submitted by Lisa LaBounty
Joomla! E-Commerce with VirtueMart, published by Packt Publishing, is a step by step tutorial on how to build a quality e-commerce web site. The reader will begin with a basic understanding of Joomla and move right into VirtueMart.
First, the book explores the general features and functionality of VirtueMart. Next the installation process of Joomla and VirtueMart software is presented. Then, the book shows how to configure the VirtureMart Store by walking the reader through setting up the shop configuration, payment methods, and security features. The product management functionality such as adding a new product and managing vendors is illustrated along with specific methods for managing customers and their orders. Techniques to customize the look and feel of the e-commerce site and how to promote the web site with customer reviews are also covered. Final chapters discuss how to extended VirtueMart capabilities and provide general guidelines for site maintenance.
Joomla! E-commerece with VirtueMart provides the reader with concepts and tools to build an e-commerce web site from start to finish. The book is well written, concepts are clearly explained, diagrams are easy to understand, and it provides plenty of helpful information. In conclusion, this book is a must read for anyone who is a student or user of Joomla.