WordPress is one of the world’s leading content management systems. Volusion is one of the world’s leading e-commerce platforms.
Both of them are awesome.
You are probably asking this question for one of the following reasons:
- You already have a WordPress website and you now want to add a shopping cart
- You already have a Volusion store and you want to add a WordPress blog to it
- You haven’t built your website yet but you know the power of both WordPress and Volusion and you want the best of both worlds
Volusion vs. WordPress
Can you integrate a WordPress site with a Volusion e-commerce store?
The answer is yes, but it does require some expertise. Volusion is a hosted solution, and that means that all your files will be sitting on their servers. On the other hand, your WordPress site will be sitting on your own server space that you have bought from your web host.
The upshot: your Volusion store and your WordPress site cannot live on the same domain. Instead, they will have to be hosted on different sub-domains.
For example, your main site with all your content will be myawesomestore.com, and your store will be at store.myawesomestore.com. Alternatively, you can make myawesomestore.com the home page of your Volusion e-commerce store, and host your WordPress blog, on blog.myawesomestore.com.
This a professional solution that is used by many Volusion stores that evolved out of WordPress sites (or vice versa).
Either way, you can unite your site with identical design and branding if you do some work on customizing a Volusion template, and lots of interlinking. You can also take it a step further by importing products links and images from your Volusion site into your WordPress pages and posts using this free WordPress Volusion plugin.
For more complete integration, you can import your WordPress feed into your Volusion store, so that your content is automatically featured within your store. This takes some custom coding. If you are interested in doing this, contact us and we’ll tell you what’s needed.
Why WordPress and Volusion Integration?
Volusion is one of the most popular and best shopping carts on the planet. But before you can unleash Volusion’s powerful selling features on your visitors, you first have to consider how you are actually going to attract traffic and potential customers to your store.
It doesn’t matter if you have the world’s greatest product, if no one can find you, you won’t make sales!
Having an active blog is a proven way to increase targeted traffic to your site. It’s our #1 tip for ecommerce SEO. WordPress is the blogging platform of choice, since it is easy to use and SEO-friendly. When you update your blog regularly with fresh, relevant content, this can build you sustained, targeted traffic from search engines and social media – for relatively low cost!
And that’s good for business!
In other words, Volusion + WordPress = More Revenue!
Got questions or comments about integrating WordPress and Volusion? We’ve got plenty of experience, so just ask in the comments below.