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Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL (Voices That Matter)


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In this comprehensive guide to creating e-commerce website using PHP and MySQL, renowned author Larry Ullman walks you 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. Even if you’re an experienced web developer, you’re guaranteed to learn something new. The book uses two complete e-commerce site examples, with various features and goals, to present the widest possible range of e-commerce scenarios. This fully updated and expanded second edition includes an additional and new payment processing example, and also reflects the latest changes in PayPal’s options and methodologies. There are new chapters on marketing-related tools to improve the site and sales, on adding functionality via Ajax, and on implementing e-commerce functionality using OOP instead of procedural code. Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL, Second Edition teaches you how to:

  • Think of the customer first, in order to maximize sales and customer satisfaction
  • 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

About the Author

Larry Ullman is a writer, Web and software developer, trainer, instructor, speaker, and consultant. He has written numerous highly acclaimed books, which have sold over 300,000 copies worldwide in more than 20 languages. As his readers, students, and co-workers attest, Larry’s strength is converting the technical and arcane into something comprehensible and useful.

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

Product Details

Ullman, Larry
New Riders Publishing
Electronic Commerce
e-commerce; PHP; MySQL; Web, security; development; Ajax; payment; gateway
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Voices That Matter Web Design Courses
Publication Date:
9.04 x 7.54 x 1.21 in 1059 gr

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