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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

WP e-Commerce included widgets

The WP e-Commerce plugin comes bundled with numerous widgets that can help you further customize your shop and advertise your products.

They include:

  • Latest Products

  • Price Range

  • Product Donations

  • Product Tags

  • Product Categories

  • Product Specials

  • Shopping Cart

Depending on your theme, you may have multiple sidebars or other locations in which to place widgets. To view all of your available widgets and possible locations, navigate to Widgets under Appearance in your WordPress menu, as seen below.

Just like with any other widgets for WordPress, you can drag and drop one or more widgets anywhere that your theme will allow. Each of them offers a dynamically changing element that serves a specific purpose.

Latest Products widget

Here is a good way to keep your customers informed of the newest additions to your store. If you add the Latest Products widget, your visitors will see a constantly updated list of your five most recently added items. If you associate an image with a...