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Deep Inside osCommerce: The Cookbook By Monika Mathe

Deep Inside osCommerce: The Cookbook by Monika Mathe

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Provides you with solutions for customizing your osCommerce installation. With a total of 69 recipes, this book helps you improve important areas of your default installation. It also explains you how these solutions work and shows you how to implement them. It also helps you learn about the underlying API and later create your own variations.

Deep Inside osCommerce: The Cookbook Summary

Deep Inside osCommerce: The Cookbook by Monika Mathe

This book is aimed at people with existing online stores, built using osCommerce. The book follows a systematic approach whereby users can modify and extend features on their already existing osCommerce site. Each chapter deals with a different aspect , and provides ready-made recipes for modifying code to your requirements. The author starts by explaining basic changes one can make to the design of your store, and then covers features like navigation, images, shipping and payment modules, and even explains how to make changes on the administratoraEURO (TM)s side and keeping your own recipes private. This book is for people who are already familiar with osCommerce. It presumes a working knowledge of PHP and HTML, as well as basic understanding of phpMyAdmin for database inserts.

About Monika Mathe

Fascinated by being able to combine logic and creativity, it seems that destiny had finally found me when I became a software developer and Oracle Certified Database Administrator. It was a tough call to decide in which field to work, but landing a position in a marketing agency and working with everything from Oracle to SQL-Server and HTML, ASP and JavaScript was a fabulous decision I still congratulate myself for! I learned more about marketing campaigns, e-commerce, CMS and CRM than I had ever wanted to know, I mean, ever thought was possible! I have been completely absorbed by the Open Source Community - I became an avid believer in php and in MySQL, and definitely in a love affair with osCommerce. I believe almost anything can be done with it... I challenge anyone to prove me wrong! Being an active member of the osCommerce Online Community, I know preemptively which questions will arise in new shop creation. Presently, I am creating as many customised shops for clients as time allows: of course while urging them to add as many custom coded modules as I see fit... that's dessert for me!

Table of Contents

The book has 11 chapters, each dealing with a different aspect of osCommerce. Chapter 1 equips you with a few very easy and very important changes to the basic design which will make developing and later modifying a whole new template a breeze. Chapter 2 will help you modify your navigation to ensure a smoother shopping experience for your customers. Chapter 3 covers infoboxes and turns you into an expert in tweaking them to your needs. Chapter 4 deals with one of the most important visual parts of your shop, the product display in the listings and the detail page. Chapter 5 outlines different methods to make searching on your site a fun experience. You want your customers to use your search and to find the products you want to sell to them. Chapter 6 highlights customizations of the checkout process, namely the flow from the shopping cart to the shipping and payment pages up to the order email. Chapter 7 talks about new shipping modules. You will learn how to adapt existing modules to create completely new rate systems for your shop. Chapter 8 focuses on existing payment modules and how they can be tweaked. Chapter 9 provides tips on efficiently using banners as a marketing tool. Chapter 10 is a goodie bag of extra special treats to indulge your sweet tooth. Chapter 11 tackles changes in the admin area. You alone will be the keeper of these secret recipes hidden to the public eye.

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Deep Inside osCommerce: The Cookbook by Monika Mathe
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Packt Publishing Limited
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