"I've been very impressed with the service newspapers receive from Bondware: attractive, effective sites with minimal time investment. They are a perfect fit for small newspapers. "

Kevin Slimp, Director of the Institute of Newspaper Technology

Why do I need ECS?

To use certain modules you may also need ECS.

System Requirements

If you try to install a module that requires ECS, an alert will prompt you to install ECS first.

Modules that require ECS

  • Classifieds

  • Business Directory

  • Subscription Manager/Paywall

Classifieds & Business Directory

Both the Classifieds and the Business Directory modules use ECS in the same way.

To use Classifieds and Business Directory you will need to create a product in ECS.

Creating an e-commerce product will allow the user to purchase a listing.
The listing system will not work as intended if there is no product created.
Name the product based on your businesses intended use of the classifieds.
Some examples include: Local Businesses, Local Listings, Business Classifieds.
When a user creates a listing they will be taken to a purchase page which is generated by the ECS module.

Subscription Manager/Paywall

Creating an e-commerce product will allow the user to purchase a subscription.

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