Rapidcart Pro not working with Foundation


(Frederick Potter) #1

So I guess I found out too late that there is no support for the Rapidcart Pro plugin. I am hoping that maybe those familiar will be able to help. I am building a store in Foundation and I have used the store stack on a separate page to import the store so that I can maintain the site style, nav, etc. In the Rapidcart settings, I have selected the page that has the store stack. It was working fine for a while, but now it doesn’t display anymore. I don’t know what has changed.

The page with the store stack is called “Buy Online”. Here is the test URL, but please note that if you have any issues with nude images, then just don’t go there: http://www.sensual-goddess.com/test/index.php

If Robb from JW would like the RW project file, I would be happy to oblige. If anyone can help, I would be most grateful!

Regards,

  • Frederick

(David) #2

What is the URL for your actual RCP store page which the store stack is referencing ?


(Frederick Potter) #3

Interesting! So I have now set the Rapidcart page to show in the navigation. When I click on it, I get this URL: http://www.sensual-goddess.com/test/buy-online.php?catalog/all/-/date/1 However, in RW I see that the Rapidcart page is in a directory called “rapidcartpro” with a file name of index.php. One would expect the the URL should be http://www.sensual-goddess.com/test/rapidcartpro/index.php however when entered into the browser, I get the URL http://www.sensual-goddess.com/test/buy-online.php?catalog/all/-/date/1

Do I need to rename the filename of the page and put it in the root directory of the site?

  • Frederick

(Frederick Potter) #4

OK, so now if I no longer re-direct Rapidcart to my store stacks page URL in the [customization][settings] area, I can see the store showing. I will leave it this way for the time being so you can see what I am talking about.


(Frederick Potter) #5

Sorry David, the URL for the store stacks page is http://www.sensual-goddess.com/test/buy-online.php This is the URL that was set in the [customization][settings] area but it is behaving as though the Rapidcart is not linking to it.


(David) #6

http://www.sensual-goddess.com/test/buy-online.php?catalog/all/-/date/1

That is the way RCP generates the url and is expected behavior.

Not sure why the store stacks page at http://www.sensual-goddess.com/test/buy-online.php is not working for you, but from looking at the code in the page inspector, there is no code for the RCP store stack other than the stack name. I’ve not used the store stack, but I’ve used other RCP stacks (grid, etc.) and there is a whole lot more code generated from an RCP stack.

Maybe someone who has used the RCP store stack can chime in.

I recommend going through the RCP manual meticulously and make sure all your setup is correct.

This from the RCP manual:

Even when using Store stack, RapidCart Pro page must be included in your project, but it can be hidden unchecking Show in navigation from Page Options General Settings.

When using Store stack, your store address changes to the URL of the page that includes the stack. New store URL must be set in Customization Settings General Stacks Store URL field.

If you view the RCP checklist, which for you site is:
http://www.sensual-goddess.com/test/rapidcartpro/?checklist

it says that your Stripe configuration is not correct.

Also from the RCP manual:

Even if not mandatory, we strongly advise to use HTTPS protocol when accepting Stripe payments. You’ll need a SSL/TLS certificate. Contact your hosting provider for further info about HTTPS.


(Frederick Potter) #7

David,
Thank you for your reply! I appreciate you trying to help. Yes, I did go through the manual quite carefully and everything was working fine and the store stack was displaying the contents as it should. I was in the process of adding new products when it suddenly stopped working. So I thought it was related to the last product I added. I deleted that product but the problem persisted. Now it doesn’t matter what I do, I can’t get the store to display using the store stack.

I could delete Rapidcart and start over, but then I would lose all of the products I have added and what if the problem appears again after I take the time to re-enter a bunch of products again?

I will certainly be getting an SSL certificate when the site goes live but no point until the site is finished.

It’s hard to believe that Rapidcart is the only Rapidweaver e-commerce cart out there with this level of functionality. If there are any RW developers out there (and I know there are some great ones!) that would pick up the torch, I have no doubt that customers would flood to them in droves.


(Dan) #8

You could try Ecwid, we have a free course available that shows you how to get it setup…

Hope that helps.


(Frederick Potter) #9

Dan,
The website doesn’t give enough info. I would be interested to see a features comparison between Ecwid and Rapidcart.

Does this support stacks or is it an offline store that is embedded into RW?
Am I buying software or is this another subscription service? I am already subscribed to too many services and the monthly fees are becoming just too much to handle. I will be dumping Adobe and a few others as soon as I can convert my files to formats that can be read by other software. I want something that I can own.

I will look into this further. Thanks for the info!


(Dan) #10

You can learn more here: https://www.ecwid.com/ (it’s free for small sites).

And watch the videos Ben has done to show you how to use it:

You can use thier plugin or code snippets to embed it into Stacks pages.

Cheers
Dan


(Frederick Potter) #11

Dan,
Thanks for the further info but I don’t think this will work for me. Here is why:

  • I am building my site in Foundation. This will not support this theme.
  • I need to have control over the design including being able to add “add to cart” buttons, “View Cart” and other links to the store throughout the rest of my site. I need stacks that will link to the store.
  • This relies on an off-site service that may or may not continue to exist.
  • There are few design options which is why I am not interested in other services like Shopify or BigCommerce.

But I am sure that this may be perfect for others that may be reading this post. Thanks again for the info!


(Jason Bostick) #12

You can definitely use Ecwid with Foundation, but you would use the code snippet from the Ecwid account, not the Rapidweaver plugin.

There may be other issues that make it not an option (for example, if you have more than 10 items, you need to go on a per month payment plan) but Ecwid is quite flexible, has a reasonable amoutn of styling options, and, most importantly, seems super reliable


(Barrie McDermid) #13

Unfortunately, there is no solution unless you’re prepared to pay a monthly fee and there appears to be no appetite for anyone to make one.


(Frederick Potter) #14

OK, so I get that there is nothing else to buy and that the Rapidcart developers will not support their product, so does anyone have any ideas what I can try to get this to work?


(Jason Bostick) #15

I believe that Rapidcart has an export/import feature, so if you do decide to go the route of reinstalling it, you shouldn’t have to re-enter everything.

As for some other things to try - are you sure that your store URL is correct? I might double check that. That’s the only thing jumping out at me.


(Frederick Potter) #16

Thanks, Jason. Unfortunately the export function requires me to upgrade to a higher version, and frankly, I am so pissed off that they do not support their customers that I am not about to give them any more money.

I think I will try building my own catalog page using product stacks. If I ever figure out what’s happening, I’ll create a post so others can fix their issue as well.

You would think that they would at least provide support when their product doesn’t work.


(Dan) #17

You could also look at Cartloom maybe - https://www.cartloom.com/rapidweaver-ecommerce

If you’re making money with your store, then a small monthly fee is worth it. Personally, I’d probably go with Ecwid.


(Frederick Potter) #18

So now it won’t even allow products to be added to the cart anymore.

I will attempt to get a refund through PayPal. I would warn anyone against buying Rapidcart Pro and I feel that Realmacsoftware should stop promoting this product.


(Jason Bostick) #19

I believe they’ve taken RCP down from the community site already and replaced the tutorial with the Ecwid one


(system) #20

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