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Hello everyone.. I want to ask you about how to make a e-commerce.. I've asked this to some people, they said that i have to master at this follow :

 

1. OOP in PHP

2. mastering one php framework

3. Ajax

 

Is that true ? i want to make a website with a Shopping cart.. and, after i learnt about oop in php, what should i need ? i really confuse ..

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Well yes if you plan on making a ecommerce from scratch or want to do extensive programming. Otherwise, I would use one of the many ready-made open source shopping cart that are out there, ZenCart, osCommerce, etc. There are also paid versions which could run from just a few dollars into the several hundred dollars.

 

Finally, you can use a online shopping cart which is where you create a account and purchase a plan that varies in monthly/yearly cost but you will have just about everything and updates are always taken care of for you. There might be some limitations to customization or programming but a good online service will give you adequate access to make some modifications.

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Well yes if you plan on making a ecommerce from scratch or want to do extensive programming. Otherwise, I would use one of the many ready-made open source shopping cart that are out there, ZenCart, osCommerce, etc. There are also paid versions which could run from just a few dollars into the several hundred dollars.

 

Finally, you can use a online shopping cart which is where you create a account and purchase a plan that varies in monthly/yearly cost but you will have just about everything and updates are always taken care of for you. There might be some limitations to customization or programming but a good online service will give you adequate access to make some modifications.

 

Thanks for your answer.. but, i want to make a shopping cart with my own skill.. what should i learn ? i have bought some books about OOP in PHP.. they explain about making a class, function, some patterns (database pattern, factory pattern, etc), but they don't explain how to use it with HTML, and CSS.. they don't explain how to make a website with oop.. :( i'm afraid that what i've learnt is useless..

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Its easier to learn through practice and experience I bought many php books but i really only learned by application.

 

Imho creating your own ecommerce script is a waste of time specially at your level. There are so many free open source carts out there already.

 

Why try to reinvent the wheel?

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