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Offline gomedia

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Researching AbanteCart
« on: June 18, 2016, 11:43:04 PM »
Hi,

I’m researching e-commerce software options for a client.  My preference would be for one that can integrate with a separate CMS and AbanteCart (with its Embed code functionality & API) caught my eye.

I’d be very grateful if someone could confirm a few things for me.

Listing All Products on CMS based website
- am I correct in thinking that to list all products I’d need to retrieve a list of all the product IDs, using the API, and then dynamically generate the embed code for each one?

Embedding the Shopping Cart
- this seems to be embedded as a link, so does it only appear as a modal (rather than embedded within a page)?

Disable AbanteCart shopfront
- if I’m not going to use the shopfront, would it be sensible/possible to disable public access to it?

Out of the box functionality
- PayPal payment: a free extension?
- shipping charges based on postcode: a paid-for extension?
- collect customer emails and run a mailing list: I think this is “yes”?

PHP requirements
- I see that AbanteCart requires "magic_quotes_gpc” to be switched off but if the server has it switched on by default would there be a problem (or could it be ini_set() off)?

Import/Export
- I generally develop website on a local machine, is there a procedure for exporting/importing the AbanteCart database from local to online host?

Thanks.


BTW, your forum footer is living in the past: "AbanteCart.com 2011 - 2015”!

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Re: Researching AbanteCart
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 01:43:44 AM »
Hi,

I’m researching e-commerce software options for a client.  My preference would be for one that can integrate with a separate CMS and AbanteCart (with its Embed code functionality & API) caught my eye.

I’d be very grateful if someone could confirm a few things for me.

Listing All Products on CMS based website
- am I correct in thinking that to list all products I’d need to retrieve a list of all the product IDs, using the API, and then dynamically generate the embed code for each one?
In my opinion, yes you can do in this way

Embedding the Shopping Cart
- this seems to be embedded as a link, so does it only appear as a modal (rather than embedded within a page)?
With AbanteCart you can embed products, categories, brands. Shopping cart page can be link to embed modal (or page) see
Our AbanteCart Embed Demo  with Embedded products http://www.abantecart.com/embed_demo/index.html
 


Out of the box functionality
- PayPal payment: a free extension?
- collect customer emails and run a mailing list: I think this is “yes”?
In AbanteCart 3 free different PayPal extension: Standard, Pro and Express version. List of core and 3rd party payments http://docs.abantecart.com/pages/ship_and_pay/enable_payment.html

Yes, you can send emails or sms with collected newsletter or customers emails/phones http://docs.abantecart.com/pages/customers/send_mails.html


PHP requirements
- I see that AbanteCart requires "magic_quotes_gpc” to be switched off but if the server has it switched on by default would there be a problem (or could it be ini_set() off)?
This question is more related to server/hosting where you install AbanteCart. Some hostings allow to change php.ini settings some allow this on request only.

Import/Export
- I generally develop website on a local machine, is there a procedure for exporting/importing the AbanteCart database from local to online host?
AbanteCart can import/export products via different tools check this links:
http://docs.abantecart.com/pages/tools/import.html
http://docs.abantecart.com/pages/tips/change_domain.html#ChangeHosting
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Re: Researching AbanteCart
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 02:02:58 AM »
Hi Basara,

Thanks for the detailed reply.  It's much appreciated.

I've installed AbanteCart alongside my CMS and have successfully set up an embedded product and link to Checkout modal. Things are looking very promising indeed!

Did you have any thoughts on the "Disable AbanteCart shopfront" query?

I've found a bug, so I assume I should check/report it on GIT?

Where might I report documentation issues/suggestions?

And where would be the best place to post feature requests/suggestions for improvements?

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Re: Researching AbanteCart
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 02:09:13 AM »
Hi.

AbanteCart bugs can be reported to bug tracker (make sure you use latest version  ;) ) https://github.com/abantecart/abantecart-src/issues

For the documentation you can report in this forum or help to write our documentation https://github.com/abantecart/abantecart.github.io/tree/master/pages

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