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Starting my very first website?

Discussion in 'E-Commerce and Online Selling' started by UKbuyer1, Sep 7, 2010.

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  1. psxgamer

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    I've had one free extention that was a real pain in the *ss. It had great comments on the OC forum but when installing it I only had problems with it.

    What you should do:

    Install Xammp on your computer. With it you can run a local copy of your website to mess around with. When I install a new extention I will always first install it on the local copy to test. If it goes wrong, nothing has happened. I just have to restore my testing environment and not install this extention in my live shop. I've read you can use this Xampp in combination with several other free shopping carts.

    Personally I find O.C very user friendly. The only thing I hate about is the way it manages pictures. On 3 occassions I deleted an entire folder while I only wanted to delete 1 picture. When I want to delete anything now, I do it using FTP.

    You should thread your OC at bit like Ebay. Just as I have a listing template for ebay, I've created a basic listing for each category. So when adding a product I just duplicate it and add the nessecary information.

    The last thing bothering me. Now that my site is up and running for 8 months there are some things I would like to add/mod. For some of the things I've bought a few extentions. For other things there are no extentions available and it's the source code itself that needs to be redone. To have it exactly the way I want it, it means I would probably have to hire several coders. I have one extention I can't use because it conflicts with another. I guess the same can happen when hiring different coders.

    I think the only solution for this is a site custom build from the ground up. I know I will go for this, I know exactly the company that I will hire for it, but don't know when I will do it. That's something the future will tell.
    UKbuyer1 likes this.
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