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#1461   Mrmike

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 00:27

This is a non design related question, you should open a new topic about it.


noted. will do.

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#1462   shawnpmackey

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:22

I am trying to modify the look of my client's store. He wants the page to be wider and a little bigger. I noticed in the very first post on this thread that it says there only needs to be modifications to five files which are
1. includes/header.php
2. includes/footer.php
3. includes/left_column.php
4. includes/right_column.php
5. Stylesheet.css
however, I do not have a left_colum.php file or a right _column.php file in the includes directory. Have these been renamed to something else in the 2.3.1 version of os commerce?I

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 00:38

I am trying to modify the look of my client's store. He wants the page to be wider and a little bigger. I noticed in the very first post on this thread that it says there only needs to be modifications to five files which are
1. includes/header.php
2. includes/footer.php
3. includes/left_column.php
4. includes/right_column.php
5. Stylesheet.css
however, I do not have a left_colum.php file or a right _column.php file in the includes directory. Have these been renamed to something else in the 2.3.1 version of os commerce?I


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#1464   boffinboy

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:17

I have inherited a OSC 2.3 site and been asked to make some changes to design. Is there any way I can tell what contribs have been installed... will they be listed anywhere? I can see Magic Zoom Plus and Header Tags SEO have by looking at Configuration in the admin panel, but can't explain, for instance why the stylesheet.css file is in a folder called css along with several others, instead of the root folder. I would just like to be able to get an understanding of what changes have been made beyond the vanilla install.

#1465 ONLINE   toyicebear

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 15:34

There is no easy "overview" , you will have to go over the code and compare it to a "vanilla" install.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 19:49

The stylesheet in a separate folder usually means you have a template installed. Check those files to see if there is a comment at the top giving the template information.

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#1467   boffinboy

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:36

Oh dear, then I am relying on the previous designer to have adequately put notes in the files he adjusted. Slim hope.
This all sounds a terribly arcane way of doing things... I confess I am used to wordpress sites with a plug-in architecture that you can activate/deactivate plugins/themes with a single click.

I don't suppose there is super-addon or contribution that does this? Any helpful advice welcomed.

I have tried to add themeswitcher on a clone of the site, but my timing seems to be off as I don't think it works with the latest jquery-ui. Anyway I got as far as having lots of agreeable green ticks in the admin module but it didn't actually seem to do anything when I loaded a new theme, so I assume I missed something major. Back to my original point; there is no (simple) way to be sure what has been added/tweaked previously, or to undo it if it breaks.

#1468   bebory

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:35

Hello
First use of new osCommerce in years! I am used to changing design by editing the stye sheets. I have modified the main css as well as the one in ui. Everything is fine except the buttons for Cart Contents, Check Out, My Account, etc.

Can someone please point me in the right direction.

Thanks!

#1469 ONLINE   toyicebear

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:57

have a look at: jqueryui.com/themeroller/

#1470   wierdwizerd

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:34

I am Completely clueless, so where and how do I access these files? I just installed oscommerse on my server through c-panel and need to now customize. I told you I am completely clueless.

#1471   wierdwizerd

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:01

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... [img]http://forums.oscommerce.com/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.gif[/img]

I am Completely clueless, so where and how do I access these files? I just installed oscommerse on my server through c-panel and need to now customize. I told you I am completely clueless.

#1472 ONLINE   toyicebear

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:20

You can access them via your hosting control panels file-manger

OR preferably by downloading/uploading them via FTP ( using something like filezilla, filezilla-project.org ) and editing the files using a text/php editor. (something like notepad++ , notepad-plus-plus.org )

#1473   vsizemore

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:40

well I tried editing the english.php and now it won't work.

Can someone please send me the code to redo it all? I am new to this store platform and it's probably less complicated than I am making it... anyway. Please send code ;(

#1474 ONLINE   toyicebear

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:44

You can download a copy of the complete file set at: http://www.oscommerce.com/Products

#1475   mitisilk

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 00:36

I see how to change the colors in the boxes. But where do I go to find the code for different colors? Say change from green to a pale blue.

#1476 ONLINE   toyicebear

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:24

http://www.color-hex.com/

#1477   kpreddy

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:11

how to add products to cart anywhere any page in oscommerce

plz reply

Thanx in advance

#1478 ONLINE   toyicebear

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:19

Have a look at this add-on for code examples.

#1479   osc_arif123

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:28

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


You are right friend....

I want to remove the default contents of the home page especially ...
The table under the heading ... new products for (months name) may....


Thanks in advance friends

#1480 ONLINE   toyicebear

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:46

this is located in the last section of the index.php file