Shopping Cart that Easiest to Customize

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Smalss, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Smalss macrumors member

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    Just wondering with your guys experience, what is the easiest FREE shopping cart system to customize?
     
  2. john1620b macrumors member

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    I've mentioned this in other threads, but I did a lot of researching on this when launching my own store, and the one that turned out to be the best was OpenCart. It's based on a MVC architecture which is easy to understand, and creating templates (if you know HTML and a little PHP) is not hard at all.

    There's a few features that are still missing (wishlist, store credit, layered navigation, etc.) but those things are supposed to be coming in the next version 1.5.0. The documentation is also a little lacking, which will hopefully be remedied in the future. It's still a solid package right now, and it's my cart-of-choice.
     
  3. Smalss thread starter macrumors member

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    has anyone had any experience with Magento? Looks like there is a large community for that one.
     
  4. john1620b macrumors member

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    I played around with it a bit, and liked the interface and everything you could do with it. It's definitely impressive. When I researched it, however, numerous sources said it's a resource hog, and will slow down if you have a lot of categories or products. I don't know if that's changed since I looked at it a few months ago — you could ask about people's experience and store setups in the Magento forums.
     

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