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    Hi there.

    Ive been very stuck with this over the last few days and as you will see there is probably a very simple solution but i simply cant figure it out. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Ok, I have your typical Wordpress website setup running with a few pages and a static homepage. The point of the website is to sell custom built computers (Gaming computers) within the UK. Obviously to do this, i need to set up an eCommerce system. The eCommerce "system" must offer the option for the visitor to personalise their computer by choosing e.g. the processor and amount of RAM required as well as many other items. This is where the problem begins.

    I have found a few plugins where this has been easy, although there is one common problem with each plugin I have tried. I can not find a way in which the visitor can select and customise the computer of there choosing with a total price to be automatically displayed.

    All i need is to be able to price each component individually and for the total to be displayed at the bottom next to the "Add to Card" button once all the options have been selected from several drop down lists.

    Any help would be so greatfully appreciated as I have spent so many hours trying to figure this out.

    Thanks again,

    Rorrie

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    I don't think you'll find what you're looking for as most plugins are not that detailed.

    More than likely you're looking at a custom solution, since you'll need to add your list of components and prices per component, you'll probably need to use a DB on the backend, then a custom script that just totals everything on the fronted as people make changes.

    If you do find one that works, it's probably gonna cost $$$ because it was custom built for a similar site.

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    Thanks for getting back to me!

    Is there any chance you could give me a hand in doing that or at least point me in the right direction? That would be amazing.

    Thanks very much!

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    Unfortunately in your particular set of circumstances, WZ is right. This is going to be a custom solution that will require some custom programming and more importantly a programmer that will have the ability to apply knowledge. What you need to consider is that there aren't a lot of computer stores that would even run a WordPress site (and with good reason...the thing is not meant for anything too hardcore and it's not meant for things such as what you're talking about, contrary to prevailing opinion). So there's not a lot of need for a plugin such as the one you're talking about as a result.

    That means you're either going to have to learn a lot about PHP and Javascript or pay someone. You won't find tutorials. You won't find plugins. You won't find advice. All you'll find is that if it is to be, it's up to you. Sorry for the buzzkill on this, but it's better that someone tells you now rather than you wasting time and finding it out the hard way later.
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    I recommend that you should go for Magento CMS, it is the best CMS for complex online shopping sites , it has great plugins that helps you to build your website .

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    Magento is a steaming hunk of deer turd, and support for it is practically non-existent. I wouldn't recommend Magento to my worst enemy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264, post: 241707
    Magento is a steaming hunk of deer turd, and support for it is practically non-existent. I wouldn't recommend Magento to my worst enemy.
    Oh, Game, please stop beating around the bush and tell us what you really think!
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    Yeah, I was kinda subtle there...more than usual, anyway.
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    what about WHMCS? It's for hosting providers, but it's got support for configurable options and you could customize it enough to work for you maybe...


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