PacktLib: Building Online Stores with osCommerce: Professional Edition

Building Online Stores with osCommerce: Professional Edition

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

Foreword

Introduction

Introduction to E-Commerce with osCommerce

The What and Why of osCommerce

E-Commerce! What am I Doing?

Do I Go For It or Not?

Designing an E-Commerce Site

Building an E-Commerce Site

Summary

Setting Up the Development Environment

Downloading Software

MySQL

PHP

Apache

Testing Apache and PHP

Testing Everything Together

Downloading and Installing a PHP, Apache, and MySQL Package

Downloading and Installing osCommerce on Windows

Downloading and Installing osCommerce on Linux

Troubleshooting

Summary

How osCommerce Works

osCommerce and Internet Technology

The osCommerce Architecture

The Online Store

The osCommerce Online Community

Summary

Basic Configuration

The Administration Tool

Summary

Working with Data

How Do I Categorize My Data?

Preparing to Add Product Data

Catalog

Customers

Viewing Reports

Easy Populate

Summary

Customization

Form Follows Function

Language Definitions

Working with Boxes and Columns

Dealing with Images

Customizations Using the Style Sheet

Miscellaneous Customizations

Summary

Taxes, Payments, and Shipping

Getting Paid

Locations and Taxes

Getting Paid with PayPal

Credit Card Payments

Alternative Forms of Payments

Shipping

Summary

Securing Your Store

What's all This Security Business?

The Main Players

Securing the Administration Tool

Securing Payments

File-System Security

Database Security

Disaster Recovery

Stay Up to Date

Summary

Advanced Features

Highlighting a Generic Process!

The RSS Technology Feed

Cross- and Up-Selling Features

Adding Discount and Gift Voucher Facilities

Summary

Tools, Tips, and Tricks

Tools

Tips and Tricks

Summary

Deployment and Maintenance

Getting Ready to Deploy

Transfer the Files

Setting Up the Site

Testing

Maintenance

Summary

Building Your Business

Marketing

Search Engine Optimization

Dropshipping

Summary

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Index