There isn't any store software out there which allows you to manage both the content and the design of products in a similar way that you would a page or blog post.
I believe this is a problem, most simple online Stores should try to be a website before they try to be an advanced application.
Radiant Shop doesn't require you to write server side code to build a store.
Instead you will use Radius tags, html, and css to build a custom store experience.
You're not limited to one design per category, or even per product. Nor are you forced into following a specific checkout process, or to use a certain Gateway.
An online store is just a website
The Wiki is the best source of information about the entire project.
It's in its infancy, and your help is greatly appreciated. You can reach me via
I don't use email to manage my extension development work.
Install RadiantShop Gem
gem install radiant-shop-extension # This will install Radiant and the Gems RadiantShop requires
Create a Radiant project
radiant myshop --database sqlite3 cd myshop
Edit your Gemfile
source :gemcutter gem 'radiant', '0.9.1' gem 'radiant-shop-extension', :require => false
Add to your config/environment.rb
config.gem 'radiant-scoped-extension', :lib => false config.gem 'radiant-images-extension', :lib => false config.gem 'radiant-forms-extension', :lib => false config.gem 'radiant-drag-extension', :lib => false config.gem 'radiant-shop-extension', :lib => false
Bootstrap Radiant (answer questions, I suggest an empty template)
rake radiant:extensions:update_all rake radiant:extensions:shop:migrate
Seed shop (optional, will help you get on your way)
See LICENCE for further information.