444658 JOomla Shopping Cart

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gsdYes, this is a another shopping cart tutorial. I am planning to make this tutorial to cover a more sophisticated shopping cart solution but for now it only explains a basic shopping cart. I will improve it in time so stay tuned.

Here is what we have in this site :

1. Introduction

This page explains the big picture. What kind of shopping cart software we will create. The shopping cart flow, file organizations, requirements and configuration.

2. Database Design

Here you will see what tables do we need and the relation between tables. An Entity Relationship (ER) diagram is also included so you can see the database relation better.

3. Admin, Control Panel

Where all shopping cart administration work takes place. This page explains the basic structure of the admin pages and brief explanation on each admin submodules.

4. Admin, Login

We have to create this one first of course. Making an administrator page without one is simply a crazy move :)

5. Admin, View Category

List all available categories and it's child categories.

6. Admin, Add Category

You can't build the online store if you don't have product categories, right ?

7. Admin, Edit Category

Modify existing categories, to change the name, description or maybe the image

8. Admin, Delete Category

Unused categories can be deleted here.

9. Admin, View Products

List all products in our online shop, search and view by category is also available

10. Admin, Add Product

After finish working with the category pages. We start writing the product scripts.

11. Admin, Edit Product

Modify every aspect of the product

12. Admin, Delete Product

Remove product from the database.

13. Admin, Order Management

Let's see how many orders we have, how many completed orders and abandoned ones.

14. Admin, Shop Configuration

Here we can set several aspects in our shop. For now we can only set the shop information ( name, address, etc ), the currency and shipping cost.

15. Admin, User Management

This page covers adding a user, modify password and delete user

16. Shop, Main page

This is where the customers will go. They will browse around and view the products and hopefully if they're interested enough they'll put some products in the cart.

17. Shop, Browse Categories

Just to add some navigation so the customer can browse around

18. Shop, View Product List

Display all product in a category

19. Shop, View Product Detail

Display detailed information about a product.

20. Shop, Add to Cart

All interesting goodies goes here

21. View Shopping Cart

Customer can view what's in her shoping cart. Probably modifying the product quantity or dump some products ( or even abandon the whole cart ).

22. Shop, Checkout

Our real target, getting the sale.

23. Resources

Some useful online resources like a study on shopping cart usability, shopping cart security issues, alternative shopping cart solutions, etc

24. Source code

The source code files for this shopping cart tutorial.

25. Demo site

Have a look on our completed shop. It's not much but it works.

26. Question and Answers

Some questions that i received regarding this tutorial and the answers. Not much here for now but i'll try adding more. I need to dig my inbox to find all those questions and upload them here.

27. Link Exchange

Got a website? Would you exchange link with me? Just browse around the categories and put your site in the one you think fit the best.

28. Book Store

Just some books about e-commerce in general

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