We wanted to build a plugin that makes shopping easy directly on the blog without opening any new tabs.
What it does
The blogger can easily add links to the blog text with an admin tool. The reader can find the shop box under a highlighted text by clicking it. In the shop box it is an ease to buy the product without leaving the page.
The reader doesn't have to search through the Internet for the one product that was featured on the blog. With the shop in blog the available sizes are directly visible in the shop box and buying the item is just few clicks away.
The bloggers can earn by curating the outfits for their readers as a service. The links doesn't have to be updated after adding them (...no need to maintain affiliate links anymore). The link will automatically disappear if the product is no longer available.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Due to the time limit we didn't have time to develop the multiple item buying as far as we would have wanted. The back-end is basically ready for that.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to create the plugin in this short amount of time with a small team. We have a working solution to show!
What we learned
No one in our team had experience with the Wordpress and its plugins. Using the API was also new for all of our team members.
What's next for shop in blog
We would improve the possibility of buying multiple items with "Get the look"-shop box. The order and the payment confirmations are also under construction.