Integrating TypeSense with WooCommerce
TLDR Fabio inquired about any existing or in-progress projects for integrating TypeSense with WooCommerce. Jason made them aware of a community-driven effort and suggested adding their support to it. Fabio revealed they had initiated the project, but lacked assistance. They decided to restart work on the project. Jason suggested modeling the integration after an existing WordPress plugin.
Mar 30, 2021 (34 months ago)
I’d recommend adding your support to that thread. Definitely could use help to build one.
I started the repo in December last year with the hope some people would join forces to get this out asap as an open source plugin for Wordpress.
But so far no interestest or support came on that issue. And I got busy with a lot projects that came in due to covid19 related changes by our government.
That's why I'm checking here if there is already another project out before I start from scratch while something already exists (maybe).
I would expect an integration like this could has a direct impact on the biggest part of the world that is using Wordpress
Nevertheless, I'm going to start working on an integration and well have to see how we are going to publish this one.
The plan is to essentially swap out index calls to Algolia, and replace them with calls to Typesense... But I'd imagine a WooCommerce integration would require additional work?
Mar 31, 2021 (34 months ago)
WooCommerce has also it's own API on top of Wordpress.
WooCommerce in the end is nothing more than just a plugin for Wordpress and extends the API with new custom post types like products, coupons, orders, etc...
Eg users is Wordpress API but when you install WooCommerce, it adds a bunch of meta fields like billing_firstname, lastname, address, etc....
So I don't think it will be that much more complex.
Also there many example "competitor" plugins like redisearch and elasticsearch. Both already support WooCommerce.
So perhaps you might want to check those instead of the general WP Algolia one.
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