Rails Taxonomy Plugin for e-commerce systems
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Taxis is a simple Rails 3 plugin that will give you a taxonomy structure for your rails application. It was written with the intent of providing a category tree for e-commerce solutions. It is in early development right now so please feel free to submit issues and provide any feedback.


gem install taxis

rails g taxis:install


Taxis provides a very simple interface for administrating the taxonomy. This interface uses the jsTree javascript library, which is a plugin for jQuery. As such, the taxis:install generator installs the jquery-rails gem which removes the prototype framework from your application. If this is not desired, use the --skip-jquery option when you run the generator. The gem also depends on:

  • stringex
  • nested_set


Taxis is heavily based off the taxonomy system originally written by Sonny Cook as currently implemented in Spree (http://spreecommerce.com/). While much of the views are the same, the admin controllers and models have been written from the ground up to isolate functionality only needed for the gem.


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