Hello everyone, my name is James (or Little Jim) and I joined the forum today.
I was directed to the Zen Cart after I was asking some questions on SitePoint. It looks like it could be what I'm after.
I have a site my cousin wants me to update and look after. The current site is here: http://www.whirling-world.com/
It is currently using OSCommerce (an old version of it) and my cousin wants me to update the site a bit. Nothing visually massive, just tidy it up and get the back end of stuff sorted etc. I was looking into just using the latest version of OSCommerce, but then I come across Zen Cart.
He just wants a basic front end (like it is now) but he wants me to look after uploading products etc. Also he wants WorldPay as a payment option. I need an ecommerce solution that is well made, with a good back end for uploading products and stuff. Not just for me to use (who is pretty well versed in computers), but maybe my cousin too (who aint too hot on computers in general).
I was going to use OSCommerce, but I want something a little more professional, with a nice community, that's still free, with good support etc. Surely, Zen Cart would be excellent for this? Though my cousin doesn't want much for a front end as yet, later down the line he may do - is it easy to make Zen Cart look better? (is it easier than OSCommerce?)
I may be looking into using Zen Cart for setting up online shops for people. Whats the licensing of all this? Is Zen Cart truely free for all?
Also, is the new Zen Cart book any good? Is it worth a read? Have any of you read it and is it worth the money?
So sorry for all the questions!! I'm just very interested in using Zen Cart and wanted some solid information so I can make a decision!