Drupal Commerce

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Drupal Commerce
Developer(s) Open-source community, led by Commerce Guys
Stable release 1.9 / March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)[1]
Development status Active
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Webshop, Shopping cart
License GNU General Public License
Website www.drupalcommerce.org

Drupal Commerce is open-source eCommerce software that augments the content management system Drupal. Within the context of a Drupal-based site, Drupal Commerce[2] presents products for purchase; walks customers through the checkout process; keeps track of invoices, receipts, orders, and payments; facilitates shipping and payment; and performs other functions needed by online merchants.

History[edit]

Drupal Commerce was created by Commerce Guys[3] under the leadership of Ryan Szrama, the author of shopping-cart software Übercart. It was originally born as a rearchitecture project of Übercart, and was called "Übercore" until January 14, 2010,[citation needed] when Mr. Szrama renamed it "Drupal Commerce". Version 1.0 was released on August 23, 2011.

Drupal Commerce has had steady growth since its introduction. Over 40,000 active sites use it,[4] including U.K. postal service Royal Mail,[5] international language school Eurocentres, McDonalds (France),[6] and hundreds of consumer brands.[5] The Drupal Commerce market has also supported publication of several instructional books and video courses.[7][8][9]

Extending Drupal Commerce[edit]

Like Drupal itself, Drupal Commerce can be extended through the use of modules that add functionality and themes that define visual presentation. There are more than 300 Drupal Commerce-specific modules[10] available for free in such categories as payment gateways, shipping service providers, and administrative and development tools.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "commerce 7.x-1.9". Drupal. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Drupal Commerce
  3. ^ Commerce Guys
  4. ^ "Usage statistics for Drupal Commerce". Drupal.org. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Drupal Commerce Showcase". Drupal Commerce. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Case Studies". Commerce Guys. Commerce Guys. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Jones, Richard (September 2013). Getting Started with Drupal Commerce. Packt Publishing. p. 152. ISBN 9781783280230. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Carter, Richard (June 2013). Building E-commerce Sites with Drupal Commerce Cookbook. Packt Publishing. p. 206. ISBN 9781782161226. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Geller, Tom (November 17, 2011). Create Your First Online Store with Drupal Commerce. lynda.com. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Free Extensions page, Drupal Commerce website drupalcommerce.org/contrib. Retrieved July 30, 2012.