Note: The ShopLocket plugin will be discontinued on WordPress.com as one of our eCommerce solutions on September 26, 2014. Please click here for a list of other eCommerce solutions.
WordPress.com Business allows you to integrate your ShopLocket store into your site’s dashboard, and to promote and sell ShopLocket products by adding them to posts, pages, and widgets directly from the dashboard.
This page will guide you through the process of setting up ShopLocket on your site, adding products from ShopLocket, and customizing their appearance.
See the WordPress.com Business page for more information about the features available with WordPress.com Business.
In your Dashboard, go to eCommerce Plugins and click on Activate under ShopLocket.
Next, go to Settings → ShopLocket and click on Connect to ShopLocket. Note that you have to be logged in to ShopLocket to connect your site. If you don’t already have a ShopLocket account, click Create an account. You’ll be redirected to ShopLocket to sign up.
After clicking on Connect to ShopLocket, you will be redirected to ShopLocket to approve the connection. Click on Connect with WordPress, and then click on Connect with my account.
When connection is complete, your WordPress.com site is ready to use with your ShopLocket store.
Embedding ShopLocket products in your site
The simplest way to add a ShopLocket product to your posts or pages is with the Add Product button in the editor.
When creating a new post or page, or when editing an existing one, you’ll see a new button above the main editor area: Add Product. Clicking this will bring up a list of all your ShopLocket products. Choose the product you want to add, and you’ll see a preview of how it will appear on your site. The information is pulled directly from ShopLocket so there’s nothing to set up or customize. To add the selected product to your site, click on Insert Product.
You can use the Width and Height settings to customize the appearance of the embedded product. ShopLocket will automatically adjust the information displayed based on the dimensions you choose.
Adding ShopLocket products in widgets
The ShopLocket widget allows you to show ShopLocket products in your site’s widget areas.
To add a ShopLocket widget, go to Appearance → Widgets and locate the ShopLocket widget on the page. Click on the widget, choose the widget area you want to add it to, and click on Add Widget to add it.
After adding the widget, choose a title for the widget in the Title field and choose the product to embed from the Product menu. Finally, click Save to make the widget visible on your site.
Note that different themes offer different options for widget placement. See the Widgets page for more information about using Widgets.
Help from ShopLocket
ShopLocket an easy way to sell products from your WordPress.com site, with no storefront to set up and no upfront or monthly fees. With a WordPress.com Business or Enterprise account, you can add ShopLocket products to pages, posts and your sidebar.
For more help configuring your products, visit ShopLocket’s help section at help.shoplocket.com or contact them with questions.