How do I INTEGRATE my current SHOPPING CART into Yola?

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Please visit my current site: www.myfileaboutme.co.za/store and see the ecommerce shopping cart I have. I am currently building a yola website and require help on how to integrate "Cubecart" into my yola website. I need this shopping cart as it tracks customer history, creates a data base, allows for quantities to be change, and makes use of promotional codes that our customers frequently used.

I have no website knowledge and am building my new website on my own, however if someone can help me, I can get a web developer to integrate this for me. If any of you are able to assist, I would greatly appreciate this. I also need to know how to change the skin of the shopping cart. CUBECART

As step by step guide for a 'dummy' like me will be most appreciated to get my site to be visually appealing the way I want it to be.

I'm excited to receive this help as I've enjoyed working on my own website.

Thanks
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Helen

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  • excited to get it integrated

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smithy

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if you upload the cubecart file into your file manager then drag n drop a file widget to the page then do it on there i would think. but im not sure.
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SilverX

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Hi,
cubecart is a stand alone e-commerce system, like osCommerce or Zencart.

I'm not sure how did you setup cubecart, without having a bit of php knowledge.

Yola is a WYSIWYG editor that do NOT support MySQL Databases.(cubecart requires)

if you have to sell few products and don't need a dedicated shopping cart/credit card processing / Paypal IPN features, go ahead and create your Yolasite.

If not, unfortunately, I have to say that you can't continue with Yola.

If you need a ready-to-use Cubecart, just contact me, admin (at) techrome (dot) c0m.
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John McCarthy

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If you want an online store on your Yola site you could choose from the following.

1.Yola's Paypal widgets
tutorial: http://www.yola.com/customer-support/...
2. Google Checkout
tutorial: http://www.yola.com/customer-support/...
3.Alert Pay:
tutorial: http://www.yola.com/customer-support/...

Hope this gives you a few pointers.

John Mc
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diane

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You could also link to the store you have or use an iframe to integrate it into the new website. An iframe example is here: http://www.vintageseriesbooks.com The eBay store is in an iframe. It can be done different ways.
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Emmy

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Hi Helen,

Lots of good advice here, hope it is helpful for you.

Another option would be to keep your store where it is, and then link one of the menu links in your Yola website to your store. Granted, this would take your site visitor away from your website and into your store, but it would be a suggestion if you don't want to use one of the options that work in Yola, such as those John Mc gave or an iFrame like Diane suggested.

Here is how to make one of your menu links redirect to an external website, you'll need to write a bit of HTML code for this.

Here's what you need to do:

1. Create a new page with the name of the site you want to link to.
2. Drag and drop a HTML Widget onto your page.
3. Paste this tag into the HTML editor:
<!--
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2; url=http://webdesign.about.com">
-->

You can leave out the <!-- at the beginning and --> at the end, this just makes it possible for you to see the code on the page here.

"2" is how many seconds it waits before it redirects - you can change this number.
"url" is the URL it redirects to, so, replace the URL in the above tag with the one for the site you want to link to.

Kind Regards,
Emmy