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I'm not sure what type of web software I need for my new website?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by -Chris, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. -Chris

    -Chris Newbie

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    All my research has now been doing in order to actually start physically building my website. The problem is, I do not know what type of software I need.

    I want a website running on a similar level to this website: [EDIT - because I am a new member I can not post links :(. In Google type in 'ShopStyle' and click on the uk website to view the website example and click on any of the clothing categories).

    The ability to attach images with text below on a slider, and the images to lead to other websites :).

    Does anyone have any experience with setting up such websites? I just can't seem to find the right wording for a google search to come up with anything relevant. The host provider I am going to use will be Host Gator if that makes any difference?

    Any help to steer me in the right direction would be much appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. seo-dude

    seo-dude BANNED BANNED

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    You can do similar website with wordpress & any ecommerce theme. If you want more features check scripts like magento, zencart, etc.
     
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  3. The Web Designer

    The Web Designer Regular Member

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    Hi -Chris and welcome to BHW!What you're going to need is a wordpress installation in a domain hosted by a web host. Hostgator will be just fine for a start. You can install some extra plugins for the website to function like the one you stated.If you're new to web design and development, I suggest you take the time to learn html, css and photoshop. That would help you a lot in the long run.
     
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  4. -Joe-

    -Joe- Junior Member

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    I really wouldn't use wordpress for ecommerce. Try shopify maybe? (Or OSCommerce/Magento if you don't wanna pay anything)
     
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  5. CandyLand

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    You should go to themeforest.net and start browsing e-commerce templates. There are a bunch for wordpress, as well as the other popular platforms such as magento. Shopstyle has a pretty basic layout that I'm sure you could replicate using one of them.

    [Sidenote--that awkward moment when you visit a site you don't recognize, realize you're logged in with a username, and then realize you made it as a test account to see if you could get links off of it. ha.]
     
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  6. -Chris

    -Chris Newbie

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    Thanks very much everyone. Now I know what to research it should get me on my way :).
     
  7. Blackberry_11

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    If you do it in wordpress then you can do this by using some plugins that will work like the same you want.
     
  8. RossK

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    Indeed, ThemeForest would be the best for this.