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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

Settings at localconf.php file

System's options are stored in the localconf.php (/typo3conf/localconf.php) file. If necessary, you can edit and complement options manually using one of the text editors. We added the following values:

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['GFX']['im'] = '1';

describes that we will use ImageMagick.

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['GFX']['gdlib_2'] = '1';

enables the usage of GDLib2 (if applicable).

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['GFX']['im_version_5'] = 'im6';

we're using ImageMagick v.6, so we entered im6.

You can set this flag depending on the version of ImageMagick that you use. Values can be im4, im5, im6, or gm (if you need to use GraphicsMagick instead of IM).

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['GFX']['gdlib_png'] = '1';

set at 1 to generate text as images in PNG format. Also, you can leave this value at 0 to keep it in GIF format.

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['GFX']['im_imvMaskState'] = '1';

inverts the state of im_negate_mask if set.

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['GFX']['im_v5effects'] = '1';

this setting allows creating blur or sharpening effects. If set, it cancels the im_no_effects flag.

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['BE']['installToolPassword'] ='0c6ca3b2c0891c8a74026cf1743148e8';

sets the Install Tool password berriesshop (md5 hashed). You can set it at the About section, or if necessary, create the md5 hash by yourself.

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['BE']['forceCharset'] = 'utf-8';

by default, the TYPO3 administration panel is called Backend and has charset iso-8859-1, but we switched it to utf-8.

After these changes, save your localconf.php file and upload it to the web server.

Now you can log into the administration panel (backend) with the default username admin and password password.

To be safe do the following:

  • Change the default password for the user admin (at the backend section User settings).

  • Change the TYPO3 Install tool password (at the About section of the Install Tools).

  • Delete the ENABLE_INSTALL_TOOL file (/typo3conf/ENABLE_INSTALL_TOOL) from web space/web server.

  • Also, you'll be informed about the undone security operations when you log into the TYPO3 backend. More important security aspects are described in the TYPO3 Security Cookbook. You can find it at the TYPO3 homepage: