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Is it hard to code a marketplace website?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by Pocketchange25, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Pocketchange25

    Pocketchange25 Junior Member

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    I wanna code a marketplace website but what is the difficult level? Or are they any simple scripts I could go by?
     
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    thcservers Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    why would you start coding from scratch when there are a lot of ready to use scripts. Try opencart, xcart, magento. They are simple to use and you can always find a nice template to use with those scripts.
     
  3. phirex

    phirex Power Member

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    I dont think you can code a "marketplace website" if you cant use google before posting on forums.
    but good luck
     
  4. Pocketchange25

    Pocketchange25 Junior Member

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    Well I already know the basics of html and css. An I have used google there are no good tuts on it, so I asked here. I'm still learning though.
     
  5. phirex

    phirex Power Member

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    Sorry if I sounded harsh.
    You will not be able to code a marketplace using HTML and CSS alone, unless you want it to look and operate like it was 1995 again.
    Please let me know an example for a website you are trying to accomplish and i will direct you to a script that you can use....
     
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    I am new to BHW & IM in General, but well versed in web dev. I say this b/c I do not know EXACTLY what you mean by marketplace website. If you mean an e-commerce site, the wordpress & woocommerce is the easiest to setup & manage. There are several plugins that extend/customize woocommerce & a few free themes that work with it. You have the best chance of finding a dev that can do more customization (if marketplace site refers to special functionality) by using the wordpress platform. The woocommerce forums are full of devs.
     
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    I would recommend codecademy (It's a website, google it). They offer a few tutorials regarding website building. You should try it, and then build you a one of a kind website!
     
  9. bananaman5000

    bananaman5000 Regular Member

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    i've built a marketplace site


    you need:
    html
    css
    ajax
    php
    mysql database
    sphinxd (recommended)
    paypal and amazon payments have a marketplace type function in their APIs

    its pretty time consuming and difficult. in addition to the site itself, the users need an admin section, you will need to make yourself an admin section too. you need to sanitize all inputs into the database, tweak and tune the search functionality, category hierarchy and calls to action. then, at the end of all that, you had better have some big bucks to spend on advertising to get it off the ground.
     
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    xNotch Registered Member

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    I would say it's probably pretty straight forward to code "something" I would think the hard part is making the something secure. Im guessing marketplaces are a pretty juicy target
     
  11. Seven4

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    There are a lot of free options for you to use, so you don't have to bother going from scratch.

    But, if do you want to try, I've seen people use Ruby On Rails. There are a few tutorials on YT regarding this topic, so give it a look.
     
  12. Ramse

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    Why code from scratch when there are fully functional free solutions available?