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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

Backend interface and configuration

As we mentioned before, using TypoScript, you can manage not only template configuration but also adjust the backend layout and view. We should note some common examples that can facilitate and improve work with TYPO3. These examples are:

  • Content column options—amount and arrangement. For example, if you use a template that contains one or two columns, you also see one or two columns in the backend, but not four.

  • Content element input fields' configuration—for example, if you want to remove an input field because you don't need this field and always leave it empty.

  • Extension fields configuration

  • RTE (WYSIWYG text editor) configuration, stylesheets, advanced options

  • And other options that you can find in the TYPO3 TSconfig (TypoScript configuration) documentations on the TYPO3 web page:

Content columns

There are four default content columns that you can see without extra options...