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PowerStore vs. CMS

Thread began 1/22/2010 12:17 pm by va396092 | Last modified 1/22/2010 11:18 pm by neilo | 809 views | 3 replies |


PowerStore vs. CMS

My client wants site very similar to shutterfly dot com. Here's more details:

There are lots of commerce going on within shutterfly, like the ability to upload images, personalization of items, a community for sharing galleries, newsletter, etc.

The sw needs to be easy enough for client to maintain and at the same time offer many file management solutions for current/future add-ons.

Does PowerStore sounds like the right sw package for this project or a power CMS like Drupal or Joomla?

Thanks to all whom replies.


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Dani Chankhour

I think definitely PowerStore is an excellent starting point to for your cart and check out pages. As far as image uploading I think PowerCMS is what you will need to use to upload images and other things. As far as Galleries i think you should look at the PowerGallery Solution pack ( which should help you in creating different galleries.

With a little bit of work you should be able to integrate these solutions to work together by using the same database.

Although PowerStore might not have all the features that you need, but it could jump start you on Users registrations and log in, products and check out, order managements, users managements and much more. (

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I will re-view the PowerStore demo again, but had not considered the possiblity of integrating PowerGallery, and other WA scripts/extensions as a starting point to getting my client's project off the ground.

Thank you for your input.


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  a community for sharing galleries, newsletter, etc  

While I agree with Dani about Power CMS and PowerStore (they do what it says on the tin) I'm not sure that PowerGallery would be the right tool, assuming that I understood your original brief.

As far as I can work out (I have it), PowerGallery doesn't at the moment support multiple logins/levels and multiple albums. It's a great little app, for a personal site, but not perhaps for what you are describing.

I would recommend SlideShowPro for Flash along with SlideShowPro Director. The licence for Director is for one site only, but it sounds like that's all you need. There are user levels of Administrator, Editor and contributor. All kinds of integration extras (external linking) and ways of 'tapping in' to the API ("to display data and images outside of SlideShowPro in your own custom front-end applications").

It handles video too.

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