PgMarket 2.2.3 review

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PgMarket is an E-Commerce Solution based on PHP 4 and PostgreSQL/MySQL. It is released under the terms of the GNU GPL (General Publi

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Marco Pratesi
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PgMarket is an E-Commerce Solution based on PHP 4 and PostgreSQL/MySQL.
It is released under the terms of the GNU GPL (General Public License).

All its pages are HTML 4.01 Transitional valid documents, and the CSSs are valid CSS 2.0 documents; full usability and accessibility is provided also if JavaScript is disabled on the client browser.

Here are some key features of "PgMarket":
PostgreSQL (>= 6.5) and MySQL 3.23 support, and easy portability to other DBMSs
multiple languages support (i18n)
advanced images and thumbnails handling; possibility of on the fly generation of thumbnails of full size images; possibility of storing images and thumbnails in the DB instead of on the file system
easy customization of many look elements through .css files
HTML-only templates, not containing PHP code
a simple and an advanced search engine
products are organized in categories and subcategories of arbitrary level; each product can belong to more than one category; products and categories are shown ordered by their respective "special level" values
comfortable category browsers (the PHP Layers Menu system is used)
support of per-user and per-product discounts
delivery price based on the delivery zone and on the total shopping cart weight
possibility of disabling many features through the configuration file, without modifying scripts and templates
mailing of the orders, and storage of all the orders in the database
order states handling
ability for the customers to track their orders states and logs
ability for subscribed and non subscribed customers to contact the store without buying anything, through a suited contact form
splitting in sub pages for pages that show a large number of items
easy customization of the currency and of the weight unit
comfortable web based administration interface: the web shop is easily built up simply through a browser; the "web shop root" can insert categories, as well as insert, edit, and delete products also while browsing the catalog
possibility of importing data from text files easily obtainable through a spreadsheet
possibility of off-line filling of the shop and subsequent on-line synchronization of data and images/thumbs, also between etherogeneous platforms, i.e. between PostgreSQL and MySQL and between Unix and MS Windows, in both directions

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