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Magento bridge features.

Slavik

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#1
I am now hiring someone to make this for me. Personally I find the idea of using jFusion to link to joomla to link to magento bloated and just not needed. I would rather have a direct link between the two.

I will look at releasing it to the community also.

My question to you is what would you like implemented in this bridge? I'm not saying everything will be included, as I will still be limited by my own budget, but I will look at adding them in.

Dual login
Dual registration
Profiles linked
Domain and subdomain capabilities

Anything else?
 
#2
I am actively looking for the same thing and also don't want to have to integrate Joomla just to get a bridge. I will contribute to the development costs as well. Additional feature request would be a way to integrate purchases made through Magento into a trophy type system.
 
#3
Hi Slavik,
You also can take another Magento extension (integration of Magento and Vbulletin) for reference.
They can be integarated more deeply and be more powerful.

http://www.aitoc.com/en/magentomods_vbulletin_integration.html
List of features:
User Experience:
  • Allows Customers to discuss products using powerful vBulletin board features right from Magento front-end;
  • Shows discussion posts in Magento front-end on the Product Discussion page;
  • Supports BB-code, quotes, user avatars, attachments and user signatures;
  • One Product has single discussion thread no matter on which Magento Website it is discussed, which is very useful for multi-website Magento owners;
  • Gives Admin an option to switch the posts list display style from legacy vertical to standard vBulletin horizontal style;
  • Creates "My Forum Posts" tab in logged-in Customer’s area with useful per-forum filter;
Registration and Accounts:
  • A customer is logged-in and logged-out from both Magento and vBulletin accounts simultaneously;
  • Gives Admin an option to replace vBulletin’s complicated registration process with simple registration from Magento front-end;
  • Enables Customers to create a forum account that would be associated with their Magento account, yet configured separately;
  • Customers can use their forum accounts created before module installation;
  • Customer with several Magento accounts can be associated with one vBulletin Member, which is useful for multi-website Magento owners when Customers are shared per website;
Installation and Administration:
  • Allows for vBulletin and Magento to be installed on different servers and MySQL databases;
  • Allows for enabling/disabling vBulletin integration for each store view, which is useful for multi-language Magento but single language vBulletin installation;
  • Comes with a User Manual;
  • 100% Open Source.
 

Slavik

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
Cheers

All quotes i've been given so far are around the $1000 mark, so unless there was going to be a high level of enthusiasm behind this, it would have to wait untill I open my online store up
 
#8
Actually Ineed a shop to be implemented on my forum (not necessary has to be magento). This shop i would rent it to my forum member to sell their items. for example if they paid 10dollars, they are allowed to list 10 items for 1 month.
 

Kintaro

Well-known member
#9
I found this on freelancer... but I think that was not completed right?

I suggested aitoc.com to port their vb integration on xenforo... maybe if more people suggest the same thing they will take a look on xenforo (falling in love with it ;))
 
#10
Hello @slavik
Useful things to consider:

1) unified userbar across the whole site
2) unified likes system
3) unified on news feed system
4) magento type elements as XF search types
 

Slavik

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#11
Despite many peoeple saying they would like this and offering to chip into development costs, not 1 person actually donated.

At this moment in time it is not something I will be actively pursuing as the time vs reward factor simply isn't good enough.
 

Kintaro

Well-known member
#12
Slavik how much is development costs? who is going to develop?

p.s. I'm waiting for a response from AITOC.com to know if they are interested in develop a porting of the vb integration. Maybe with good number of preorder they can do it.
 
#14
I need a xenforo magento plugin, else, will have to use the vB plugin by aitoc, but I really wish to use xenforo... Any suggestions...

On another note... does it make sense introducing joomla on my magento eCommerce platform...as a worst case scenario to using jfusion option.... I have no business with joomla.... really.. don't... I already have WP...

Will appreciate kind advise..
 

Kintaro

Well-known member
#15
This is the response of aitoc.com:

"Unfortunately, since we are discussing an extremely heavy piece of work (+$20,000) the only option I can suggest is a custom solution. We'll gladly discuss the details if the estimate mentioned is within your budget.
Best wishes,"
 
#17
That's what am thinking... then.. WP bridge with Xenforo....so, it'll be magento - wp - xenforo... not sure if it'll work fine, but will test it out next week...