Extending Web Store

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8/17/2011 11:26:33 AM
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Extending Web Store

Hi

I know mojoPortal Web Store functionality is still in its developmental stages.

But, I would like to know

1. if there is already a way to implement a "bidding" functionality such that instead of outright purchase, users can bid for a product or "enter their preferred price" for review later by an administrator.

2. If one is going to extend it, how best can this be done.

Any suggestion will be much appreciated. As I would not mind going the length to implement a custom gateway provider, and also try to code this myself.

But is it possible?

 

8/17/2011 12:20:07 PM
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Re: Extending Web Store

The WebStore feature does not currently have extension points and I would not recommend modifying the existing code because if you do that then you will never be able to upgrade without losing your changes.

The only safe way to do it would be too clone the existing feature into a completely separate new feature and then you can modify the code as you wish and still be able to upgrade.

Best,

Joe

8/17/2011 12:31:16 PM
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Re: Extending Web Store

I'd recommend creating a new feature module from scratch and beg, borrow and steal C# ASP.Net code from where you can find it on the web like here:

AuctionSite Starter Kit

and other sources.

IMHO - This would be quite a task involving 100+++ hours of coding before you are ready to run in production and handle all those bidders $ with no problems and errors.

Actually I did and buy/sell type site in PHP several years ago and it worked quite well.  If I were to do a auction website I may want to go back to PHP on an Apache server and no CMS for performance reasons during the last 15 seconds of bidding.

Rick Hubka

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