First Example from “Effortless E-commerce with PHP and MySQL” Online

August 14, 2010

For those of you interested in my forthcoming “Effortless E-commerce with PHP and MySQL” book, you can now look at the first example site at This project is covered in Part II of the book (four chapters total) and demonstrates:

  • Selling access to content (i.e., selling virtual products)
  • User management
  • Content management via administrative pages
  • Using PayPal’s Website Payments Standard system

There are instructions on the site for how you can access it and you can even download all the source code. There’s a form on every page through which you can ask questions or post comments. I welcome any and all feedback you may have!

I’m currently developing the second example site now, and will also make that publicly available when it’s ready. Thanks!