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This is a forum for discussing SilverStripe can-do payments and their APIs / Gateways.

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Beginner commerce help

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Community Member, 130 Posts

23 September 2011 at 4:56am

Hi, All,

I'm new to commerce websites in general, but I'd like to set one up and could use a push in the right direction. I've never set up a commerce site and am wondering how to go about it using SilverStripe to do so.

As I understand, I would need a cart, and that cart would need to communicate with a gateway. I guess my questions are:

1. Do I start with the Payment module or the eCommerce module?

2. The modules section of this website is looking a bit sketchy these days, are those the current releases of those modules?

3. Is there any tutorials for a beginner like myself?



Community Member, 215 Posts

23 September 2011 at 12:18pm

I haven't used the ecommerce module for SilverStripe but the most development seems to be on SilverCart at the moment - worth giving that a look.


Community Member, 130 Posts

24 September 2011 at 5:01am

Hi, Howard,

Thanks, wish I would have looked at Silvercart sooner!



Community Member, 14 Posts

24 September 2011 at 10:07pm

Hi Prawnstar,

I hope I could answer your questions over at the SilverCart Forum.

Hi Howard, thanks for mentioning SilverCart, seems like it is a bit underrepresented here and a little bit hard to find :-)



Community Member, 6 Posts

26 September 2011 at 3:21pm

Steep yourself in the silverstripe forums. You will get more help. :)