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10 Jul, 2011 10:51 AM

Any plans for releasing an e-commerce module?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by tijs on 29 Jul, 2011 06:19 PM

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    Stijn, the problem with an e-commerce module, is that every shop has his own demands.
    I've build some e-commerce-sites, but they are so different it isn't easy to compile a generic module.

    Can you tell me/us how you see the e-commerce module in it most basic form?

  2. 2 Posted by jeroendesloover... on 08 Sep, 2011 11:53 AM

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    My opinion of an e-shop (e-commerce) module
    Customers (can be "profiles-module" from the core of Fork CMS)

    • Login / registrate
    • Change password
    • Change profile
    • Order history

    Infinite product (sub)categories



    • Orders
    • Product returns
    • User growth

    Integration of payment methods

    Extra - Possibility to send emails to customers

  3. 3 Posted by CMoguel on 12 Sep, 2011 01:43 PM

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    I think Open Cart is a pretty good example of a feature rich and versatile shopping cart system, however it may be much to fit into one simple module. Achieving something like that might mean creating a series of module that hook into the system to provide the e-commerce functionality

  4. 4 Posted by Rob on 01 Oct, 2011 09:51 AM

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    When netlash must implement a webshop, with more or less the same possibilities like shopping cart packages like Opencart, Magento or prestashop. Do you use fork-cms extended with some modules, or do you have other dedicated package for that.

    And is the design of fork-cms suited for a complicated web-application like a webshop. I do not see a clear seporation of layers (like infrastructure, domain-model, application, prestentation) or a design patern like MVC for the communication between layers.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by tijs on 12 Nov, 2011 11:24 AM

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    Rob, a webshop will indeed be the combination of several modules. Mostly a shop-module that will handle the checkout, payment, orders, ... A products-module that will handle the products, the (existing) profile module to create accounts, ...
    Some shops that are already using Fork CMS:
    * http://www.e-flowers.be/nl * http://www.sportsoutlet.be * http://www.design-winkel.be * http://www.animalroyal.be * http://www.cookstore.be

    The problem with a "generic" e-commerce module would be that products are handled differently by each company. Several companies have variants on the same product, for instance a t-shirt with a logo in green, or red is the same product. But in another company that are two different products.

    Also a checkout can be different for different companies. For instance, when selling medicins online you are required by Belgian law, to ask the ages and you need to create an account.
    Also a checkout will need several payments providers, and each of these providers handle the payment differently, so it would be a hell of a job to create a generic module.

  6. 6 Posted by Andy Schroven on 20 Nov, 2011 11:03 AM

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    Awel, met zo een soort van webwinkel (zoals in de voorbeelden) zou ik al zeer content zijn :). Kan ik deze ergens downloaden of maken jullie deze op maat?

  7. 7 Posted by frederik on 20 Nov, 2011 11:30 AM

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    Andy, the webshop module is not open source.

  8. 8 Posted by Andy Schroven on 20 Nov, 2011 11:34 AM

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    Helemaal geen probleem, mail me prijs en voorwaarden...

  9. 9 Posted by Andy Schroven on 20 Nov, 2011 01:17 PM

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    Of hoe gebeurd dit?

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by tijs on 07 May, 2012 07:13 PM

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    Andy al een oplossing? Zoniet: mails [email blocked]

  11. 11 Posted by Joel Drapper on 23 May, 2012 04:17 PM

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    Shopify (http://shopify.com) is a good example of a generic ecommerce system that's used by thousands of ecommerce sites. It would be great to have something like this as a module in Fork.

  12. 12 Posted by tj.willems on 07 Jun, 2012 12:48 PM

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    Ik zou ook graag prijs en voorwaarden willen ontvangen als dit mogelijk is..?

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by John on 10 Jun, 2012 12:58 PM

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    Maybe the community is willing to create a module for this? I don't know :)

  14. 14 Posted by tj.willems on 11 Jun, 2012 07:15 AM

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    That would be awesome!

  15. 15 Posted by jazzi on 12 Jun, 2012 02:15 PM

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    Koen leads me to this discussion when I was searching for an e-commerce module for Fork.

    I was with Drupal, although it's big and complex cms it does has an awesome e-commerce module,

    Fork is so beautiful I think it deserves one too.


  16. 16 Posted by JesseD. on 25 Oct, 2012 03:59 PM

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    @Andy: Wijs has developed their own Fork CMS E-commerce module, but yeah it's not open-source. Every shop had different needs, and it's a lot of customization. They also offer the whole webshop package from A to Z, including SEO, SEA, copywriting, ... So people actually find you on the web, and you can get a lot of customers. They don't sell the module, unfortunately...

    I'm converting a website to Fork CMS and a webshop can come in handy, so I would be glad if an E-commerce module ever is released for a price. Until then, I think i'll explore OpenCart (Magento is overkill for the small shop I have in mind)

  17. 17 Posted by jeroendesloover... on 27 Feb, 2013 09:48 AM

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    The Fork Community is looking into building an e-commerce module.
    Any people interested to participate?

  18. Support Staff 18 Posted by John on 27 Feb, 2013 12:44 PM

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    I want to collaborate for sure! I only need to find some time. Jeroen, I suggest you create a repo for it? Then we can work together bit by bit t get it done. What do you think?

  19. Support Staff 19 Posted by tijs on 11 Mar, 2013 06:55 PM

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    When someone develops a e-commerce-module, think about multiple payment-partners. For instance Ogone, DocDataPayments. Each of these payment-partners have additional-costs.

  20. 20 Posted by jazzi on 30 May, 2013 02:38 AM

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    A such module can be big help to promote Fork's name, it would be great to hear more updates about this subject.

  21. 21 Posted by axxo1 on 16 Sep, 2013 12:13 PM

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    This is an awesome idea, it certainly feels like a missing module.

  22. 22 Posted by anuragsharmaseo... on 20 Sep, 2013 08:07 AM

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    I was thinking the same about booking systems. I think that it’s way outside the scope of WP plugins. It’s somewhat possible, but would be a huge project and probably not too economic. Integrating with 3rd party systems makes a lot more sense to me. i have implemented this for my site http://www.domainregistrations.in/.

  23. 23 Posted by JesseD. on 21 Nov, 2013 12:22 AM

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    Any volunteers to participate in such a project? Never coded a really complex fork module, never developed for e-commerce software before, but I'd love to help with features.

    An e-shop module would make Fork way more popular! Let's start with a very, very basic e-commerce module? The CRUD actions for products, categories & tags, a shopping basket implementation, login&register (=profiles module), and integration of a payment provider (Ogone?).

  24. Support Staff 24 Posted by John on 21 Nov, 2013 09:01 AM

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    At this point I am working on a productcatalog with the ability to link it to a payments module, it' s pretty tailormade but maybe you guys can use it as a startingpoint.

    It features products, categories and brands. I assume development will be ready in a few weeks.

    When it's ready I'll put the code on github so you can change it to whatever your needs are.

  25. 25 Posted by Bart DC on 29 Nov, 2013 05:44 PM

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    A couple of weeks ago, I released the 'projects' module. This module can be easily used as a products module.


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