Please read carefully before submitting a bid. Also it is important to know that we will require a customization to a staging server. Once live, we will need the stabilized changes made to a live instance. Project Guidelines: We are looking for a complete integration of an X-cart instance into Joomla. This includes the Integration of User Accounts (a must). Both applications need to have the user account databases integrated with each other. In addition we need to have module and Component for Joomla that would allow for featuring products in x-Cart in the Joomla Front end. Need to look seamless, and logging in from each side should "pass-through". User Account and Group Details: Again Both Joomla and x-Cart have their own user databases… Both applications have their own groups as well… User Account integration is an absolute must as both require logged in or registered clients to interact with each element of the site. On the Joomla side, the user account database is relatively simple. The requirement is that when users login on the Joomla side, that they simultaneously login to the x-cart system, and visa versa. We need to eliminate any duel login issues. The people using this site are not particularly computer savvy, therefore we need this to be as simple as possible… Group Details: Currently there are default group levels in Joomla that allow us to apply permissions to navigation items, pages, the ability to contribute content, etc… There are groups in x-Cart that provide special pricing and product availability. Group Association should be a consideration as it may be affected based on the solution that you develop… It would probably be best that we use a SINGLE universal grouping system that both applications use when establishing permissions. One final additional consideration is that we are using the Joomla Board Discussion Board component for our solution. It will reference the user database in Joomla. Featured Products in Joomla Frontend: In addition to complete user integration we also will require the ability to post “featured products” in a Joomla module on the front page. We will also most likely need the ability to administer which products (or product families) appear in the module through a Joomla Administrative Component. Currently on the live site there is an example of what we are looking for under the Eden Bioscience Buy Now! box on the Joomla Front page. Currently this module pulls products out of the completely integrated VirtueMart shopping cart which is currently installed. The simplest way (perhaps not the best) is to allow an admin to (through a Joomla Component) add a thumbnail image, product name, optional description, and hyperlink to an x-Cart item or product family. This data could be stored in a table in the Joomla DB, and accessed through a custom created Joomla Module. Go here ([url removed, login to view]) to access the development guide and Notes for Joomla Components / Modules. Go here ([url removed, login to view]) for a tutorial (available in Russian) for creating a module and component for Joomla. Please contact us via the message board with any questions or comments. Time is of the essence on this project so a relatively fast turn around is required. Thank you for your time considering this project
Quite interesting project. We will be glad to help you get the project done.