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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

Creating product records

You need to create product records for displaying products in the online shop pages. These records will contain the product description, the name of the product, property, and the image of the product.

So now you need to create a new product record in the child SysFolder, Black currant. Create a new record and add the necessary information, as you can see in the following screenshot:

You can fill in the following:

  • Name—name of the product

  • Identifier—if you have a large number of products or you need to follow up the product with a waybill

  • Category—we are using only pages instead of categories

  • Price—currency will be configured separately, so you don't need to input a currency type like USD or EUR.

  • Weight—product weight; this can be for delivery cost calculations, for example

  • Image—image of the product

Also, you can provide extra information about the product, such as various kinds of weight packing and various sizes (for example, you could display S, M, L, and XL...