Does eCommerce for 5.7 have legs yet?
i also would love to see the implementation of full power boostrap 3 columns like col-xs, col-md, col-lg, - not only col-sm. we consider this function as extremly powerful.
i guess we have to wait for 5.7.4?
we are patient, – this is a complex issue.
- multiple site management
- translation facilities
- enterprise work flow
I wonder how easy it might be to incorporate it into a C5 site.
Hopefully some news will come forward about migrating old version soon....
which is why now I'm thinking if easier way to "plugin" or embed/spoof, etc. an open source solution like Opencart which I've used and just expose some calls via ajax or ...hmmmm something to think about. If can do this simply, can just use that in C5, WP (although woo-commerce is pretty darn good as a plugin) or any mvc framework project..... because I'm not convinced even if converted will ever be as robust as the other frameworks or woocommerce as a plugin...just because smaller team, etc....but C5 is still by far my favorite CMS for everything..except ecommerce. anyway ....
> source solution like Opencart...
OC is pretty simple to integrate into a C5 site "as is" - either as a subdomain (e.g. store.mysite.com) or subdirectory (e.g. mysite.com/store). However, I've opted not to use it at this time because:
* Its implementation of categories is lame.
* You have to maintain a separate theme for the OC store.
* The admin UI is...well...yucky.
Those could be addressed, I suppose, but I haven't had the time to devote to it.
Again, if this is something you could use, PM or email me
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Internationalization built into 5.7 and our Enterprise Internationalization working on top.
Import/Export tools for migration between 5.6 and 5.7, also Wordpress import.
Basic Calendar/Event page types built into the core.
eCommerce for 5.7.
Gathering, Conversations to fully replace Discussions in 5.7.
Activity Feed replacement for Newsflow.
Custom composer interfaces for complicated page types.
Inline image sizing/cropping in edit mode.
Intranet for 5.7.
Would be nice as this becomes standard core functionalities with Concrete5 v5.7
A la, Wordpress ecommerce Woocommerce. Blog Tools are standard of course in Wordpress
I heard that roadmaps are only for huge software companies.
When was this roadmap published? If I'm not mistaken, it's not recent. As such, without any input from the core team, we unfortunately we have no idea of a time frame. I need to decide very soon and am afraid I might be forced to choose 5.6
I didn't realize this change and I have built an entire site using 5.7, then I went to implement the eCommerce and realized it is not compatible. From what I can tell it has been "pending" for at least a year now?
There is a free open source e-commerce package for concrete5 5.7 called Vivid Store. It is currently on version 3.0.1.
One of the Vivid Store contributors is community member Mesuva. Mesuva says it is ready for production sites and the code is in great shape. He is someone you can trust when they say something is ready or not.
Also, please post ideas, feedback, and bugs to the GitHub issues page. If you are a developer, please consider contributing to the project.
I wouldn't recommend grabbing the latest development branch off of github unless you are happy to help resolve bugs and a fairly seasoned developer.
If you are not a developer, it's best to stick to the official 'stable' releases (i.e. through the marketplace). I'd suggest that a fairly substantial update release is just around the corner, perhaps when concrete188.8.131.52 is released. I'd suggest trying out 3.0.1, but if you can hold off a bit for the next release, you may find there are less issues overall.
The feature list and codebase of Vivid Store is seriously impressive, especially when it's a free/open add-in. I can't encourage enough community involvement with this project - testing, bug fixes and reports are all hugely beneficial. The codebase is really quite easy to work on too, so it's a good project to help with features. This shop system is not only very powerful, but it's very easy to customised and styles - it's as much an 'ecommerce toolkit' is it is a install-and-go package. When you combine the features it has with concrete5's core features like permissions, you have an incredibly powerful platform, one that I think it truly unique.
It's pretty much a complete shop system at this point, with the things left to development more 'nice to haves', rather than core features. If we had even just a few more developers put a handful of hours into it, this thread would be obsolete!
As a sidenote, if you need something _right now) that has been in 'production' status for quite some time now and is a bit more 'out-of-the-box', you can also check out my eCommerce with Snipcart add-on. /shamelessplug