Here I go! I have spent three days building part of a web store using the WB6 Web Shop - only to find it is no longer supported
The normal webshop still exists and probably support would also provide tech assistance. But there is an abbyss between the two versions in terms of features and user friendliness.
The big question for me is tax in my state only - - I think the 'solution' may be to build the tax into the total price of an item. NOW, if I had products that cost 100's of dollars - they would be un-fair to everyone outside of my state. I think, smaller sales, under 100 dollars is not so bad??? At local shopping markets, MANY items are sold as a TOTAL amount - no tax break-down given. I would guess ? if they are a legal business, they do pay sales tax to the state? I will.
The real solution would be to have a checkbox in the cart page, that should be checked by those customers. Checking it would result in applying tax to that sale. However since this is not a built in feature a small piece of code would be required for this.
My second thought was, will I be able to use what I have built in WebShop in the WebShop Plus. If I read this forum correctly - it may just be a matter of copy & paste
You can use thevisual part, but the code in ALL pages as well as in the Cart and Thankyou pages HTML boxes, as well as the hidden fields in the products forms, are changed.
I also downloaded the Webshop Plus 2 manual. I will keep it open on my desktop as I upload the new shop zip file. Much of what I have seen so far looks "kind of" like an open source shopping cart I tried and gave up on. MAINLY because it was NOT easy to see how I could implement my OWN design into the cart. I have used WB5 and now WB6 to build over 10 websites, since 2007. I will say, I ALWAYS get help and very little 'scolding' when I don't understand something, here on the WB forum.
Webshop Plus was developed starting from the original Webshop. So, it is a WB6 project. With this said, you simply open the WB pages and make whatever changes are required to give those pages the same look as the rest of your site! Other Open Source carts are not specifically made for WB so it is hard to customize the look. This is not the case here.
OK - all of that said.... One of the posts in this section mentions, by Navaldesign
Does this mean there is a newer version coming soon?
Especially when the upcoming versions
Probably... But it will be a question of simply copying / pasting some code in your pages (to add features, like in example the State Specific Tax issue) OR uploading some files in the Admin Area.
As you understand this is a free project, and as such i only implement new features when i have spare time.