The Arcavias Core is the e-commerce framework itself and therefore the heart of the project. As software library, it's primarily targeted at developers who want to integrate the e-commerce components into their application or favourite content management system. It provides the base components necessary for all e-commerce related projects including product filter, list and detail views as well as baskets and the checkout process.
Additional components or adapters to integrate the Arcavias Core into widely used application frameworks are available in the Arcavias GitHub repositories. You can find the first steps to get the Arcavias test suites up and running in the section about how to install Arcavias.
The Arcavias demo application is a showcase of how to integrate Arcavias into your own application. It's based on the Zend Framework, a widely used PHP MVC framework for developing custom applications. You can study in detail on a working example what must be done to integrate the Arcavias e-commerce components on this demo application. It's also used as base for testing the performance of Arcavias in real life scenarios.
For details about the installation, please refer to the installation process of the Arcavias demo.
Arcavias TYPO3 extension
Using Arcavias within a TYPO3 website is very easy! The Arcavias TYPO3 extension integrates the components of the Arcavias e-commerce framework into TYPO3 natively and provides a set of plugins that can be placed on the pages of your choice.
A step by step guide of how to install the Arcavias TYPO3 plugins in provided in the Arcavias TYPO3 installation tutorial.