BigCommerce API Settings


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When connecting more than one WordPress site to your BigCommerce store, you need to use an API account to link them. If you try to connect using the ‘connect your store’ flow, which uses a BigCommerce app to streamline the connection, your first WordPress site will lose its connection to BigCommerce.

Multiple sites can share the same API credentials or you can choose to create a new set of credentials for each site.

Getting Your API Credentials

  1. To get your store’s API credentials, log into your BigCommerce store and head to Advanced Settings > API Accounts. Then, click the blue Create API Account button on the top left hand side.

Click ‘Create API Account’ to get credentials

#### Click 'Create API Account' to get credentials

  1. Click Create API Account. This will open up a screen that will ask you to enter a name for the API account.

Fill in the Name and OAuth Scopes.

#### Fill in the Name and OAuth Scopes.

We suggest ‘WordPress’ for the name, although you can name it anything you’d like as long as it’s unique within your API accounts and is more than 3 characters.

  1. For the OAuth Scopes, select the following default settings:
OAuth ScopeDefault Selection
Checkout ContentNone
Customers LoginLogin
Information & SettingsModify
Order TransactionsRead-Only
Create PaymentsNone
Get Payment MethodsRead-Only
Sites & RoutesModify
Channel SettingsModify
Channel ListingsModify
Storefront API TokensNone
Storefront API Customer Impersonation TokensNone
  1. After you have finished setting a name and selecting scopes, press Save. You will then see a modal that contains the Client IDClient Secret and Access Token necessary for the remaining fields in the WordPress API Credentials settings.

API Credentials

#### API Credentials

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You’ll also see a .txt file download in your browser that contains the same information in an easy-to-read format, including your API Path again in case you didn’t copy it before.

.txt file download

#### .txt file download

Setting up a WordPress Site Using API Account Credentials

  1. To set up a WordPress site using this method, click Enter your API credentials on the welcome screen in the plugin.

WordPress Plugin Welcome Screen

#### WordPress Plugin Welcome Screen

After clicking the text, you will be asked for your store’s API credentials and base path.

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  1. Enter the API credentials on your WordPress site. Saving the API Credentials on your WordPress site will take you to name the channel that the plugin will create so that you can list products to the channel from within BigCommerce, and link orders back to the channel that come from the WP site. You can also link to an existing channel.

Congratulations, you’re done setting up your additional site!

WordPress Currency Processing

The WordPress sites you connect to your BigCommerce store will process in the same currency as the BigCommerce store.

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