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WordPress 2.9 E-Commerce

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WordPress 2.9 E-Commerce

Overview of this book

WordPress is easily one of the hottest platforms for building blogs and general web sites. With the addition of the WP e-Commerce plug-in, it's also a competent platform for easily creating and running an online store, capable of selling physical items as well as services and digital downloads. WordPress with e-Commerce offers every feature that a seller and a customer may need. You can build an online store that makes it easier for the customers to find and buy products.WordPress 2.9 e-Commerce focuses on the integration of WordPress with the WordPress e-Commerce plug-in, covering all aspects of building and developing an online store from scratch.This book provides a simple, step-by-step approach to developing an effective online store. It guides you through your initial planning and first steps, plug-in installation and configuration, building your catalog of products to sell, accepting payments for your orders, and dealing with taxes and shipping. You will also learn how to promote and market your new store, handle customer accounts and staff roles, and deal with essential store security.As you work through each chapter, your online store will grow in scope and functionality. By the time you finish this book, you will have a complete and working store, ready to release your products to the world.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
WordPress 2.9 -Commerce
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Free Chapter
Getting Started with WordPress and e-Commerce
Getting Ready to Sell
Configure Your e-Commerce Settings
Managing Your Product Catalog
User Accounts: Customers and Staff
Checkout and Payment Setup
Shipping, Taxes, and Processing Orders
Setting Up a WAMP Testing Platform

Chapter 3. Configure Your e-Commerce Settings

A smoothly running e-commerce store requires some time spent configuring the initial plugin settings. For instance, where should the shopping cart appear on your site? How much tax should buyers have to pay? What about e-mail reports?

Fortunately, most of these settings only need to be configured once, but they are integral to making your store function properly. Let's get started. All of the following options can be found by expanding the Products section of the WordPress Dashboard and then clicking on Settings, as shown in the following screenshot:

On the Settings page, you should see tabs across the top of the page labeled: General, Presentation, Admin, Shipping, Payment Options, Import, and Checkout. All settings, except for those related to payments and shipping, are addressed in this chapter.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • General Settings

  • Presentation Settings

  • Admin Settings

  • Checkout settings