In a previous life, I built a couple of Magento sites and I as you may recall I did a Magento review in the past. Magento is a super great choice for anyone who is making a serious ecommerce site. One thing that Magento always lacked, in my view, was a great way to allow for comments on products and also creating a solid community. I always meant to get around to building a connector for Vanilla Forums, but I kind of got side tracked from doing so. Thanks to a couple of weekend coding sessions, this is no longer the case. If you have a Magento shop and you wanted the power of Vanilla Forums, it’s now available. May I present:Vanilla Comments for Magneto
This extension for Magento allows users to comment on products in your Magento shop and create a corresponding conversation in your Vanilla Community. To fully integrate Vanilla and Magento, you can add a link to your forum in the nav bar. The final last piece is an experimental JS connect plugin for Magento. This allows shop customers to be automatically signed into Vanila if they have an account on your Magento shop. It was made possible by some small changes to the amazing work of Bastian.
Final thoughts: This is not an official “Vanilla” release. It is a side project made by yours truly. Please test before you use in production. The best way to give back is to help improve code on Github. If you have questions or need support ask below. If you need a Vanilla Forum, get one here.Print This Post