Thanks for that, it was very insightful. I`ve seen some videos about Drupal basics and it doesn`t look too bad, namely drupaldude.com. I`ve been doing quite a bit of research, about CMSs and e-commerce solutions.
I`ve pretty much decided on Drupal despite the lack of themes. I have researched Magento and Ubercart. As of now, I`ve decided to run with Ubercart because they just released a module that pretty much exactly meets my needs - Ubercart Marketplace:
Although there are talks about a Magento marketplace in the future, Magento hasn`t been fully integrated with Drupal and vice versa.
From what I`ve come across, the different roles that can be created with Drupal does not really lend itself to a multi-vendor set up. I think the Ubercart module I noted above is what I am looking for. Joomla doesn`t really offer a marketplace like Amazon per se, more of a classifieds.
Is the website you are working on an e-commerce site? Is it online, could I have a look at it?
I noticed you are using Drupal 5.x? Why did you choose not to upgrade to Drupal 6.x, compatibility. I haven`t really grasped this concept, but what is the difference? Just bug fixes and stuff?
Most of modules for Drupal and Ubercart (including marketplace) have been designed for 5.x, and not yet upgraded for 6.x? Is it noticeable if a site is running a 5.x instead of 6.x, or am I looking at the this the wrong way. Does running an older version of Drupal put a website at greater risk of hacking or failure/crashing?
CriticalMass12/5/2008 9:10 AM