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Bart

28 May 2008, 4:48 pm

WebYep and Mal's e-commerce

Hi,

Does anyone know if (and how) it’s possible to use the WebYep-action in a Freeway-webshop that use the action Mal’s e-commerce.

Thanks, Bart

Tim Plumb

29 May 2008, 2:18 am

Hi Bart, That is a a very good question and one I don’t actually know the answer to! The Mals actions and the Softpress store actions aren’t aware of the WebYep actions and certainly don’t work directly together. If you were hand coding either your Mals content or WebYep functioality then I would think that it is quite possible but I doubt that both action sets would allow you to get where you want to be. Max, are there any aspects of WebYep that you know of to facilitate getting these together? Thanks, Tim.

Quoting Bart <[email protected]n>:

Hi,

Does anyone know if (and how) it’s possible to use the WebYep-action in a Freeway-webshop that use the action Mal’s e-commerce.

Thanks, Bart

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max

29 May 2008, 6:46 am

Max, are there any aspects of WebYep that you know of to facilitate getting these together?

Hi Tim and Bart I had a quick look into this and there are people who are trying to do this. well sort of! I went to the webyep forum becaue I remembered that I did read something about a cart and webyep. I suppose the items that would need to work together between mals and webyep would be images and description text plus cost I am assuming. ANy way this is what the forum thread said:

Im trying to build an online shop for a client using romancart. I was hoping to let them add there own items using the Webyep loop feature but they also need to add in the relevant ‘add to basket’ button for each new item.

the thread is posted here: http://forums.obdev.at/viewtopic.php?t=1325&sid=1095e28136af672e649e38b74db7a196

for people who fancy a read.

The problem with this example is that its not using mals and its not using freeway so for most people it wont mean very much but it does show that mixing a shopping cart and webyep is possible.

If I get a chance I will have a delve into it and see whats possible but if any body else has had any experience with these two… please jump in and save me a few hours worth of testing.. :o)

max

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Jonathan Riddle

6 Jun 2008, 12:10 pm

Hi,

First post here, but used to post fairly regularly in the old days before freewaytalk was launched!

Was there any further progress on this? This is exactly the function I am after. A client wants to be able to add/remove/update items in their store whenever they want, instead of coming to me to apply the changes.

I am still stuck on Freeway v3.5.12 as it has been a looong time since I had a website to do. Obviously I need to upgrade, but the Freeway shop feature and available actions, and the WebYep feature and actions all seem wonderfully elegant, but it seems they don’t work hand in hand.

Any other suggestions for CMS/e-commerce combos if these two don’t yet work together?

Thanks in advance!

Jonathan

Jonathan Riddle

6 Jun 2008, 12:25 pm

Hi again,

Further reading on Mal’s website, I found this.

“How it works

All you have to do is add simple “Buy Now” links or buttons on any page on your website. These can be made from a form button, a text hyperlink or even your own image.

When one of your customers clicks on one of these links they are presented with a page hosted on our servers, showing their current cart with that item added. Here they can choose to edit their order, delete items or move on to the payments section. Credit card and check details are collected using an SSL secured server. Have a look at the demo store.

Once a customer completes an order you will be notified immediately by e-mail. The e-mail contains what they ordered but to collect the payment details you will need to login to Admin (unless you are using mOrders, our dedicated order manager).”

Could this method be used together with WebYep and Freeway, or perhaps it is not that simple?

Jonathan

David Owen

6 Jun 2008, 12:27 pm

You can create buy now buttons easily with WebYep, see here: http://www.pachelastudios.co.uk/portfolio.php?WEBYEP_DI=44

These are for Paypal buttons, but I suppose could be set for anything. But you need to have smattering of PHP code to make it work.

One minor issue with this, is the action creates a <p><p/> in the WebYep loop which is OK, for every browser apart from IE6/7 - so I need to work out a fix/workaround. Hopefully if Max can take a look at this thread?…….

http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/34421

David

On 29 May 2008, at 03:18, [email protected] wrote:

Max, are there any aspects of WebYep that you know of to facilitate getting these together?

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Jonathan Riddle

6 Jun 2008, 1:38 pm

On 6 Jun 2008, 12:27 pm, David Owen wrote:

You can create buy now buttons easily with WebYep, see here: http://www.pachelastudios.co.uk/portfolio.php?WEBYEP_DI=44

These are for Paypal buttons, but I suppose could be set for anything. But you need to have smattering of PHP code to make it work.

One minor issue with this, is the action creates a <p><p/> in the WebYep loop which is OK, for every browser apart from IE6/7 - so I need to work out a fix/workaround. Hopefully if Max can take a look at this thread?…….

http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/34421

David

Thanks David,

That is very interesting. So it seems it is feasible to set up a WebYep shop area, with “buy now “buttons linked directly to the PayPal account. When you say you need some PHP code to make it work, is that if it isn’t for PayPal, or you need that coding anyway?

Jonathan

max

6 Jun 2008, 4:17 pm

Like the other recent thread… I am really sorry for not jumping in with these WebYep questions, I will try to do some testing when I get back from my hols but at the moment I am desperately trying to sort out a huge pile of work stuff, before I depart on my summer holidays to France on my trusty steel horse with my gal… and I just don’t have enough hours to fit it all in… :o(

Really sorry for the lack of support on the webyep front, but I will make it up when I get back.

I leave on Tuesday so will try to help in the evenings up until Monday evening if I can. though after that it’s just me, my girl, a big bike and a tent with no PC or phones

thanks for understanding kindest regards max

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David Owen

6 Jun 2008, 4:20 pm

It is more than feasible and is working on live sites.

the simplest way of putting a buy now button in WebYep, is to simply use WepYep and an existing Rich text item, and copy and paste code into the page.

But this method is prone to breaking, as you have to rely on your client/user to add in and edit the correct code. All other shopping carts obviously hide this code, so the user only puts in the basics like, code, description, and price values.

I thought along the same lines, so with the help of WebYep API’s (Look at Obdevs site forum) and PHP, I can hide the code behind the scenes leaving only the simple basics to enter to create differing kinds of buy buttons in the same loop depending on what values are entered by the client, (including error checking).

Buy using these API’s and PHP and a bit of creativity, all sorts can be done with WebYep to populate virtually any part of the page code.

You can even get WebYep to swap CSS style sheets, and in theory change the whole look of a site - give the client a choice.

On 6 Jun 2008, at 14:37, Jonathan Riddle wrote:

That is very interesting. So it seems it is feasible to set up a WebYep shop area, with “buy now “buttons linked directly to the PayPal account. When you say you need some PHP code to make it work, is that if it isn’t for PayPal, or you need that coding anyway?

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max

6 Jun 2008, 8:47 pm

Hi all…. as David has indicated above, the possibilities are really big once you start to use webep’s api’s.

When I get back I will make an effort to write up some of these possibilities. One example would be a webyep ticker tape another is using a hidden webyep short text item that could populate the meta tags of a page, so client could (when in edit mode) change the metatags when they wanted.

Anyway when I get back I will try to write some sort of coherent document. kind regards max

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Jonathan Riddle

17 Jun 2008, 9:18 am

Hi all,

Just returned from a weeks holiday in The Algarve!

This all sounds excellent, although hard for me to fathom at the moment, but I have found that most things, combined with Freeway, and providing there is a bit of info and mini-examples, is usually within my eventual grasp!

Looking forward to seeing how this develops, because it is looking just about perfect for my needs.

Jonathan