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We've used SoftCart in the past and I hand coded every page. Not too difficult, so I would like to use something that's along the same lines. The reason why we're changing is because it is NOT SE friendly. Unless I'm just missing something. ;)
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Additionally, I've been poking around the error.log files for the site and every second of every day I've got the following message in said file:
[Wed Nov 14 23:58:12 2007] [notice] cannot use a full URL in a 401 ErrorDocument directive --- ignoring!This has been going on since October 11th of last year. What's up w/ that? :o
[edited by: lorax at 11:16 pm (utc) on April 2, 2008]
[edit reason] delinked example [/edit]
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ErrorDocument 401 /
This is not really an error though (hence being marked as a 'notice'). It's just telling you to fix your errordocument.
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Shopping cart software typically is either very specific, or too generic. 99.9% of the time it isn't usable out of the box, no matter what developers preach. You will end up doing custom coding no matter what, unless you are in a very specific niche that has custom-tailored software developed, and even then you want to be different than other Joe, right?
So the right answer to your question is "it doesn't exist". Get one that you can live with, and hire someone to modify it to your taste.
If/when you do convert, make sure you put 301 redirects in your .htaccess file from the old softcart url to the new url for each page. I didn't at first, and our pages dropped significantly in google for a while, but we're now doing better than we were with softcart.
[edited by: lorax at 1:25 pm (utc) on May 27, 2008]
"GoECart shopping cart software has been designed from the ground up so pages in your ecommerce site will achieve optimum visibility in the major search engines. While other Ecommerce solutions are penalized for using dynamic URLs, all GoECart web pages are friendly to search engine spiders and crawlers."
Hope this helps.
[edited by: lorax at 1:28 am (utc) on July 6, 2008]
[edit reason] edited for Minor Fair Use [/edit]