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Best ecommerce CMS for friendly URLs

client wants total control



10:28 pm on Mar 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have a client that is obsessed with clean, simple urls, but every CMS I investigate seems to have a lot of category junk like business catalyst does


She's ok with categories that are descriptive and clean.

Magento? Joomla?

Any help/suggestions would be great, thanks.

-- Don


3:47 am on Apr 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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or mod_rewrite to make irks shorter


3:12 pm on Apr 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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wordpress for an ecommerce site? I know there are shopping cart plugins for wordpress, but wouldn't I find myself shoehorning and work-arounding everything, rather than a solution that's built for ecommerce?


3:45 pm on Apr 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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ShopSite will can clean URLs as can many others. The level of effort required to make it happen varies widely. Research on the forums for the carts you're interested in and you'll learn quickly what it takes to make it happen or if it's native to the core code.


3:48 pm on Apr 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I would suggest against the idea of having a category name as part of the product URL. Its a very old way of thinking because a product can belong in multiple categories. Your money page should just be product name. The navigation can vary that leads to the money -- which can have the category name in the URL.

Sorry I don't have specific recommendations for you.


8:51 pm on Apr 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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drupal + ubercart

with modules like url alias you have completely automated url system with full override control.


1:01 am on Apr 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'll have to second drupal+ubercart. For complete control of urls and categorization and a flexible cart system

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