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victusinambitus
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Looking for a Wordpress Plugin

Post by victusinambitus »

Sorry for the ignorance here, but does anyone from the Cyclos Forum know of a Wordpress plugin that manages a simple trade/barter exchange. I'm more interested in something for capturing and managing transactions and balances than selling or offering products for exchange. Thanks for your feedback

simonjwoolf
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Re: Looking for a Wordpress Plugin

Post by simonjwoolf »

Hi,

Wordpress is not really the right tool for this kind of application - its main function is as a blogging platform, and to a more limited extent as a content management system. If you require management of transactions and balances then you should really use a dedicated tool that is robust in this area. Wordpress doesn't have the security features or any inbuilt capacity to provide what you want.

Cyclos is probably the best choice, although if you require a platform that is more lightweight to host then you could try the mutual credit module for Drupal http://drupal.org/project/mutual_credit

Note that it is perfectly possible to use Cyclos as your transaction engine, and to communicate with it via web services (APIs), using Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla (or another web framework) to provide all the front end/interface functions to your users. Further details on this approach can be found here: http://www.cyclos.org/wiki/index.php?title=Web_services

Simon.
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Simon Woolf
Cyclos Consultant

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