I am also looking to redo the catalog section of our website.
It is all done currently in HTML and works but it is not easily
searchable and does not reorganize itself if someone wants to see
only one stone type for example.
Someone suggested Wordpress.org as a good thing for a site but I am
not seeing where that works for making a catalog in database form
that is searchable which is what I want. If there is some way that
is not super complicated that we could do this ourselves we would
prefer it. However, although our HTML capabilities are decent now we
know nothing about what is required to set up what we want.
This is what our current catalog looks like
and I would like something similar looking but searchable and that
would reorganize itself based upon user input. So that the customer
could define the size, color, shape, material type, etc.
There is no need currently for a shopping cart feature since each
order must be approved by me to check on whether or not they are
actually a jewelry maker or in the jewelry business so hopefully
that will simplify matters.
I do not like the sites that return just a few results per page, I
would want to have a relatively large number per page as I do now and
also something that is fairly easy to add or subtract pieces from
since each is individual and when one sells it has to come off the
We don’t want to have to learn a lot of code etc., so if we are to
do it ourselves we need a little easier solution than learning a
coding language and writing it all from scratch (a tiny bit of code
when necessary might be OK, just not a pure code solution).
If there is no decent way to do this ourselves then I will probably
bid it out but even so I need to know what is required so I can
describe it correctly and get the right person to do it for me.
Thanks to you all for being such a great resource!
(I know this is not necessarily a jewelry making question but this
is one of the few forums I participate in and I suspect a lot of you
have used or are going to need something similar to what I am
talking about for your own work.)