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TYPO3 4.2 E-Commerce

By : Adrian Zimmerman, Inese Liberte, Edgars Karlsons
Book Image

TYPO3 4.2 E-Commerce

By: Adrian Zimmerman, Inese Liberte, Edgars Karlsons

Overview of this book

The popularity of online shopping has increased drastically over the past few years. TYPO3 is fully equipped to meet all the challenges of modern electronic commerce. TYPO3 can be enlarged afrom a pure content-based online catalog to a fully-grown shop system with a variety of extensions. It may be easy to plan a website but when it comes to implementing the design and developing a successful e-commerce site, you might come across a lot of difficulties.This book teaches all the aspects of quickly setting up a feature-packed, easy-to-build e-commerce site—from basic installation and configuration of TYPO3 through adding features step-by-step to an example website. It demonstrates the setting up of an online TYPO3 e-commerce site from scratch and walks you through lucrative tips on attracting customers and maximizing profit.This book takes you through the creation of an appealing online shop in steps. It starts with the basics of TYPO3 and TYPO3 installation and shows how to use its standard features to begin construction of an online shop. It will help you improve the selling interface and handling of orders with new modules and other customizations. It discusses various template configurations and plugins. You will learn how to build attractive product catalogs, profiles for registered and unregistered users, and online shop SEO. You will also learn to provide effective search facilities for systematic navigation of your site. Further, various modules for payment and delivery will be discussed. Finally, you will learn how to manage and market your site.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
TYPO3 4.2 E-Commerce
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Configuring your TYPO3 installation

To switch to Normal mode, click on the link at the bottom of the TYPO3 Install tool. You will be able to configure the content management system in detail in the Normal mode. The following screenshot shows the configuration of TYPO3 settings:

We adjusted only a few points in our example that are related to image processing using GDLib and ImageMagick.

You can access Basic Configuration, All Configuration, and other useful, extra functions from here.

You can check your TYPO3 installation with basic settings at the section Basic Configuration:

  • Do directories have enough rights to write/read content from them? If not, you should CHMOD them in the command line (in Unix systems) or by using the chosen FTP software. You can set up marketable Install tool values. For maximum safety of your installation, please read the security actions described in the TYPO3 Security Cookbook. You can find information about this book at the TYPO3 homepage:

  • php.ini configuration check: usually, you will not be able to edit this file if you're not the administrator of the hosting space.

    If your hosting administrator has granted access to some php.ini settings, you can overwrite some functions with the .htaccess file. For example, you can set the 'memory_limit', if it isn't enough, in your .htaccess file by adding an extra line:

    php_value memory_limit 64M
  • GDLib and FreeType check: if there is a GDLib installed on your server and also format support check for GIF and PNG.

  • ImageMagick check: checks the available installation of IM on your server. If the Install tool doesn't find it, it doesn't mean that you don't have it. We set the full path to IM by ourselves in our example.

  • Basic database check: connection settings and credentials.

  • Write configuration to localconf.php: add the needed values for site configuration and press the Update localconf.php button. Also, here you can make changes to some configuration flags. For example, give a name to your site. We called our example Berries Shop. The following screenshot shows the basic configuration: