Building Ecommerce Sites with Virtuemart Cookbook

Building Ecommerce Sites with Virtuemart Cookbook

by John Horton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782162087
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2013
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

John Horton is a fan of most things digital and particularly enjoys the growing mobile industry. He has published books, apps, and websites.

He spends his working hours helping people make a success out of their web/ e-commerce enterprises through his design business, .

He is encouraging the pursuit of mathematics through the free Android app, MathLegends. .

In his spare time, he likes shooting Zombies with his two sons.

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Building eCommerce sites with VirtueMart Cookbook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Boudville More than 1 year ago
Must the book insist on writing Joomla with an exclamation mark? It rapidly gets old. While the people branding Joomla might like the emphasis, it can come off as just pretentious. It also clutters up the narrative. The best analogy is those books that use trademarked terms and append a copyright symbol after each such term. But having said that, the virtues of VirtueMart are clearly enunciated by the book. It appears simple to install on top of the default Joomla 2.5. Nice also to see that VirtueMart takes into account your needs for Search Engine Optimisation [SEO] from the start. So you can enter metadata like keywords about your pages. An entire chapter is devoted to numerous SEO suggestions. Much cheaper than hiring an SEO expert, at least for the first iteration of your website. There is also ample provision for filling out custom fields for your products that are to be advertised on your website. This extends to such items at the tooltip or the title of the item. The book warns that the multiplicity of options can seem daunting. But in practice you can start with only filling in a few with your custom choices. VirtueMart is trying to anticipate the needs of many varied online stores. The book proffers advice on making a backup of your VirtueMart site. The suggestions in this section of the text really could be applied to any CMS website. Take heed and do not omit doing the backups regularly.