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John W

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#1755005 Something little for shipping and payment adress

Posted by John W on 23 March 2017 - 16:03

I have found that when I made somelthing idiot proof, the world made better idiots.




#1754974 Fail login, contact us, add to card

Posted by John W on 22 March 2017 - 17:54

I guess since your cert does work wiht www and if you prefer that, then the thing to do is change your config files to have www included.
 




#1754972 Fail login, contact us, add to card

Posted by John W on 22 March 2017 - 17:48

I see one problem right off the bat.  You are forcing to www.nukua.es but your config is for https://nukua.es/ (without the WWW).  Your certificate is for nukua.es without the www.  I think you should do everthing as your certificate, so take out forcing the www in your htaccess. 

 

Can we try that? 




#1754565 Google Algorithm update March 2017

Posted by John W on 13 March 2017 - 19:12

I just noticed I dropped pretty hard on my main category and after searching, it seems there may have been another algorithm update last week.  Anyone else drop?

 

I was high up on Google for many years but lately I have been sliding down.  I'm number 1 on Yahoo and Bing, but that doesn't really help much.




#1754562 17 Years Young!

Posted by John W on 13 March 2017 - 18:45

Pretty soon it will be asking to borrow the car for dates, going out drinking, etc... 




#1754413 Devious Trick or Super Smart

Posted by John W on 08 March 2017 - 20:58

I have so many comments in my mind that I shouldn't make.  They're all funny though, or at least to me they are!




#1754408 RegexBuddy and time saving trick

Posted by John W on 08 March 2017 - 19:47

So, I'm helping a friend by updating his old html site to Bootstrap, but the old site had tons of old table code that was very messy.  There's not a lot of pages so I was able to just pull out the text on most files and format it out.  I made a general template that files called and then outputed revelant content.  The real messy one was the gallery set up which was made with an old version of Photoshop.  So, I worked on a pattern to extract what I wanted using RegexBuddy (a tool I love) and with a little bit of work I had perfect output for all the pics I needed to capture and this is how I did it.

 

First a sample of the html code


<TR>
		<TD align="center">	<A href="pages/Acropora_garden6.htm"><IMG src="thumbnails/Acropora_garden6.jpg" border="0" alt=Acropora_garden6></A>	</TD>
		<TD align="center">	<A href="pages/Acropora_garden7.htm"><IMG src="thumbnails/Acropora_garden7.jpg" border="0" alt=Acropora_garden7></A>	</TD>
		<TD align="center">	<A href="pages/blue_maxima_clam.htm"><IMG src="thumbnails/blue_maxima_clam.jpg" border="0" alt=blue_maxima_clam></A>	</TD>
		<TD align="center">	<A href="pages/blue_prostrata.htm"><IMG src="thumbnails/blue_prostrata.jpg" border="0" alt=blue_prostrata></A>	</TD>
		<TD align="center">	<A href="pages/blue_tort.htm"><IMG src="thumbnails/blue_tort.jpg" border="0" alt=blue_tort></A>	</TD>

</TR>

<TR>
		<TD align="center" valign="top">	<A href = "pages/Acropora_garden6.htm"><FONT size="3"  face="Arial" >Acropora_garden6...</FONT></A>
											<FONT size="3"  face="Arial" ></FONT>
		</TD>
		<TD align="center" valign="top">	<A href = "pages/Acropora_garden7.htm"><FONT size="3"  face="Arial" >Acropora_garden7...</FONT></A>
											<FONT size="3"  face="Arial" ></FONT>
		</TD>
		<TD align="center" valign="top">	<A href = "pages/blue_maxima_clam.htm"><FONT size="3"  face="Arial" >blue_maxima_clam...</FONT></A>
											<FONT size="3"  face="Arial" ></FONT>
		</TD>
		<TD align="center" valign="top">	<A href = "pages/blue_prostrata.htm"><FONT size="3"  face="Arial" >blue_prostrata.jpg</FONT></A>
											<FONT size="3"  face="Arial" ></FONT>
		</TD>
		<TD align="center" valign="top">	<A href = "pages/blue_tort.htm"><FONT size="3"  face="Arial" >blue_tort.jpg</FONT></A>
											<FONT size="3"  face="Arial" ></FONT>
		</TD>

</TR>

Using this regex to pull out the pic name and alt

pages/([\w%\-]+).*alt=([\w\s\-]+)

I was able to generate all the lines like this with the bootstrap formating and I just had to tell someone :)  After I cleaned up the alt info to be more presentable.

<div class="col-md-3 col-sm-4 col-xs-6 thumb">
  <a class="thumbnail equal-height" href="gallery/images/ORA_chips_acropora.jpg">
    <img class="img-responsive" src="gallery/thumbnails/ORA_chips_acropora.jpg" alt="ORA_chips_acropora">
      <p class="text-center text-capitalize">ORA_chips_acropora</p>
  </a>
</div>
<div class="col-md-3 col-sm-4 col-xs-6 thumb">
  <a class="thumbnail equal-height" href="gallery/images/ORA_marshall_island_acro.jpg">
    <img class="img-responsive" src="gallery/thumbnails/ORA_marshall_island_acro.jpg" alt="ORA_marshall_island_acro">
      <p class="text-center text-capitalize">ORA_marshall_island_acro</p>
  </a>
</div>
<div class="col-md-3 col-sm-4 col-xs-6 thumb">
  <a class="thumbnail equal-height" href="gallery/images/ORA_pillowtop.jpg">
    <img class="img-responsive" src="gallery/thumbnails/ORA_pillowtop.jpg" alt="ORA_pillowtop">
      <p class="text-center text-capitalize">ORA_pillowtop</p>
  </a>
</div>
<div class="col-md-3 col-sm-4 col-xs-6 thumb">
  <a class="thumbnail equal-height" href="gallery/images/parvona_coral.jpg">
    <img class="img-responsive" src="gallery/thumbnails/parvona_coral.jpg" alt="parvona_coral">
      <p class="text-center text-capitalize">parvona_coral</p>
  </a>
</div>



#1753778 [Addon] Twitter Typeahead Autocomplete Search for osC 2.3.4 (BS and nonBS)

Posted by John W on 25 February 2017 - 17:04

@crimble crumble

You can actually have that happen a couple different ways besides this.  Here's a solution.  In product_info find the line below.  Your line may vary some but you're looking for the line beginning with "<?php echo tep_draw_form"

<?php echo tep_draw_form('cart_quantity', tep_href_link('product_info.php', tep_get_all_get_params(array('action')). 'action=add_product', 'NONSSL'), 'post', 'class="form-horizontal" role="form"'); ?>

and change it to

<?php echo tep_draw_form('cart_quantity', tep_href_link('product_info.php', tep_get_all_get_params(array('action')). 'action=add_product', $request_type), 'post', 'class="form-horizontal" role="form"'); ?>

Basically, you're changing NONSSL to $request_type and this will do ssl if on https and will do nonssl if on http.

 

Another solution and something you should consider is going all SSL for all pages.  There are some threads on it.




#1752091 cURL error (60): Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with given CA certi...

Posted by John W on 12 January 2017 - 18:38

@Jack_mcs

 

On the older Aim modules http://addons.oscomm....com/info/5662

they had the code below that was removed. 

        curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0);

It's been a few years or more, so I don't remember exactly.  There were post on Authorize.net and I beleive on their github too.  There were at least a few different processor modules using this as standard until it was pointed out that this setting created a security hole and was dissabling security built into curl.  But, once this was changed then the certificates have to be kept up or it can't verify the peer.  You can search around and find more info on it but i don't remember exactly what they called the exploit.  I only use this module and I've poured through a lot of the A.net stuff so it sticks out for me.




#1752049 cURL error (60): Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with given CA certi...

Posted by John W on 12 January 2017 - 00:35

@clustersolutions

 

If you need more help let me know.  I think that will work though.




#1752037 cURL error (60): Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with given CA certi...

Posted by John W on 11 January 2017 - 19:20

You have to update your certificate file.  I meant to post this last Friday and forgot.  I have this in ext/modules/payment/authorizenet/authorize.net.crt

Common Name: GeoTrust Global CA
Organization: GeoTrust Inc.
Valid From: May 20, 2002
Valid To: May 20, 2022
Issuer: GeoTrust Global CA, GeoTrust Inc.
Thumbprint (SHA-1): ‎DE28 F4A4 FFE5 B92F A3C5 03D1 A349 A7F9 962A 8212
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIDVDCCAjygAwIBAgIDAjRWMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBBQUAMEIxCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVT
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-----END CERTIFICATE-----


Common Name: Entrust.net Secure Server Certification Authority
Organization: Entrust.net
Valid From: May 25, 1999
Valid To: May 25, 2019
Issuer: Entrust.net Secure Server Certification Authority, Entrust.net
Thumbprint (SHA-1): ‎99A6 9BE6 1AFE 886B 4D2B 8200 7CB8 54FC 317E 1539
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
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Common Name: Entrust.net Certification Authority (2048)
Organization: Entrust.net
Valid From: December 24, 1999
Valid To: July 24, 2029
Issuer: Entrust.net Certification Authority (2048), Entrust.net
Thumbprint (SHA-1): 5030 0609 1D97 D4F5 AE39 F7CB E792 7D7D 652D 3431
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
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Common Name: Entrust Root Certification Authority
Organization: Entrust, Inc.
Valid From: November 27, 2006
Valid To: November 27, 2026
Issuer: Entrust Root Certification Authority, Entrust, Inc.
Thumbprint (SHA-1): B31E B1B7 40E3 6C84 02DA DC37 D44D F5D4 6749 52F9
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
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-----END CERTIFICATE-----


Common Name: Baltimore CyberTrust Root
Organization: Baltimore
Valid From: May 12, 2000
Valid To: May 12, 2025
Issuer: Baltimore CyberTrust Root, Baltimore
Thumbprint: D4DE 20D0 5E66 FC53 FE1A 5088 2C78 DB28 52CA E474
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
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#1750794 Addons

Posted by John W on 06 December 2016 - 12:56

I was helping Gary with testing on this and I sent out 50 requests yesterday and received 8 positive reviews within a couple hours.  The key thing here is this module makes it easy generate those request in a minute or two.  Amazon is the leader in online sales and they do this, so why don't you? That's how I see it.  One sale can easily pays for this module.  @douglaswalker posted on a thread that he was able to get over 1k reviews inn a year, so that motivated me to ask. 

 

Bottom line is you should try this for £20.00 and you'll make that back in addtional profit.  Just so everyone knows I put my money where my mouth is, I sent the donation in after I had it for testing because it's worth it. 




#1750326 Time to get secure (if you haven't already)

Posted by John W on 24 November 2016 - 01:12

Hey @ArtcoInc,

 

Maybe now is a good time to think about moving your catalog to your root directory.  What do you think?  You can rewrite anyone that goes to your /catalog/  directory easily. 




#1750302 Google Adwords

Posted by John W on 23 November 2016 - 15:19

A few people here asked that we have a thread on Adwords, so I'll start it.  I've used Adwords since 2003 when you could do a nickel a click.  Then, it became a dime and the race was off.  Over time I've learned a lot and had a love/hate relationship.  This year Adwords account managers have helped me in updating and learning new features.  Currently, my ROI is the best it's been in at least a very long time, so I’ll try to share some ideas. For me, a big key is getting a repeat customer, but I also get some good sales from it.

 

First, you need to tie in Analytics, which is now part of Adwords.  Analytics can show you what sales you are getting through different ads and you can get the actual order id.   This helps in adjusting ads or even stopping those that don't pay off.  I look a lot at last 7 days and 30 days.  The 7 day view is good because you can see how small bid adjustments can cost a lot.  This can be done in the Adwords screens too.

https://adwords.google.com/analytics/

 

And using a Google Feeder like Jack's, you need to set up with Google Shopping.  Jack has a great support thread on this and the Google shopping team will help you if needed.  I was slow to get this going, but it's really working well on some items I sell.  This gets you the ad boxes you see with pics at the top of Google as well as Google Shopping.

https://merchants.google.com/

 

That covers the basics but AdWords and Analytics have a lot of features. 

  1. The biggest thing with AdWords is the better your ad is, the less you have to pay and still rank high.  So, take advantage of all the little extras like extended links and callouts.  Use all the characters you can but keep substance. 
  2. Once you create a base ad, you can copy and edit to make versions to test.  I added "Fully Secure Website" to one of my ads and it get 4 times the click through than any of my others in that ad group.  I did this based on switching to all SSL all the time.  Adwords also serves it higher, so it likes it.
  3.  You can also tailor you bids based on areas like states (Texas for instance).  Adjust based on days of the week or time of the day.  Adjust up or down for phones with browsers.  I bid that down because my biggest competitor on this isn't responsive in their site design.
  4. Remarketing was a huge fail for me that burned up cash with no ROI.
  5. Small bid adjustments that make you rank higher can cost way more than expected, so the 7 day running view is key.  The other key is look at it every day.  

There is some trial and error, but this can get you sales you are otherwise missing.  A lot probably depends on your margin, but for me I'll give 200 to sell 1600 especially since some will repeat.

 

There's a lot more to this and I'm not sure how much this helps, but hopefully others have something to add.  Or, if anyone has questions, maybe I can help. 




#1750124 Time to get secure (if you haven't already)

Posted by John W on 19 November 2016 - 17:50

I didn't drop at all from doing this, but bumped up a couple.  This is how I did it in my .htaccess but I also want everything as www since I've had that so long.  I had it done differently at first but that way could glitch.  This works perfectly for me since June.

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.(.*)$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]