Hello, i have the following requirement for starting free digital products website
- Admin panel to create categories and sub categories
- Upload a digital product(ebook, scripts, exe, etc) on the server and assign to one of the categories to it.
- Users can browse the product through the categories and download the product instantly.
No payment or add to cart button.
Is there any any tool available to implement the above scenarios ?
Thanks in advance
Hi isagarm. Welcome to SitePoint.
You could code this as a static website (that is, all hand coded) or you could use a content management system (CMS) for this. Many CMSs already have the facility to create categories etc. out of the box, so it’s easier that way, though you then need to learn how to use the CMS.
There are lots of CMSes out there, some free, some not.
Thanks for your quick reply
Could you please suggest me some free CMS available to do this
There are many, but the big names are ones like Drupal, Joomla, MODx, SilverStripe, CMSMadeSimple … Those are the first that jump to mind. I don’t know if they all have a categories feature, though, as I don’t use these.
You can try wordpress, one post one digital product
WordPress can work as a full CMS with the right plug-in. That is that if you want to have also a table with different products, you can too. E-commerce plug-in for wordpress does it although this particular feature is not free.
Have been helping our client with a CMS system based on Umbraco / ASP.NET. It’s awesome, especially when it comes to building menus, various categories / nav trees, etc…