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What cms/e-commerce solution is right for me?


#1
Hey guys,

I have always made static websites and always feared the task of learning how to incorporate a content management system.

I have been looking around for a simple CMS that will allow me to implement it into my current static designs, rather than create templates bound by the restrictions of the CMS.

I have recently re-designed x factor computers ~ computer specialists based in maianbar & bundeena (a site for my family's small home business) and i would like to be able to use a CMS to add products.

[edit - try http://www.xfactorpcs.com/static/index.html - im starting to work on oscommerce so i moved the old one here]

The process at the moment is duplicating pages and changing the content. I realise how horribly noob this is and i would love to be able to forget i ever did it :p

If anyone can have a look at the site and point me in the direction of a CMS that i would be able to use for this i would greatly appreciate this. My main concern is having it look very similar to what i have now, would my current designs even be able to be made dynamic?

I am currently looking into using osCommerce and the STS (simple template system) but i cannot figure out exactly how to use it. If anyone knows please do tell.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post!
 

tim

Senior Member
#4
I don't really know of a free store to use, so I can't recommend anything TBH unless you have a reasonable budget. Like the look of the new homepage, well nice.
 
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chrismitchell

Guest
#5
there is a free shopping cart (secure and using Paypal stuff aswell as credit cards) plugin for Wordpress :) I use it :) its very good :)
 
#7
That sounds awesome Chris! I would prefer to use wordpress rather than Oscommerce because there is so much documentation and support for it. Seems like i'll have to give it a try.

Thanks!
 

tim

Senior Member
#8
@chris: wow, could you link us up?

@furto: Maybe it's just me but I'm really not keen on OSCommerce. Really annoys me for some reason. used it in the past.
 
#12
All very helpful thanks for all the replies.

WordPress › WP e-Commerce WordPress Plugins looks like it beats the lot, the great back end usability of wordpress with the functionality of a e-commerce cms.. yes please!

One liiittle problem is that i have never really used wordpress that much before. Is it difficult to implement all this awesomeness into my current website? or should i conver my current site to a theme or something. Any advice for the massive wordpress noob would be appreciated.

X Factor Computers - here is what i have figured out so far.

x factor computers ~ computer specialists based in maianbar & bundeena - and here is what i want it to look like ><

Again, thanks for all your support guys!