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tagging scripts

looking for software that I can install for tagging

     
8:19 pm on May 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I've been looking around and having a hard time finding software that I can install on my server that does this.

Perhaps I have been looking up the wrong thing.

Any help is appreciated.

I am looking to find software written in php / javascript / even asp that will allow me to do tagging much like a bookmarks tagger but for e-commerce application.

Let's say I sell furniture.

I need to classify the furniture according to a few different criteria to make it easier to find for my visitors.

Most of my visitors are looking by criteria such as color, patern, material so I would like to tag each bit of furniture with tags that reflect those things.

On my main navigation I present links that might be:

plaid
checked
paisley
solid
corduroy
black
brown
white
blue
green
wood
plastic
vinyl
etc

When the visitor clicks the tag he/she is directed to a page with links to other pages that have products matching the tag that they clicked.

I see tag cloud software but it doesn't seem to do this exactly or again maybe I'm wrong.

In any case if anyone has recommendations on pre-existing scripts that I can use to accomplish this (free is better but I'm willing to pay if necessary) I'd appreciate it.

4:33 pm on May 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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What is the base set up currently? In other words, what runs your storefront, what language is it written in and so on?
2:43 am on June 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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it's written in asp but I can run php or javascript.

The software is made by a company called cam commerce.

It's proprietary so I will have to do something outside the stuff that drives the main part of the site.

4:04 pm on June 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If you can set, for example, meta keywords or any sort of keywords, you could use some scripting to create linked tags on your product page.

But then you would need to then run that through a custom script that would query your cam commerce DB and somehow generate a page at that URL with links to relevant pages.

I don't know cam commerce, but from what you say, it sounds like you need to interface with an existing DB and admin interface and all that. So it sounds like you'll need some custom programming, unless there's a script out there designed for cam commerce already.

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thanks :)