Best WordPress Connect Plugins

One of the trouble-free and robust CMS in today’s world is WordPress. In 2004, WordPress was released with support for “Plugins” which helps in expanding its core functionalities. And it takes WordPress to a whole new level with millions of users around the globe. With the current version of WordPress 5.3.2, there are 52,479 official FREE plugins in the repository to build your website with feature-rich functionality. Are you excited to extend the default functionality of WordPress with these extended features? We have compiled different methods of plugin installation for you to easily install and make use of it

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Plugins

Besides themes, we have plugins which are a very redeeming feature of WordPress. Here, Non-developers have supremacy in developing codes to scale up their website functionality. Plugins are software appended and it can be installed in WordPress, for elongating the functionality of the website. A plugin is tedious and helps us work more simple. We can install a plugin in various methods. The installation of the plugin is a rapid process. Here, we will interact with the needs of the plugin and how to install and put it into service. We will discuss the three methods of installation.

Method 1 – Installation from the WordPress Dashboard

Installing Plugins from the WP Dashboard is one of the elementary methods. This method is preferable for the open-source and community plugins that are listed in the WordPress plugin directory. We must log in to WordPress to proceed with the next. Opt for Plugins -> Add New. We can download or save the plugin by using a search tool on the page. Let us try searching with “WP Ultimate CSV Importer“.

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WordPress provides the absolute forage outcome while you start to type out instead of giving the entire word. We have to pick out the desired plugin from the search directory and opt for “Install Now” displayed. The endmost step will be activation which is processed by opting “Activate” toggle.

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The Plugin is ready to perform in WordPress.

Note to Self :

Only free plugin available in the directory can be installed.

Method 2 – Installation in the Admin area

We have an alternative method for installing the plugin by availing the paid version. Let’s initiate downloading the plugin from the source. We have to set a login as Admin. Opt for Plugins -> Add New -> Upload Plugin. Opting will pop out the plugin upload page.

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Let us tap the “Choose File” toggle and explore the zip file in the downloads for proceeding with the installation. The user will receive a popup message for accreditation. It is mandatory to activate the installed plugin or it will be futile. This installation supports only plugins in zip format.

Method 3 – Installation using FTP

The closing and the puzzle method of installing the plugin is using FTP. It can be referred to as Manual Importing. We have to download the zip file of the plugin from the directory and extract it in /wp-content/plugins folder to proceed forward. This method is a complex process for the apprentice until they practice once.

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ForthComing is to connect the site’s server with FTP. There might be perplexity in connecting the server, at that point, we have to reach out to the hosting provider. Plot a route to the wp-content enclosed on the installation page. Search out the path /wp-content/plugins, to update the extracted file or folder. Once uploading is done, the next process will be verification that is installed in the WordPress folder. Else, all the current uploaded files have to be detached and the installation should be resumed.

Activation of plugins

Installation can be concluded only if it is activated and configured. Plugins can be activated or deactivated in WordPress. It can be configured in the settings. Configuration varies for each of the plugins. It has to be performed only in the updated version of that plugin. If you need any further assistance in plugin installation or any custom plugin development, do email us at support

Magento WordPress Sync Feature Explanation

Magento WordPress Sync is a new plugin by Smackcoders that can sync data between Magento to WordPress WooCommerce Stores. The plugin gives the ability to do easy sync the data from Magento to WordPress WooCommerce store with 6 primary set of records, essential attributes and meta fields.

What to sync from Magento store to WordPress using Magento WordPress Sync plugin?

  • 1. Categories – Can import all categories with parental hierarchy, name, slug, description, parent details.
  • 2. Attributes – import all attributes with attribute types as bulk ( select & text ).
  • 3. Groups – import all groups into WordPress group’s add-on.
  • 4. Customers – import all customers and their shipping, billing details
  • 5. Sales Orders – import all Sales orders along with following order status Processing, Pending Payment, On Hold, Cancelled, Failed
  • 6. Products – import all Magento Products into WooCommerce products along with all product meta fields.

A detailed no. of plugin options under “Sync Data” section users can choose from 6 primary set of data to start syncing from each. As a first step user have to configure Magento API user & API key correctly before start with any sync options. Once API details are configured, the Magento WordPress Sync plugin can sync any data from Magento.

How to configure the sync settings?

Under setting tab provide correct Magento API URL, API User, API Key to configure with your Magento store for transfer/sync records to your WordPress store. This can be used for complete Magento to WordPress migration or periodical sync between Magento WordPress stores.

How the Categories Sync works?

Under “Sync Data” section, there is an icon named as “Categories” can be found. All the magneto store categories can be synced from your configured Magento into WordPress using this sync method. All categories and sub categories along with their name, respective slug, description & parent details are transferred/synced. Categories are synced without losing their hierarchy (parental information) format. This feature enables users to assign all categories synced from Magento as WooCommerce store product categories.

How the Attributes Sync works?

Under “Sync Data” section, there is an icon named as “Attributes” can be found. All the attributes and sets are synced from user configured Magento store to WooCommerce. Attribute sets synced along with name, slug, type, order by details, meta_key & meta_value information. This feature assigns synced magento attributes as their respective WooCommerce Attribute sets.

What Groups Sync do?

There is a feature to sync group data using “Groups” icon. All the customer groups are synced from user Magento store as WooCommerce Groups.

How Customers Sync is done?

User can find “Customers” icon which is to sync all the mage customers into WooCommerce Customers. This feature can sync customers name, password, nickname, email, display_name along with customer’s shipping details and billings detail information. Customers synced are also assigned to their respective WooCommerce Groups.

How Sales Orders Sync options works?

“Salesorders” icon option is to sync all the Sales orders from user Magento as WooCommerce Orders with customer details, items related to the orders, fees details, shipping details etc.

How Products Sync is handled?

Finally the Products Sync using “Products” icon sync all the Products form Magento as WooCommerce Products. This sync not only transfers products alone. They sync all essential details of the products like below listed attributes and Meta values.

List supported Products Attributes and Meta Fields

  • visibility
  • sku
  • manage_stock
  • stock_status
  • regular_price
  • sale_price
  • sale_price_dates_from
  • sale_price_dates_to
  • tax_class_id
  • tax_status
  • tax_class
  • purchase_note
  • featured
  • weight
  • length
  • width
  • height
  • backorders
  • file_paths
  • download_limit
  • download_expiry
  • product_url
  • button_text

Connect WordPress website with your support portal, Freshdesk

Picture this: You place your dinner order in your favorite restaurant, the operator promises the delivery would be in an hour and the delivery guy arrives after 45 minutes. You will pay the bill and give him a handsome tip. What if you get your order delivered after 1 hour 30 minutes, chances are you’ll switch to a different restaurant for your next order.

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Ditto!!! The same case for your business. It is paramount for any business to deliver timely customer service. Whether it may be responding to email or answering client calls, failure in responding to customer queries in a timely fashion could be the difference between the success and failure of your business. But it’s not an easy one to achieve. When your customer base starts increasing, the support reps struggle to maintain their inbox. To handle this efficiently, there are many helpdesk solutions available in the market. One such popular solution is Freshdesk. It lets you efficiently handle all your customer support queries at one place. Now a set of questions pops up on your mind, How to connect this helpdesk to my website? Is it possible the capture support queries from my WordPress website? Will I be able to use one of my existing forms as a support form to capture queries? One answer to your queries, WP Helpdesk Integration to connect your WordPress website with your Freshdesk.

Connect your Freshdesk with WordPress

Configure and Connect to start capturing all your customer support queries. Add your Freshdesk configuration to bridge your WordPress website with Freshdesk.

Use Existing or create your own web form

WP Helpdesk Integration, lets you create and use your own support form. It automatically fetches all the desired Freshdesk fields, choose the appropriate field that you need to include in your support forms. In addition, you can also use one your existing third-party webforms like Contact Form 7, Ninja Form and Gravity From.

Free from duplicates

When the same customer submits the web form, WP Helpdesk Integration auto detects it. You either Create and new ticket or update the existing ticket with the new information or the skip duplicate. Want to learn more? Go ahead and check out our Live demo to give it a try. You can talk to us at support for any help or please leave your feedback in the comments below.

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