Build an Ecommerce Website using Zen Cart
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Build an Ecommerce Website using Zen Cart

You will learn step-by-step how to build & SEO a Online ecommerce Website using the Zen Cart E-commerce platform
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Last updated 11/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build their own E-commerce website
  • Set up an Ecommerce Shop
  • Make money selling your own products of services online
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  • How to use a computer and the internet
  • You should have an idea of what exactly Zen Cart is
  • How to download the required extra pieces of software that are required

Learn Step-By-Step how to build a Zen cart Ecommerce Website...

Have you every wanted to learn BASIC Zen Cart E-commerce website development? Ever wanted to learn how to build your own Online E-commerce / Zen Cart shop, so that you no longer need to pay a recurring monthly fee to a hosted shopping cart provider?....... if yes then this is the course for you.

"Build an Ecommerce website using Zen Cart" will teach you how to build your own Ecommerce shopping cart solution by and for yourself. 

Here is a bit about what you will learn...

You will be shown...

  • How to know when your website hosting is ready to install Zen Cart
  • How to install the Zen cart Ecommerce platform quickly and easily via cPanel (Control Panel)
  • How and where to find free and paid themes to really Pimp Up the look and feel of your Zen Cart web shop.
  • How to download, unzip and then upload the files of your chosen theme in the correct structure using FTP.
  • How to set up and configure your Zen Cart installation
  • How to add a new product to your e-shop and SEO as you go - which will enable the Search Engines to find and rank your products.
  • We are going to have a lot of fun on this course and you are going to learn a really important modern skill. 

What if I am not 100% happy with the content of this course?

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So I would just like to remind you that your purchase is actually backed by the Udemy 30 no quibble Day Money Back Guarantee. 

So truth be told you have absolutely nothing to lose and a possible brand-new skill to gain!

We really can't wait to see you on the inside of the course, and welcome you to the Web U Teach 'Family'. I Also look forward to sending you your personal welcome message once you have joined.

Jump in NOW and I will See you on the inside!...

Who is the target audience?
  • Budding Entrepreneurs
  • Anyone who wishes to learn how to build an eCommere store by and for themselves
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
Course Introduction
3 Lectures 12:01

Just an introduction here and welcome to this Web U Teach course

Preview 06:54

This lecture just takes you through a quick explanation of my teaching style. You're gonna love it!

Preview 03:54

Take a look here in this lecture at the awesome Zen Cart website that we will be producing on this course.

Preview 01:13
Just before we get Started with this course...
3 Lectures 03:01

If you choose the right Zen Cart website hosting from the start then it can make your life so much easier. Here I take you through what we would recommend that you go for.

A note on website hosting before installing Zen Cart

Now I take you through what your website hosting should look like when it is ready for you to go ahead and install Zen cart. If it looks like this then you are good to go.

Your Web Hosting should look like this when you first visit you Domain

The suggested tool here are important for us to be able to perform certain tasks within the course.

Some free tools you will need before we begin installation
Installing Zen Cart
3 Lectures 17:00

We are able to use cPanel or control panel to install Zen, the fast quick and easy way. This lecture will take you through the process

Installing Zen Cart quickly and easily via cPanels "Quick Install" Feature

Once you've installed Zen cart you will need to access your website's admin area. In this lecture we take a look at how you will be able to receive the login credentials for your website.

Log in credentials to our websites Admin

Have you heard about File Zilla? It is an FTP program (file transfer protocol) that allow you to upload files to a web server once you have the login credentials. This video will take you through how it's done.

Uploading our template using File Zilla FTP Client

What is 'File Zilla' and what does it do?

What is 'File Zilla' and what does it do?
1 question
Prepping to install the Theme to our Store
4 Lectures 14:16

You don't have to pay for the Zen cart themes, But some of the best website designs come from paid themes. This video will take a look at how and where to find these themes, how to purchase and then download them.

Finding great looking paid themes that someone else can install for you

It is not just paid Zen Cart themes that you can use to build a great looking online store. There are also numerous sources for free themes and it is pretty easy to find these. Take a look in this video and see how it's done.

Finding free Zen Cart themes to download and install

Now that we have found the theme that we would like to use to build our store, it is time to go ahead and download it. Here is the process.

Downloading our chosen Zen Cart Template

Just a video walk-through of the correct way to go about downloading and extracting your Zen cart theme.

Ensure you have downloaded and extracted the theme just like this

What will you usually need to do after downloading your chosen theme?

What will you usually need to do after downloading your chosen theme?
1 question
Theme installation, Demo Content Upload & beginning Config process
3 Lectures 17:00

In this lecture we will take a look at using File Zilla to Upload the files of our theme to our server into the correct locations

Uploading Our Zen Cart template files using the File Zilla FTP client

Now that we have uploaded all the files to the web server we need to actually log into the admin area control panel and actually activate our theme. This will then switch the front end design from being the default theme to being our newly installed template.

Logging in to Admin to Activate our newly installed theme

Ahhhh demo content, no website is complete without the installation of Demo content. it allows you to see exactly where things should go and how the theme should look. Once you know this then you can easily replace the existing content with your own. This lecture will explain all.

Installing the SQL Patches and Demo content

What will installing the 'SQL Patches' do?

​What will installing the 'SQL Patches' do?
1 question
Configuring our websites Continued...
4 Lectures 15:20

There are a few things that we need to do in order to complete the configuration of our Zen Cart template one of these is to actually reset the layout of the left and right boxes on the website. 

Resetting the left and right boxes - Final step in template installation

Just an explaination video for the left and right box layout elements of our website

Left and Right Layout Boxes Explained and Manipulation

You may not always wish to sell your products in Dollars (USD), this lecture will take you through how to change the default currency in Zen Cart

Changing the default currency example

What good is an Ecommerce website that is unable to accept payments from customers? Not everyone is able to get approved by the merchant account suppliers, but what you can do almost from day one is to accept PayPal. All is revealed here.

Setting up our payment processor - Installing PayPal

What do we need to do in order to fix the errors that will show up in admin after installing a new theme?

​What do we need to do in order to fix the errors that will show up in admin aft
1 question
Changing Header logos and Banners
5 Lectures 21:55

Don't have Photoshop? Too expensive?.... not an issue, as I walk you through a great free alternative.

A cool and free tool to use for graphic design.trec

Why not let someone else to have designed the logo was and balance of your website for you? It can be very affordable too. You will learn how and where here.

Why not just Kick-back and Get someone else to design a logo or banner for you

In order to be able to replace our website's main local and slider images, we need to actually find a location on the website. This in-depth lecture will take you through how to go about doing this.

Locating, and downloading our Header Logo and Slider images to edit

Just for demonstration purposes, here I actually take some of the images that we have downloaded and I edit them within Photoshop - just to show you how quickly and easily the process can be, as well as to show you how to re-upload the edited images back up  to your web server.

Some quick DEMO edits to our images ready for re-uploading

Here's the process of re-uploading our edited images and overwriting the existing images on the server.

Uploading and Overwriting the existing Header image and Sliders

What can we use the free 'Canva' tool to do?

What can we use the free 'Canva' tool to do?
1 question
Categories, Sub Categories, Uploading products and SEO
3 Lectures 17:48

Now to the stage of adding a main and sub categories to our e-commerce store. Inside these were then able to go ahead and add our products along with their prices.

Adding a main Category or Sub-Category

This lecture takes you through the actual process of adding a product to your store.

Adding a product to our store

Every Product needs SEO ( Search Engine Optimisation). In order to stand a chance of ranking well within the Search Engines. In order for this to happen we need to actually add "Meta Data" to each individual product. In this video you are taken through how to do this, where to add this information and how good product SEO is achieved.

Product SEO adding Meta Data

In order to add a Sub-Category, what do we need to ensure we do first?

In order to add a Sub-Category, what do we need to ensure we do first?
1 question
Course Conclusion - been great but it's time to wrap things up
1 Lecture 00:59

It's been lots of fun, but now it's time to wrap things up.

Course Conclusion - been great but it's time to wrap things up
About the Instructor
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