dotCMS and KonaKart Release eCommerce Plug-In

Nov 09, 2010

Miami, Florida, USA | Milton Keynes, Bucks UK – 10 November 2010 - dotCMS and KonaKart announced today that they have made the dotCMS/KonaKart plug-in available for general release. The plug-in will be offered by both organizations.

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Earlier this year, the two companies announced a technical partnership to develop a WCM-driven eCommerce platform. Over the past few months, both organizations collaborated to merge shopping cart capabilities with a flexible and powerful WCM. The plug-in wraps eCommerce functionality within the WCM templates, providing a common UI experience as a shopper moves from information-heavy pages to transactional pages. The plug-in also allows organizations to offer commenting functions, product rating and cross-sell features on any transactional page – all out of the box.

Included with the plug-in is the dotCMS eCommerce Accelerator – pre-built templates, structures and applications that leverage dotCMS’ and KonaKart’s insights into eCommerce and content presentation.  The Accelerator offers enterprises a running start for building an integrated open source WCM/eCommerce web presence.  A live example of the ecommerce Accelerator can be found here -

“The lines between a great web experience and a transaction are quickly vanishing,” stated Will Ezell, CTO of dotCMS. “The integration between our two products allows our customers and prospects to deliver an uninterrupted experience for their site visitors, and in so doing increase their conversion rates.”

The eCommerce plug-in and Accelerator works with dotCMS and above, and with KonaKart 5.0.0.x and above.

About dotCMS

dotCMS is a content management system that helps global enterprises with multiple brands, subsidiaries and franchises, manage, optimize and scale content across languages and channels. Brands such as Dairy Queen, Newell, Firstmac, Telus and Comcast have chosen dotCMS for its unique ability to manage thousands of sites and consolidate multiple CMS' onto a single, unified instance of dotCMS to streamline content operations across teams while saving money on platform costs.

dotCMS' hybrid approach to content management also means that companies have the choice to deliver content traditionally or headlessly. Headless developers can work within the front-end framework of choice, while still providing marketers with visual editing tools so they can go-to-market with their business-critical content and decrease their dependency on technical teams.