Sitegrinder Integration? Sidebar Foxycart?

jcyinjcyin Member
in Help edited September 2012
Hello,

I've downloaded Sitegrinder 3.5 to build an ecommerce site from Photoshop. Once this is done I will download the Sitegrinder E-Commerce plugin to add e-commerce functions to my website. It was recommended to use Foxycart in the E-commerce plugin.

Could you tell me whether Foxycart supports sidebar shopping carts? I would like to have the shopping cart appearing on the right sidebar of my website at all times. Is this possible with Foxycart? Also is it possible to customize easily the look of the shopping cart?

Thank You
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  • fc_joshfc_josh FoxyCart Team
    Hey jcyin.
    Yes, you can do this with JSONP (http://www.foxycart.com/features/feature/integration/jsonp) This does require some more advance coding knowledge. Other options would be to have overlay cart, or full page cart. You can learn more about these options here: http://www.foxycart.com/features/feature/cart

    The cart, checkout page, and receipt page are completely customizable. http://www.foxycart.com/features#.designer

    Does this help? Let us know if you have further questions.
  • brettbrett FoxyCart Team
    @jcyin There's also the "minicart", which is much much easier but just displays the cart quantity and total price:
    http://wiki.foxycart.com/v/0.7.2/javascript#mini-cart_display_and_html_helper_functionality

    I'm not sure how you can create divs or spans with specific classes in SG3, but I think you can, and the MediaLab support probably can help you with that if you need it.
  • Hello, thanks for the replies. I have the required Photoshop knowledge to create the designs of my website and then put that through Sitegrinder to have that made into a website, however I don't have much coding knowledge apart from a bit of basic Java. Are there any known services or coders available here that might be able to complete that function for a small fee?

    Thanks so much
  • Alternatively if there are any teaching support or guides available I am also willing to learn them in order to get the necessary functions I need. Thanks again!
  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team
    @jcyin,

    I'll whisper you our recommended developers list who would be able to help you out. If you haven't already seen it, our docs are available at http://wiki.foxycart.com
  • Thanks Adam for the list, I will certainly contact them if I can't get it completed. Do you know if there are any teaching materials or support materials available for me to try and get the mini cart to appear in the sidebar in Sitegrinder?

    Thanks!
  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team
    @jcyin - as I mentioned, our documentation is at http://wiki.foxycart.com. We don't have a heap of Sitegrinder material, but Sitegrinder themselves may have some documentation you could utilise.
  • Another question, if our website has English, French and Chinese versions and a customer switches between them, will Foxycart be able to automatically switch language to accommodate this or does Foxycart only support English as text? It would be strange if a customer sees a Chinese language webstore but with an English checkout page.

    Thanks
  • sparkwebsparkweb Member, Integration Developer, FoxyShop, Order Desk
    FoxyCart only supports one language at a time. They do have a plan for multi-language template sets but it's not ready yet. You can vote for it here: http://requests.foxycart.com/forums/4162-general-requests/suggestions/38758-multi-lingual-sites-template-sets-
  • Thanks for the reply, I saw here that it is possible to have "two" foxycart stores on one site and have them have two different languages, is this a real possibility? How does that work?

    http://www.foxycart.com/features/feature/localization/translations

    Thanks so much, I mean does this mean that the two stores will need to somehow be synchronized to have exactely the same contents all the time?
  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team
    @jcyin,

    Essentially the way it works is you change the store that your shop submits add-to-carts to based on the language that the customer has selected. You will need to keep each of your FoxyCart stores in sync in terms of the functionality you select to keep things consistent, but you could also select different payment options for each different store as well if you wanted to.
  • sparkwebsparkweb Member, Integration Developer, FoxyShop, Order Desk
    ....and the stores have to be on separate paths (yoursite.com/store1) or subdomains (store1.yoursite.com) so you don't have conflicting sessions/cookies. I recommend subdomains to really avoid paths conflicting.
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