News: KonaKart Java eCommerce as a portlet plugin for Liferay
KonaKart is a Java / JSP / XML based solution with easy to use java APIs and a SOAP Web Service interface that allow you to easily integrate eCommerce functionality into your existing systems. The customizable parts of KonaKart are Open Source and available under the GNU LGPL. The new version contains features such as multi-store, fast indexed searching of the product catalogs and wish lists. KonaKart has been integrated with Liferay using the JSR 168 portlet standard and other new integrations include Google Base, Google Analytics and a FedEx shipping module. Full details of the new features can be found at http://www.konakart.com/downloads/version-3200. You can create the Liferay portlet by following 3 simple steps: 1)Download and install the community edition of KonaKart from http://www.konakart.com/downloads/community_edition . 2)Follow the instructions in the documentation to run an ant task that creates the Liferay portlet plugin. 3)Using the Liferay plugin installer, install the plugin.
- Posted by: John Hornsby
- Posted on: February 04 2009 06:31 EST
John, I downloaded and tried the product and it is great. The stand alone installation and configuration is one of the best out there. The Liferay plugin build and install was great too. I have a sugestion on the category menu not displaying correctly on liferay. Create a Header-liferay.jsp without the the CSS based category menu and during the Liferay build tell ant to replace the Header.jsp with Header-liferay.jsp version. Great Job! Anthony Bisong
Hi Anthony, I'm pleased to hear that you found that the installation and configuration ran smoothly! Thanks for reporting this. Thanks for your idea about the Header-liferay.jsp - yes that would make it even easier. Thanks again, John
Hi Anthony,John, For the users who don't want to spend time downloading configuring a database there is a MySQL bundled with NetBeans IDE already pre-configured for you and you can download from http://download.netbeans.org/netbeans/6.1/mysql_bundle/ 1. Install the NetBeans/MySQL bundle 2. Go to Netbeans Services tab 3. Expand the Databases node 4. Right click on MySQL Server 5. Select Create Database... 6. Give the New Database Name: konakart 7. Right click on the database name you just created 8. Select Properties 9. During the installation of KonaKart you will be prompted for the Database URL give it the Database URL as shown on the Propertise.
I'm pleased to hear that you found that the installation and configuration ran smoothly! Thanks for reporting this.
Thanks for your idea about the Header-liferay.jsp - yes that would make it even easier.