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Using E-Commerce on WordPress

  1. I'm a web design student and received an offer from a client who wants me to create a groupon/like site. The problem is that I haven't learned PHP/database yet. I was doing some research and found out that WordPress has e-commerce plug-ins with groupon/like scripts.

    I was wondering if I can create the front-end of the website(attractiveness/user-friendly part) and then transfer to someone and have them use WordPress to create the back-end(e-commerce).

    I want to use my client's website for my final project in my class, but I need to use HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. I read on a forum that WordPress doesn't support JavaScript. Is it possible to still integrate the website here and still have the groupon-like effects?

  2. Hello there,
    You have posted to the support forums that are only for free hosted WordPress.com bloggers. You not have a blog linked to your username and you did not provide a link to ths blog in question starting with http:// so please read this first WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: The Differences

    There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we cannot install any individual plugins into them at all. No blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/

    If you require advertising, affiliate links, e-commerce/shopping cart functionality, there are no restrictions on e-commerce if you setup a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a free hosted WordPress.com blog.

  3. for my final project in my class, but I need to use HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

    Means in addition to what @TT said above you can't modify the code on WordPress.COM - so you will not be able to meet your instructors requirements for your class. You can do what you want to do if you have a .ORG install.

  4. @auxclass
    Thanks for the catch. :)

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