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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

SSL security certificates

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security certificates become necessary when you start doing payments using credit cards. It is a common requirement of banks if you cooperate with some of them, to provide payments with credit cards.

We can divide SSL certificates into two large categories according to the use of certificates:

  • Identity certificates—the objective of these certificates is to inform whether the visitor whose address was typed into the input is on the web page.

  • Encryption certificates—these protect the data between two computers (for example, between the online shop and visitor) so that all the data are confidential.

Also, TYPO3 users sometimes use SSL certificates for administrative side (backend) protection. This is possible using a web page provider's free SSL. Such certificates can be created using the open source solution OpenSSL.

But these certificates based on OpenSSL can be untrustworthy for web page visitors, because the certificate developer could...