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Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Larry Ullman

Published by New Riders

Published Date: Nov 20, 2013


In this comprehensive guide to creating an e-commerce website using PHP and MySQL, renowned author Larry Ullman walks students through every step—designing the visual interface, creating the database, presenting content, generating an online catalog, managing the shopping cart, handling the order and the payment process, and fulfilling the order—always with security and best practices emphasized along the way. The book uses three e-commerce site examples, so students see the widest possible range of e-commerce scenarios. This fully updated and expanded second edition includes an additional modern payment processing example that reflects changes in PayPal’s options and methodologies. There are new chapters on marketing-related functionality incorporating analytics, on adding functionality via Ajax, and on implementing e-commerce functionality using OOP. Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL, Second Edition teaches you how to:

  • Think of the customer first, in order to maximize sales
  • Create a safe server environment and database
  • Use secure transactions and prevent common vulnerabilities
  • Incorporate different payment gateways
  • Design scalable sites that are easy to maintain
  • Build administrative interfaces
  • Extend both examples to match the needs of your own sites

Table of Contents

Part 1: Fundamentals
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Security Fundamentals
Part 2: Selling Virtual Products
Chapter 3: First Site: Structure and Design
Chapter 4: User Accounts
Chapter 5: Managing Site Content
Chapter 6: Using PayPal
Part 3: Selling Physical Products
Chapter 7: Second Site: Structure and Design
Chapter 8: Creating a Catalog
Chapter 9: Building a Shopping Cart
Chapter 10: Checking Out
Chapter 11: Site Administration
Part 4: Extra Touches
Chapter 12: Marketing and UX Touches
Chapter 13: Adding JavaScript and Ajax
Chapter 14: Using Stripe Payments
Chapter 15: Extending the First Site
Chapter 16: Extending the Second Site
Chapter 17: An OOP Example

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$22.49 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-351925-9