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Sierra / 5 Points
2012-12-10 11:23 am EST
Website Design
I am new at this but want to open a informational website with e-commerence but don't know what software to use.

Wordpress looks like a blog only.

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2012-12-10 12:59 pm EST
Hello Sierra, and thanks for your question.

WordPress a long time ago was mainly for blogs, but has been developed to be used for other things such as E-commerce as well. You might want to take a look at our education channel about E-commerce with WordPress:

E-commerce With WordPress

We also have over 200 easy to install applications available from Softaculous in your cPanel. You can read about how to install an application from there with this guide:

How to install programs using Softaculous

Some of the most common E-commerce specific applications would be:

  • Zen Cart

  • osCommerce

  • OpenCart

  • PrestaShop

Although most of the CMS (Content Management Systems) like WordPress or Joomla have plugins or settings that can also make them usable for E-commerce. So it's really up to personal preference, I might recommend setting up a few test installs to play around with, and once you've found one you're comfortable with uninstall the rest and then set it up on your main site.

You can also check out our E-commerce getting started guide for further details on these types of applications:

Getting Started Guide: E-Commerce

I hope that information was helpful. If you had any other questions at all please let us know.

- Jacob

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