Got an issue with a 3rd party provider who wants to integrate a seemless browsing experience for the client.
We need to pass the CMS menus/navigation items from Business Catalyst to another server which will reside on a sub-domain.
Apparently there is no API, and my only other thought was to render JSON using liquid markup then pass it with jQuery/AJAX.
Unfortunately it renders the page in complete HTML complete with doctype and hasn't proven successful.
Is this in anyway possible with the current system or am I chasing a pipe dream?
There's nothing out of the box that will do it for you.
The only way I can think of is for you to manually create a json file and host it in the root and load it from the other platform into your JS.
This is what I am fearing, which still leaves the whole process as somewhat redundant.
We really want an automatic process otherwise the client needs to come back to us for every navigation change.
But then you can tell them how their site would benefit from some better SEO and sell them your SEO package as well. And the time after that they may require some social media integration and you sell them that too. Just throwing it out there
But yeah, there's nothing out of the box that will do it.
Hahaha. I like the thought.
Unfortunately this is a partner who offers a service we cannot and they brought us the client.
We are trying to integrate their software with Catalyst. Trying being the key phrase here.
It is probable we may need consider something like Composite C1 over Catalyst for these sorts of clients as it maybe a deal breaker for us in the future.
Not quite sure how we got onto SEO here. I understand the concerns but for the client SEO is second to seamless integration. Ultimately this would be less of a concern if the API included this.
And I agree it is crazy but it still lands me with the same problem unfortunately.
I am thinking this is a pipe dream but I am still holding out hope as it would ensure a stable partnership with this third party.
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