[Pro] update able store and site content.

Hi I am designing an online store and website, I want to be able to update the site and the store in the same cms software. What the best shopping cart system to implement and whats the best cms? Many Thanks


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Hi Jack,

There is no best CMS, but we can help narrow the field for you if you tell us more about the project specifics and what you and your client’s technical skill level is. For example:

  1. Is the store selling physical or downloadable products?
  2. Do you require international shipping? Taxes? Shipping costs?
  3. Do you require other features like a blog?
  4. How many people will be editing the site content? Will you need to restrict their access to certain areas?
  5. What type of content will the client need to update? Just text? Images, videos … ?

You get the idea.

Todd
http://xiiro.com

Hi I am designing an online store and website, I want to be able to update the site and the store in the same cms software. What the best shopping cart system to implement and whats the best cms?


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  1. physical products
  2. only uk shipping
  3. no blog
  4. 2 and yes
  5. text, images, and products in the store.

Thanks hope this is ok


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And what about technical skills? Are you comfortable with techy stuff such as basic to intermediate coding, creating a database, control panels etc.? And what about your client? Tech-savvy or no?

Todd
http://xiiro.com

  1. physical products
  2. only uk shipping
  3. no blog
  4. 2 and yes
  5. text, images, and products in the store.

Thanks hope this is ok


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I can do code implementation, I can’t write code. I abit of experience in database creation and use of control panels I am quite good. The client isn’t very savvy with tech.


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If you need to restrict access for content editors to only certain areas of the site that narrows the field a little. A couple of Freeway-friendly options include:

Perch http://grabaperch.com. It has a nice feature-set which includes the Foxy Cart shopping cart, though you can use any cart/payment processor you like, you’re not locked into Foxy. Perch strikes a nice balance of features and is very easy for non-technical clients (I have a couple happy Perch clients) but understand it’s not point-n-click in terms of setting it up. You will need to write basic code to extend it beyond the default setup. The documentation is spotty but getting better and there are a couple of us here on FWTalk who have Perch experience.

Moving up the CMS food chain you could look at MODX Revolution http://modx.com, ExpressionEngine http://ellislab.com/expressionengine and Joomla! http://www.joomla.org. These all fall into the Big Boy category and are very powerful. The only ones I have experience with are MODX and EE (mostly MODX). Despite the power it can be highly customized to make it very user-friendly even for non-technical clients.

Based on what you said I would look at Perch first.

Todd
http://xiiro.com

I can do code implementation, I can’t write code. I abit of experience in database creation and use of control panels I am quite good. The client isn’t very savvy with tech.


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Shopify is available in the UK - http://www.shopify.co.uk
Recently reworked a site in Shopify and what a beautiful piece of kit.
Some blog content is still missing and we’re busy with all the SEO and analytics stuff in the back end but it will give you an idea - Registrant WHOIS contact information verification | Namecheap.com

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Thanks Helveticus I will look into that, Todd I don’t know how to write code. And I am looking for the most simply solutions but keeping it professional at the same time.


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I understand, but there may be certain site requirements that necessitate a slightly more feature-rich CMS and thus it might require more from you. In your case the need to have control over who can edit what areas might be one of those requirements, but again it will depend on how granular that control needs to be. A simple CMS is great if it meets your needs, but you need to find the right balance.

There are non-coders here on FWTalk that use Perch to great effect. They will tell you it’s a challenge but certainly doable.

Todd
http://xiiro.com

Thanks Helveticus I will look into that, Todd I don’t know how to write code. And I am looking for the most simply solutions but keeping it professional at the same time.


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So what exactly would I need to do step by step to set up what you recommend? Many Thanks


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Since you want something simple then perhaps you should look at a couple of the more basic CMS and see if they meet your needs. If they do, great. If they don’t then you can always look at other more complex options like Perch etc. There’s no shortage of CMS.

Two very popular ones among FW users:

Pulse http://pulsecms.com
WebYep http://www.obdev.at/products/webyep/index.html

Todd
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So what exactly would I need to do step by step to set up what you recommend? Many Thanks


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