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Contentplum Widget Integration Guide for Magento Commerce Platform

Contentplum app is very easy to integrate with your Magento powered eCommerce store with our plug-n-play Magento Extension. Follow these steps to integrate Contentplum's Extension to your store

Step 1 � Install Extension

  1. Please make sure you've set the "Write" permissions (757) to following directories of your Magento installation:
    • app/design/frontend/default/default/layout
    • app/design/frontend/default/default/template
  2. Please log into your Magento Admin dashboard, which is usually located at http://your-website.com/index.php/admin. Navigate to the System tab and click on Magento Connect then click on Magento Connect Manager.
  3. Copy the extension key below:
    • For Magento 1.3 or 1.4: magento-community/contentplum_widget
    • For Magento 1.5+ : http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community/contentplum_widget
  4. Paste the key where it says "Paste extension key to install" and click "Install".
  5. Then click Proceed.
  6. You should see the Extension is installed successfully on console area.
  7. Now click on "Return to Admin" link on the top-right side of your screen.

Step 2 � Configure Extension

  1. In Magento Store's Admin area, navigate to System ? Configuration. Then look for Contentplum in the left sidebar menu and then click on Contentplum Widget.
  2. If by clicking on Contentplum Widget shows a 404 page, then please log out of your admin account and log back in. Now the issue should be resolved.
  3. Then click on "General Settings" and enter following information:
    • Access Code: Enter your Access Code here. Sign in to get your Access Code. Go to My Account page by clicking My Account on top right corner of the contenplum Dashboard. Locate Get Access Code in options and click the button �GET ACCESS CODE�. Copy code from pop up and paste into Magento Dashboard.

Step 3 � Embed Widget to your store using one of the following method

Below couple of examples are shown on how to embed Contentplum Widget in Magento Store


Method1: Create widget instance and specify layout view where it need to be displayed.

Method2: Embed using static block

Method3: Embed to CMS pages content area using WYSIWYG insert widget button



Method1: Create widget instance and specify layout view where it need to be displayed.

  1. In your Magento admin dashboard go to CMS ? Widgets
  2. Click on �Add New Widget Instance�
  3. Select Settings ? Type as �Contentplum Widget�
  4. Select Design Package/Theme where you want to embed this widget. (e.g. default/deafult)
  5. Click Continue
  6. Select appropriate options in Widget Instance ? Frontend Properties
  7. To display on specific block of the layout click on �Add Layout Update�
  8. Select page on which you want to display
  9. Select Block Reference
  10. Go to Widget Instance ? Widget Options
    1. Select widget from the drop down menu of Contentplum Widget Instance
  11. Click Save and verify your integration
  12. Go to system ? cache mamagement and refresh all cache types.


Method2: Embed using static block

  1. In your Magento admin dashboard go to CMS ? Static Blocks
  2. Click on �Add New Block�
  3. Fill up General information and go to Content WYSIWYG and press �Insert Widget� Button
  4. Inside Insert Widget pop up select Widget Type as �Contentplum WIdget� and Contentplum Widget Instance as one of the widget which you want to embed.
  5. Click �Save Block�
  6. Copy shortcode: {{block type="cms/block" block_id="your_block_id"}} to content of any CMS pages or any HTML template files. Here your_block_id is what you specified as identifier in your Static Block general information.
  7. Go to system ? cache mamagement and refresh all cache types.


Method3: Embed to CMS pages content area using WYSIWYG insert widget button

  1. In your Magento admin dashboard go to CMS ? Pages
  2. Select the page you want to add Contentplum Widget
  3. Go to content section of the page. Locate WYSIWYG editor
  4. Click on insert widget button on WYSIWYG
  5. Select Widget type as Contentplum Widget
  6. Contentplum Widget instance drop down will show up with list of all widgets you created on www.contentplum.com
  7. Select the Widget which you want to embed as Contentplum Widget Instance
  8. Click Insert Widget button
  9. Save page
  10. Go to system ? cache mamagement and refresh all cache types.