Mals and CMS

Any updates on this thread?
http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/51945#m_51998

I have a client who would like to imply a CMS to his site. I use FW and Mals - they work well together. I want to use WebYep - it works well with FW.

If WepYep and Mals are no match, any suggestions on which CMS works well with FW and Mals? If a 2nd no match, any suggestions on which CMS and shopping cart do work well together?

Thanks. Doc


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You can create a shopping site using Mals and WebYep, I’ve done a few, for small shops its a neat option, there are a few issues you need to think about

  1. The Freeway Shop/Mals Actions don’t work, you need to create your own hand coded buy buttons
  2. The link verification won’t work, so you have to be aware that someone (rare) just might try and falsely buy goods at a lower price (it goes without saying a WebYep/Mals site is usually run by a smaller organisation, so they would be very aware of not shipping goods that were not priced at the correct value ~ e.g. It’s not for sites wanting to sell 42" Plasma TV’s that would be automatically shipped by the order email.

Saying that there is a method of using php to create the link verification see the mals site http://www.mals-e.com/tpv.php?tp=27 If you need to beef security up.

Using PHP WebYep and Mal’s can create some very nifty stuff, like the client can add in his own postage to recalculate the totals (globally or singularly), use the description of the product from WebYep to send through to Mal’s, etc

Using the WebYep Menu, and WebYep loops produces a catalogue of products.

WebYep and Mal’s does assume you want to get you hands dirty with a little bit of PHP coding here and there. Anyone not wanting to get stuck in to php, we could help with custom WebYep/Mals code if anyone wants to contact the Printline Advertising Studio Number

David

On 27 Jul 2010, at 01:27, Doc wrote:

Any updates on this thread?
http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/51945#m_51998

I have a client who would like to imply a CMS to his site. I use FW and Mals - they work well together. I want to use WebYep - it works well with FW.

If WepYep and Mals are no match, any suggestions on which CMS works well with FW and Mals? If a 2nd no match, any suggestions on which CMS and shopping cart do work well together?

Thanks. Doc


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Hi Doc,

the reason I personally stopped using mal`s David already answered. In fact you are the guy that has to add products and manage the stuff.

So I started to test ecwid shopping cart ( http://www.ecwid.com ), cause webyep is the cms of my choice, too.

I integrated a “teststore” on my site http://www.kimmich-dm.de/ecom/store.php if you want to have a look on it. Ecwid has a nice backend where customer can manage himself (or with your support).

It comes up in a free version that gives you, to what I think, a fair startup.

The nice thing on ecwid is, that you can even place any product on every place of the site, independend of the “shopsystem” itself by just pasting some (predefined) code into a a webyep richtext-element.

It gives both, customer and you the freedom of ecommerce and design - that`s what I pray to get.

Thomas


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Thomas,

I am so thrilled you like ecwid and are trying it out. I couldn’t have said it better my self.

I have only used ecwid and I think it’s a good companion for fw.

Julie

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On Jul 27, 2010, at 4:39, Thomas Kimmich email@hidden wrote:

Hi Doc,

the reason I personally stopped using mal`s David already answered. In fact you are the guy that has to add products and manage the stuff.

So I started to test ecwid shopping cart ( http://www.ecwid.com ), cause webyep is the cms of my choice, too.

I integrated a “teststore” on my site http://www.kimmich-dm.de/ecom/store.php if you want to have a look on it. Ecwid has a nice backend where customer can manage himself (or with your support).

It comes up in a free version that gives you, to what I think, a fair startup.

The nice thing on ecwid is, that you can even place any product on every place of the site, independend of the “shopsystem” itself by just pasting some (predefined) code into a a webyep richtext-element.

It gives both, customer and you the freedom of ecommerce and design - that`s what I pray to get.

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Thomas,

With the freedom of it you don’t need webyep. I put the code in a markup item.

Now yo mention having a product any where on the site… Can you explain that more? Pleas I have not run across that yet

Also, have you seen the ideas area that you can vote on the new features?

Julie

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Hi Doc,

the reason I personally stopped using mal`s David already answered. In fact you are the guy that has to add products and manage the stuff.

So I started to test ecwid shopping cart ( http://www.ecwid.com ), cause webyep is the cms of my choice, too.

I integrated a “teststore” on my site http://www.kimmich-dm.de/ecom/store.php if you want to have a look on it. Ecwid has a nice backend where customer can manage himself (or with your support).

It comes up in a free version that gives you, to what I think, a fair startup.

The nice thing on ecwid is, that you can even place any product on every place of the site, independend of the “shopsystem” itself by just pasting some (predefined) code into a a webyep richtext-element.

It gives both, customer and you the freedom of ecommerce and design - that`s what I pray to get.

Thomas


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Hi Julie,

if you go to http://www.kimmich-dm.de/blogging/disqus-follow.php?DOC_INST=7 you just can see a page where it`s shown what I meant.

It´s not in the “surrounding of the shop”, it`s just placed on a page.

This could make sense if you for example want to place a “Hot Seller” on the index page or when you only want to place a single sellable product.

It´ll mean, that you can place the product code of ecwid into a webyep element, will mean, the placement can be done by customer.

In consequence you could think of free placed products on any position in your webproject. This is what I meant. Of course, the basic store and all the stuff like tabs, search facility I put as well into markup elements but it`s really possible to throw all code into the webyep-richtext element.

Hope it helps

Thomas


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Thank you! I have been using ecwid since feb for all of my clients stores. But always learning new tricks.

My examples are on my site
http://www.grassrootsweb.net

J

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Hi Julie,

if you go to http://www.kimmich-dm.de/blogging/disqus-follow.php?DOC_INST=7 you just can see a page where it`s shown what I meant.

It´s not in the “surrounding of the shop”, it`s just placed on a page.

This could make sense if you for example want to place a “Hot Seller” on the index page or when you only want to place a single sellable product.

It´ll mean, that you can place the product code of ecwid into a webyep element, will mean, the placement can be done by customer.

In consequence you could think of free placed products on any position in your webproject. This is what I meant. Of course, the basic store and all the stuff like tabs, search facility I put as well into markup elements but it`s really possible to throw all code into the webyep-richtext element.

Hope it helps

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Doc,

is a great shopping cart that does not need a CMS

just an FYI

J
On Jul 26, 2010, at 8:27 PM, Doc wrote:

Any updates on this thread?
http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/51945#m_51998

I have a client who would like to imply a CMS to his site. I use FW and Mals - they work well together. I want to use WebYep - it works well with FW.

If WepYep and Mals are no match, any suggestions on which CMS works well with FW and Mals? If a 2nd no match, any suggestions on which CMS and shopping cart do work well together?

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The way we’ve coded these sites, the client themselves in WebYep adds a Product title, description, price (a short text field), upload his picture and that’s it “quick and ultra simple for the client ~ they don’t handle any code”. PHP and WebYep does the rest to generate the appropriate button to send to mal’s.

There is all kinds of php conditional stuff you can do e.g.; If the client does not create a price, no button is displayed with a warning to set a price. If the price is over a certain amount, no shipping is applied, or maybe if there is no price set, an enquire button is created instead. All comes down to your ingenuity, PHP and using WebYep as flat file database to draw the clients data upon. Suitable up to about 1-200 products.

David

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In fact you are the guy that has to add products and manage the stuff.


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Hi David,

thanks for clarifying this. Of course it´s long time ago when I made something in mal`s and it could be, that I missed something since that time.

In Ecwid you do not have to handle with code, it is just an option for a full integration. Everything is totally site-integrated and that`s what I like - but everybody has its own preferences.

And if one day my customer is leaving me for what reason ever, he can continue work on his eshopping module with or without me.

And for the same reason I adopted mailchimp and if I one day need password protected sites with login and stuff like that, I will look for similar things - modules to implement if needable and not if it`s not needable.

Cheerio

Thomas


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