Open Source Tools

“Open source is ideal to launch your business “ until you want/need to scale-up. Gartner every year is doing a ranking about the best open source e-commerce with the well-known number one: Shopify. We didn’t include Magento 2.0 as we don’t know what Adobe is going to do with the software/company.

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10 millions of websites use WordPress as is. It aims to be a 5min install and you have a lot of themes that can be used in order to customize your websites. It’s already mobile-responsive so you can gain time.
What’s great is the eco-system around them which implies some company like Envato with Theme forest created their business around it.

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PrestaShop is a free open-source e-commerce solution which you can use to run stores in the cloud or via self-hosting. It has more than 700,000 websites using their solutions worldwide.
We can’t help thinking that is a handy e-commerce solution for your second version of the website (for small businesses) as you couple cool features (shopping cart, templates, e-marketing).

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WooCommerce is the most used plugin for WordPress! It’s the E-commerce plugin used by 93% of the WordPress website and most used e-commerce open source in the world according to builtwith trends, before Shopify, Magento, PrestaShop and BigCommerce.
We like their promise:”We aim to grow and evolve our framework along with the growth and constant evolution within the company.

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FileZilla is a free open source software for transferring files over the Internet.Β  Which means you can access your server through FTP/SFTP and it can be used through Linux, Windows, Mac. Wikipedia as a good explanation here.

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Media player:Β VLC Media Player

To present VLC, can’t do better than their explanation on home page:”VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols
For those who have downloaded at some points..I guess you have used it πŸ˜‰

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Photo editor:Β GIMP

Photoshop is too expensive!
So use GIMP for basics photo compression and retouching and by the same time put your name on your creativity.
If you like the free open software then you can donate as much as you want since 1996, the product has evolved!

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