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Surveying the store-building process

From: Create Your First Online Store with Drupal Commerce

Video: Surveying the store-building process

In the video previewing the finished project, you saw how the store will look when it's finished. This video will show you, in the most general sense, how it got to be that way, starting with a fresh installation of Drupal, with a tiny bit of site configuration, and finishing with a successful order. It's going to go way too fast for you to follow along, and you won't find any exercise files for this video. I just want to give you an idea of how it flows. The first thing we did was to install Drupal Commerce using the Commerce Kickstart distribution. You'll find it at drupal.org/ project/commerce_kickstart.

Surveying the store-building process

In the video previewing the finished project, you saw how the store will look when it's finished. This video will show you, in the most general sense, how it got to be that way, starting with a fresh installation of Drupal, with a tiny bit of site configuration, and finishing with a successful order. It's going to go way too fast for you to follow along, and you won't find any exercise files for this video. I just want to give you an idea of how it flows. The first thing we did was to install Drupal Commerce using the Commerce Kickstart distribution. You'll find it at drupal.org/ project/commerce_kickstart.

I've already done that. You can learn how in the video, Installing Drupal Commerce using Commerce Kickstart. And there is our store, already installed. Now we start configuring things. I'll start by changing the appearance a bit. Go up to Appearance, change our Settings, and now we can toy around a little bit with, let's say, the colors of the heading up here. Make it a sort of olive green; a slightly darker olive green, and go down to the bottom, and save.

Of course, you'll want to do a lot more customization when you build your own store. I've found that most people want to set up the site's look right away, but you can actually change it at any time; even after you have hundreds of products in the catalog. I'll show you a little more about altering your store's appearance in the video, Configuring your store's basic information. Now it's time to set up those products. Drupal Commerce puts everything related to commerce -- the products, order, shipping, and so forth -- in the Store menu up here. There are also additional links here on this Gray bar -- what's called the shortcut bar -- and one of them is Add product.

I'll create a bottle of olive oil for our fictional olive oil company; the SKU will be 10001; 1 liter of olive oil. I happen to have an image already on the Desktop; we'll go and find that. And the price, let's say, is $8.00. I'll show you more about products in the video, Setting up individual products.

So now your store has a product in its warehouse, so to speak, but you still need to bring it out for customers to buy. In Drupal Commerce, you do that with something called a product display. I'll add that by going up to this link: Add product display. This will also be 1 liter bottle of olive oil; scroll down, link it to the product that we just created, and save.

Now if we go back to the front page of our store, we see our product, and amazingly, we can already start shopping. Everything is already built in. I'll show you that by clicking Add to cart, and actually completing the order process. We could then view our cart, change the Quantity if we want -- let's say we want 2 bottles instead -- remove items if we want, and then checkout. Now, we haven't set up any taxes or shipping, but this is where it would normally show up.

Finally, we review our order, make a test payment, and finish, and there we are. We've actually completed an order on our site, and as you saw, it didn't take very much set up at all. So that's the abbreviated version. There is a lot that I left out, but don't worry: I'll show you it all by the end of this course. Now, I'm not going to use the site I just created throughout the course, so I'm just going to quickly delete it. I'll do that by going back to Acquia Dev Desktop, selecting the store that I just created, and deleting it.

I can complete the process by going back to my Desktop, and throwing away the files that comprise that store. If you're really eager to get started, and don't want to watch the whole course, I give a version that's a little bit less abbreviated, but still short, in the section jumpstart to sales. But I do recommend you set aside time to watch everything in the course. Once you start working with Drupal Commerce, you'll find yourself wanting to take advantage of the many features and options that it provides.

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Create Your First Online Store with Drupal Commerce

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  1. 16m 44s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Previewing the finished project
      4m 10s
    3. Surveying the store-building process
      4m 29s
    4. Using the exercise files
      7m 11s
  2. 12m 12s
    1. Installing Drupal Commerce using Commerce Kickstart
      6m 5s
    2. Configuring your store's basic information
      6m 7s
  3. 31m 29s
    1. Accepting PayPal payments
      5m 9s
    2. Setting up individual products
      3m 17s
    3. Displaying products
      6m 30s
    4. Categorizing products
      5m 31s
    5. Adding simple taxes
      4m 39s
    6. Seeing your site from the customer's viewpoint
      3m 26s
    7. Processing orders
      2m 57s
  4. 17m 39s
    1. Understanding products and other entities
      3m 3s
    2. Understanding line items
      3m 16s
    3. Understanding rules
      5m 10s
    4. Integrating your store into a Drupal site
      6m 10s
  5. 29m 46s
    1. Adding product variations
      7m 2s
    2. Managing product variations
      3m 50s
    3. Importing simple products
      10m 11s
    4. Importing complicated products
      8m 43s
  6. 29m 52s
    1. Shipping products
      4m 50s
    2. Managing inventory
      4m 30s
    3. Managing orders
      5m 39s
    4. Managing customer profiles
      4m 55s
    5. Using Views to gain better oversight
      5m 0s
    6. Accepting other payment methods
      4m 58s
  7. 24m 52s
    1. Changing your store's look
      6m 24s
    2. Streamlining the checkout process
      5m 19s
    3. Launching your store
      13m 9s
  8. 29m 25s
    1. Offering product discounts
      8m 56s
    2. Gaining insight from Google Analytics
      5m 45s
    3. Making your site more visible to search engines (SEO)
      5m 52s
    4. Encouraging customer buzz
      8m 52s
  9. 56s
    1. Goodbye
      56s

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