WordPress turns your website into a complete e-commerce platform. Combined with Troly, you eliminate the need for double entry and orders and customers history are seamlessly kept up-to-date for you. It allows you to:
- capture sales directly from your website and process them in Troly, using the Troly configurations for payments, shipping and also membership discount.
- securely sign up new members online, including credit card details, and automate the club fulfilment in Troly.
- automatically synchronise customer, club and product information, including special membership prices, between Troly and your website
Before you get started
Ensure that you already have WooCommerce installed. You can find more information on WooCommerce installation here. The latest WordPress and WooCommerce versions are required to use the Troly Plugin, which you need to install in WordPress once you have configured your WordPress add-on in Troly.
In Troly, install the WordPress add-on
Enter your WordPress URL for Troly to talk to. Upon WordPress configuration, the API Consumer Key, the API resource Key and the Check Number will be generated for you.
‘Use WordPress for Club Runs and Special Offers’ option
This option gives members the possibility to edit their order directly on your WordPress site via a link added in the email received when you process a Club Run. Members who click the link are then re-directed to their order online where they can edit the order by themselves. You need to have the Tasting Experience Add-on installed in your account as well.
If you select ‘No’ for this option, make sure that the Tasting Experience Add-on is installed in Troly, to allow members to edit or confirm and pay for their orders via this page instead.
In WordPress, install the Troly plugin
Once you have installed the WordPress Add-on in Troly, make sure you proceed to install the Troly plugin in WordPress. The add-on in Troly and the plugin in WordPress are the two key elements for Troly and WordPress to ‘talk’ to each other. In WordPress, under Plugins, click on Add new.
Type “Troly” in the Search plugins… field. Click on Install Now. Once installed, click on Activate.
Now, under the Connect to Troly tab in the Troly plugin, add the information given (Consumer key, Resource Key and Check Number) in Troly when you configured the WordPress add-on. Click on the Save changes button once you completed the fields.
Your website is now connected to your Troly account 🎉.
You need to request a first synchronisation, please refer to Configuring the Troly Plugin Settings for detailed steps. From this point on, data will be kept synchronised between Troly and your website.
You should also know
Note that wordpress.com however doesn’t support eCommerce capability through WooCommerce so as a result, Troly cannot connect to wordpress.com-hosted websites.
Domain Name Change
If your domain URL changes at any stage, you can update it yourself in both Troly and WordPress settings.
From Troly, WordPress add-on
Go to Add-Ons → WordPress (eCommerce) and update your domain name and click the Save Button.
From WordPress, Troly plugin
Log into WordPress (e.g. https://yourdomainname/wp-admin/), go to Settings, update your domain and click Save Changes.
Maintain your WordPress site
For more details, tips and advice, please click our Maintaining Your Website With WordPress article. This article is specific to coupons settings, customer account registration, username and passwords, product shortcodes, shipping options, WooCommerce layouts, etc.