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Shopping Carts

Discussion in 'Website Coding & Programming Forum:' started by Tony Hardy, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I'm using a pre-bought ThemeForest template for my cousin's business and there's the hint of a shopping cart on it, but I can't find a way to make it work. What's the usual process here?

    This is the site I'm currently working on; Home

    Cheers everyone.
     
  2. djb

    djb Member

    What’s the name of the theme? It might be you have to install an additional plugin.
     
  3. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    It's called Chocolate and Coffee I think.
    I've had a dig around on theme forest in the comments and stuff, and emailed the designer so hopefully I'll just have to wait.
    It's just an HTML/PHP template, not Wordpress unfortunately :(
     
  4. djb

    djb Member

    I think you’ll have to add a PHP shopping cart to it yourself then.

    Maybe someone (Corrosive) can give you some pointers as it’s not something I’ve done before with a non-database website.

    You can always cheat and use Paypal as a shopping cart and just add paypal buttons though.
     
  5. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    If I cheated and used Paypal would the items in the cart still mount up? Or would you have to go through and buy each item seperately? I might just do that.

    But if anyone can give any advice about a simple PHP cart that'd be excellent. I'd also like to keep it within the theme if possible.
     
  6. djb

    djb Member

    You can have a PayPal shopping cart but it will be in a separate window to your website. You can add things and then return to the website to continue shopping. But yes, a cart on the actual website would be much neater.
     
  7. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Yeah I think it'd be much neater too.
    Hopefully Corrosive will peek into this thread and offer a helping hand :)
    Cheers for the advice David.
     
  8. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Tony

    Have you looked at something like; Modern CSS + XHTML Ecommerce :: FoxyCart.com at all? I know it is some $$s per month but have heard good things about it and gives a neat, 1 page checkout to help stop abandoned carts. Kind of a half-way house between full e-comm and Paypal 'Add to Cart' buttons.

    BTW, cannot get your site to load for love nor money!
     
  9. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen anything like that before. It's not my business, so I'd have to run it by the other channels.
    I also can't get the site to load? It was there earlier toady. Weird.
     
  10. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    It has just loaded for me, 5th attempt and left for about 45 seconds. Might be a hosting issue to be honest.
     
  11. CyberWizard

    CyberWizard New Member

    I have only ever used the payment gateway side of google checkout but I believe the google checkout shopping cart will allow multiple products to be added to the cart only leaving the site to take final payment.

    The following link has more information and a link to a demo of the store

    Google Checkout
     
  12. meow

    meow Member

    Couple more options for when you can't/don't want to use a full on cart script with database:

    fatfreecart.com (uses scripts hosted by them and runs in a Lightbox style on your site. Handy button generator tool too!)

    nopdesign.com/freecart/ (Javascript, more payment options, e.g WorldPay, COD, very customisable)
     
  13. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone,
    What I'd really like to do is keep the cart that is there on the site, using the buttons etc, and having the items mount up in the cart on the left.
    Then, pay through Paypal.
    How could I work that into the site?
     
  14. djb

    djb Member

  15. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

  16. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that :) Hopefully I'll be able to integrate that into the website. It might take forever, but hopefully I can :)
     
  17. djb

    djb Member

    It’ll be fun getting it to work... honest.
     
  18. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Haha, yeah 'hours of fun', I"m sure.
     

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