Recently, Storenvy announced an awesome new feature where they added support for custom pages in your store. I know this has been a long awaited featured because it now opens up lots of possibilities on new features and pages you can include in your store. One of the things this will now allow you to do is to integrate your existing blog service (Wordpress, Tumblr, Blogger, etc.) into your Storenvy store. After this feature was launched, I was approached by my good friend Adam Hendle (the Director of Community at Storenvy) to help them out by writing a nice little blog post tutorial on how to add a blog to your Storenvy store on their newly created blog for store owners. You can find that official blog post here on the new Storenvy resources blog for store owners. I also just wanted to briefly talk about the background of the blog post to give some more insight on the plugin I created.
The jQuery plugin
For this blog post, I created a jQuery plugin (via Github) called jQuery.blogRSS (repo here). It is a pretty straight forward plugin that gets the RSS feed of a blog sites then outputs the entries in a nice layout. You can also customize the layout (via CSS) to change and match your store/site.
The beauty of how I created this plugin is that it is not necessarily specific to Storenvy. You can use this plugin on your BigCartel site to add a blog, your normal website (if you need to integrate an outside blog), or even your Shopify store! The same basic concept is there for all of these other type of mediums. Feel free to contact me (or tweet me) if you need help adding the plugin elsewhere.
You can view the blog post here on Storenvy’s blog: http://resources.storenvy.com/adding-your-blog-feed-to-your-storenvy-store/. You can also tweet me any questions on Twitter via my username, @Bluetidepro. Or feel free to comment on this blog post, and I will hopefully have an answer to your question. Thanks!