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affiliate tracking in coldfusion
affiliate tracking in coldfusion

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Msg#: 3746818 posted 2:07 am on Sep 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

trying to do some research here. we have developed our shopping carts in coldfusion. it seems that most easily found are php tracking modules for adding affilate marketing interfaces to your site. we want to offer a robust tracking system to our site. we are developing in coldfusion. i 've looked on the adobe exchange. i can't seem to find a good tracking software in coldfusion that we could use with our existing cart. i'm trying to weight out this. cause i don't want to spend alot of time and money developing our own platform to find out one that there is one out there that we could adjust to use along with our current shopping cart admin.



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Msg#: 3746818 posted 11:46 pm on Sep 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi cdcaveman,
If you are looking for shopping cart to your site,
I advise to use Php based shopping carts, they are the best cheapest and practical and easy to use solution.
and if you wanna develop shopping carts in coldfusion, I heard that its very expensive and it may take longer.
so why don't you start with a php shopping cart in your site, and develop it to coldfusion later.
thank you, have a nice day.


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Msg#: 3746818 posted 5:58 am on Sep 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

best publisher,
we have developed our sites with coldfusion! i'm trying to build a module for affiliate marketing . so we can track and pay out for traffic being driven to our site. you didn't read my post! coldfusion is alot easier to learn! basically theres alot of prebuilt apps out there in php. but if your acutally writing the code in complete yourself coldfusion is much easier to learn.


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Msg#: 3746818 posted 4:04 pm on Sep 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Before this degrades into a PHP vs. CF thread that gets banned by the mods, let's all calm down. Let me rephrase cdcaveman's comment as follows:
"As a coldfusion developer, it is more efficient to continue using coldfusion that having to learn PHP."

As a CF developer myself, I can understand your perspective- it's less efficient to learn PHP and recode your entire site just for an affiliate tracking module.

My suggestion is that you look at some of the PHP modules out there and try to port them to CF. If you know one language well, it is usually somewhat easy to understand the logic in another language.


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Msg#: 3746818 posted 6:46 pm on Sep 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

i sort of keep finding out that as easy as it is to write things in cf. poeople don't. where as php there are all sorts of modules and communities for sharing out there. i do think we can cross the logic over. i think thats probably what i'm going to have to do. even if there is a bit of comparing cf to php i think its valid to the thread but i really would like to build this module with the intent of enabling other people as well as future sites i build to be able to use it. i appreciate all your responses . sorry about the explanation points. honestly i feel weathly being a member of this site


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Msg#: 3746818 posted 2:23 pm on Sep 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

There is also UsingPHPInColdFusion(search G for the exact word) that lets you execute PHP Code within CF(8). I believe the tag is called CF_PHP.


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