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1.0 out of 5 stars Basic would be an understatement, 8 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Building E-Commerce Solutions with WooCommerce (Paperback)
I purchased this book as I was looking to build a custom WooCommerce theme and learn it's API's to change some - and add other - functionality. This book however is more a reference guide to setting up and configuring WooCommerce rather than a technical guide of how to develop a WooCommerce Theme or add custom functionality.

Most of the content can be worked out yourself using common sense or could be found using a simple google search. Definately not worth the £20 price tag even if I wanted to just understand what WooCommerce settings did.
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3.0 out of 5 stars dubious statement about global scope, 11 Mar 2014
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Given that this book is about extending your WordPerfect website to being able to do transactions, the book falls short on a key point. In several places the narrative reminds the reader that laws could vary across the world. That the readership is global. Like the first chapter, which says in one place, "tax laws and calculations differ from country to country and region to region". So what is the problem? In chapter 4, which looks at payments, it says there is a Payment Cards Industry compliance. So "if you let your customers enter their credit card details directly on your website, you must be PCI compliant. If you're not, you're running an illegal business".

Say what?? Illegal is defined on a country basis. Is the author's statement really true in every country? Doubtful. The book could have been better written if the text had expanded on that quote. If only to describe the status of major countries with respect to whether you, the website owner, really needed to be PCI compliant.

The statement is also dubious because the text goes on to say that WooCommerce offers a paid service to let you "legally" let your website visitors type their credit card numbers when you are not PCI compliant. A cynical view is that the text is taking an alarmist tone to steer business towards WooCommerce.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A thin volume for its price, 19 Dec 2014
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Quite a thin volume for its price, with very poor 'illustrations' (screen grabs) which are too faint to read comfortably. Most of its information easily found in Woocommerce's online guidance. I feel I wasted my money.
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