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How To Use WordPress for E-Commerce

Video Description

In this WordPress for E-Commerce training course expert author George Plumley teaches you how to extend the WordPress blogging platform to build an E-Commerce website by adding plugins and customizing your WordPress installation. This course is designed for the student that already understands the fundamentals of WordPress.
E-Commerce has always been the domain of the geek, requiring complex programming and an in-depth understanding of website development techniques. As WordPress has become recognized as a platform capable of more than simple blogging, it has seen an influx of plugins and strategies to utilize WP as a complete front to back E-Commerce website solution. George takes you through the installation and configuration of some of the most popular plugins to add E-Commerce to your WordPress Website. He covers topics ranging from how to take payments, calculate taxes and shipping, deliver digital as well as physical products, and so much more.
By the time you have completed this video tutorial, you will have an in-depth understanding of several WordPress plugins for E-Commerce, and will be able to make an informed decision on which will work best for you. You will understand how to install and configure your choice of plugin, and be able to begin selling your products to the world. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout this video based training course.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Why Use WordPress For E-Commerce? 00:03:16
    2. Course Assumptions 00:03:42
    3. How To Choose WordPress Plugins 00:07:39
    4. How To Install And Activate WordPress Plugins 00:03:55
    5. Types Of E-Commerce For WordPress 00:04:31
  2. Single Item Selling
    1. What Single Item Selling Covers 00:03:09
    2. Adding Buy Now Buttons 00:07:09
    3. Nice PayPal Button Lite Plugin 00:04:48
    4. Simple Cart And Buy Now Plugin 00:07:59
    5. Easy PayPal Custom Fields Plugin 00:06:04
    6. Enhanced PayPal Shortcodes Plugin 00:07:41
    7. WordPress Easy PayPal Payment Accept Plugin 00:07:29
    8. PayPal Donations Plugin 00:07:03
    9. Donate Plus Plugin - Part 1 00:05:58
    10. Donate Plus Plugin - Part 2 00:06:52
  3. WordPress And Shopping Carts
    1. Elements Of A Shopping Cart 00:04:50
    2. Organizing A Product Catalogue Using Posts 00:06:54
    3. Product Catalogue Menu And Image Galleries 00:08:02
    4. Preparing Product Images 00:04:12
    5. Handling Product Thumbnails In WordPress 00:06:11
    6. Issues With Displaying Products In WordPress 00:03:33
    7. Using Tables For Layout 00:08:39
    8. Using Divs For Layout 00:06:34
    9. Using Custom Fields - Part 1 00:07:42
    10. Using Custom Fields - Part 2 00:07:22
    11. Creating A Product Template - Part 1 00:06:08
    12. Creating A Product Template - Part 2 00:04:38
    13. Creating A Product Template - Part 3 00:05:29
    14. Creating A Product Template - Part 4 00:06:39
    15. Creating A Product Template - Part 5 00:05:40
    16. Creating A Product Template - Part 6 00:03:28
    17. Creating A Product Template - Part 7 00:08:09
  4. Basic Shopping Cart Plugins
    1. A Basic PayPal Shopping Cart Without Plugins 00:08:13
    2. WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart Settings 00:07:43
    3. WSPSC Implementation - Part 1 00:06:17
    4. WSPSC Implementation - Part 2 00:06:27
    5. WSPSC Shipping And Taxes - Part 1 00:06:32
    6. WSPSC Shipping And Taxes - Part 2 00:03:55
    7. WSPSC Options And Customization 00:07:59
    8. Ultra Simple PayPal Shopping Cart Settings - Part 1 00:06:29
    9. Ultra Simple PayPal Shopping Cart Settings - Part 2 00:06:10
    10. Ultra Simple PayPal SC Implementation - Part 1 00:08:01
    11. Ultra Simple PayPal SC Implementation - Part 2 00:07:43
    12. Ultra Simple PayPal SC Implementation - Part 3 00:06:02
    13. Ultra Simple PayPal SC Shipping 00:07:33
    14. Ultra Simple PayPal SC Custom Checkout Button 00:05:09
    15. Ultra Simple PayPal SC Styling The Cart 00:06:03
  5. Digital Downloads
    1. Special Issues For Digital Products 00:03:29
    2. Using Third-Party Download Services 00:07:54
    3. Easy Digital Downloads Basic Settings 00:08:11
    4. Easy Digital Downloads Adding And Displaying Products 00:08:19
    5. Easy Digital Downloads Checkout And Download Process 00:05:48
    6. Easy Digital Downloads Widgets And Add-Ons 00:04:18
    7. Paid Downloads Basic Setup 00:06:42
    8. Paid Downloads Completing Transactions 00:04:10
    9. WP E-Commerce Digital Downloads 00:05:33
    10. Jigoshop Digital Downloads 00:03:33
    11. WooCommerce Digital Downloads 00:06:53
  6. Complete Shopping Carts
    1. Elements Of A Complete Shopping Cart System 00:03:48
    2. WordPress Plugins Vs. Standalone Solutions 00:06:08
    3. Integrating WordPress With A Standalone Cart 00:04:20
    4. Other Free Shopping Cart Plugins 00:03:54
    5. Free Vs. Commercial Plugins 00:06:00
  7. WP E-Commerce Plugin
    1. Introduction And Basic Settings - Part 1 00:06:29
    2. Basic Settings - Part 2 00:08:44
    3. Basic Product Entry 00:06:33
    4. Advanced Product Entry - Part 1 00:04:18
    5. Advanced Product Entry - Part 2 00:04:24
    6. Copy Products - Sale Pricing - Featured 00:07:32
    7. Product Variations Part - 1 00:04:55
    8. Product Variations Part - 2 00:06:53
    9. Coupons 00:07:13
    10. Shipping - Part 1 00:08:12
    11. Shipping - Part 2 00:07:27
    12. Shipping - Part 3 00:04:20
    13. Taxes Chapter 7 - Part 1 00:06:19
    14. Taxes Chapter 7 - Part 2 00:04:25
    15. Payment Options 00:07:00
    16. Cart Settings 00:06:03
    17. Checkout Settings 00:04:59
    18. Order Management Reports 00:06:03
    19. Order Management Emails 00:05:24
    20. Built-In Widgets 00:05:35
    21. Free Add-Ons 00:08:24
    22. Catalogue Display Settings - Chapter 7 00:06:30
    23. Catalogue Grid View Options 00:05:52
    24. Image Sizing - Chapter 7 00:07:23
    25. Modifying The Stylesheet 00:05:57
    26. Customizing Your Theme 00:05:17
    27. Template Customizing 00:07:46
    28. WP E-Commerce Evaluation 00:05:27
  8. Jigoshop Plugin
    1. Basic Shop Settings 00:06:49
    2. Key Settings To Get Started 00:07:54
    3. Add A Product And Categories 00:07:39
    4. More Product Fields - Chapter 8 00:07:14
    5. Product Variations - Part 1 00:06:36
    6. Product Variations - Part 2 00:08:02
    7. Product Variations - Part 3 00:06:37
    8. Putting Items On Sale 00:04:52
    9. Creating Coupons 00:07:31
    10. Shipping 00:08:11
    11. Taxes Chapter 8 - Part 1 00:06:50
    12. Taxes Chapter 8 - Part 2 00:07:40
    13. Checkout 00:07:37
    14. Payment Gateways 00:05:25
    15. Order Management 00:06:20
    16. Widgets 00:08:02
    17. Imaging Sizing 00:06:46
    18. Re-Cropping Images 00:06:22
    19. Controlling Default Styling 00:06:47
    20. Fix Broken Themes 00:06:13
    21. Extensions 00:04:37
    22. Jigoshop Evaluation 00:05:16
  9. WooCommerce Plugin
    1. Basic Settings 00:07:36
    2. Catalogue And Page Settings 00:06:58
    3. Add Products And Categories 00:05:44
    4. More Product Fields - Chapter 9 00:05:23
    5. Catalogue Display Settings - Chapter 9 00:06:57
    6. Sale Pricing And Coupons 00:06:41
    7. Attributes And Variations - Part 1 00:07:38
    8. Attributes And Variations - Part 2 00:08:09
    9. Shipping Basics 00:08:51
    10. Shipping Classes 00:06:01
    11. Taxes 00:07:07
    12. Checkout And Payments 00:05:37
    13. Orders And E-Mails 00:05:34
    14. Integration - Widgets - Extensions 00:05:27
    15. Image Galleries 00:03:56
    16. Image Sizing - Chapter 9 00:06:44
    17. Styling And Theme Compatibility 00:06:40
    18. Hooking Into Templates 00:05:59
    19. Shortcodes And Evaluation 00:07:50
  10. Conclusion
    1. About The Author 00:02:08