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Online catalogue - e-commerce content management system

by ezekiel (Pilgrim)
on May 25, 2009 at 11:13 UTC ( #766012=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
ezekiel has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello all,

I am thinking of building a small e-commerce, content management system for a small business I am involved with. I was not planning on anything fancy - just a sort of online catalogue.

Essentially I envision a MySQL database of the products for sale. The web site is then just a simple interface to the database, allowing you to browse the items a few at a time, in categories or according to search criteria. Once you find an item, clicking brings up a big picture and the details, with a PayPal button to buy.

It occurs to me someone must have done this before. One of the gazillion free content management systems must be specially designed for this kind of online catalogue. I can't for the life of me find it.

Could I draw on the communal wisdom here to point me to the right product?


PS. I know it is not specifically a Perl question, but Perl was where I started when I was going to do it myself!

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Re: Online catalogue - e-commerce content management system
by grep (Monsignor) on May 25, 2009 at 16:54 UTC

    Well I'll turn it into a perl question :)

    I have used Interchange on several projects, which is written in perl. It is relatively easy to get a site going with the default template, but also very extensible.

    One dead unjugged rabbit fish later...
Re: Online catalogue - e-commerce content management system
by hangon (Deacon) on May 25, 2009 at 17:18 UTC

    You might want to take a look at Handel. I haven't tried it, but if you do, let us know how it worked out.

Re: Online catalogue - e-commerce content management system
by nikosv (Chaplain) on May 29, 2009 at 16:56 UTC
    Just a note on Mysql to consider.The future of Mysql looks bleak. Now the Oracle has acquired Sun they will probably try to move the Mysql client base to Oracle

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