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Magento integration with social networking platform
 
srijan
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Joined:  2009-03-13
 

Hi,
I have an idea for a website which is essentially an ecommerce site with added social network functionality. I want to allow members to review / rate the products / services on sale. I also need members to be able to interact with each other.

I’m not quite sure how to go about this, what frameworks to base this on etc. and I need advice. I was thinking of maybe integrating am open source social networking platform like elgg with magento, and then using something like open-id to integrate members between the two. But I did a little research and this seems like a messy solution. There doesn’t seem to be an easy way for elgg to access the products in the magento database.

I think I’m going about this the wrong way. I need advice. Please help!
Thanks.

 
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tyrion
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Total Posts:  4
Joined:  2009-06-06
 

Much needed too!
I have seen several threads about joomla and drupal integration, but they are CMS, not social engines.

 
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Damian Culotta
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Joined:  2008-12-10
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I saw Elgg a few months ago.
Right now I can’t remember the Elgg code structure, but I’m really sure that you can use, at least, the Magento API to access to the information.
Maybe you need to build a little bit of code to manage the reviews… but I’m not completely sure right now.

 
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