I would like to know how to intergrate bans into joomla myself rather that be a component + module or a mambot.

The downfall I see with bans for the most part is it isn’t setup like a blog like joomla. Joomla when you make a update to your site. It automatically send out a ping for the search engine spiders to come visist your site again.

Been using joomla for years now and know it inside and out.

One thing with Joomla! though is that isn’t really a blog, it is a content management system. Wordpress, TypePad, those are blogs. Yes Joomla can be used as a blog but talk about overkill! Same goes for Drupal.

Maybe I’m the minority here, but I’m not sure of the point of integrating BANS into something complex like Joomla. Wordpress maybe, but even then every example I’ve seen the store is a secondary part of the site and I wonder how much traffic that actually gets. To me, I want a store so I use something like BANS. I want my traffic to come because it is a store, thereby increasing the possibility of a sale. A blog is meant for a different audience, a different user. Sure you can still have a store attached, but there are easier ways of integrating ebay feeds into a blog or other site. That isn’t to say you shouldn’t have any content on your store, as you probably should to get the casual searcher, help with SEO, etc.

Besides, there are far easier ways to make money from a blog than attaching a store to it. Just my opinion anyway.



BANS-Wordpress Integration

A few months ago when I first purchased BANS I was asking about a BANS-Wordpress integration so that you could combine the best of both worlds.

I like the easy to use menu structure of the BANS site which allows users to easily find what they want and the search function which allows them to search ebay auctions for what they want.

In Wordpress I like the way a post can easily be set up to add more content to you site and the wealth of Wordpress plug-ins that do a varietly of amazing and helpful things.

When the BANS-Wordpress integration was announce I eagerly installed it but was disappointed in the fact that rather than combining the best of both you were really coring out the innards of a Wordpress site and filling it with BANS so you basically had BANS in a Wordpress shell that no longer had any of the Wordpress benefits.

Has integration gone any further? I notices some people on the forum are marketing an integrated product. Does it combine the power of both platforms? Thanks in advance for your help

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