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Sep 21, 2010 at 03:07pm
Age: 9 yrs
Category: Web Technology
By: Charles Coleman
Magento and CMS Integration
Magento Community Edition lacks enterprise-level CMS features
There are full-blown CMS integrations in TYPO3, Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla that can take it to the next level.
Ecommerce has literally been taken by storm by a commercially backed Open Source shopping cart called Magento. There are currently three editions of Magento; Community (free), Professional and Enterprise. The most popular community edition however lacks enterprise-level CMS capabilities. There are wonderful CMS features appearing in commercial editions of Magento like CMS+ while the community edition has nothing comparable yet. Let's explore the options.
Typogento - An integration of Magento into TYPO3. TYPO3 displays products and much more from Magento utilizing Magento's built-in API. Additionally a TYPO3 extension must be installed. There are no core file code modifications necessary. Typogento also has it's own dedicated website.
Drupal - An integration of Magento into Drupal. Drupal has multiple modules like Magento eCommerce XML-RPC API, Order Synchronizer with Magento, Products Synchronizer with Magento and Users Synchronizer with Magento. You will also need to install the Magento extension into Drupal.
Jira_MageBridge - An integration of Magento into Joomla! "MageBridge adds Magento to the Joomla! component-area, it also handles user authentication, content plugins, blocks as modules, and much much more." Check out their MageBridge Joomla! integration website for more info.