“Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL” Chapter 5 Bonus Pages

November 2, 2010

As seems to happen to me a lot these days, I ran out of pages when writing my Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL book (the publisher assigns a fixed cap on the number of pages). There was just more content that I wanted to put into the book than the book had room for. In fact, there was more content that I had actually written, had edited, and turned into a PDF, than there was room for! The book’s loss is your reward: I’ll give away that extra content here, for free. Although anyone who has or has not read the book is welcome to download the following PDF, it won’t be that useful if you don’t also have the book (and, therefore, its code).

The first extra bit represents five pages intended for the end of Chapter 5, “Managing Site Content”. Chapter 5 is the penultimate chapter for the first example site and these pages discuss a number of ways you can alter the example. Some of the extra code and extra SQL discussed in this PDF is already available for download from the book’s pages on this site.