Building Websites with Joomla and Magento
For the vast majority of our website development projects, we use Joomla as the content management system. Joomla makes it very easy to edit and update the content on your website without having to have any knowledge of website design or programming. With over 10 million downloads now, it is used by organizations such as Citibank and Harvard. Along the same lines, when we build an e-commerce website, we prefer to us an e-commerce engine called Magento®. It has over 1 million downloads and is being used by companies like Lenovo, 3M, and Samsung.
The issue has always been...what should we do when a client needs a website with many editable pages and e-commerce capabilities? Because both platforms operate in completely different ways, it becomes difficult to integrate the two. For example, user account management in Joomla® functions completely differently than user account management in Magento®.
Fortunately, we can now offer an integrated solution for our website clients who need a website that utilizes both Joomla® and Magento®. A company in the Netherlands, Yireo, has developed a product called MaeBridge. In addition to integrating the visual and templated elements of the website, it also includes integrations such as user synchronization for single sign on and simultaneous single user creation on both systems. This new product allows us to develop websites that have the flexibility and strengths of the Joomla® content management system and the benefits of Magento®, one of the most robust e-commerce systems on the market today.
For more information on SaberLogic's website and e-commerce development services, please contact us today.
About the Author
Eli Remington is the web marketing director and a partner at SaberLogic, a professional services firm that provides custom development, programming services, integration consulting and technical support for Infor® ERP Visual® and Epicor® Vantage® ERP. SaberLogic also specializes in Crystal Reports® development, custom programming and custom web development. Follow Eli on Google+ and Linkedin.