Please create a ticket if on github you have issues. They will be addressed ASAP.
This is a Rails e-commerce platform. Other e-commerce projects that use rails, don't use rails in a standard way. They use engines or are a separate framework altogether.
ROR ecommerce is a Rails 3 application with the intent to allow developers to create an ecommerce solution easily. This solution includes, an Admin for Purchase Orders, Product creation, Shipments, Fulfillment and creating Orders. There is a minimal customer facing shopping cart understanding that this will be customized. The cart allows you to track your customers cart history and includes a double entry accounting system.
The project has solr searching, compass and blueprint for CSS and uses jQuery. The gem list is quite large and the project still has a large wish list but it is the most complete solution for Rails today and it will only get better.
Please use Ruby 1.9.2 and enjoy Rails 3.1.3.
ROR_ecommerce is designed differently. If you understand Rails you will understand ROR_ecommerce. There is nothing in this project that you wouldn't see in a normal Rails application. If you don't like what is in the project just change it like you would in any other Rails app.
Contributors are welcome. For now email David Henner (firstname.lastname@example.org) to see how you can contribute. (send your patch if you have one.) Soon there will be a bug tracking system and a formal way to submit your patch.
We will always need help with UI, Documentation and code so feel free to help.
We have a google group. Ask question and help answer questions. ror_ecommerce Google-group
Configure your database.yml file (add the development and test database)
Go into config/config.yml and change the encryption_key
$ dd if=/dev/urandom bs=1 count=75 2> /dev/null | xxd -p -c75
will display some random characters like this: Copy what it gives you and paste it under
- gem install bundler
- bundle install
- rake db:create
- rake db:migrate
- rake db:seed
- rake db:test:prepare
Need to create config/config.yml and change the encryption key and paypal or auth.net information. You can also change config/config.yml.example to config/config.yml until you get your real info.
Paperclip will throw errors if not configured correctly. You will need to find out where Imagemagick is installed.
which identify in the terminal and set
Paperclip.options[:command_path] equal to that path in environment.rb: Examples:
Paperclip.options[:command_path] = "/usr/local/bin"
into: Paperclip.options[:command_path] = "/usr/bin"
Once everything is setup, start up the server with 'rails server' and direct it to
write down the username/password and follow the directions.
If you just want to see what ror_ecommerce looks like, before you enter and products into the database run the following command:
- rake db:seed_fake
Now you should have a minimal dataset to go through the various parts of the app. Make should you have the config/config.yml setup before you try to checkout though. Also take a look at The 15 minute e-commerce video
If you would like to see the docs you can generate them locally with the following command:
yardoc --no-private --protected app/models/*.rb
Adding Dalli for cache and the session store
Install memcached, If you're on a Mac, the easiest way to install Memcached is to use homebrew and run:
brew install memcached memcached -vv
TO TURN ON THE DALLI COOKIE STORE
Remove the cookie store on line one of config/initializers/session_store.rb go to the Gemfile and add
Finally UNCOMMENT the next 2 lines in config/initializers/session_store.rb
require 'action_dispatch/middleware/session/dalli_store' Hadean::Application.config.session_store :dalli_store, :key => '_hadean_session_ugrdr6765745ce4vy'
TO TURN ON THE DALLI CACHE STORE
It is also recommended to change the cache store in config/environments/*.rb
config.cache_store = :dalli_store
Adding Solr Search
brew install solr
Uncomment the following in your gemfile
#gem 'sunspot_solr' #gem 'sunspot_rails', '~> 1.3'
start solr before starting you server rake sunspot:solr:start
Go to the bottom of product.rb and uncomment the section with "Product.class_eval"
Take a look at setting up solr Solr in 5 minutes
If you get the following error:
Errno::ECONNREFUSED (Connection refused - connect(2)):
when you try to create a product or upload an image you have not started solr search, remember you need to run
rake sunspot:solr:start or remove solr/search
Before You Deploy
Many deploy processes require db/schema.rb to be checked into version control. schema.rb was remove from git because this allowed ror_ecommerce users to rebase easily. Add schema.rb back to version control before you deploy.
- product sales (eg. 20% off)
- more documentation / videos for creating products/variants
- easy setup of fake data for getting started
RoR Ecommerce was written by David Henner:
To view contributors look at Contributors.textile
Shipping categories are categories based off price:
you might have two shipping categories (light items) & (heavy items) Have fun!!!