WP suitable as a CMS for a packging machinery ecommerce site? (4 posts)

  1. cpmin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been trying to use the Chinese CMS I've been handed, and I think today was the last straw. The XML sitemap module doesn't work and we can't make sitemaps. So, any SEO is pretty useless. DEDE CMS, never use it. You can see our existing website here.

    I want to start over with a completely new CMS. But, which one to use? Our website is selling industrial packaging equipment. Machines cost $5,000-30,000 each. If I sell two machines per month with this website I will be doing quite well. It's not the typical web marketing job selling $39.95 items. We don't have a "buy now" button, we just want customers to contact us and then tell them pricing, delivery, etc. It's just a database of machinery with a search front end and a category scheme. Pretty simple, really. Descriptive text, photos, and customers who qualify can log in and view videos of the equipment in operation. However, we don't want everyone to see our equipment videos because competitors will copy us. We need English + Chinese on the administrative interface because people in the office need to add machinery, do backups, etc. Our database will be several thousand machines.

    Would WP be suitable for our needs? I've used Joomla and Drupal before and wasn't really impressed by them. Are there any other free ones worth considering? I think I can convince our CEO to pay a couple hundred dollars for a quality CMS if it comes to that.

  2. Brandon Dennis
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't see why not. Try Marketpress or another ecommerce plugin and a good theme for the store part. Then just use Member Roles to specify which pages can be seen by users. Use the qTranslate plugin for the language requirements.


    I could set all this up for you for a fee. (;
    Email me at contactbrandondennis@gmail.com if you need help.

  3. cpmin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Qtranslate? Hmm, that appears to be for content. The only thing we need to see in Chinese is the admin interface, which I think is already supported? Otherwise it'll all be in English as the buyers are all overseas.

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Posted 3 years ago #


    That was the first thing I stumbled on, there appears to be several plugins which can handle this though....

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