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Building an Ecommerce Web Site Using Dreamweaver with PHP
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Building an Ecommerce Web Site Using Dreamweaver with PHP

with Lawrence Cramer

Video: Welcome

Hi! I'm Lawrence Cramer, and welcome to Building an eCommerce Web Site using Dreamweaver and PHP. In this course, you will look at how to build an eCommerce site, in Dreamweaver using its powerful features and PHP and MySQL. I'll talk about what sort of eCommerce types and platforms you have to choose from. Then I'll show you how to add eCommerce capabilities to your Website by first adding a simple Buy button to an existing HTML site, and then how to build a full-featured database-driven eCommerce site. I'll show you how to take your store live as well as how to manage it and protect it to secure your customers' information.
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  1. 2m 28s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      57s
    3. Previewing finished projects
      31s
  2. 42s
    1. What you need to have on hand for the simple solution
      42s
  3. 23m 24s
    1. Deciding what solution is right for you
      7m 4s
    2. Setting up to sell from a site
      6m 5s
    3. Choosing a payment vendor
      2m 25s
    4. Setting up a PayPal account
      3m 2s
    5. Adding a buy button
      4m 48s
  4. 6m 39s
    1. Understanding the benefits of a local development environment
      3m 17s
    2. Best practices for setting up a local development environment
      3m 22s
  5. 10m 0s
    1. Installing XAMPP and checking the install
      3m 45s
    2. Administering the database
      6m 15s
  6. 10m 33s
    1. Designing with usability and user experience in mind
      3m 0s
    2. Designing the site with the store in mind
      4m 58s
    3. Adding a store to an existing design
      2m 35s
  7. 6m 18s
    1. Creating a new PHP site in Dreamweaver
      2m 54s
    2. Creating and running a test page
      3m 24s
  8. 14m 36s
    1. Installing the Cartweaver extension in Dreamweaver
      2m 8s
    2. Installing Cartweaver files on your site
      3m 20s
    3. Finishing setup in the Cartweaver online admin
      5m 50s
    4. Examining the site and code structure
      3m 18s
  9. 40m 6s
    1. Exploring Cartweaver functionality
      4m 45s
    2. Configuring admin settings
      5m 6s
    3. Configuring store settings
      4m 39s
    4. Configuring site setup
      9m 40s
    5. Configuring a shipping system
      7m 13s
    6. Configuring a tax system
      8m 43s
  10. 32m 41s
    1. Product administration walkthrough
      6m 28s
    2. Organizing the store
      5m 10s
    3. Adding product options
      5m 30s
    4. Adding products
      7m 8s
    5. Selling tickets, memberships, services, and other intangible goods
      4m 21s
    6. Creating product discounts
      4m 4s
  11. 10m 57s
    1. Testing locally
      2m 36s
    2. Managing inventory
      2m 49s
    3. Managing orders
      3m 26s
    4. Managing customers
      2m 6s
  12. 2m 26s
    1. Policies and privacy statements
      2m 26s
  13. 21m 39s
    1. Securing data
      3m 35s
    2. Securing a site
      6m 54s
    3. Understanding PCI compliance
      5m 52s
    4. Choosing a payment gateway with security in mind
      5m 18s
  14. 34m 6s
    1. Selecting a host
      2m 35s
    2. Preparing the host and setting up the database
      1m 58s
    3. Uploading the database and configuring the site
      5m 51s
    4. Testing and troubleshooting
      4m 41s
    5. Purchasing and installing the SSL
      3m 37s
    6. Setting up and testing the payment gateway
      7m 4s
    7. Preparing the database to go live
      6m 32s
    8. Soft-launching the store
      1m 48s
  15. 15m 39s
    1. Using Google Analytics
      2m 58s
    2. Best practices for search engine optimization
      6m 51s
    3. Creating a Google Sitemap
      4m 28s
    4. Linking to social networks
      1m 22s
  16. 1m 4s
    1. Wrap-up
      1m 4s

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In this course, author Lawrence Cramer offers two approaches to implementing ecommerce functionality in Dreamweaver: introducing basic ecommerce functions to an existing site and creating a stand-alone ecommerce solution with PHP and MySQL. The course explores choosing a payment vendor, creating a simple buy button, configuring a store with the Cartweaver extension, adding products and discounts, and managing inventory. The course also provides guidance on securing an ecommerce site, preparing for the site's launch, and effectively promoting a store. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Setting up a PayPal seller's account
  • Setting up a local development environment: best practices
  • Adding a store to an existing design
  • Configuring site setup, shipping, and tax
  • Managing orders and customers
  • Exploring PCI compliance
  • Selecting a host and setting up the database
  • Purchasing and installing SSL
  • Testing the site and troubleshooting problems
  • Analyzing site traffic with Google Analytics
  • Linking to social networks
Subjects:
Developer Web Ecommerce
Software:
Dreamweaver
Author:
Lawrence Cramer

Welcome

Hi! I'm Lawrence Cramer, and welcome to Building an eCommerce Web Site using Dreamweaver and PHP. In this course, you will look at how to build an eCommerce site, in Dreamweaver using its powerful features and PHP and MySQL. I'll talk about what sort of eCommerce types and platforms you have to choose from. Then I'll show you how to add eCommerce capabilities to your Website by first adding a simple Buy button to an existing HTML site, and then how to build a full-featured database-driven eCommerce site. I'll show you how to take your store live as well as how to manage it and protect it to secure your customers' information.

To get the most out of this course, you will need to have a good grasp of Adobe Dreamweaver, and while you don't need to know how to code, you'll need to be willing to learn just a little along the way. The demand for eCommerce sites is higher than ever. So knowing how to build one is a real asset to any Web designer or developer. So let's get started with Building an eCommerce Web Site with Dreamweaver and PHP.

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