Integrate Blockchain with WordPress Platform

One of my clients has asked to share my ideas on how to integrate blockchain into their existing wordpress or WooCommerce eCommerce platform.

Highly powerful content about blockchain and WP , can answer the following questions.

What are the differences between WordPress & Blockchain Technology ?

How to integrate NFTs ( Non-Fungible-Tokens ) into WordPress ?

Should i develop a Dapp or App for my Ethereum Solidity Smart Contract ( ERC-20, ERC-721 or ERC-1155 )

Best Ways to integrate Blockchain with WordPress or Open-Source Technology.

How to link Your WordPress website integration with OpenSea NFT platform?

Why is Blockchain Developers price higher than WordPress Development cost per hour?

If you are looking for answers for any questions related to WordPress with Blockchain Development then you should continue reading this article.

What are the differences between WordPress & Blockchain Technology ?

Before understanding about integrating ERC-20 or ERC-721 (NFTs) smart contract Token with your WordPress. Keep in mind that WordPress and Blockchain are completely different technologies. Different Tech stacks are used in WP and BC.

  • WordPress is Web server based technology while Blockchain is an unique decentralised technology 
  • WordPress is Application to be deployed on Centralised Cloud Server & Blockchain is decentralised technology 
  • WordPress ( Tech Stacks : PHP + MYSQL , Bootstrap & HTML5 ) While Ethereum NFTs ( Solidity , Web3Js , NodeJS ) , Solana Blockchain is developed in Rust programming language.
  • Authenticate with WP ( Email + Password ) & NFTs ( Wallet Address + Secrete Key or Seed Phrases ) 
  • WP App  is accessible from one centralised server Vs NFTs or Collectibles are accessible from anywhere through blockchain nodes , Each Blockchain node is the mirror copy of all assets and content of particular Blockchain. If your computer crashed or server hacked then you can get all your data from another blockchain node.
  • If You are setting up your own NFTs Marketplace or CryptoCurrency exchange then it can be centralised or decentralised depending on your business idea. WordPress is Centralised
  • Private Keys or Seed Phrases must be saved in very high security and only accessible for singing withdrawal transactions otherwise you will lose all your funds or money 
  • Digital Assets of the NFTs can be hosted on IPFS ( Blockchain File Sharing or Hosting ) Technology when WordPress assets stored in Centralised Cloud server 
  • Blockchain transactions are immutable and open for transparency while WordPress can be customised and private for the owner.

If You get a clear idea about centralised and decentralised technologies then it will be very very easy to understand further how to integrate blockchain with wordpress applications.

Here, Few options to leveral power of blockchain technology with your open-source software.

Idea 1 : Basically, RestFul APIs can help to interact with Blockchain from any third party technology or software. It is advisable for custom software development. APIs can be used for any third party softwares by adding proper security and access methods. wordpress https://goo.gl/C8BGZE

For Example : For NFTs ( ERC-721 or ERC-1155 ), or Smart Contract Tokens , There should be APIs end points as below

  • Create A Wallet Address 
  • Send / Withdrawal NFTs , Tokens or ETH
  • Receive or Request NFTs , Token or ETH
  • Show Balance or Collectibles 
  • Yes, Private Keys or Seed Phrases can be disclosed or kept private depending on your business idea.

Ask a question to yourself.

Why is Binnance not sharing Private Keys to all their users?

Why is Blockchain.com , TrustWallet and Some other applications forced to backup your seed phrase or private key?

 Blockchain backend developer can provide APIs for each and every functions required for WP developer and each API contain following arguments 

  • Input parameters 
  • Input method ( POST / GET / PUT / PATCH )
  • Output with parameters and Errors msgs 

Idea 2: You can have a standalone scalable blockchain application using a centralised wordpress database. Software developers have to learn in detail about database architecture , database tables schema and application. Hire a Skilled Software Developer to help with secured and scalable custom blockchain application development.

Benefits of the idea as below

  • WordPress Developer is not required to coordinate with Blockchain Developer 
  • Blockchain Apps can be hosted on the same or different server and managed as separate applications.
  • No dependency  

Blockchain wallet address to be mapped with user database table for identification for user’s association with a specific wallet address.

Idea 3: third idea is about decentralised blockchain application development where application will be only connected with blockchain. dApp ( Decentralised App ) will not be connected or synchronised with WordPress. If this idea fits to your software then you can go with it.

Generally, Software Product owners use WordPress for landing page development for their application and host custom web applications on subdomain with SSL.

There are many great and easy wordpress extensions and plugins available for one click installation and easy to integrate Smart Contract with your application. You should ask your wordpress developer to find out a few great wordpress plugins related to blockchain. Or Wait for the next article about the list of WordPress plugins for NFTs or Tokens.

You can find wordpress plugins for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Few examples below

Conclusion : This is all about integrating blockchain or any third party technology with your wordpress. feel free to connect with author on Linkedin

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