Here’s a high-level guide to help you integrate your Django chatbot into WordPress:
- Create an API for your Django chatbot: a. If you haven’t already, install Django REST framework by adding it to your requirements.txt or running
pip install djangorestframework. b. In your Django project, create an app for your chatbot API (e.g.,
chatbot_api) and add it to your
INSTALLED_APPS. c. Create a serializer for the chatbot input and output data. d. Create an API view for your chatbot that processes requests and returns responses using the serializer. e. Set up a URL route for your chatbot API view in your project’s
- Enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS): a. Install the Django CORS middleware by adding it to your requirements.txt or running
pip install django-cors-headers. b. Add
MIDDLEWAREin your project’s settings. c. Add
INSTALLED_APPS. d. Configure the CORS settings to allow requests from your WordPress domain (e.g.,
CORS_ALLOWED_ORIGINS = ['https://your-wordpress-domain.com']).
- Deploy your Django chatbot: a. Choose a hosting provider that supports Python (e.g., Heroku, PythonAnywhere, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or DigitalOcean). b. Configure your Django project for deployment by setting up the appropriate environment variables, database settings, and other requirements. c. Deploy your project following the guidelines provided by your chosen hosting provider.
wp_enqueue_scriptin your plugin or child theme’s functions.php file.
After following these steps, your Django chatbot should be integrated into your WordPress site, allowing users to interact with it through the chat interface you’ve created.