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PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, Fourth Edition by Larry Ullman

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19. Example—E-Commerce

In This Chapter

Creating the Database 606

The Administrative Side 612

Creating the Public Template 629

The Product Catalog 633

The Shopping Cart 645

Recording the Orders 654

Review and Pursue 659

In this, the final chapter of the book, you’ll develop one last Web application: an e-commerce site that sells prints of art. Unfortunately, to write and explain a complete application would require a book in itself, and some aspects of e-commerce—like how you handle the money—are particular to each individual site. With these limitations in mind, the focus in this chapter is on the core e-commerce functionality: designing the database, populating a catalog as an administrator, displaying products to the public, creating a shopping ...

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