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Does the E-commerce module support virtual products/downloads?

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Community Member, 2 Posts

2 January 2009 at 1:06am

Hi everyone, just discovered SS after trying out lots of alternatives.

I've installed SS on a test server, all went well except for a warning message which I forgot to write down so now I can't remember!

Can anyone tell me if the E-commerce module supports virtual products that can be downloaded?, I'm loving the simplicity of SS over Joomla, however the two most important aspects for me are easily integrated e-commerce and a forum, Joomla has these covered but although I really want to move to SS I need it to be able to serve my needs fully.

I appreciate that SS is still relatively new and I'm sure it's going to keep on improving!


Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

2 January 2009 at 7:56am

Glad you see the beauty of SS. It definitely is a refreshing level of simplicity and expandability in a world of unnecessarily obtuse CMSes (Joomla makes me nuts).

Unfortunately, the E-commerce module is very immature right now, and Silverstripe is very actively looking for people to improve it to make it more competitive. As far as I know, virtual products are not supported. I've looked into it before.

If you really want to do full-featured E-com, Magento works like a dream, but if you're after something simple, you might have to look elsewhere. :-(


Community Member, 27 Posts

13 July 2009 at 12:20pm

I know this is a really old post but while perusing the forum I found the same question posted at a later date. There is a comment there that links to a new module being developed with this functionality.