Magento Commerce: iPhone and WordPress Support

Magento Commerce enjoys one of the most active and participative ecosystems I’ve seen surrounding any open source project…let alone one that started in January of 2007!

Though the software is still in a 1.0x version state — and is not for the faint-of-heart to install and deploy — it’s moving quickly toward being positioned as the ecommerce engine of choice. Joomla, WordPress and even Drupal project folks are interacting with the Magento Commerce teams to determine how integrations can proceed and how quickly.

Today sees an email from the team about iPhone support and WordPress integration. Two positive steps in the right direction.

I tried out the iPhone interface and it’s simple, easy and fun. Thinking about my purchase history and online research before buying, I realize that it’s relatively unlikely many transactions will occur from a smartphone. But there’s no question in my mind that these devices will be the primary internet interface for many of us going forward, and having sites accessible will be critical.

The WordPress integration is also of particular interest as I’m doing more with this software and the community is crying out for seamless integration and rock-solid ecommerce.

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  1. Webshopnews on November 17, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    The guys behind Magento are doing are really great job. It is good to see an open source project like Magento – showing that open source is the right way to go. With the iPhone-Theme and the WordPress-Plugin, Varien has made another important step in the right direction… Looking forward to see more!!!

  2. Camille on March 26, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing this info!

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