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WordPress versus regular e commerce web site (5 posts)

  1. XOtokyo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My web person wants me to think about using word press for my e commerce site as opposed to one designed using dreamweaver I will want to add all sorts of things like drop down menus, and such.

    can any one tell me what the advantages are?

    and what the disadvantages are?

    thanks

  2. Vinicius Massuchetto
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WordPress wasn't made specifically for e-commerce, but I've been running one quite well till now. It has all the advantages of a standard WP installation, like a nice indexation on search engines and ease of use.

    You'll depend on good WordPress developers to do that if you're thinking on something specifically made for your business, otherwise there's a whole set of plugins to WP e-commerce.

  3. Pedanticus
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Can you tell me which e-commerce plugin you've been using?

  4. Vinicius Massuchetto
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I coded something myself. Didn't packed everything into a plugin... yet.

    Basically I've set meta_values like prices, payment methods, etc for the posts I wanted to be products. So there's a button that add the posts ID to a $_COOKIE variable array, used to process the check out in another page.

    No plugins met my needs in this case because I used some remote services to calculate shipment prices and so, but I know there's a lot of plugins for e-commerce in WordPress.

  5. Ozegold1
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm using wp-ecommerce by instinct, a New Zealand company.

    They have a free version available for download from WordPress, as well as a paid upgrade from their website.

    I'm using wp for an ecommerce site simply because I am familiar with wordpress, and didn't want to learn a new platform from scratch such as oscommerce.

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