1. Collins Agbonghama

    It would have been better if they had simply converted the plugin a shortcode that will make embedding the Buy buttom easy in WordPress TinyMCE editor.


  2. Mwiinga

    The chain of discontinued services is slightly growing.
    AdSense, Shopify, Internet explore, WP San Francisco offices and all.
    Hope WordPress itself will not be discontinued…


    • Garikai Dzoma

      Technically the Adsense plugin was not discontinued it sort of gave way to QuickStart so the plugin was deemed unnecessary. IE gave way to Chrome I mean eer er Edge.


  3. Garikai Dzoma

    Generating code is annoying and a bit pedestrian. Woo-commerce it is then.


  4. Topher

    Sounds like it’s time for an oembed option.


  5. Andrew Robbins

    Hey everyone,

    I’m currently developing a plugin that will be integrating Shopify directly into WordPress. Unlike the official plugin that was just discontinued, I won’t be using iFrames to display the products or collections.

    I’m using the Shopify API directly and combining it with the Buy Button channel for the front-end. This gives the end user full control over how they want to show their products — especially if you’re a WP developer.

    Anyway for the sake of brevity I won’t go into too much detail, but if you want to learn more feel free to check out the project here: https://wpshop.io

    The planned release is around the end of May. I’m also currently sending out alpha versions if you want to start trying it out.




    • Ryan Hellyer

      Interesting. I thought the official plugin did use their API and not just iframes.


    • Jason Lemieux

      That looks nice, Andrew! I checked out the demo sites. Thanks for filling the gap.


    • Chuck Reynolds

      Nice! I had planned for something similar to what it sounds you’ve built (are building) last summer but client kiboshed the project due to supplier and manufacturing problems. Yeah I wanted to build something that would just pull the shopify api and relate it to products in a new CPT and cache the F out of it. Sounds like you’re doing something similar. I signed up for the email list and stared it on GitHub. No need for it right now but it’s good to see somebody’s on top of this one. Cheers


      • Andrew Robbins

        Awesome thanks Chuck.

        Totally with you on the caching as-well. I originally saved the product and collections data in the post_meta table but then realized that I was massively limited to what I could query since many of the options were saved as serialized arrays. I’ve since moved to custom tables approach but now need to handle all the caching myself. Once I get the caching finished I think it’ll be super nice.


    • Tomas

      Thanks for sharing what you are working on. WP Shopify looks awesome. Looks like it will be much better replacement for a discontinued official plugin.


  6. Otto

    The plugin team will never disclose why a plugin is removed from the directory, under any circumstances. It’s not our plugin, we don’t own it, it’s not our place to speak on that matter.

    We do remove a lot of plugins by author request. Several every week. We also remove them for security issues, and bring them back once those issues are fixed. We also remove for guideline violations. Those come back if they fix the violations.

    But, again, these are not our plugins, and so we are not in a position to point fingers for any reason. We don’t judge or attempt to shame people. We work with authors and do what we feel to be best in each individual circumstance.

    So, stop asking why. It’s distracting. ?


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