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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

Processing orders

If you are going to use your online shop not only as a web catalogue but also to allow customers to order products, then you need some solution to process these orders in your online shop.

The previously described extension "tt_products" already includes all the elements for your e-Commerce:

  • Processing payments with PayPal, credit cards—additional extension modules are needed to accomplish this

  • Processing orders FE (frontend)—change the order status, tracking

However, this solution is not enough and not handy for everyone. For example, products you should manage from the backend (administrative) side but orders you can manage from the frontend.

While we are writing this book, new and perspective extensions are available—for example "shop_manager" by Semyon Vyskubov. This extension is for tt_products, because it is necessary to manage orders from the backend side (like most of the options and resources) as you can see in the following screenshot:

Using this extension, you can...