E-Commerce plugin by LOVATA for October CMS.
Shopaholic is a scalable and highly flexible e-commerce ecosystem for October CMS. The core plugin is provided free of charge and includes the following set of features:
- Products and trade offers management.
- Product image gallery management.
- Products grouping by categories and brands.
- Multi-currency, taxes and price types management.
- Data import (product, offers, categories, brands) from a CSV file.
- Basic products filtering (by category, brand etc.) and sorting (by price, new additions etc.)
With the help of Shopaholic’s standard functions, combining them together it’s also possible to solve many other non-trivial tasks, such as displaying blocks of random products, displaying the cheapest and most expensive products, etc.
In order to cater to the growing scalability demands of a project, the ecosystem provides extra plugins to extend the basic functionality. With these plugins sellers can:
- Manage multi-language content (via RainLab.Translate).
- Sell online (via Lovata.PayPalShopaholic).
- Extend online payment options by adding additional payment providers (via Lovata.OmnipayShopaholic).
- Create custom products filters by any essence (e.g. by New additions, Discounts, In stock etc.) (via Lovata.FilterShopaholic).
- Add custom properties to a product (via Lovata.PropertiesShopaholic).
- Bind similar products to a certain one (via Lovata.RelatedProductsShopaholic).
- Manage promo activities (via Lovata.CouponsShopaholic, Lovata.DiscountsShopaholic and Lovata.CampaignsShopaholic).
- Group products for SEO reasons (via Lovata.TagsShopaholic).
- Manage complex SEO issues (via Lovata.MightySeo).
- Increase the revenue by assigning accessories to the products (via Lovata.AccessoriesShopaholic).
- Manage customers (via Lovata.Buddies or RainLab.User).
Besides you can provide a better UX for the customer with the ability to:
- See the popular products ( via Lovata.PopularityShopaholic).
- Search for the products (via Lovata.SearchShopaholic or Lovata.SphinxShopaholic).
- Compare the products (via Lovata.CompareShopaholic).
- Find the products they viewed before (via Lovata.ViewedProductsShopaholic).
- Leave and read the reviews for the products (via Lovata.ReviewsShopaholic).
- Postpone the products for the future purchases (via Lovata.WishListShopaholic).
Please note, the architecture of the plugins allows extending the existing methods, fields and other data without interfering with original source code!
The development of Shopaholic’s ecosystem is guided by the similar philosophies of October CMS and Unix like operating systems, where the main focus is to create simple microarchitecture solutions that communicate with each other through smart APIs.
One one hand, this approach allows keeping performance, security, and functionality of the code to a high standard. On the other hand, it provides a clean and smooth back-end UI/UX that isn't over-bloated with the features.
- user: manager
- password: manager
You can run the demo site locally. To do so, you need to clone the oc-shopaholic-demo-theme repository and follow the steps from the Installation guide in the Readme file. As a result, you will receive a copy of the demo site with a full database. Having a ready-made demo site example, you can easily learn how to operate the plugins.
Regardless of the installation type you choose, you must install Toolbox plugin, which is a required dependency for Shopaholic.
Using the Laravel’s CLI is the fastest way to get started. Just run the following commands in a project’s root directory:
php artisan plugin:install lovata.toolbox php artisan plugin:install lovata.shopaholic
If you prefer Composer run following commands in a project’s root directory:
composer require lovata/oc-toolbox-plugin composer require lovata/oc-shopaholic-plugin php artisan october:up
It's not recommended way because of possible collisions with the updating of the plugins.
Once the plugins are installed take a look at the official documentation for the possible next steps.
The complete official documentation of the ecosystem can be found here.
As an environment for a testing measurements was used simple Digital Ocean droplet with this configuration:
- Dual Core CPU
- 4 Gb RAM
- Ubuntu 18.04
- PHP 7.2.0
- Apache 2.4
- MySQL 5.7
|Products number||Catalog page load time||Product list filtering time|
|210||100-150 ms||80-100 ms|
|21 000||900-1100 ms||500-600 ms|
If you would like to know how our plugins perform with large catalogs of products, you can visit our Large Catalog Demo website that has 21 000 products, 68 000 offers and 210 000 variations of property values.
We ensure the high quality of our plugins and provide you with full support. All of our plugins have extensive documentation. The quality of our plugins goes through rigorous testing, we have launched automated testing for all of our plugins. Our code conforms with the best writing and structuring practices. All this guarantees the stable work of our plugins after they are updated with new functionality and ensures their smooth integration.
If you're interested in the improvement of this project you can help in the following ways:
- bug reporting and new feature requesting by creating issues on plugin GitHub page;
- contribution to a project following these instructions;
- localization to your language using Crowdin service.
Let us know if you have any other questions, ideas or suggestions! Just drop a line at email@example.com.
Developed by Andrey Kharanenka.