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Post by Ddrak » Fri May 24, 2013 4:53 am

Anyone got any good recommendations for a shopping cart/CMS system?

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Re: Web Store Software

Post by Taxious » Fri May 24, 2013 4:28 pm

Drupal would be my vote, however we are implementing one in either Umbraco or Orchard here in a few months.
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Re: Web Store Software

Post by Ddrak » Fri May 24, 2013 11:08 pm

Another question then... Anyone any good at configuring/theming a Web Store/CMS?

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Post by Taxious » Mon May 27, 2013 11:06 am

I've done many a wordpress/drupal themes.
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Post by Freecare Spiritwise » Mon May 27, 2013 1:04 pm

So those are just packages you can plug into a wordpress or google site/blog? My sister want so eventually sell e-books on her blog and I probably will, too. Most bloggers who earn a living at it sell e-books.

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Post by Ddrak » Mon May 27, 2013 3:57 pm

@Freecare:

http://drupal.org/
http://umbraco.com/
http://www.orchardproject.net/


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So, given I have crazy experience in developing for .NET and limited web design experience, if someone's coming to me asking for a web site that's basically just a CMS (but may develop into eCommerce down the road), you think I'd be better with Wordpress, Drupal or Umbraco?

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Re: Web Store Software

Post by Freecare Spiritwise » Tue May 28, 2013 12:40 am

I'm in the same boat. I build full blown systems, not sites, and everyone wants me to build sites. Lots of money in building systems, but more low hanging fruit for sites.

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Post by Taxious » Tue May 28, 2013 12:24 pm

@Free - no, those are full blown CMS systems.

@Dd - I would choose Druapl with the Ubercart plugin if I was doing a "CMS driven site with possibility of ecommerce in the future" site. This is simply because I have worked with it before and think Drupal is pretty amazing. It also has a ton of support compared to the lesser known CMS frameworks.

I also did some googling and people seem to really like Magento and others for ecommerce specific sites. I'd probably check those out if ecommerce is definitely in the roadmap, but I wouldn't be able to speak to their CMS abilities.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1900 ... mmerce-cms
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Re: Web Store Software

Post by Taxious » Tue May 28, 2013 2:10 pm

In doing some more research on this.. it looks like Wordpress has over 50% market share for CMS usage. :shock: :shock: I knew it was the top of CMS usage but I had no idea it was that high.

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Post by Ddrak » Tue May 28, 2013 3:39 pm

Thanks Tax. Probably a bunch more questions once I've started...

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Re: Web Store Software

Post by Freecare Spiritwise » Tue May 28, 2013 6:32 pm

But, but, I thought WordPress was a blogging platform.

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Re: Web Store Software

Post by Ddrak » Wed May 29, 2013 2:26 am

And I thought PHP was a bad joke...

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