with a WordPress blog something obvious, but to manage the panel shopping and more Magento stuff from the same WordPress .

Well it's possible thanks to WordGento (okay, the name is ugly from noses), a plugin created by Tristar ] with which integrate any of the default Magento blocks (cart, links, navigation, etc.) into your WordPress theme.

Let's see how it is used …

1. Installation

The first thing is to deactivate a Magento function that conflicts with WordPress

  1. Browse to locate the file ~ / tu-magento / app / code / core / Mage / Core / functions.php
  2. Copy the file functions.php and paste it in ~ / tu-magento / app / code / local / Mage / Core / functions.php. Magento will now use this functions.php file instead of the one located in the Core folder.
  3. On line 90 (approximately, it is not fiji) you will find this code:
  4. You have to replace it with this other:
  5. Save the changes

Once done, you are ready to install the plugin. If you install it from the WordPress installer skip to step 3.

  1. Download the plugin and extract the files
  2. Upload wordgento to your folder ~ / wp-content / plugins /.
  3. Activate the plugin in WordPress
  4. Go to the WordGento settings page (you will see the new element in the adminstration main menu)
  5. Enter the path of your Magento installation from the root folder
  6. Enter the name of the Magento theme you are using
  7. Enter the site code if you have more than one active store
  8. Save the settings and follow the instructions for use

2. Usage

Currently there are 13 different blocks in a usual Magento installation. The codes to use would be the following:

3. Things to keep in mind

  1. Make sure you define the cookie paths in Magento. If your installation of magenta is in a subfolder go to the administration of Magento. Navigate to System -> Configuration -> Web -> Session Cookie Management ( System -> Configuration -> Web -> Session Cookie Management if you have it in English). Set the cookie path to / and set the domain of the cooke to
  2. Be sure to turn off the __ () function in Magento

4. Common problems

  1. Wordgento does not like the WordPress plugin called Tumblrize!
  2. Wordgento does not like the cForms plugin either!
  3. It's better not to use WordPress cache plugins since they can also cache the session current Magento client.

5. Future

The author wants that the blocks created by us can be added in the next version of WordGento. For example, if you have created your own topcart.phtml block in Magento, you can add it in Wordgento and claim it to be displayed in WordPress.

As you can see it is a quite complete and interesting solution for to integrate Magento and WordPress . If you prefer a "reverse" option, you can try Magento Connect, an extension for Magento that looks the same but otherwise.

NOTICE : this publication is two or more years ago. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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SecurePress, total security in WordPress

SecureLive is a website security system not exclusive to WordPress (there are versions for Joomla, PHP, Magento and more) but that also exists as free plugin that you can install from the plugin installer or the official SecurePress page .

What it offers SecurePress is a comprehensive detection and alert system hacking and exploits for WordPress that not only detects attacks but that blocks alerts you and even sends you reports by email or text messages. SecureLive says that detects 98.9% of the possible attacks, that's nothing, although you already know that in the security software we always go behind the attackers and nobody is going to guarantee 100% effectiveness.

If you want to try it you can download it at the official site or install it from your WordPress (it is in the official repository ).

The system is really complete, and even there is a video of the concept and functioning, this …