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#1421   comstech

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 13:30

Well that was a lot easy than I thought, Thank you very much toyicebear.
Now as you seem to be a person in the know with contribs etc. I want exactly what "Share Folder Content (FolderShare)" does http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/4866 but his instructions are not complete....

Can you suggest another contrib which will read the contents of a folder of .docs or .pdf and make a web page of it. And I want to put a link in the top header nav bar saying "Manuals"

Or something along those lines, I would have thought it would have been such a common request but have been searching for a long while..
So any idea's anyone, or can a guru look at the above contrib and finish his install instructions

OsCommerce is so cool

#1422   toyicebear

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:28

Not familiar with that add-on, you should try a forum search for more info.

#1423   comstech

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:03

Yeah did many searches and all that comes up is me asking for help - LOL

#1424   makingscents

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:02

1. make the new about_us.php page and the coresponding language about_us.php and add them to your web server.

2. add the defines to the includes/filnames.php

define('FILENAME_ABOUT_US', 'about_us.php');

3. add link defines to includes/languages/english.php

define('BOX_INFORMATION_ABOUT_US', 'About Us');

4. Add the link to /includes/boxes/information.php

. '<a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_CONDITIONS) . '">' . BOX_INFORMATION_CONDITIONS . '</a><br>' .
 . '<a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_ABOUT_US) . '">' . BOX_INFORMATION_ABOUT_US . '</a><br>' .
 '<a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_CONTACT_US) . '">' . BOX_INFORMATION_CONTACT . '</a>');


Hi there. I tried to do this and realised I couldnt access the web server like you suggested so I went about dleting what I had added. Now my dilema is this, My information box on my website has gone. I have no idea what has happened. I just deleted what I had added. Didnt change anything else. Your help on this would be greatly appreciated. I love your info too. Always very informative and helpful.
My website is www.gypsydreamsonline.com This is an ADULT SITE!!!!! Just so you know.
Thanks heaps.
Lisa.

Edited by Jan Zonjee, 05 April 2010 - 12:35.


#1425   joeyoyo

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:19

Hi - very quick question - hope the answer is too!
Like so many am totally new to this, and after a couple of days of struggling have found this supremely helpful.
Have discovered that a lot of the stuff is not where it claims it is - for example no oscommerce.gif, it now seems to be a png!
Anyway have got past the putting my own logo on hurdle, and progressed to the removing default gifs. Have downloaded the recommended contribution, but I do not have a "catalog" folder.
Do I just upload the new folder to the min images directory or is it the images folder in the "includes" folder?
Thanks
Joe

#1426   toyicebear

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:35

Hi there. I tried to do this and realised I couldnt access the web server like you suggested so I went about dleting what I had added. Now my dilema is this, My information box on my website has gone. I have no idea what has happened. I just deleted what I had added. Didnt change anything else. Your help on this would be greatly appreciated. I love your info too. Always very informative and helpful.
My website is This is an ADULT SITE!!!!! Just so you know.
Thanks heaps.
Lisa.


Check the code again , if you deleted just one character to many or just left one you should not have left you get errors.

#1427   toyicebear

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:40

Hi - very quick question - hope the answer is too!
Like so many am totally new to this, and after a couple of days of struggling have found this supremely helpful.
Have discovered that a lot of the stuff is not where it claims it is - for example no oscommerce.gif, it now seems to be a png!
Anyway have got past the putting my own logo on hurdle, and progressed to the removing default gifs. Have downloaded the recommended contribution, but I do not have a "catalog" folder.
Do I just upload the new folder to the min images directory or is it the images folder in the "includes" folder?
Thanks
Joe


Some changes have happened in the newer versions of oscommerce, so there will be some minor differences.

Not all installs have a /catalog/ folder , some removes it and place the shop in the root / , some renames the folder to something like /osc/ , /shop/ , /store/ whatever....

The catalog folder should then just be taken as the main folder where all the shop files resides in in your particular case.

#1428   makingscents

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:40

Check the code again , if you deleted just one character to many or just left one you should not have left you get errors.


Hi Nick, thanks for getting back so quick. I have looked and checked a hundred times over and to my eye, I cannot find anything. would you mind if i posted the files her for you to check?
Lisa.xx

#1429   joeyoyo

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:48

Thanks for your prompt reply Nick - will proceed with caution!
Cheers
Joe

#1430   SallyS

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:23

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the forum but have been looking at this to fix up some of my problems. However, one of my problems I can't seem to find a fix. What should be a simple thing in removing the OsCommerce text from the bottom of my footer is giving me headaches. I've tried looking in the footer.php file (I don't have one however in the default template I'm using) and I've also searched in the index.php files. I don't have an english.php file either so I'm really struggling to find where to look.

Any advice as to where I could find this would be appreciated.

Thanks


Sally

#1431   toyicebear

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:33

the footer file is not in the same folder as the index.php file

its one level down in a folder called /includes/

#1432   SallyS

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:59

Hi,

Thanks for the advice...Looked under the /includes/ folder but all I had was the following:

<?php
/*
$Id: footer.php,v 1.1.1.1 2004/03/04 23:40:38 ccwjr Exp $

osCommerce, Open Source E-Commerce Solutions
http://www.oscommerce.com

Copyright © 2003 osCommerce

Released under the GNU General Public License
*/
//You will need to edit this file In the /templates/(template name)/

//If it is used by the template you are using>
?>

Is there anywhere else it could be hiding??

#1433   SallyS

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:00

Should also mention that the footer.php is not in my templates folder either - already checked.

#1434   SallyS

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:43

I worked it out. There was another area hidden and it was in the english.php file!!!! Thanks for the tips - will be looking out for more!

Thanks! /thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />

#1435   thebodhiman

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 06:16

The look of osCommerce is fairly easy to change...it usually only requires the change of no more than 5 files..


1. includes/header.php
2. includes/footer.php
3. includes/left_column.php
4. includes/right_column.php
5. Stylesheet.css

Have fun... /cool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='B)' />


Hi Nick /biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
I have a few questions I hope you can help with: /blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />
when I add a product to cart, the box that appears titled 'What's in my Cart?' is still white in it's background colour whereas I have changed most all other boxes to black background, how to I change background colour of this box?, can not identify in stylesheet?

on same page /ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' />
the buttons: Update, Continue Shopping, Checkout are all fine yet these buttons have rounded corners and as my background is black are showing white portions in corners just behind the buttons, is it possible to change? if so where would I make these portions black also?
hey thanks again in advance /thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />
regards Stephen /biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />

#1436   toyicebear

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 14:57

Hi Nick /biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
I have a few questions I hope you can help with: /blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />
when I add a product to cart, the box that appears titled 'What's in my Cart?' is still white in it's background colour whereas I have changed most all other boxes to black background, how to I change background colour of this box?, can not identify in stylesheet?

on same page /ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' />
the buttons: Update, Continue Shopping, Checkout are all fine yet these buttons have rounded corners and as my background is black are showing white portions in corners just behind the buttons, is it possible to change? if so where would I make these portions black also?
hey thanks again in advance /thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />
regards Stephen /biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



The shopping cart page and product listings have the same stylesheet classes...

Relevant classes are:

TR.accountHistory-odd, TR.addressBook-odd, TR.alsoPurchased-odd, TR.payment-odd, TR.productListing-odd, TR.productReviews-odd, TR.upcomingProducts-odd, TR.shippingOptions-odd {
background: #f8f8f9;
}

TR.accountHistory-even, TR.addressBook-even, TR.alsoPurchased-even, TR.payment-even, TR.productListing-even, TR.productReviews-even, TR.upcomingProducts-even, TR.shippingOptions-even {
background: #f8f8f9;
}

TABLE.productListing {
border: 1px;
border-style: solid;
border-color: #b6b7cb;
border-spacing: 1px;
}

.productListing-heading {
font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 10px;
background: #b6b7cb;
color: #FFFFFF;
font-weight: bold;
}

TD.productListing-data {
font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 10px;
}



Just change and use another button set....you can find many alternatives here...

#1437   PAUL KELLS

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 16:45

i want to make this website the front page of the main website but am new to this oscommerce so i need help please. www.abidiva.com/ABIDIVA 2 thats the web address

please help me

#1438   toyicebear

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 04:01

Start reading this topic from the first page and the first post and you will see/learn how to do such changes. If you can not learn how to do it yourself, i suggest you hire someone to do it for you.

Edited by toyicebear, 20 June 2010 - 04:02.


#1439   eveorgan

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:08

The look of osCommerce is fairly easy to change...it usually only requires the change of no more than 5 files..


1. includes/header.php
2. includes/footer.php
3. includes/left_column.php
4. includes/right_column.php
5. Stylesheet.css

Have fun... /cool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='B)' />


Hi toyicebear.
Thanks for your post - I have a question for you.. the 'left_column.php' - does that refer to the very left hand side of the site where all the categories are listed? Because this is an area of my site which I'd like to change - I want to change the background colour of it and the size & boldness of the category text. Is left_column.php the place to do it? And do you know of any other resources which will take me through this process?

Thanks so much. /smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

x

#1440   R916

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 17:12

Well..its a general replay..

Since a lot of new users dont know where to start.....

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And if someone have some particulars, they want to ask..please feel free....

Hi im completely new to this and im was entering in product descrition.Im trying to figure out how to put features under my description,without it all becoming one big paragraph.PLEASE need help. Thanx