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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

Framework and content

In general, if you are running e-Commerce information you often need to summarize from different sources, and the information preparation format can be very different. We recommend storing information in CSV (Comma Separated Values) files where you can:

  • Categorize information and store information like tables. This method of storing information provides easy viewing and may require sorting information in software like Microsoft Excel or Open Office Calc.

  • Avoid text formatting. You don't need to remove the formatting for stored information using the RTE—Rich Text Editor—in TYPO3, which is similar to most of the available WYSIWYG editors.

If you are storing information in CSV files, information takes less space, is mobile, and is easy to distribute. CSV files provide accessibility on most of the computer platforms: Windows, Mac OS, and Linux systems.

If you configured your web page so that all the images through the GIFBUILDER are generated like jpeg files, we recommend...