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  • Jos
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    Anyone having experience to build invoices? Link to this post

    I just start SilverStripe today and after experimenting for a while, I started wondering whether it is possible to build simple invoice that clients could just access and pay via Paypal - nothing fancy but basic invoice. It would help to save money on freshbooks especially when I am just starting out.

    Please kindly share the experience and how you do it. thank you in advance!

  • dalesaurus
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    Re: Anyone having experience to build invoices? Link to this post

    It would certainly be doable, but I would recommend against rolling-your-own when there are SO many options that don't involve maintaining your own code:

    http://freelanceswitch.com/money/7-online-invoicing-apps-for-freelancers/

    http://www.irelandsi.com/software/web-applications/3-free-invoicing-web-applications/

    http://www.siwapp.org/

    And Freshbooks is $20/mo, I am sure your time is worth more than that

  • Liam
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    Re: Anyone having experience to build invoices? Link to this post

    Ya I personally wouldn't suggest getting SilverStripe to do it. Not that it couldn't, but why reinvent the wheel when there are other options out there?

    I personally use http://www.workingpoint.com Their free plan pretty much would do everything you need for a starting out freelancer. It's only been out a few months, so it is missing some features like recurring invoices, but I love it and those features will come. It does more than just invoice as it's really a whole accounting service with a super simple and intuitive UI.

    That siwapp program looks interesting though. Will probably test it out for the fun of it. Had never heard of it before.

  • AdamJ
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    Re: Anyone having experience to build invoices? Link to this post

    Just to add to the list, getcashboard.com rocks my invoicing world.

  • Jos
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    Re: Anyone having experience to build invoices? Link to this post

    thank you everyone for provding the links and i will check them out

    one more unrelated to invoices - what about building membership website with silverstripe? is it possible?

  • Willr
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    Re: Anyone having experience to build invoices? Link to this post

    Membership websites are certainly possible. I am assuming you mean more then just register and blog content, for example some paid membership service. Either way its yes you can - We are currently building a rather large site which requires member payments now.

    If you are looking for some code to start have a look at the registration module which enables users to register to the site. If you need payments have a look at installing the payments module with it. Note you will need to write quite a bit of custom code.

  • Jos
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    Re: Anyone having experience to build invoices? Link to this post

    many thanks for the quick reply. I will look into registration and payment module as you suggested.

    thanks again

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