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Hi,

is it possible to add these elements from a shop into a freeway responsive site template?

I’m not sure how the shop is made.

thanks

Peter

http://www.sgi-uk.org/shop/shop


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Many Shopping scripts are built according to the dictates of their programmers, rather than their designers. This can mean that you need to have page “partials” for each of the elements of a given page – a list view of a product, a teaser view of a product, a full page view of a product – and all the other furniture that surrounds them (page outer shell, cart listing, etc.). Freeway makes full pages, and does not directly support making sub-page elements. I wrote an Action a long time ago called TemplateHelper which will let you do these sorts of things, but I have never tried it in Freeway 7, and using it for this purpose will also require you to understand – deeply – how to program in whatever language your cart is written in, and how HTML actually works at the code level.

There are other shopping carts (FoxyCart springs to mind, also the Freeway Shop system, based on the Mals cart) that are designed to be injected by JavaScript into an otherwise static Web page. Those do not require any programming, but they also don’t give you the kinds of features that the larger systems described above can give you. They also require you to create an entire page for each item you plan to sell, rather than using a database to insert dynamic content into a very small number of templates. For some kinds of commerce, they can work quite well, but for anything larger than selling your own craft product or one-of-a-kind items, it’s going to be a whole lot of work. You would not want to create an online hardware store with them, for example.

Tell us a little more about the cart you are trying to use, and the products you want to sell, and maybe someone can offer you some better news.

Walter

On Jun 8, 2016, at 10:15 AM, Peter email@hidden wrote:

Hi,

is it possible to add these elements from a shop into a freeway responsive site template?

I’m not sure how the shop is made.

thanks

Peter

http://www.sgi-uk.org/shop/shop


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Hi,

I’ve used Mals for a long time along with a dynamic database driven pages, admittedly each product group has its own page, but all the product details are downloaded via php from a mysql database. Have a look at:

<www.cotswoldengineeringsupplies.co.uk>

It is built entirely in Freeway and uses a few of the php actions such as Mysqli Get records (I updated this to work with the newer mysqli code)
PHP Block action. among others You do have to delve deep into html and markup items to get it all working. Its not an easy ride, I’ve been developing this site for nearly 10 years!

I’m at present working on a responsive version, which is, to say the least, a bit of a challenge!

Hope it gives you some idea as to what is possible in Freeway.

Walter, the template helper action still works in Freeway 7!

Cheers,

Steve.

On 8 Jun 2016, 2:15 pm, Peter wrote:

Hi,

is it possible to add these elements from a shop into a freeway responsive site template?

I’m not sure how the shop is made.

thanks

Peter

http://www.sgi-uk.org/shop/shop

On 9 Jun 2016, 1:34 pm, waltd wrote:

Many Shopping scripts are built according to the dictates of their programmers, rather than their designers. This can mean that you need to have page “partials” for each of the elements of a given page – a list view of a product, a teaser view of a product, a full page view of a product – and all the other furniture that surrounds them (page outer shell, cart listing, etc.). Freeway makes full pages, and does not directly support making sub-page elements. I wrote an Action a long time ago called TemplateHelper which will let you do these sorts of things, but I have never tried it in Freeway 7, and using it for this purpose will also require you to understand – deeply – how to program in whatever language your cart is written in, and how HTML actually works at the code level.

There are other shopping carts (FoxyCart springs to mind, also the Freeway Shop system, based on the Mals cart) that are designed to be injected by JavaScript into an otherwise static Web page. Those do not require any programming, but they also don’t give you the kinds of features that the larger systems described above can give you. They also require you to create an entire page for each item you plan to sell, rather than using a database to insert dynamic content into a very small number of templates. For some kinds of commerce, they can work quite well, but for anything larger than selling your own craft product or one-of-a-kind items, it’s going to be a whole lot of work. You would not want to create an online hardware store with them, for example.

Tell us a little more about the cart you are trying to use, and the products you want to sell, and maybe someone can offer you some better news.

Walter

On Jun 8, 2016, at 10:15 AM, Peter wrote:

Hi,

is it possible to add these elements from a shop into a freeway responsive site template?

I’m not sure how the shop is made.

thanks

Peter

http://www.sgi-uk.org/shop/shop


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Hi Steve,

thanks will take a look.

Cheers

Peter


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