View Full Version : CMS for simple product catalog?

22 Mar 2010, 06:04 PM
It seems like this must be a common design paradigm used across multiple real world domains, from retail to real estate: the ability to manage item listings that include photos and item details. The ability to search/browse through the items using any of the database fields.

So far the options I've come across, other than hand coding, are these:

-use a general purpose cms like Joomla or Drupal, customize it using plugins.
-use a general purpose e-commerce platform such as oscommerce
-use another cms like Gallery, or even Wordpress, customized using plugins

None of these seem especially ideal, and even the e-commerce systems have superfluous complexity like shopping carts, etc.

Anyone know of anything that's designed primarily for this purpose? Open source, php/mysql would be ideal.

Josh McClure
26 Mar 2010, 02:46 PM
I am not 100% sure what you are looking for but the Ubercart module for drupal is simply amazing. Magento (http://www.magentocommerce.com/) is another great E-commerce solution. You should try some demos and see what you think.