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My first Estore. Wordpress/OpenCart/Something else.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bostoncab, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    My first Estore. Wordpress/OpenCart/Something else.

    So I have a product line,Domain,Hosting. all my site experience up until this point has been with Wordpress.

    Someone suggested a killer looking theme from themeforest called Cartmania. They person who suggested it even gave me a rapid share link to download it. Being the legit guy I am (hey I try) I actually went and purchased the theme.

    Spent 4 hours trying to install and get it set up..couldn't figure out what the hell I was doing wrong. Hired someone to straighten it out. It ended up the theme I purchased was only good up to a certain version of OpenCart and would not work with the latest version.

    I wound up having an arguement with themeforest until they credited my themeforest account for the purchase price.

    Now after having played with the back end of OpenCart I am not all that crazy about it. Seems to be cumbersome etc.

    anyone have a recommendations on which direction I should go in here?
     
  2. silken

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    I am in the same boat. Prestashop seems a good choice. It definitely has a learning curve but seems very scalable. Lot's of addons (many of them are unreasonably expensive though) so you can create pretty much what you want to without hiring a coder (at least this is what i believe at this stage).
    Bought a good TM template today, will see how it goes.
     
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    I decided to go with shopperpress.

    I only have 37 different products of my own to sell. I figured mixing in amazon/ebay products related to the niche wouldn't hurt.. instead of just selling one type of widget why not build a widget superstore?