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  1. 2 points
    osCommerce-Official

    Menu Editor

    Menu is a totally new concept in osCommerce v4 that comes built in and "out of the box". Instead of website menu being effectively a copy of the category tree in previous versions of osCommerce, in version 4 we have created a totally separate entity for menus, which can be embedded into any part of any page. And so, Menus are managed from a special section of the back end: You can switch between different menus existing in the system or create a new one. It is possible to export and import menus, to move them between websites. A menu is a list of a tree of choices. Each menu item can have its own name, link (if not predefined link to one of the website's pages), and style class: So, it is possible to rename categories as they get added to the menu, or even have the same category more than once in the menu. Besides categories and brands, It is also possible to add links to website's pages (like Shopping cart, Contact, etc), to the content pages (like About, Privacy policy, etc), or to a completely random URL (custom link).
  2. 1 point
    osCommerce v4 is coming with support for Multiple Design Templates and built in Template Builder. Template management doesn't require any PHP coding, and is done via the back end of the website. It is possible to create, import, and export multiple design templates. This opens ways for professional designers and developers to offer their osCommerce templates for sale in the future App Marketplace - announcements to follow. Design templates are managed and modified via the back end of osCommerce, using a special built in Designer. It is possible to edit template settings in several ways (visual editor and CSS editor). It is possible to add, move, and delete various widgets from any page of the osCommerce website. Additionally, all documents (invoices, packing slips, emails) can be edited if required. It is also possible to create copies of the existing pages. For example, there can be 2 or more product pages, and different products can be assigned different designs of the product page. Support for Responsive design is implemented, as well as an additional optional Mobile view for each template. The system allows both professional designers and end users (i.e. shop owners) change the look and feel of the osCommerce online store without going deep into the code or even without HTML knowledge. Of course designers and developers are able to modify widgets or create new widgets to extend functionality of osCommerce v4 Have any comments or questions? - please feel free to post them here. Interested in becoming a Beta tester - sign up via the Contact Us form on osCommerce.com website to be added to the list, get notified about the releases quicker, and get access to the Beta version as soon as it becomes available. Would you like to learn how to create beautiful osCommerce templates and offer them on this website to shop owners? Sign up via our Contact page. Watch this space!
  3. 1 point
    We are aiming for mid summer for a beta version. Yes you can edit pages (content and design) from the back end and create multiple design templates. You can import and export product data in csv formats. There are certain sales reports built in, and if course full integration with Google tag management and analytics.
  4. 1 point
    sackling

    osCommerce v4 demo

    Thanks so much for the demo today, I really appreciate you taking the time to show it off. I saw some really nice features that would certainly be considered enterprise or at the very least, require a lot of add-ons/apps and customization to achieve with some of the more popular ecom cart platforms out there right now. multiple storefronts, multi-currency, full multi language (checkout pages too, looking at you shopify), different pricing per currency/customer - all of those features are either required or highly wanted from a platform but I was not able to find anything that seemed as robust (maybe Magento has this but it is a much bigger beast). That being said I still am very curious to see how things run in reality, especially when loaded with many SKUs/attributes. How quickly it is able to run on a shop with approximately 100,000 SKUS will ultimately be very important to me. I look forward to having the actual code to play with and test.
  5. 1 point
    I love the part where you mention smooth migration and other eCommerce solutions. Truly amazing to see that osCommerce is still on fire with its new powerful version
  6. 1 point
    stubbsy

    Typical "How to" questions

    How to set up multiple stores with different domain names and shared admin
  7. 1 point
    petervd

    New management and osCommerce v4

    Yesterday I had a presentation where I was shown the beta in a development environment as well as seeing it in action on a couple of live webshops using google screenshare. I havent actually used it myself! I purely watched a presentation so I can not really say anything about its usability, its speed, its included features/modules/add-ons etc. But I liked what I saw so far. A nice, modern and extensive ecommerce software with a very decent looking default theme. The admin panel is very extensive, at times a little confusing due to all options and extra options. I was told they are reworking that to make it all a bit clearer and easier to use. I applied to be a beta tester for version 4.x and have decided to keep my stores at the current version 2.3.4.1 and wait and see what version 4.x brings. 🙂 Thanks to Vadym for the presentation.
  8. 1 point
    Thanks a lot for your interest in osCommerce! It is our goal to make it comparable (or better) than Magento and other on-premises Ecommerce platforms and, at the same time, make it as streamlined as possible. However to make it truly capable, extendable and supportable - we need to ensure it is done right. The time is different and the approach needs to be different too. We would very much welcome a review of the functionality of the new platform and of course of its code when it becomes available for such a review!
  9. 1 point
    ejsolutions

    New management and osCommerce v4

    After skim reading.. I implore you not to follow anywhere near the Magento bloatware framework. I host a couple of sites for a client (because he was desperate to move from an existing host) and it is the worst bit of coding that I have seen in over 30 years of IT. The recommended OS level settings are insecure, the means of adding a simple module completely overly complex, the system overheads appalling and many other issues. If you can run on relatively high end server, think in terms of >6GB RAM, 100GB storage then you might get a mid-size store to run well. Any framework, if you must use one, should have minimal impact on daily operations of the store, take the features of the underlying OS into consideration and not consume vast resources in relation to the data it is presenting to the buying public. Even though in real terms, the cost of hardware has dropped, many smaller and mid-size store owners shouldn't need a large outlay to host their wares. If the e-commerce software requires large hardware (costs) then they will be better served by the likes of Shopify, Amazon et al. Stick with the original ethos of osCommerce, ZenCart, OpenCart etc. and try to maintain a lightweight platform. I have to lease a whole large VPS dedicated to those two mid-size Magento sites, whereas a dozen or so sites happily consume half the amount of resources on another VPS, with 1,000 more products and much more traffic. I don't tend to have a lot to say and I am frequently controversial but there's a little of what's on my mind. If the chosen programming language (please not the dumbing-down "App") makes any syntax sense to me then I may be able to assist. Good luck with the venture. (I continue to effectively host a propped-up "old" mostly stable osCommerce derivative/fork for a resilient few) [Edit] I've just back read it's YII framework sitting on top of composer. This is not a good sign as composer is one part of the Magento nightmare! 😢
  10. 1 point
    sackling

    osCommerce v4 demo

    Just to be clear, there is tons of interest in V4 (especially from me). I think Smoky Barnable meant there was no context in the original post here in that we are all eagerly awaiting a demo, but did not see one available to anyone else. Since your post it is a little more clear that you got a personal demo, and we truly appreciate seeing all of the screenshots.
  11. 1 point
    Gyakutsuki

    osCommerce v4 demo

    Maybe for you, maybe not for some other people inside the community. If some people do not want to see the furtur with Osc, let me know, I will stop. I will do that for the community, not for me. Thank you.
  12. 1 point
    Gyakutsuki

    osCommerce v4 demo

    Ok I continue with some other image on categories there is 6 tabs - One allows to manage some restriction and depends of the channel (Note the application allow multi website) - Maybe Vadym can tell us a little more on that One is for title and description, managed by CKEditor and ckImage One is to manage the image (it's weird inside the application called Main details). Inside you can have a gallery, specific image on the home page, add additional image ....) One on Seo - A lot of features are inside to allow you to manage all that you want to increase the rank One link with the suppliers allowing to manage categories quantity discount At the end, one allowing to manage a specific template on the page or the channel think
  13. 1 point
    milkman45

    Menu Editor

    The demo will be very welcome. Currently, I'm having to work with a WP store setup (which is very clumsy) to redo the website from 2.3.4 as Pheonix is not an option. Looking through all the variants and options for V4. Cleaner, and better thought out as a true eCommerce platform. All required options (currently shown) to manipulate seem to be met in the V4 version. Well done.
  14. 1 point
    osCommerce-Official

    Loyalty or Bonus points

    Loyalty (or bonus) points program can help merchants encourage their customers to place repeat orders. osCommerce v4 is coming with Loyalty points program feature (likely to be an add-on). Every product can have two points values - the amount it "costs" in points, and the amount it can give the customer if the customer buys it. Value of points the customer can gain by buying this or that product can be displayed on product info pages and product listings too. During the Checkout, existing customers can see their balance in points and choose to redeem certain amount of points, using loyalty points as a payment method. Points can be checked, and edited in the back end for each customer. Further developments may include some more advanced promotional mechanisms that will involve loyalty points.
  15. 1 point
    Steve, What will soon become osCommerce v4 has been in development for the last 5 years or so. It was conceived with the intention to have an Ecommerce platform that is modern, secure, flexible, relatively easy to upgrade, and has soooo many features that it can offer solutions to various businesses, of different sizes, from different industries and countries. There are a few hundred businesses using it at the moment. Businesses whose success can to some degree be contributed to the platform, as it automates a number of processes and operations, improves data quality, speeds things up from the users' point of view, etc. Our intention is to offer this platform to existing osCommerce users and developers, and broader public as such (i.e. people and businesses who didn't hear of osCommerce, or heard of osCommerce 10 years ago, or got upset with osCommerce not moving forward when the rest of the world did and switched to something else) so that we could redevelop the brand and community, and turn it into a very popular and successful Ecommerce solution and business for everyone involved into it. It takes some time to create osCommerce v4 from the current platform, and this is what we are working on now. We are looking to make it ready for php 8. We are moving some parts of the functionality into the add-ons. We're working on the manuals for users and developers, and so on. We are really looking forward to releasing osCommerce v4 as soon as possible. And then - will continue working on it, releasing new features as apps and new versions several times a year (but not too often). We would be very happy to see you and everyone else using osCommerce v4 in this or that way. Creating and running new successful websites with it. Creating new apps, modules, design themes. Offering development support and Ecommerce consulting to businesses. There are so many things we can do together! And if somebody wants to still use some old osCommerce or another shopping cart for any reasons - so be it, it is totally fine. We want to see osCommerce v4 considered on its merits, on what positive change and improvements it can bring to the business - either of the online retailer or of osCommerce developer. You're welcome to get in touch via the Contact page, happy to have a phone chat with you.
  16. 1 point
    ozEworks

    Payment methods

    Availability of payment methods is a deciding factor when choosing an ecommerce solution. If we want people to use os Commerce V4 versus other open source, we need to offer as many as possible free of charge out of the box - on and offline. In principal, I think all payment modules supported by the osCommerce team themselves should be included. Any not supported by them should be in the app store. All included should be free to use. Offline needs to include Check. Online definitely needs to include Stripe.
  17. 1 point
    videod

    New management and osCommerce v4

    Congrats and.. Do you plan on a free migration tool for 2.x to migrate to the new and improved 4.x version of OSCommerce?
  18. 1 point
    alix32

    Menu Editor

    Hi - what would an horizontal category menu look like on the front end? A mega-menu like we see on pretty much every modern ecommerce site, with sub-categories in verticals/columns, a brand or any image of your choice in a dedicated space, etc..?
  19. 1 point
    Steve, thanks for your comments! We had first used osCommerce back in 2002 to create an online store for a client. Since 2004 we had been only creating online stores for clients, and we had used osCommerce back then. Over the years we were a sponsor, corporate sponsor, partner, etc. We even wrote and published a book on how to use osCommerce in the most efficient way. osCommerce doesn't have a bad reputation, no. It was neglected and we are here now to not just keep it going but to turn it into a mainstream Ecommerce solution for the benefit of businesses and developers. We are business-minded people and see this as a great opportunity for everyone. You will be very welcome to use osCommerce for your projects, and we hope all members of this forum, not dependently on whether or not they are a member of group, club, or anything. We will welcome everyone to use osCommerce in this or that capacity (as soon as it is legal, of course )
  20. 1 point
    YePix

    New management and osCommerce v4

    Because Phoenix has long been a commercial hub. This arrogance alone to seek out members in the group and block others who do not seem to pay enough is a cheek. It is called public discrimination. It's finally time to bring osCommerce to life and take it to the top. Here neither Phoenix nor any other forking in the forum has to be looked for. It was osCommerce, now it is not osCommerce and it will be osCommerce again. That should be clear enough.
  21. 1 point
    kgtee

    New management and osCommerce v4

    Being truly open, discussions and source codes likewise, I believe v4 will bring back more of the existing 353413 members back online, and add more new members too. osC glorious past will soon return! 😀
  22. 1 point
    @domiosc Vicent, thanks for your post. We strongly believe in osCommerce, and its community, hence we have acquired osCommerce from the previous owner and are working very hard to launch the new version and additional facilities and services later on. As it was stated in the original post, and in all the comments above, osCommerce v4 will be OPEN SOURCE and FREE. It will come with a great deal of features, immediately skyrocketing it to 2021 from pretty much previous millennia. After v4 is out and available to the public, we will be working on a number of other very important tasks, like launching the App store, setting up proper support and documentation, providing development partners with means and facilities to offer their solutions and services to osCommerce shop owners. Our goal is to make osCommerce a mainstream Ecommerce solution, and provide osCommerce community various tools to be able to find solutions and services (for shop owners) and offer such solutions and services for a fair fee (for designers, developers, consultants, accountants, you name it!). As to the ERP Ecommerce - this is EXACTLY what osCommerce v4 is about. Or rather its ERP version - this is not clear at the moment yet. There are tools to manage suppliers, warehouses, stock. There are tools to connect to various 3rd parties via the API and other means. There are tools to manage customer communications, including returns. And many more. Our goal is to find a balance between offering a modern, featured, solid Ecommerce platform AND not overcomplicating it at the same time. Please sign up to become a Beta tester via our Contact page, and we will be happy to give you a preview version once it becomes available.
  23. 1 point
    A new version has been uploaded with these changes: Changed code to fix a 7.3 compatibility problem. Changed code to fix the character conversion option. Split into a Phoenix and non-Phoenix versions. The former accomplished by files supplied by @raiwa.
  24. 1 point
    yahalimu

    JcM New products carousel v7.0 Phoenix

    Also does it on the demo site kuuza.co.uk at certain resolution.
  25. 1 point
    Try this. Remove the last change then change this line $string = iconv("ISO-8859-1", "UTF-8//TRANSLIT", $string); to this $string = iconv('UTF-8', 'ASCII//TRANSLIT', $string); Also, probably not related to this, you have Ô=> O in your array. That would cause a space to be in the url causing it to fail. As mentioned previously, you should limit the conversion entry until the code is working to be sure parts of it are not causing other problems.
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