close ad
WARNING: Do Not Install the DREAMWEAVER CC 2017 or 2018 Update »
open ad
View Menu

Technical Support Forums

Free, outstanding support from WebAssist and your colleagues

rating

Upgrade Paypal Standard to custom shopping cart

Thread began 3/21/2014 1:03 pm by drubin312804 | Last modified 4/18/2014 12:44 pm by Jason Byrnes | 977 views | 20 replies |

drubin312804

Upgrade Paypal Standard to custom shopping cart

Thanks for the tutorial on upgrading paypal standard to a shopping cart. I have Ecart 6, but I'm not very adept at understanding a lot of the programming involved with making the database work with Ecart. I've been trying, but it's been hard for me. This new tutorial looks like something I may be able to work out.

Can I create the customized shopping cart for this website: www.schmutzerland.com As you can see it is an entirely html site with paypal standard add to cart buttons. There are a lot of products and I'm looking for a relatively simple way to get a customized cart where I can add options with certain charges and also offer discounts and coupon codes.

So after being a little long winded here, can this site be converted to use the information in the custom shopping cart tutorial, or do i need to do something more drastic?

Thanks for your help.

Sign in to reply to this post

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the pages would need to be converted to PHP. eCart cannot be used on static HTML pages.

where you are asking about a database driven catalog, it is not really a conversion so much as a complete redo.

the eCommerce series of tutorial has details on creating the product catalog and other aspects of an eCart shopping site:
http://www.webassist.com/tutorials/eCommerce-Overview-eCommerce-Series

Sign in to reply to this post

drubin312804

Jason, thanks for getting back to me. If I convert the pages to php would that work? I understand that creating a database driven catalog would be a complete redo, which is something I'd like to attempt, but as you can see with the number of products, it would take a long time.

I'm thinking that just making a customized shopping cart, as per your tutorial, might be a nice stop gap solution.

Sign in to reply to this post

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, to add eCart to the pages, you will need to convert the pages to php.

Sign in to reply to this post

drubin312804

Ok I've gone through the tutorial. I get the shopping cart to work however it only seems to work for one product and it's not pulling the product name into the cart.

Sign in to reply to this post

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

How are you setting up the add to cart buttons.

make sure to use a unique ID for each one. on the bindings tab, you can set the values to be used for the name and description and other columns.

Sign in to reply to this post

drubin312804

All of the Paypal buttons have unique "item_number" fields that were filled in when the site was originally set up. That was done through the Paypal add to cart as per your Free Tools extension

Sign in to reply to this post

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the Add items to shopping cart section of the tutorial, the paypal buttons are replaced by the eCart Add to cart behavior. My question is how did you set that up.

send a copy of your page please and link where i can see the problem happen. . .

Sign in to reply to this post

drubin312804

Jason,

Sorry it's been a while. I'm still having problems with getting the shopping cart to work, so I deleted my old files and decided to start again from scratch. However, an ongoing problem I'm having with the ecart6 and dynamic connections is that ecart and dynamic connections do not let my enter names for connection name or naming a new cart object. plus when I select the bindings tab in the "ecart add to cart" window, it does not show the "help", "ok" or "cancel buttons at the bottom of the interface.

Sign in to reply to this post

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I dont follow, please provide mode details.

Sign in to reply to this post
loading

Build websites with a little help from your friends

Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.

Build websites from already-built web applications

These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now.  Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.

Want your website pre-built and hosted?

Close Windowclose

Rate your experience or provide feedback on this page

Account or customer service questions?
Please user our contact form.

Need technical support?
Please visit support to ask a question

Content

rating

Layout

rating

Ease of use

rating

security code refresh image

We do not respond to comments submitted from this page directly, but we do read and analyze any feedback and will use it to help make your experience better in the future.

Close Windowclose

We were unable to retrieve the attached file

Close Windowclose

Attach and remove files

add attachmentAdd attachment
Close Windowclose

Enter the URL you would like to link to in your post

Close Windowclose

This is how you use right click RTF editing

Enable right click RTF editing option allows you to add html markup into your tutorial such as images, bulleted lists, files and more...

-- click to close --

Uploading file...