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Tomcat104
06-25-2013, 02:23 PM
I talked to you guys a little while back and finally chose CubeCart as my shopping cart. I have it up and running and feel somewhat comfortable about it.

Now I want to integrate it into my Dreamweaver CS6 but I have no idea how. I would ask CubeCart but I haven't paid for the software yet.

My question to you guys is how do I insert it in DW?

This is my first time using any kind of shopping cart....so be gentle with me please!

edbr
06-29-2013, 02:02 AM
if you have a local server ( wamp for example) it would be useful to install it there then use dream weaver to change the styling or . tpl files if it is using smarty templates

Crumpy1
07-16-2013, 08:13 AM
I talked to you guys a little while back and finally chose CubeCart as my shopping cart. I have it up and running and feel somewhat comfortable about it.

Now I want to integrate it into my Dreamweaver CS6 but I have no idea how. I would ask CubeCart but I haven't paid for the software yet.

My question to you guys is how do I insert it in DW?

This is my first time using any kind of shopping cart....so be gentle with me please!

Hi Tomcat,

To install you need to use a local server such as Xampp or Wamp like edbr said,

When you have installed this you will need to create a database to store the store information in (products etc) in phpmyadmin (http://localhost/phpmyadmin).

I have only ever installed this once, but if i remember right you copy all the files from the free version into a folder in your website root and then use Xampp to install Cubecart for you.

Enable Apache & MySql in Xampp (or wamp) and go to the browser of your choice then go to

http://localhost/YOUR WEBSITE/YOUR CUBE CART FOLDER/index.php (http://localhost/YOUR-WEBSITE/YOUR-CUBE-CART-FOLDER/index.php), i am quite sure this starts the installation.

I now use Cartweaver4 as its 1 licence for unlimited websites & its pretty cheap, so my knowledge on Cubecart is a little rusty. Just repost if this does not work and i will download and install this for you and give you step by step instructions.

Tomcat104
07-17-2013, 10:25 PM
Thanks for the information, this answered a lot of my questions.

I looked at Cartweaver 4 and that's EXACTLY what I was hoping to find. Now if you have some words of wisdom that will help me talk my HOA into a few dollars.

Thanks again.

edbr
07-18-2013, 01:55 AM
decide what is the benefit for him over using one of th emany free options and pitch it to him on that

Crumpy1
07-18-2013, 07:27 AM
decide what is the benefit for him over using one of th emany free options and pitch it to him on that

Hi Tomcat,

As edbr mentioned above you need to look at the overall benefits for him over Cubecart Lite.


I looked at Cartweaver 4 and that's EXACTLY what I was hoping to find. Now if you have some words of wisdom that will help me talk my HOA into a few dollars..

I personally now use only Cartweaver 4 for all my sites, as it is very customisable and the customer support is the best i have ever seen, no joke!

It is very cheap, as it is an unlimited license program and at only 80 the costs are easily covered in your first sale as most e-commerce web designers charge alot more than this for the cart aspect.

Cartweaver does have a any draw backs over Cubecart Lite that i personally found, like no review option, cannot hide prices with 1 click, no newsletter subscription built in (Newsletter and price hiding is easily done in CW, but not built in). I personally found Cubecart backend looked more polished, but harder to find features.

However CW is doing a major update in the next few weeks, which is going to add tonnes of new features like reporting tools etc. If you wanted to carry on integrating it now, it is a 3 min job to update the versions and requires no real expertise.

If you want to see some live versions of Cartweaver to help make a decision, either for yourself or your client, here are a few examples...

Here is a store, which has not be customised at all and shows CW in its most basic form.
http://www.thebarkercompany.co.uk/productlist.php

Here is the exact same version, modified to offer a more catagorised finish.
http://www.transformyourshape.co.uk/Herbalife-Weight-Gain.php

Here is an example of Cubecart (Think this is Pro version though)
http://www.bluebirdproject.com/bbpshop/

For me CW offered a more personaslised / customisable solution as its is easy to create just about any layout, style, add & remove functions etc.

Cubecart Lite is more basic, but Free and I personally found their help, support and service poor, but that is my opinion only, make up your own mind with this!!

Hope this helps somewhat.

edbr
07-18-2013, 10:20 AM
well i actually meant over other free carts there are a lot of very good ones, but if this paid version has clear benefits that will be the selling point

Crumpy1
07-18-2013, 11:15 AM
well i actually meant over other free carts

Sorry if my previous post was unclear, i also meant the same, i just used Cubecart Lite (Free) as the example as this is what was decided on initally.

If you can find a free cart, that has everything the user needs, then please go with that, i was just trying to help explain the benefits of each and show examples of the ones mentioned.

edbr
07-19-2013, 05:21 AM
i know i was just anticipating the clients possible position

Tomcat104
07-25-2013, 10:54 PM
I appreciate all the help and replies. My HOA however did not have ANY money this year and unlike my government chose not to go ahead and spend it anyway.

I was impressed enough with CW that I bought it though. I haven't had time to really play with it yet but I will very soon.

Thanks again guys!

edbr
07-26-2013, 02:19 AM
sign of the times i guess , they obviously have no confidence it will increase their business.