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Migrating from Yahoo SB

 5:30 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)


I have my website that's basically a webstore. I've been running with Yahoo SiteBuilder and a Paypal 3 party cart. My website has about 30 pages without calculating the pages generated by the cart.

Yahoo SB has not been uprated since 2009 and anyways, I did push SB to it's limits with website. I've been using SB since 2004.

At first I was looking to use Dreamveaver but a computer artist friend to me to expect a big leaning curve compared to SB. I don,t know is this is true? Then I read here about CM like Wordpress or Durpal.

I need some advice and information.

Thanks for your time,




 9:19 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Not being familiar with Sitebuilder, can you describe your shop? Does Paypal handle all the cart functions?

If you want a regular e-commerce site with a full shopping cart on your site, this is a fairly big undertaking and I would say that unless you're up for it, it's smarter to use a fully hosted product like Business Catalyst, Big Commerce or something like that.


 9:33 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have some Paypal buy now buttons (12) and about 20 products with Paypal shop builder: the third party cart that is hosted on my website.

I sell automobile obd2 products like cables, scanners and connectors.

My Website is very small but it's the SEO is very good. I really need to update the look and it needs a refresh.

I was thinking about Wordpress or Durpal instead of Dreamweaver.

Was it's important is that I need to keep all of the urls.




 10:33 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

You'd do fine with WordPress or Drupal. I know WordPress will allow you to keep the URL structure and I'm pretty sure Drupal can do the same. A CMS would be a smart move for such a small site.


 10:43 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

I've used DW for years, but if I was starting from scratch, I'd go CMS.


 7:56 pm on Dec 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

If your business relies on online commerce best approach is to use an e-commerce solution not a CMS.

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