nopCommerce Tips: Your First NopCommerce Site, Part 1: Setting Up a nopCommerce Project

In the course of my IT career, I’ve built many e-commerce solutions, from a simple shopping cart to a complex e-commerce solution for a nationally-known retailer. Over the years, I’ve evaluated a number of “out-of-the-box” solutions, and in terms of features, flexibility, and price, the best solution I’ve seen overall is nopCommerce. The fact that it’s an open-source, .Net-based (C#/MSSQL) solution, has a huge supporting community, as well as great plugin support are all factors in why it’s my e-commerce solution of choice. Today, we’ll talk about how to get started with this great e-commerce solution for your clients.

The nopCommerce group provides downloads of current and previous versions at – due to the fact that I usually create customized solutions for my customers, I opt for the download labeled “(with source code)”. Download the .zip file to your preferred location, and extract it. As of this writing, the latest version is nopCommerce 2.5, so your extracted folder will be named ‘nopCommerce_2.50_Source’. Learn More

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How to Add More Profile Fields in Elgg 1.8

In this article, I will give you a step by step guide on how to add more profile fields in Elgg 1.8

Profile fields are what your users put in their profile info in Elgg. Sometimes you need to add extra fields for your users. We are going to learn how to add more here:

1. Login as an Administration on your Elgg network

2. Go to the Administration Dashboard: Learn More

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mojoPortal Tips: Installing SSL on Your Arvixe-Hosted mojoPortal Site

With all the different ways we can add e-commerce capability to mojoPortal, it’s important to make sure you’ve implemented SSL for your mojoPortal-based website. We’ll go through the steps to order and implement SSL for your mojoPortal site hosted with Arvixe.

Step 1:  Make sure you know the domain name you’ll be using. If the site is already live, that’s usually a foregone conclusion, but if it’s not live yet, or you may be using a variant for your e-commerce area, be sure that you’ve got the right domain name identified before you place your order.

Step 2: Send your order via e-mail request to – you’ll want to request the SSL cert, as well as an additional IP address. Your request should contain the following info: Learn More

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