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Adding Cartweaver to Silverstripe?

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6 October 2009 at 11:46am (Last edited: 6 October 2009 11:46am), Community Member, 95 Posts

Cartweaver is a coldfusion-based ecommerce solution that I've used before, but never in conjunction with Silverstripe.
First off, has anyone done it before?
Secondly, if not, how can I use/add .cfm pages in Silverstripe?
Is it possible to create a top Nav for "Our Products" and then redirect it to my .cfm page or is there a better way?

~ James


6 October 2009 at 3:28pm Community Member, 283 Posts

They will have to live separately if you want to use them both. Linking out to the CF would be easily accomplished.

To your second question you would not as SS is a PHP project. Without some notable dev effort to tap into Cartweaver's backend, you wouldn't be able to mix the two.


6 October 2009 at 3:37pm Community Member, 95 Posts

Dalesaurus, thanks for the reply. I can also purchase Cartweaver in PHP code. If I did that, would I be able to mix the two pretty easily?


6 October 2009 at 3:45pm Community Member, 283 Posts

You should be able to take a look at the code and determine for yourself if it is within your coding abilities to do so. SS has a pretty convenient ORM and templating system, but I can't speak for Cartweaver's internals.

There are many open source PHP systems out there with well documented APIs and cores:


6 October 2009 at 3:47pm Community Member, 95 Posts

Excellent. Thank you.


7 October 2009 at 3:56pm Community Member, 95 Posts

So now I have the PHP version of Cartweaver and have tried to integrate it into Silverstripe. But as silverstripe tries to read the files I keep getting errors like this:
[Notice] Undefined index: ResultsPerPage

It seems anytime it encounters a Cartweaver-generated reference that it errors out.

Is there a way to cause Silverstripe to recognize these Cartweaver functions?

~ James


15 December 2009 at 10:02pm (Last edited: 15 December 2009 10:06pm), Community Member, 59 Posts

@Valorinbattle, were you able to get any further on this? ...I am faced with a real dilemma. I want to use SilverStripe as the main site building tool, for my projects, however, the ecommerce is not at a truly robust point right now. I go out and try to find robust ecommerce solutions and they all 1) do not have good CMS ability, or 2) they do offer it, but for a lot of money. Magento was mentioned in this thread. If you want to put out anywhere between 8 and 11 thousand dollars, you can have a robust ecommerce and CMS and stats reporting tool. But, that is per site and it is not feasible for most of us.

I looked at Joomla and VirtueMart, but again, it is not SEO optimized and Joomla is not as great of a CMS, in my opinion, as SilverStripe, with the Sapphire framework. The templating in SilverStripe is a dream too. Who would go back to Joomla? Right? So, I again I am trying to work out a solution.

Has anyone worked out an OsCommerce OpenCart module for SilverStripe? (I just checked out OpenCart and LOVE the looks of it!!) Please, if someone could help with this, ASAP, I would be eternally grateful! :-)

...I would be willing to donate to SilverStripe, a little bit of money, if an official OpenCart integration module could be added here ASAP.


16 December 2009 at 4:08am Community Member, 283 Posts

I have not tried either of those, but I have had success with a hosted ecommerce option;

It was pretty easy to add attributes and have the forms generated for the ecom piece in SS.

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