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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
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Templates are used for adding design in TYPO3 like in all web pages and content management systems. You don't have to know PHP for adding templates to TYPO3. Usually, you can set up templates in the same way as for statistical HTML web pages. It is necessary to remember that in TYPO3 there is a difference between the two types of templates—TypoScript configuration templates and HTML layout templates.

TypoScript configuration at the TYPO3 backend is stored in two separate fields—setup and constants. You can use cObjects in your template. TYPO3 has great functions for creating several pages at the same time.

In the next chapter, we will describe TYPO3 e-Commerce plugins you can use to provide payment possibility in your online shop. Also, we will describe the most popular payments, such as online and offline payments using a card and the PayPal system, which is the most popular form of payment at the moment.