Tell us what CMS features you want
Posted 03 February 2010 - 05:01 PM
While the blog module has not been released yet, there are other tools to manage content in a powerful way already available.
That being said, we have found many people asking us if LemonStand could be integrated with third-party CMSs. We would like to find out from the community why some of you would like to use other CMSs - because of habit/comfort or because LemonStand is missing some key CMS features.
Please let us know what you think. We are striving to build the best shopping cart possible and this means solid CMS features will be included, either as modules in the future, or core features.
This is your chance to direct the future of LemonStand!
Edit: If you prefer, comment on the corresponding blog post: http://lemonstandapp..._that_you_want/
Posted 04 February 2010 - 01:11 PM
Posted 04 February 2010 - 01:17 PM
This is why we want to make LemonStand as flexible and intuitive as possible, so the learning curve is not greater than the return you'll get from 1 cohesive, feature rich website.
Keep the feedback coming!
Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:34 PM
Also, polls would be a nice addition to the blog module.
Posted 05 February 2010 - 12:13 AM
I think we would need a rating system or some other way to review a product. Also a generator for a valid sitemap.xml would be nice. And that's about all for my needs.
Yes, I have a big problem with CMS integrating anything and everything in the core. I want to be able to choose only what I need. I know it is not quite a good comparision, but look at WordPress for example, who seems to become a little bloated with features very few use.
This post has been edited by pauneugen: 05 February 2010 - 12:14 AM
Posted 05 February 2010 - 12:20 AM
We agree with not bloating LemonStand. We won't necessarily integrate everything as core features. And we certainly won't integrate some features suggested at all. And some ideas could come later as modules, like the blog for example.
But we want to refine our existing CMS features to the best possible. Maybe it's not even adding things, but removing things. Or just changing how certain things are done. Let us know!
Your ideas are really valuable, and while we have our own opinions, we'll consider our customers as well.
Posted 05 February 2010 - 03:03 AM
Posted 06 February 2010 - 05:30 PM
Right -- but quite often when we're setting up stores, we'll put that on a secure subdomain such as store.example.com. We'll use our existing templates and run the store separately. Not ideal, but usually a path that is not painful.
For new sites, wouldn't be a problem. It's the migration or integration or starting over that would remain a barrier to me.
Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:38 AM
Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:53 AM
Just wanted to be open and clear with you about this.
Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:32 PM
Many of my clients starts with a "classic" CMS and then eventually migrate to a full blown ecommerce website.
In order to be as versatile as possible, a module or an Custom Data Type API would be a great feature to have ( think about Drupal's CCK or WordPress' Pods UI -wich is GREAT- ); e.g. : my client Mr Manufacturer wants to manage the store's information (name, address, latitude, longiture) where you can find his product.
With such a feature Lemonstand could become my Swiss Army knife for website AND ecommerce solutions.
Will there be a detailed documentation about module development, the 'Extendind Lemonstand" section of the wiki is desperatly empty? How to interact with the database model?
Posted 28 February 2010 - 02:11 PM
i've been playing with product creation and it looks like you only have the option for one variation set (maybe i'm missing something).
for example, if i have a configurable product (grouped wrapper), which has the following simple products:
the product variation dropdown populates with all variations. i think this needs some serious attention, should have multiple dependent variations available like this
select color -> black -> populates size dropdown with small & large black
select color -> white -> populates size dropdown with small,medium & large white
imagine if a product had several variations like size, color, material, which would lead to a very large dropdown
Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:04 AM
Just a quick question, im looking to put a portfolio on my site and would normally create custom tables in the database, would lemonstandapp have a table administration module or do i have to use p h p m y a d m i n and pull my data in through partials?
Another quick thing, if i start writing modules for lemonstandapp will new updates over write or delete my code?
Posted 31 March 2010 - 01:59 PM
Thank you for the suggestion. We are waiting for a stable release of the Tiny MCE 3.3 branch to replace the current version of the editor in LemonStand. The TM 3.3 has slightly different configuration options, and we will need to rework the HTML Editor Settings user interface in LemonStand. We will add a plugin management feature and you will be able to add buttons which are not available at the moment.