Fire up Your E-Commerce Site with Solidus


A few days ago Sean Schofield, the CEO of Spree, announced the acquisition of Spree by First Data. It appears that the open source project Spree will no longer be supported.

Solidus is an open source, eCommerce application for high volume retailers. Built with Ruby on Rails, this mountable engine provides a scalable, stable, and highly customizable platform for online commerce. It’s just a continuation (meaning, a fork) of Spree 2.4 without the commercial direction of the newly-acquired Spree Commerce

In this tutorial, we will learn to install Solidus.

NOTE: I am using Ubuntu 14.04 as I write this tutorial. For the sake of readers using Mac, links are added where necessary.

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