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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


Chapter 3 explains how to add e-commerce plugins into an online shop that is based on the TYPO3 CMS. Also, payments processing using the tt_products extension can be realized with an extra extension called "paymentlib_paypal". This extension will help to integrate the payment system for a PayPal account quickly and successfully.

The main PayPal service advantage is the possibility to accept and manage credit cards. If you are going to use bank systems with corresponding payment systems, you should remember that the integration can be complicated and takes time.

You could start using the extension "payment_paypal" by installing the following:

  • The extra extension "static_info_tables" (for country codes, currency, and other information)

  • A PayPal test account (recommended for testing gateway)

  • A shop extention—in our in case, "tt_products"

If you use a PayPal account for processing payments, all the money will be stored in your PayPal account. Then, as and when required, you can transfer...