PacktLib: WordPress 2.9 E-Commerce

WordPress 2.9 -Commerce

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

Preface

Getting Started with WordPress and e-Commerce

Why WordPress

About the WP e-Commerce plugin

Test platform

Summary

Getting Ready to Sell

Installing the WP e-Commerce plugin

Installing third-party themes

Activating third-party themes

Enabling and disabling comments

Setting up a static front page

Using widgets

Complementary plugins

Adding a contact form

Adding a business blog

Summary

Configure Your e-Commerce Settings

General Settings

Presentation Settings

Admin Settings

Checkout settings

Summary

Managing Your Product Catalog

Creating new products

Groups, categories, and tags

Price and Stock Control

Variations

Advanced Options

Summary

User Accounts: Customers and Staff

Enabling user registrations

Understanding WordPress roles

Staff accounts

Customer accounts

Creating a test customer account

Summary

Checkout and Payment Setup

Planning the checkout process

Available payment gateways

Setting up PayPal Standard

Setting up Google Checkout

Summary

Shipping, Taxes, and Processing Orders

Locations and tax setup

Shipping Options and Calculators

Processing a test order

Summary

Themes and Design Elements

WP e-Commerce included widgets

Shortcode and PHP tags

WP e-Commerce theme engine

Tweaking your WordPress theme

Additional WP e-Commerce themes

WP e-Commerce tips

Summary

Deploy, Secure, and Maintain Your Shop

Getting ready to deploy

Uploading your shop

Man the hatches—essential site security

Backups—preparing for disasters

Summary

Alternative e-Commerce Plugins

YAK (Yet Another Kart)

eShop

Shopp

WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart

Market Theme

Summary

Marketing Your Shop

Coupons and discounts

Cross sales

'Share This' plugin

Purchasing advertising

E-mail, newsletters, and blogging

Summary

Gold Cart Module Extendibility

Gold Cart Module Extendibility

Gold Cart Module Extendibility

Gold Cart Module Extendibility

Gold Cart Module Extendibility

Gold Cart Module Extendibility

Gold Cart Module Extendibility

Gold Cart Module Extendibility

Setting Up a WAMP Testing Platform

Setting Up a WAMP Testing Platform

Setting Up a WAMP Testing Platform

Setting Up a WAMP Testing Platform

Setting Up a WAMP Testing Platform

Index