Open Source

Word Press

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.

Key Features

Full standards compliance — We have gone to great lengths to make sure every bit of WordPress generated code is in full compliance with the standards of the W3C. This is important not only for interoperability with today's browser but also for forward compatibility with the tools of the next generation. Your web site is a beautiful thing, and you should demand nothing less.

No rebuilding — Changes you make to your templates or entries are reflected immediately on your site, with no need for regenerating static pages.

WordPress Pages — Pages allow you to manage non-blog content easily, so for example you could have a static "About" page that you manage through WordPress. For an idea of how powerful this is, the entire WordPress.org site could be run off WordPress alone. (We don't for technical mirroring reasons.)

WordPress Links -- Links allows you to create, maintain, and update any number of blogrolls through your administration interface. This is much faster than calling an external blogroll manager.

WordPress Themes — WordPress comes with a full theme system which makes designing everything from the simplest blog to the most complicated webzine a piece of cake, and you can even have multiple themes with totally different looks that you switch with a single click. Have a new design every day.

Cross-blog communication tools— WordPress fully supports both the Trackback and Pingback standards, and we are committed to supporting future standards as they develop.

Comments — Visitors to your site can leave comments on individual entries, and through Trackback or Pingback can comment on their own site. You can enable or disable comments on a per-post basis.

Spam protection — Out of the box WordPress comes with very robust tools such as an integrated blacklist and open proxy checker to manage and eliminate comment spam on your blog, and there is also a rich array of plugins that can take this functionality a step further.

Full user registration — WordPress has a built-in user registration system that (if you choose) can allow people to register and maintain profiles and leave authenticated comments on your blog. You can optionally close comments for non-registered users. There are also plugins that hide posts from lower level users. Password Protected Posts — You can give passwords to individual posts to hide them from the public. You can also have private posts which are viewable only by their author.

Easy installation and upgrades — Installing WordPress and upgrading from previous versions and other software is a piece of cake. Try it and you'll wonder why all web software isn't this easy.

Easy Importing — We currently have importers for Movable Type, Textpattern, Greymatter, Blogger, and b2. Work on importers for Nucleus and pMachine are under way.

XML-RPC interface — WordPress currently supports an extended version of the Blogger API, MetaWeblog API, and finally the MovableType API. You can even use clients designed for other platforms like Zempt.

Workflow — You can have types of users that can only post drafts, not publish to the front page.

Typographical niceties — WordPress uses the Texturize engine to intelligently convert plain ASCII into typographically correct XHTML entities. This includes quotes, apostrophes, ellipses, em and en dashes, multiplication symbols, and ampersands. For information about the proper use of such entities see Peter Sheerin's article The Trouble With Em ’n En.

Intelligent text formatting — If you've dealt with systems that convert new lines to line breaks before you know why they have a bad name: if you have any sort of HTML they butcher it by putting tags after every new line indiscriminately, breaking your formatting and validation. Our function for this intelligently avoids places where you already have breaks and block-level HTML tags, so you can leave it on without worrying about it breaking your code.

Multiple authors — WordPress' highly advanced user system allows up to 10 levels of users, with different levels having different (and configurable) privileges with regard to publishing, editing, options, and other users.

Bookmarklets — Cross-browser bookmarklets make it easy to publish to your blog or add links to your blogroll with a minimum of effort.

Ping away — WordPress supports pinging Ping-O-Matic, which means maximum exposure for your blog to search engines.



osCommerce

osCommerce is a complete online store solution that contains both a catalog frontend and an administration tool backend.This online shop e-commerce solution offers a wide range of out-of-the-box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with ease

osCommerce was started in March 2000 and has since matured to a solution that is currently powering 14,035 registered live shops around the world.

Today, osCommerce has been taken to the next level, moving towards an e-commerce framework solution that not only remains easy to setup and maintain, but also making it easier for store administrators to present their stores to their customers with their own unique requirements.

The success of osCommerce is secured by a great and active community where members help one another out and participate in development issues reflecting upon the current state of the project.



Zen Cart

Zen Cart™ truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently.

Some shopping cart "solutions" seem to be complicated programming exercises instead of responding to users' needs, Zen Cart™ puts the merchants and shoppers requirements first. Similarly, other shopping cart software programs are nearly impossible to install and use without an IT degree, Zen Cart™ can be installed and set-up by anyone with the most basic web site building and computer skills.

There are hundreds of shopping cart programs available, but none come close to offering the level of options, features and support available with Zen Cart™. Even the commercial programs have a hard time competing.


Just a few of our features...

easy installation

multiple customer modes

unlimited category depth

multiple sales and discounts

multiple display modes


and...


XHTML template system

unlimited extra pages

multiple ad banner controller

multiple shipping options

multiple payment options


plus...


newsletter manager

discount coupons

gift certificates

featured products

quantity discounts



VirtueMart

VirtueMart is the leading Online-Shop solution for Joomla! & Mambo (more than 1.5 Million downloads so far).

VirtueMart is free! You can download, use and modify it without any restrictions (License: GNU/GPL) - just as Joomla.

VirtueMart is no stand-alone script, but a Plug-in and requires the PHP Content Management System Joomla! (or Mambo). So you must install Joomla first, then VirtueMart. The easiest way is to install the Joomla! eCommerce Edition: a ready-steady-go bundle of Joomla! & a pre-installed VirtueMart. A lot of translations are available: addtional language files can be found in the Language Pack.

VirtueMart offers a lot of Features, some of the standard Features are listed here. Please note that you can extend the Functionality of Joomla! and VirtueMart using Plugins, Components, Templates and Modules to make them do what you need!

General Features

capable of using Secure Sockets Layer (https) Encryption (128-bit)

flexible Tax Models

Model 1: ShipTo Address-based Tax Calculation

Model 2: Store Address-based Tax Calculation

Model 3: EU Mode (Store Owner based Tax Calculation when Customer comes from an EU Country)

Shoppers can manage their User Accounts (registration required)

Shipping Address Management (Customers can enter their own Shipping Addresses)

Order History: Shopper can view all their previous Orders (and Order Details)

Order Confirmation Mail (customizable!) is sent to Shopper and Store Owner

Multiple Currencies (you can allow Customers to change the Currency and buy using an alternative Currency)

Multiple Languages (using the Joomla! Component Joom!Fish or Nooku).

Product Catalog Features

Powerful Web-Administration Interface (Javascript-powered)

Manages an unlimited Number of Products and Categories

Can be used as a Shop or just as an Online-Catalog (you can even turn off Price Display)

quick Search for Products, Categories and Manufacturers; filter by features or discounted Products

feature specific Products by setting them "on special"

Product Availability: show how fast a Customer can expect delivery

Handles downloadable Products (virtual Goods)

"Product is back in Stock"-Notification for subscribed Customers

Administration Features

multiple Images and Files (like Spec Sheets and Flyers) per Product

Product Attributes (like Size or Color) can be added to Product

Product Types for Classification (like "Car", "Motorbike" or "Music Album")

Shopper Groups for Customers (allows different Price Levels and Payment Options),

multiple Prices per Product (Quantity-based and/or Shopper Group-based Prices)

flexible Price Display (number & currency formatting; including or excluding tax)

On-the-Fly Price Conversion between different Currencies using Live Rates from the ECB or other banks

Shop Statistics / Control Panel with a Summary of new Customers, new Orders....

Stock Level Control for Products and Item

Order Management with Order History, Customer Notification and Order Edit Functionality

basic Reporting Feature: sold Items, monthly/yearly Revenue

Order Status Management

manage different Currencies, Countries & States

Payment Modules



capable of live Credit Card Processing

pre-defined Payment Gateways like authorize.net®, PayPal, 2Checkout, eWay, Worldpay, PayMate and NoChex

extend your Shop with other Payment Modules using the Payment Module API!

Shipping Modules

flexible Shipping Carriers and Rates Configuration

Live-Shipping Rates using Shipping Modules (e.g. InterShipper, UPS, USPS, FedEx or Canada Post; Modules can use the Shipping Rate API).

extend your Shop with other Shipping Modules using the Shipping Module API!



Joomla

Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

What's a content management system (CMS)?

A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.

Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. For example:

Corporate Web sites or portals

Corporate intranets and extranets

Online magazines, newspapers, and publications

E-commerce and online reservations

Government applications

Small business Web sites

Non-profit and organizational Web sites

Community-based portals

School and church Web sites

Personal or family homepages

Joomla is designed to be easy to install and set up even if you're not an advanced user. Many Web hosting services offer a single-click install, getting your new site up and running in just a few minutes.

Since Joomla is so easy to use, as a Web designer or developer, you can quickly build sites for your clients. Then, with a minimal amount of instruction, you can empower your clients to easily manage their own sites themselves.

The core Joomla framework enables developers to quickly and easily build:

Inventory control systems

Data reporting tools

Application bridges

Custom product catalogs

Integrated e-commerce systems

Complex business directories

Reservation systems

Communication tools

Since Joomla is based on PHP and MySQL, you're building powerful applications on an open platform anyone can use, share, and support.