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skywalker786

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Hi,

 

I like the CMS facilities that mambo offers and would like to intergate the oscommerce shop

to it. How do I do that?

 

1. Do I intergrate Mambo with oscommerce?

2. Or do I intergrate oscommerce with mambo?

 

Is this recommended? have people been successful with it? what are the advantages and disadvantages?

 

I would be grateful to hear from you asap as I have though of an exciting project.

 

Regards

Shebs.

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From memory there is a component that can be installed in Mambo that utilises oscommerce. I use Joomla now more than Mambo, so have a look at joomla.org and check the extensions section.

 

I haven't actually set it up on any site yet, never needed to, whenever I've had to have any CMS content within osCommerce I've just used the Information Pages Enhanced contribution.

 

Not sure if this is of any help to you, but its my tuppence worth :)

Allan Young

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yeah I think Joomla (the new mambo) has been developing this component for integrating osc and Joomla.

 

I tried using the mambo/osc integration called moscommerce and found it to be filled with problems.

 

If you get it working let us know!!

 

BTW this thread might be better in the open source discrussions forum.

Backup before making changes. Backup before making changes! Backup before making changes!!

 

You did do a backup? eh?

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I recently ran across this combination Joolma and OsCommerce:

http://www.joscommerce.com/

 

Intersting. This is the closest I've seen to one that actually works. Still no secure server, I notice. Same problem with Mambo. What ever you did didn't happen on the secure server, and, if you managed to switch it over, you probably lost the order since the sid would change, or practially had to close the browser to get back out.

GEOTEX from Houston, TX

 

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From memory there is a component that can be installed in Mambo that utilises oscommerce. I use Joomla now more than Mambo, so have a look at joomla.org and check the extensions section.

 

I haven't actually set it up on any site yet, never needed to, whenever I've had to have any CMS content within osCommerce I've just used the Information Pages Enhanced contribution.

 

Not sure if this is of any help to you, but its my tuppence worth :)

 

 

Hi Thanks for your comment.

 

All I wanted to do is add a few extra pages now and then about latest news, product releases and change the content and pictures as they become old through some simple cms. Are you saying this can be done

with oscommerce without using mambo? you mentioned "whenever I've had to have any CMS content within osCommerce I've just used the Information Pages Enhanced contribution".

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Intersting. This is the closest I've seen to one that actually works. Still no secure server, I notice. Same problem with Mambo. What ever you did didn't happen on the secure server, and, if you managed to switch it over, you probably lost the order since the sid would change, or practially had to close the browser to get back out.

 

 

Yes... did you check out how easy it is to change templates?

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Hi Thanks for your comment.

 

All I wanted to do is add a few extra pages now and then about latest news, product releases and change the content and pictures as they become old through some simple cms. Are you saying this can be done

with oscommerce without using mambo? you mentioned "whenever I've had to have any CMS content within osCommerce I've just used the Information Pages Enhanced contribution".

 

 

I'd like to see the URL of a site using Information Pages as I've been using Cute News as a CMS to handle the articles, news, and magazine section of my site and was recently thinking of using Joomla. I'd like to see if Information Pages is flexible enough for my needs.

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I found this on the Joolma site:

 

Joomla 1.02 and osCommerce 2.2ms2 together - http://forum.joomla.org/index.php?topic=10601.msg92408

 

have successfully hacked an integration between osCommerce 2.2ms2 with Joomla 1.02 - it uses the osC account creation as the primary registration but generates a Joomla user entry as well. Users can then log-in to Joomla and enter the storefront seamlessly without additional logins. I implemented osCommerce in a Joomla Wrapper and this solution plays off that integration, so if you don't want to run osCommerce within a wrapper you may need to make some additional hacks. Still working on my osCommerce template - but it appears to be working well.

 

The solution includes a Joomla component and some hacks necessary to make it work. See instructions and details

 

http://www.seismicos.com/content/view/48/36/

 

Feel free to give it a try if you have the need, and don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, suggestions, or requests. This is my first Joomla component, so be kind, and I will be continuing to develop beyond this version.

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I found this on the Joolma site:

 

Joomla 1.02 and osCommerce 2.2ms2 together - http://forum.joomla.org/index.php?topic=10601.msg92408

 

Do you know if they got the SSL/Mambo/Joomla issue working? I know the biggest issue with Joomla/Mambo was trying to serve just part of the site over HTTPS without making the whole thing secure. And then once a customer went over to HTTPS, they would never get back to HTTP without a manual change.

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Do you know if they got the SSL/Mambo/Joomla issue working? I know the biggest issue with Joomla/Mambo was trying to serve just part of the site over HTTPS without making the whole thing secure. And then once a customer went over to HTTPS, they would never get back to HTTP without a manual change.

 

 

That's probably a good question to post in that particular thread....

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...and my question was "Do you know?" I'll take your answer as a no.

 

It was asked with the assumption that someone might have followed the issue and knew the status.

 

 

No i didn't know which is why I suggested posting that in the thread so that you could get an answer from the bridge's creator!!!

Who would know better than him! :-"

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  • 1 month later...

if you are looking for a CMS solution integrated well with Oscommerce try www.osc2nuke.com. Though I'd much rather see a good Joomla one, the php-nuke Oscommerce integration is well done and doesn't have lots of bugs.

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I cannot see any benefit to using any CMS with osCommerce and trying to manipulate hundreds of line of code that works, possibly allowing many unknown security problems. I have designed several sites with unique front ends that fully integrate with osCommerce, including using any or all of the osCommerce features for info boxes, product and catagory menus, specials, etc. with very little effort that allows one to have any type of supplemental pages for products, company info, or what ever. I have also used many open source programs to fit in, including specialized search engines, live chat, photo albums and user editing. About the only thing we haven't added are boards like phpBB and blogs, mainly because none of my customers wanted them.

 

You can use a template system like BTS or STS, or devise your own basic template to control the look and feel of any site without trying to squeeze osCommerce into a CMS. We have developed several feature- and contribution-rich packages that work very well together and avoided the hundreds of hours of development time to try to get a coherent integrated site that is often necessary when using a CMS.

GEOTEX from Houston, TX

 

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