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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

TypoScript setup and configuration

TypoScript is the scripting language that is used to tell TYPO3 how to create the web pages and is composed of two types of information as we mentioned before: constants and setup code.

Usually, the constants field is filled with extension configuration or values for repeatable use and setup—with the main setup to parse the HTML template.

To start editing TypoScript you need to create a page that will store the template TypoScript configuration. Usually, it is the parent page in the site tree. So let's create one:

Click on the + icon and choose the position of the newly created page:

  1. 1. Untick the field Hide page and tick Hide in menu so that the page will not be displayed in the main menu, and designate a name by entering a Page title.

  2. 2. Save and close the document. If needed, reload the page tree by clicking on the reload icon below the site tree to see the created page.

  3. 3. Click on the Template button in the backend left menu, click on our new page Home...