Deployment Day: Version 1.6.1 is all about the API

Although some of our customers have been using our API for quite a while, we finally made our rc2 version available to everyone!

What’s in it for you?

If you don’t know what an API is, it stands for Application Programming Interface and it basically enables developers to connect all kinds of applications to the SolidShops backend and database.

The possibilities are endless, for instance you could use the SolidShops API to create a custom mobile application or you could reuse your products in your current CMS(Drupal, WordPress,…). Awaiting a more “realtime way” in the near future,  you can already synchronize your stock and orders with your current backend systems.

The future of the SolidShops API:

The actual version(rc2) of the API only supports read functionality on most important objects and full CRUD(Create,Read,Update,Delete) functionality on pages. In the near future a lot of supplementary features will be added. Please let us know what kind of API methods you need and we will be more than happy to push it to the top of our priority list.

Getting started:

Our API is completely RESTfull and if you’ve already used our template language you should be quite familiar with the methods and objects used.

If you want to check it out for your store without writing a single line of code, you can use our API console. You can find the API credentials for your account in your SolidShops backend.  If you are looking for more detailed information about the API, you should take a look at our API documentation.


Enjoy the updates everyone and let us know if you have an idea that can improve our application and our service to you. We’d love to know!