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"VERY Helpful" I also wish I had purchased this book sooner. Just briefly flipping through it the day I got it, I was able to resolve several issues that had been giving me trouble with my cart. I made back the money I spent on the book the first day in my time alone!
"The pathway to a professional webstore" Tens of thousands of people have set up webshops using Zen Cart - from rank amateurs to professional web designers. Yet, despite the power of this software, very few Zenners unleash its true potential.The biggest impediment has not been the lack of information - (the support forum, wiki and knowledgebase are full of tips, tricks and solutions to problems) - but the lack of a comprenehsive, structured, yet easy-to-follow guide... taking both the novice and the competent enthusiast through the core Zen Cart processes, step-by-step. I have built a large number of webshops using Zen Cart, and in the 2 years since I began using it, I have spent many hundreds of hours on the forum, in the knowledgebase and on the wiki. It took me less than ten hours to read the book - and in so doing I discovered that after all my time spent in the support forums I was still not using half the resources available in Zen Cart to their full potential. If... More > you're serious about e-commerce with Zen Cart - then stop messing about. Buy this book.< Less
"Highly Recommended!" As a member of the Zen Cart Team, I had the pleasure of working with Koon Hoek during the writing and publishing. I enjoyed the process immensely and the book even more. It is packed with all of the information a first time Zen Cart user will need to get started building their shop and is so complete that it recommended for site admins too.
"eBay Sellers, this is your means of escaping eBay!" I've had this manual for a few weeks now and it has it's own place on my desk sitting in a cook book holder so I can follow the step by step instructions. It explains the how's and whys to the most common questions, and the even questions that you didn't know you needed to ask. Install apache, php, mysql on your pc as your test server so that you don't crash your store by testing your changes on a live store. It explains the value and how to use the template override system so that you no longer have to be afraid of loosing your changes after upgrading to the latest version. It's organized in a logical step by step process of installing your store, configuring the store, how your products will display, setting up the taxes, the languages, and much more. Weather your a store owner, or web designer, this will help you get an ecommerce site up quickly and easily. The hardest part becomes putting the products in the cart. Buy... More > the book!!! John Patrick, www.birdoasis.com< Less
"Good start, but no enough" I was hoping there would be a chapter on skinning or creating custom templates. This is after all what sets your store apart from others, its look and feel. I was disappointed not to see this included. However the rest of the book is an excellent resouce.
"Excellent Resource" I bought this book with some dubiousness as I have been using Zen Cart for a while and wasnt sure that it would be a benefit to own. I was wrong! I have learnt new tricks and solved problems in minutes rather than hours. I will strongly recommend it to anyone who is learning or about to learn how to use/implement Zen Cart and in future should I sell a website to someone which uses ZenCart I will be including the manual in the package.
"An operational bible for Zen Cart users" The focus of this book is the installation and operation of a Zen Cart website. The pages are filled with plain-english explanations of how to configure and manage your Zen Cart and also includes a thorough index to help you quickly find answers. An abundant number of screen-shots are included throughout the book to help you visualize what is being explained. This book, while touching upon templates, is not a website design book. Zen Cart design and templating is a completely separate topic from installation and operation of Zen Cart and will require a complete book on it's own. That said, this book is worth it's weight in gold for the serious online store owner using Zen Cart. As a certified Zen Cart webhost (www.sashbox.net), we refer to this book frequently to answer questions our clients have and we always tell them, "Here's the answer we found on page xxx" of the book and encourage them to purchase their own copy.
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