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WebYep and Mal's e-commerce

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:42 pm
by westinbrodey

Does anyone know if (and how) it’s possible to use the WebYep-action in a Freeway-webshop that use the action Mal’s e-commerce.


I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

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Re: WebYep and Mal's e-commerce

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:27 pm
by Will Woodgate

Regretfully I don't have any background experience or knowledge with Freeway (I come from RapidWeaver land).

From looking at the Mal's E-commerce website, it looks like they host the shopping cart / checkout. You add the products on the Mal's E-commerce website and then they give you the 'add to cart / 'buy now' button code to put on your website? So I visualise the system being similar to the buttons you generate with PayPal.

So one potential option would be to use a WebYep Loop to create the list of products. Inside each loop enclosure, add a Rich Text element for the product title / description / picture and then a WebYep Markup element for the button code?

I recently encountered a similar situation when building the new Time Control stack for WebYep 2. I wanted to give site authors the ability to enter a date/time range, for when some WebYep editable content should be shown. Using Short Text elements provided a good space for an author to enter the time range, and I was able to use some if(webyep_bIsEditMode() conditional logic to hide these fields on the public-facing website. I found a way of getting the contents of Short Text elements and being able to reuse it as PHP variables.

Potentially something similar could be done for a Mal's E-commerce setup - i.e. fields in edit mode to collect the product PID / button code, and hide this code to user not logged into the website.

If it is of any help, I can try signing up for a free Mal's E-commerce account at the weekend and see if we can get something working in WebYep.


Re: WebYep and Mal's e-commerce

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:02 am
by BryanTaylor
I made two sites for a customer who needed to move item. I had never set up an ecommerce back end previously. I should state, this was easy to the point that even a kid could set it up. The free form accommodates a considerable amount of customization. Significantly more than I anticipated. I advise on Mal's without any doubts.