The integration between our shopping cart software and Joomla! is very unique in that our software and Joomla! 1.5+ (including Joomla! 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5) run in parallel on the same domain as two standalone installations. Each is installed separately and is independent of the other. With all extensions installed and activated you get:
- Truly bi-directional user management which allows users to sign up using the online store or Joomla! and have their accounts automatically added to the other system. All user authorization and management functions were build using Joomla!'s plug-in framework APIs. This means that adding additional systems to Joomla! or adding extensions, etc. is not a problem at all, and will work as expected. This implementation works flawlessly with Joomla! tied to additional applications using the popular jfusion component.
- Inclusion of the most popular online store skin widgets to the Joomla! template as modules. The account, categories, store, pages and custom menus and the mini-search and mini-cart skin widgets can all be used on your Joomla! pages in any template.
- The ability to import your Joomla! template into your online store is available. This import is done in realtime so users get the template from Joomla! that they would see if they accessed Joomla! itself - with all their user information intact. This skins our software to be identical to Joomla! and works with all known Joomla! templates.
Joomla! Integration How To
We have created an article in the Software Wiki which will help you configure your online store to communicate with Joomla! 1.5+ (including Joomla! 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5). Simply follow the steps outlined in the wiki article which covers installing Joomla!, installing ClickCartPro or EuropaCart, and configuring each to work together.