Learn to build e-commerce sites using PHP by installing a server using WAMP, configuring MySQL for your product database, creating your product database and tables, and writing the required PHP scripts for accessing and inserting data into the database. Make an
E-commerce Site in a Weekend: Using PHP details how to create shopping carts for your customers and how to set up secure payment and processing options. Even if you are an absolute beginner and don't have much programming experience, you can build a responsive, powerful, and fully featured e-commerce site quickly using the information in this book.
You will learn to:
- Create and maintain your e-commerce website using PHP scripts
- Create, edit,
and update your product database using MySQL
- Manage visitors to your site, create custom forms, manage session handling, and more
- Manage shopping carts and shipping information
- Receive money through different payment modes on the sale of merchandise
Who This Book is For:
This book is for people who want to quickly set up their first e-commerce site. The book addresses beginners who don’t have a deep experience in programming languages. It teaches how to build professional fully featured e-commerce websites using PHP. The book uses practical, step-by step examples to explain all of the topics required in designing, creating, and managing an interactive e-commerce web site.
|Edition description:||1st ed.|
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About the Author
Table of Contents1. Introduction to E-commerce and Setting up WAMP and MySQL.- 2. Introduction to PHP.- 3. Setting Up and Accessing a Database Using PHP.- 4. Adding and Managing a Shopping Cart.- 5. Adding and Accepting Payment.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well written and the code is clean and at least a good foundation for a functioning shopping cart. I appreciate mostly how each chunk of code is explained and examples are given. If you use the scripts Bintu gives, you'll be up and functioning in a weekend, as claimed. However, if you are seeking to understand the code you are implementing and wanting to type it in as you read, it will take longer, but such is the price of understanding. The cart features are visually very basic, and this is great. The user can implement their own styling to this. There's not a lot of discussion about security and the cart is simple enough that generally good PHP / MYSQL security practices will cover it. One think perhaps left out of the discussion is PCI compliance vis a vis credit card numbers, which the user will have to research. Lastly, there is not discussion about automatic shipping cost calculations, however, the foundation laid in working with PHP may make it easy enough to integrate UPS / FedEx, etc. API's into this cart system.