nopCommerce is an open source ecommerce software that contains both a catalog frontend and an administration tool backend. nopCommerce is a fully customizable shopping cart. It's stable and highly usable. From downloads to documentation, nopCommerce.com offers a comprehensive base of information, resources, and support to the nopCommerce community.
nopCommerce open source stable and highly usable ecommerce software which is based on ASP.NET MVC framework with a MS SQL 2008 (or higher) backend database. It has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times. Its shopping cart solution is uniquely suited for merchants that have outgrown existing systems, and may be hosted with your current web host or our hosting partners. It has everything you need to get started in selling physical and digital goods over the internet. nopCommerce offers unprecedented flexibility and control. For more details you can visit here http://www.nopcommerce.com/. In case if you want to see how this website will look when you run in Visual Studio, please visit here hosted websites for demo http://www.nopcommerce.com/demo.aspx. You will see website front end and its administrator end.
Since it is open-source, nopCommerce’s source code is available free for download. Just click here to download your copy today.
Make sure your system meets following criteria to run nopCommerce 3.30 source code.
- .NET 4.5.1 (which latest updated)
- Visual Studio 2013 Recommended
Running in Visual Studio Guidelines
After downloading, extract the code. You will see following folder structure, you need to double click on NopCommerce.sln file. Here give some time to load it completely in Visual Studio.
In Visual Studio it will look like following:
Now right click on Solution ‘NopCommerce’ and build solution and then run. You will see this page loads up. This is one time page which needs your administrator login details and database details.
Notice the informations I entered here and select to use ‘built-in data storage which is SQL Server Compact’, this way you can easily get the site working. Once you click on Install button, nopCommerce website will live up running and next time you don’t need to face this installation page.