Building E-Commerce Sites with Drupal Commerce Cookbook by Richard Carter

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Get your online store up and running the easy way with this guide to Drupal Commerce. Designed primarily for beginners, it takes you from building the store to managing details such as tax and customer profiles.


Learn how to build attractive E-commerce sites with Drupal Commerce. Customise your Drupal Commerce store for maximum impact. Reviewed by the creators of Drupal Commerce: The CommerceGuys.

In Detail

Get to grips with Drupal Commerce, the new ecommerce framework based on the Drupal CMS , one of the most popular and powerful open source content management systems available.

"Building E-commerce Sites with Drupal Commerce Cookbook" takes you through the installation, configuration, and customisation of your Drupal Commerce store. With clear, practical recipes with plenty of screenshots and tips this book will help you build attractive and profitable eCommerce sites.

This book starts by showing you how to install and configure your Drupal Commerce store. Once your shop is up and running, you’ll then learn how to customise and optimise it to make it stand out and display your products better.

Going further into customisation, you will learn to add custom product types before creating a stylish new Drupal theme for your store. Packed with tips, this book will also help guide you through common problems, as well as optimising and managing your store on a day to day basis.

"Building E-commerce Sites with Drupal Commerce Cookbook" will guide you through everything you need to know to get your online store up and running and selling your products, with easy step-by-step guides and screenshots to help walk you through everything.

What you will learn from this book

Start selling on the web with Drupal Commerce. Improve your store's search engine friendliness. Customise the look and feel of your store. Streamline the way you manage your store with hints and tips for everyday management. Calculate the correct tax on your orders. Manage customer profiles to make both your life and your customers' lives easier. Create custom product types to allow files uploads, colour and size variations, and more. Includes end-to-end T-shirt shop tutorial and blueprint.


"Building E-commerce Sites with Drupal Commerce Cookbook" is written in a helpful, practical style with numerous hands-on recipes to help you build attractive eCommerce sites.

Who this book is written for

This book is primarily for store owners and web designers with little or no experience of Drupal and Drupal Commerce who want to build and customise a store in Drupal Commerce. You will have a basic knowledge of websites, but you don’t need to be familiar with Drupal or PHP. However, this book would also suit experienced Drupal and Ubercart users who want to migrate to or build a Drupal Commerce store.


About Richard Carter

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Richard Carter is a web designer and frontend web developer based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. His experience includes many open source e-commerce and content management systems, including Magento, MediaWiki, WordPress, and Drupal. He has worked with clients including the University of Edinburgh, University College Dublin, Directgov, NHS Choices, and He is a creative director at Peacock Carter Ltd (, a web design and development agency based in the North East of England. He graduated from the University of Durham in Software Engineering, and currently lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. He blogs at and tweets as @RichardCarter and @PeacockCarter. This is his sixth book. He has previously written MediaWiki Skins Design, Magento 1.3 Theme Design, Magento 1.4 Theme Design, Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook, and The Beginner's Guide to Drupal Commerce, and acted as a technical reviewer on MediaWiki 1.1 Beginners Guide, Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook, and A press' The Definitive Guide To Drupal 7.
Published June 25, 2013 by Packt Publishing. 206 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology. Non-fiction