E-Commerce


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Dewon

Posted: 11/12/2012
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Is it possible to create e-commerce themes for wordpress using artisteer? Any recommendations?
 
Adonis

Posted: 11/12/2012
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Yes, you can create a Woocommerce theme. The best is to create a Woocommerce plug-in and then export your theme in Woocommerce.

Also, you can create your own e-commerce plug-in ( for example; My ECommenrce), then modify that plug-in to work with Wordpress(WordpressMyEcommerce), then create its plug-in for Artisteer(ArtistterMyEcommerce).

Other alternatives is to use OpenCart or Prestashop. You can create an OpenCart plug in for Artisteer and you can export your Artisteer theme into the OpenCart plug-in.

You can do the same with PrestaShop but I think in the new Artisteer version 4.1 there will be a Prestashop plugin. I am not sure if it will be free or not.

In my opinion, you should go with either OpenCart or PrestaShop. Is better if you leave Wordpress out of any e-commerce, but hey, that is my personal view. You can choose to do whatever you would like, which ever is best for you:-)

 
Dewon

Posted: 11/12/2012
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How do I go about creating a template for OpenCart?
 
Nick

Posted: 11/12/2012
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I agree with Adonis 100%. For medium and large sites you have to use a dedicated software. My choice is OpenCart. It is the easiest to use, and the plugins and themes are cheaper than the others. If you have to use WordPress, the best plugin to use is woocommerce. Somebody posted in this forums how to make them compatible with Artisteer templates - http://www.artisteer.com/?post_id=201124&p=forum_post&forum_id=13

Notes: Artisteer 4.1 was planned for Nov/Dec 2012, but I don't have my hopes up. They don't even have 4.0 for Macs yet, so we will see. Making any plugin for Artisteer seems like a nightmare. If it wasn't we were going to see tons of them by now. Same goes with creating opencart templates, that's why I have a membership at http://themeglobal.com/ until somebody creates an Artisteer plugin for Opencart - free or not.
 
Adonis

Posted: 11/12/2012
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@ Nick

mate, I think is not worth the money for OpenCart templates. You can easily modify it. You could save your money and spend them for something better.

As about v4.1 I think they will have it ready in the next few weeks (maybe 4 weeks, or 6 or 8). Probably they will release both Win and Mac versions at the same time.
 
Nick

Posted: 11/13/2012
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Thanks Adonis,

I will give the opencart templates modification a try. I have no experience with them, and I can't find any documentation either. That said, I'm pretty good in finding solutions so we will see. I do agree, the money sometimes is not worth it.

My last client wanted an e-commerce, but did not like any of my opencart templates. She wanted something custom made to look exactly how she wanted it. Since she only has less than 200 products, I went with WP + Artisteer + Woocommerce. So far, so good, but I have my doubts if this combo. will work fine with larger sites, I have a feeling it will be slow as hell.

 
Ron Richardson

Posted: 11/13/2012
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All Wordpress themes can accommodate e-commerce. Just find the right plugin. I would not want Artisteer to incorporate any single add-on that could be found as a plugin. That's the beauty of Wordpress - practically unlimited options via plugins.

For sites that have just a few products, I've been using
<a href="http://ecwid.com">ECWID.com</a>
. For up to 10 items it's free. And it has a great lineup of payment gateways, a simple plugin, and easy access to CSS.

RR
 
Ron Richardson

Posted: 11/13/2012
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Stupid editor... sigh... won't even let you add a link - sheesh!
 
Nick

Posted: 11/13/2012
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I used to use ecwid. However, there are always questions to what really happens to your data, since they host it, along with the customer info. and offline credit card info.

Also, it is ajax based, so you get a huge hit seo wise. Other than those, it is really good. Is it good enough for $15/month for 100 products? It's up to you. The free version is useless since you can only have 10 products, which until a few weeks ago the free version was 100 products. They are squeezing their customers, which might be signs of bad times for them... Inadequate importing is a huge problem too - you can import products, but not their options (variations).
 
Dewon

Posted: 11/14/2012
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Nick or anybody here,

Do you have any sample e-commerce sites in your portfolio that I can look at ? Thanks.
 
Nick

Posted: 11/15/2012
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I am coming to a conclusion that Woocommerce is the best one to have, specially if you are going to have multiple options and inventory control, including the options (variations). Opencart can not handle those accurately. I can explain better if anyone is interested. With Woocommerce and WP however, I have serious doubts how it would perform when you have thousands of products. It's all good for smaller sites.

That said, here are 2 examples of ecwid in action, using QuickerSite:
www.roroschicken.com
www.vetcenterz.com - both sites use Artisteer 3.1 templates

Here are 2 sample opencart demo sites, using templates from themeglobal.com.

http://giftrebates.com/bcinc/ - this is responsive
http://giftrebates.com/store/

I'm testing Woocommerce for only a week now, but I can set it up with Artisteer templates, and is quickly becoming my choice of e-commerce. The paid plugins for developers are very expensive though, compared to the ones for Opencart. But there is one for $299 that synchronizes your online store with Quickbooks, which makes it very attractive for medium sized companies.

 
Ariel

Posted: 10/10/2013
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hola cuando instalo algunos temas en wordpress se pierden varias de las apariencias que me mostraba la plantilla.

hay que nstalar algun plugin en wordpress??

 
Nick

Posted: 10/11/2013
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@Ariel: If you are referring to Woocommerce, you need to modify your Artisteer theme to make it work. Read the documentation from the woothemes web site, it's not that hard. You also need to modify the button behavior, and resize the input boxes so they will have the same height with the buttons. And if you are using Templateer, you need to adjust the badge, so the product options will look ok too.

It takes me on an average of 5-10 minutes for this process.
 
wasim

Posted: 11/21/2013
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Hello All,

I am developing OpenCart Plugin and hopefully will be completed before 2013-30-11. To buy opencart plugin please contact me at admin@tanxe.com

Thanks :-P :-P
 
imagei

Posted: 11/23/2013
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I've used eshop with success.

http://wordpress.org/plugins/eshop/

Never had a problem that I haven't been able to resolve with the manual at:

http://quirm.net/wiki/eshop/

There's a forum as well, but you only get limited input from the plugin creators as they charge for modifications. That said, everyone has to make their crust somewhere and it's a great free ecommerce plug. Easy to style too as it lists it's css in appearances>eshop in the wp-admin sidebar.

Used here: http://imagei.co/recent-projects/buyreggae-co-uk.php


 
Nion

Posted: 4/4/2018
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Quote Adonis:


Yes, you can create a Woocommerce theme. The best is to create a Woocommerce plug-in and then export your theme in Woocommerce.

Also, you can create your own e-commerce plug-in ( for example; My ECommenrce), then modify that plug-in to work with Wordpress(WordpressMyEcommerce), then create its plug-in for Artisteer(ArtistterMyEcommerce).

Other alternatives is to use OpenCart or Prestashop. You can create an OpenCart plug in for Artisteer and you can export your Artisteer theme into the OpenCart plug-in.

You can do the same with PrestaShop but I think in the new Artisteer version 4.1 there will be a Prestashop plugin. I am not sure if it will be free or not.

In my opinion, you should go with either OpenCart or PrestaShop. Is better if you leave Wordpress out of any e-commerce, but hey, that is my personal view. You can choose to do whatever you would like, which ever is best for you:-)



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