[UPHPU] eCommerce - what do you use?
bms at mscis.org
Sat Jan 26 14:36:41 MST 2008
My chief complaints:
1. It's much less customize-friendly than any software I've used.
Many of the things that normally go in a database they place in files.
These files naturally will get over-written on a site upgrade, so to
avoid that, you have to create an 'override' file. Thus customizing
Zencart becomes a nightmare - some settings go in the database, others
to files. You have to check documentation to find where to customize
each thing - is it the database this time, or a file? It's probably
still fairly simple to do, but I have very limited web development time
available right now.
2. I couldn't get the override files to work, so I customized the
source, every patch I install a patch I install will overwrite my
changes. The "You've successfully installed..." message will return.
"Sales message goes here" will return. These things go in the database,
3. Also, they don't resize images on the server. They send full-sized
images to the client and have the browser resize the image. You end up
with a tiny thumbnail that takes a full minute to load...
My client wants to customize these things:
1. Custom text on the home page, not just products - probably
something like a welcome message.
2. Larger Category images - they want something like a galery of
images to show their custom wall art actually on a wall. Hard to see
this in a 56-pixel-wide image.
3. Links to other sites.
4. Keyword SEO.
Stout Hosting LLC
Caleb Call wrote:
> I forgot to Reply-All so here it is again :-)
> I've been using ZenCart for quite some time and have been quite happy with
> it. It does take a fair amount of tweaking to optimize it but once it's
> optimized I don't have any complaints.
> What kind of customizing? I always found it quite simple to customize???
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