v0.10.0, an alpha version compatible with Joomla 2.5+ is available for download for the cost of a Tweet or a post on Facebook.
v0.9.0, a production beta version compatible with Joomla 1.5 is available for FOR FREE! You can download it directly from here:
Tienda is not a fork or bridge; it is a brand new extension designed and written from scratch by Dioscouri Design. It is built on Joomla's MVC framework and can therefore be easily modified or themed using Joomla's templates.
Tienda has been built with you, the site's administrator, in mind. While building Tienda, we focused on answering the question, "What would make it easier for us to operate our online stores?"
Some of the cool features:
* Unlimited Products and Categories
* User Group Pricing
* Unlimited User Groups
* Sell subscriptions (recurring and not recurring)
* Sell digital downloads
* Integrate with Billets, Juga, Amigos, and the core Joomla ACL to sell functions in each of those components
* Perform ANY SQL query after a user purchases a product, so you can integrate with ANY extension out there (such as selling Jomsocial group membership or Agora Forum group membership)
* One-click related products
* Content Plugin to insert products' add-to-cart buttons in any content article, including Zoo, K2, and FlexiContent
* Product Reviews & Ratings
* Product Cloning
* Custom fields for products
* Google Analytics ecommerce tracking
* Facebook Like and Twitter "Tweet This" integration
* Product Comparison
* Tools to Migrate from Xcart, Virtuemart, and Redshop
In total, there are over 50 extensions for Tienda!
For a full feature list and video previews, please see our Tienda page overview:
And if you are interested in following development on Tienda, please join us at http://projects.dioscouri.com where you can report bugs, make feature requests, and see our roadmap.
Support subscriptions for Tienda are available, so if you would like configuration assistance, you can reach out directly to us.
Please, please, please participate in the development of Tienda by reporting bugs and feature requests on http://projects.dioscouri.com - that's the only way Tienda can become exactly what you need!
So I started by downloading many of the Shopping Cart extension's at http://extensions.joomla.org/
After much playing I decided on "Tienda". Although in the early stages of development this is a very complete and professional extension.
The team at Dioscouri has really done their homework before starting this development, but the truly inspiring fact is how active they are in listening to the Joomla community and attending Joomla community events all over the world ... taking feedback onboard in the active development of "Tienda".
It is for this reason that I am sure we will see this extension in the "Editors' Picks" section very soon.
Thanks again to the team at Dioscouri.
I look forward to also looking into your other extension's now I know the quality of your work!!
Excellent Component! Download it now!
I can only echo previous threads that it is still in development but that said, very much usable in its current state, and the team are very open to feature requests, i would encourage anyone wanting a simple to install, easy to use e-commerce system to get on board with this product and join the community.
Well done Tienda Team, great work!!
Joomla was meant to make web development easy and integrative, and Tienda carries this theme with their intuitive and easy to setup interface.
It still lacks some of the necessary features for a full blown e-commerce system, but new updates seem to be coming weekly.
I would recommend this to anyone looking to get an e-commerce site up and running quickly and efficiently.
No way to set default country, region, state or city
- This necessary for those who wish to run a local, regional or national store and not have their customers wade through a long list of countries, states cities. Even after deleting the list of countries, I still had to select country.
File download system is not practical.
- This only has an upload method of attaching download-able files which poses a problem for users on 2MB upload restricted shared hosting. Needs to show the path to a folder with files uploaded via FTP (Sorta like VM does)
No way to set item to free.
- Keep asking to select payment method though price is 0.00
No single page checkout
- At a time when many online stores have modified to include single page checkout option, Tienda needs to include this a a basic core. It is a fact that 4 page checkout causes cart abandonment.
Archaic attribute system
- The pricing per attribute is either add or subtract to listed price and nothing to equal to exact price so it forces the buyer (just as it did back in 2000 with osc and many griped and sought 'fixes') to calculate all the differences in price. We don't want our buyer to think. Just see exactly what it costs. So if the price is $5.61 and the attribute for large is +1.72 then the buyer can't be bothered and leaves. No cart does this anymore.
No Website Payment Pro (Paypal)
- This is quite popular now and should be in the core as a payment option.
No categories module.
- This I could not figure. A standard list of the cart categories does not exist! Must be a mistake or I just didn't get it. I tested everything included but none displayed the cats in a module position.
No way to disable popup cart screen
- The AJAX popup window can be confusing for senior shoppers who are just used to how Yahoo, Amazon and other top online carts behave and new fandangles get them lost, confused and upset. This should be optional.
If address zip code is left out during guest checkout, the error message still shows 'BILLING ADDRESS ERROR :: City Required' A user needs to know what exactly the error is.
No way to set phone number or other fields to required.
- Would be nice for a shop owner to determine what fields they want to be required and also insert like an 'age' field to deter minors and cover your butt when your items are not for them.
When using SEF the modules assigned to the cart's menu item do not display when buyer is logged in. Don't know why.
The mod_tienda_cart (cart contents) module displays even though 'no' is selected for 'Always display module' I expected it to be hidden until an item was added.
These features may very well be on the list for inclusion so... just an FYI
Thanks for the review, JackRabbit!
These are *exactly* the kinds of feature requests that need to be posted on our project site: http://projects.dioscouri.com
There we accept feature requests, bug reports, and code submissions.
I think it might change a bit between now and the beta and it seems reasonably stable and although not recommended for commercial use yet I hope it is not long before the beta is released.
The Support is excellent and I like the product enough to suggest I might actually buy the commercial product when its finished [although I think the community one is VERY good enough for most joomla fans].
i tested it out very briefly on my site lastnight
(As well as your HIDER plugin)
and it seems like its really going to work perfectly for me.
Ill be setting up a pretty extensive show with it so i guess ill have a pretty good testing going on.
If theres any way i can help test it on a hosted site please let me know.
i dont want to leave my website link and plug myself here so if you want
you can go directly to the joomla forums and get me there
username is antifmradio
check your user database because i recently registered on your site with username LIQID
Installation was a breeze -- The component backend and quick testing setup is pretty intuitively easy.
Then I went and saw the frontend of it -- I am blown away by its flawless integration with com_user (which I really appreciated, since not all of us use 3rd community extensions).
With that being said, I still think I have not uncovered Tienda true potential. I have yet to try real transaction on it from frontend, plus its on my localhost, I have not utilize the whole dashboard stats in real time.
Few glitches here and there, but that is what part of being Alpha is all about. From the looks of it, I hope the Enterprise Edition will introduces those killer features smoothly, just as much as this Community does!
Worth a try!