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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Preface
Free Chapter
1
Getting Started with WordPress and e-Commerce
2
Getting Ready to Sell
3
Configure Your e-Commerce Settings
4
Managing Your Product Catalog
5
User Accounts: Customers and Staff
6
Checkout and Payment Setup
7
Shipping, Taxes, and Processing Orders
Setting Up a WAMP Testing Platform
Index

Index

A

  • administrator role /
  • admin settings, e-commerce
    • about /
    • digital downloads /
    • purchases /
    • e-mail settings /
    • URL settings /
  • Admin SSL plugin
    • about / SSL for Dashboard login
  • advanced options, products
    • about /
    • custom meta /
    • merchant notes /
    • personalization options /
  • advertising
    • Google AdWords / Google AdWords
    • Microsoft adCenter / Microsoft adCenter
  • Akismet plugin
    • about /
  • All in One SEO Pack
    • about /
  • Amazon Sales Tax Info
    • URL /
  • A Small Orange
    • URL / Hosting and domain names
  • Authorize.net
    • about /
  • author role /

B

  • backup
    • about / Backups—preparing for disasters
    • database backup / Database backup and restoration
    • server data backup / Server data backup and restoration
  • base country/region, general settings
    • about /
  • Benchmark Email
    • URL / Option 3: A third-party service
  • business blog
    • adding /
  • business blogging
    • about / Business blogging
  • button settings, presentation settings
    • about /

C

  • Campaign Monitor
    • URL / Option 3: A third-party service
    / Option 3: A third-party service
  • categories, products
    • creating /
    • adding /
    • sub-category, adding /
    • deleting /
    • product categories widget /
  • cforms II /
  • checkout process
    • planning /
    • payment gateway versus merchant account /
    • seamlessness, checking out /
    • seamless integration /
    • less-seamless option /
  • checkout settings, e-commerce /
  • Chronopay
    • about /
  • class
    • selectors / Class and ID selectors
  • comments
    • enabling /
    • disabling, globally /
    • individual posts, disabling on /
    • individual pages, disabling on /
    • traces, removing from theme /
  • comment settings, presentation settings /
  • contact form
    • adding, options /
    • WordPress SpamFree contact form /
    • contact form 7 /
    • cforms II /
  • contact form 7 /
  • contributor role /
  • coupons
    • creating / Coupons and discounts
    • adding / Coupons and discounts
    • factors / Coupons and discounts
    • variables / Coupons and discounts
    • value / Coupons and discounts
  • Crafty Cart theme
    • URL /
  • cross sales
    • enabling / Cross sales
  • CSS
    • about / CSS basics
    • selectors / CSS selectors
    • properties / CSS properties and values, Changing the header image
    • values / CSS properties and values, Changing the header image
  • currency settings, general settings /
  • customer accounts
    • about /
    • test account, creating /
  • Cyberduck
    • URL / Uploading your WordPress files

D

  • default language, general settings /
  • digital downloads, admin settings /
  • digital product
    • creating /
  • discounts / Coupons and discounts
  • Dream host
    • URL / Hosting and domain names
  • DropShop module
    • about /

E

  • e-commerce settings
    • general /
    • presentation /
    • admin /
    • checkout /
  • e-mail/newsletters
    • about / E-mail/newsletters
    • spreadsheet only / Option 1: Spreadsheet only
    • plugin, finding for WordPress / Option 2: Find a plugin for WordPress
    • third-party service / Option 3: A third-party service
  • e-mail settings, admin settings /
  • editor role /
  • eShop plugin
    • about / eShop
    • features / What eShop offers
    • setting up / Basic eShop setup and usage
    • usage / Basic eShop setup and usage
    • new product, adding / Adding a new product with eShop

F

  • FatWallet
    • URL / Coupons and discounts
  • FileZilla
    • URL / Uploading your WordPress files
  • Flat Rate, shipping modules /
  • FTP
    • used, for uploading themes /

G

  • general settings, e-commerce
    • about /
    • base country/region /
    • tax settings /
    • language /
    • default language /
    • currency settings /
  • GoDaddy
    • URL / Hosting and domain names
  • Gold Cart module
    • pricing schemes / Purchasing and installing the Gold Cart module
    • purchasing / Purchasing and installing the Gold Cart module
    • files, installing / Installing the Gold Cart files
    • Grid View, enabling /
    • multiple image, uploading /
    • product search option /
    • additional payment gateways /
    • DropShop /
    • DropShop module /
    • other modules /
  • Google AdWords
    • about / Google AdWords
  • Google Checkout
    • about /
    • setting up /
    • Google sandbox, playing in /
    • WP e-Commerce Payment, settings /
    • Google integration, settings /
    • test transaction /
  • Google XML sitemaps
    • about /
  • Grid View, Gold Cart module
    • enabling /
  • groups, products
    • creating /
    • deleting /

I

  • 1&1 Internet
    • URL / Hosting and domain names
  • ICCC /
  • ID
    • selectors / Class and ID selectors
  • installing, third-party themes
    • ways /
    • WordPress Dashboard used /
    • themes uploading, FTP used /
  • installing, WP e-commerce plugin
    • from WordPress Dashboard /
    • manually /
    • plugin, activating /
  • IPN
    • about /

K

  • KeePass
    • URL / User passwords

L

  • latest products widget
    • about / Latest Products widget
  • locations
    • about /
  • Lunarpages
    • URL / Hosting and domain names

M

  • MailPress
    • URL / Option 2: Find a plugin for WordPress
  • manual payment
    • about /
  • marketing tools, WP e-commerce plugin
    • coupons /
    • items, suggested /
    • external sites, integration with /
  • market theme
    • about / Market Theme
    • features / What the Market Theme offers
  • Media Temple
    • URL / Hosting and domain names
  • MeeNews Newsletter plugin
    • URL / Option 2: Find a plugin for WordPress
  • Members only module /
  • merchant account
    • versus payment gateway /
  • Microsoft adCenter
    • about / Microsoft adCenter
  • modules
    • MP3 Audio Player module /
    • MP3 Audio Player /
    • Product Slider module /
    • Members Only module /
    • NextGEN Gallery module /
  • MP3 Audio Player module /
  • multiple image, Gold Cart module
    • uploading /

N

  • Namecheap
    • URL / Hosting and domain names
  • NextGEN Gallery module /

O

  • organization and layout, WP e-commerce plugin
    • about /
    • shortcodes /
    • tags /
    • widgets /
    • WordPress themes /

P

  • pagination settings, presentation settings /
  • payment gateway
    • versus merchant account /
  • payment gateway, options /
  • payment gateways
    • about /
    • Chronopay /
    • Google Checkout /
    • manual payment /
    • test gateway /
    • PayPal Payments Standard /
    • Paypal Express Checkout /
    • PayPal Payments Pro /
    • Authorize.net /
  • Paypal Express Checkout
    • about /
  • PayPal Payments Pro
    • about /
  • PayPal Payments Standard
    • about /
  • PayPal Standard
    • setting up /
    • sandbox, playing in /
    • WP e-Commerce Payment, settings /
    • IPN, setting up /
    • Auto Return, setting up /
    • test transaction /
  • PDT
    • about /
  • peters login redirect
    • used for customer logins, redirecting, /
  • physical product
    • creating /
  • plugins
    • Akismet plugin /
    • All in One SEO Pack /
    • Google XML sitemaps /
    • WP-DB-Backup /
    • WP-Polls /
  • presentation settings, e-commerce
    • about /
    • button settings /
    • product settings /
    • product page settings /
    • shopping cart settings /
    • product group settings /
    • thumbnail settings /
    • pagination settings /
    • comment settings /
  • price and stock control, products /
  • price range widget
    • about / Price Range widget
  • product categories widget
    • about / Product Categories widget
  • product donations widget
    • about / Product Donations widget
  • product group settings, presentation settings
    • about /
    • product group description, showing /
    • product group thumbnails, showing /
    • product count per product group, showing /
  • product page settings, presentation settings
    • about /
    • default theme /
    • iShop theme /
    • marketplace theme /
  • products
    • creating /
    • physical product, creating /
    • digital product, creating /
    • groups /
    • categories /
    • tags /
    • price and stock control /
    • variations /
    • advanced options /
  • products and merchandising, WP e-commerce plugin
    • about /
    • product groups /
    • product variations /
  • product search option, Gold Cart module
    • enabling /
  • product settings, presentation settings
    • about /
  • Product Slider module /
  • product specials widget
    • about / Product Specials widget
  • product tags widget
    • about / Product Tags widget
  • purchases, admin settings /

R

  • rewrite_module
    • enabling /

S

  • sales log /
  • SendIt!
    • URL / Option 2: Find a plugin for WordPress
  • shared SSL option
    • about / SSL for Dashboard login
  • Share This plugin
    • about / 'Share This' plugin
    / 'Share This' plugin
  • shipping
    • options, configuring /
    • settings /
  • shipping modules
    • Flat Rate /
    • Table Rate /
    • Weight Rate /
    • UPS Shipping Calculator /
    • USPS calculator /
  • shop, marketing
    • coupons / Coupons and discounts
    • discounts / Coupons and discounts
  • shop, uploading
    • new database, setting up / Setting up a new database
    • WordPress database, importing / Importing your WordPress database
    • WordPress files, uploading / Uploading your WordPress files
    • WordPress config file, editing / Editing your WordPress config file
  • shopping cart settings, presentation settings
    • cart location /
    • sliding cart, using /
    • + postage and tax, displaying /
  • shopping cart widget
    • about / Shopping Cart widget
  • Shopp plugin
    • about / Shopp
    • features / What Shopp offers
  • shortcode
    • versus PHP tags / Shortcode and PHP tags
    • default products, displaying / Display default products
    • shopping cart, displaying / Display shopping cart
    • categories, listing / List categories
    • products, displaying from specific group / Display products from a specific group
    • Add to Cart option / Add to Cart / Buy Now
    • Buy Now option / Add to Cart / Buy Now
  • site, security
    • user passwords / User passwords
    • admin user, renaming / Rename or replace the admin user
    • admin user, replacing / Rename or replace the admin user
    • WordPress and plugin updates / WordPress and plugin updates
    • SSL, for Dashboard login / SSL for Dashboard login
    • directory browsing, eliminating / Eliminate directory browsing
  • site and business possibilities, WP e-commerce plugin
    • photography shop /
    • music shop /
    • clothing shop /
    • accessory shop /
  • site deployment, prerequisites
    • WordPress, adjustments / Necessary WordPress adjustments
    • WordPress, database / Your WordPress database
    • database export, via phpMyAdmin / Database export via phpMyAdmin
    • database export, via command line / Database export via command line
    • web hosting / Hosting and domain names
  • SlickDeals
    • URL / Coupons and discounts
  • SSL
    • about / SSL for Dashboard login
  • staff accounts
    • about /
    • staff users, creating /
  • staff users
    • creating, ways /
    • manual registration /
    • self-registration /
  • State Tax Info
    • URL /
  • static front page
    • setting up /
  • subscriber role /

T

  • Table Rate, shipping modules /
  • tags, products
    • about /
  • tax settings, general settings
    • about /
  • test customer account
    • creating /
    • WordPress Dashboard, dealing with /
    • customer logins redirecting, peters login redirect used /
    • logins dominating, theme my login used /
    • purchase history /
  • test gateway
    • about /
  • test order
    • processing /
    • checklist /
    • e-mails, sent to customer /
    • e-mails, sent to you /
    • sales log /
  • test platform
    • setting up /
  • text widgets
    • creating /
  • theme my login
    • used for logins, dominating /
    • tips /
  • third-party themes
    • installing /
    • installing, WordPress Dashboard used /
    • uploading, FTP used /
    • activating /
  • thumbnail settings, presentation settings /

U

  • UPS Shipping Calculator /
  • URL settings, admin settings /
  • user registration
    • enabling /
  • USPS calculator /

V

  • variations, products /
    • set, adding /
    • price, setting /
  • VerticalResponse
    • URL / Option 3: A third-party service

W

  • WampServer
    • downloading /
    • installing /
    • overview /
    • rewrite module, enabling /
    • test server, running /
    • WordPress, installing /
  • web hosting
    • types / Hosting and domain names
    • virtual private or virtual dedicated server / Hosting and domain names
    • dedicated server / Hosting and domain names
    • shared hosting / Hosting and domain names
  • Weight Rate, shipping modules /
  • widgets
    • about /
    • starting /
    • adding /
    • text widgets, creating /
  • widgets, WP e-commerce plugin
    • about / WP e-Commerce included widgets
    • latest products widget / Latest Products widget
    • price range widget / Price Range widget
    • product donations widget / Product Donations widget
    • product tags widget / Product Tags widget
    • product categories widget / Product Categories widget
    • product specials widget / Product Specials widget
    • shopping cart widget / Shopping Cart widget
  • WordPress
    • need for /
    • e-commerce plugin /
    • adjustments / Necessary WordPress adjustments
    • plugins, disabling / Necessary WordPress adjustments
    • URL, changing / Necessary WordPress adjustments
    • database / Your WordPress database
    • database export, via PhpMyAdmin / Database export via phpMyAdmin
    • database export, via command line / Database export via command line
    • database, importing / Importing your WordPress database
    • database importing, command line used / Importing your WordPress database
    • files, uploading / Uploading your WordPress files
    • config file, editing / Editing your WordPress config file
    • YAK plugin / YAK (Yet Another Kart)
    • eShop plugin / eShop
    • Shopp plugin / Shopp
    • WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart (WPSPSC) plugin / WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart
    • market theme / Market Theme
    • installing /
  • WordPress, roles
    • about /
    • administrator /
    • editor /
    • author /
    • contributor /
    • subscriber /
  • WordPress Dashboard
    • used, for installing WP e-commerce plugin /
    • about /
    • customer logins redirecting, peters login redirect used /
    • logins dominating, theme my login used /
  • WordPress SpamFree contact form /
  • WordPress themes
    • URL /
  • WP-DB-Backup
    • about /
  • WP-DB-Backup plugin
    • about / Database backup and restoration
  • WP-Polls
    • about /
  • WP e-commerce plugin
    • about /
    • site, possibilities /
    • business, possibilities /
    • photography shop /
    • music shop /
    • clothing shop /
    • accessory shop /
    • features /
    • installing, ways /
    • installing, from WordPress Dashboard /
    • installing, manually /
    • plugin, activating /
    • checkout process, planning /
    • payment gateways /
    • PayPal Standard, setting up /
    • Google Checkout, setting up /
    • locations /
    • shipping modules /
    • widgets / WP e-Commerce included widgets
    • theme engine / WP e-Commerce theme engine
    • tips / WP e-Commerce tips
    • YAK plugin / YAK (Yet Another Kart)
    • eShop plugin / eShop
    • Shopp plugin / Shopp
    • WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart (WPSPSC) plugin / WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart
    • market theme / Market Theme
    • Gold Cart module, pricing schemes / Purchasing and installing the Gold Cart module
    • Gold Cart module, purchasing / Purchasing and installing the Gold Cart module
    • Gold Cart module, installing / Installing the Gold Cart files
    • Grid View, enabling /
    • multiple image, uploading /
    • product search option /
  • WP e-Commerce plugin / Coupons and discounts
  • WP e-commerce plugin, features
    • about /
    • organization /
    • layout /
    • shortcodes /
    • tags /
    • widgets /
    • WordPress themes /
    • products and merchandising /
    • checkout and payments /
    • marketing tools /
  • WP e-Commerce plugin, tips
    • shopping cart widget appearance, changing / Change the appearance of the shopping cart widget
    • custom Add to Cart image, using / Use a custom Add to Cart image
    • sidebar Google Checkout button, removing / Remove the sidebar Google Checkout button
  • WP e-Commerce theme
    • about / WP e-Commerce theme engine
    • Default theme / WP e-Commerce theme engine
    • iShop theme / WP e-Commerce theme engine
    • Marketplace theme / WP e-Commerce theme engine
    • creating / Creating a new e-Commerce theme
    • tweaking / Tweaking your WordPress theme
    • Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) / CSS basics
    • CSS selectors / CSS selectors
    • class selectors / Class and ID selectors
    • ID selectors / Class and ID selectors
    • CSS properties / CSS properties and values, Changing the header image
    • CSS values / CSS properties and values, Changing the header image
    • header image, changing / Changing the header image
    • fonts, replacing / Replacing the theme fonts
    • theme colors, changing / Changing the theme colors
    • CSS tutorials / Additional CSS tutorials
  • WPSPSC plugin
    • about / WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart
    • features / What WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart offers
    • setting up / Basic WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart setup and usage
    • usage / Basic WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart setup and usage
    • new product, adding / Adding a new product with WPSPSC

Y

  • YAK plugin
    • about / YAK (Yet Another Kart)
    • features / What YAK offers
    • setting up / Basic YAK setup and usage
    • new product, adding / Adding a new product with YAK