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  1. 3 points
    peterpil19

    Time for a Bottom Up Rebuild?

    Not sure I can agree with that. Phoenix is the latest iteration of osCommerce by any definition. It is much more advanced than 2.3.4.1 considering the changes that have been made to its codebase. Hooks, modular functionality and layout, responsive design, PHP 7+ etc. Yes it has been around 5 years and the challenges I outlined above has continued to persist and continues to undermine the launch of each version, yet Gary and others (including you) have continued to support the project to our collective benefit despite homeground disadvantages! That fact 5 years has gone by is an absolute credit to Gary and others. Just the other day a 75 year old gentleman posted to this forum asking for help. He had installed 2.3.4 and appeared stuck. I hope not, but I reckon we lost him (just like we lose many others) when he was told he had installed the wrong version from cPanelx followed by the requisite elaborate explanation to instruct him which version to install and how to go about it. So I come to the forum after installing the official version to be told, don't do that, install the non-official version. This gentleman was someone who took the time to actually install osCommerce. As I said, there would be countless others in the market for a cart like osCommerce who are seeing the official dated, non-responsive, demo and choosing an alternative. We never even get a chance to speak to them and it is our own fault. Just imagine you turn up to a stadium with tickets to watch the official team play. You present your tickets and get told - yes that is the official team but they are really bad and out of shape. You really should see the other non-official team play, they are younger and much better and you will enjoy it more! You think to yourself - that can't be right so you go watch the official team play and are disappointed. You don't come back again. Why on earth are they selling tickets for the official team and why is the non-official team not the official team?! There is definitely a sizeable market for this type of shopping cart. Google proves it. The sheer number of websites built on osCommerce and comparable carts proves it. The market is large enough to sustain Phoenix if we fix some fundamental issues like I mentioned above. We do not need millions of members. yes, if we wanted that, things might need to change. But you need to crawl before you walk and right now perhaps crawling is what is needed so we can learn how to walk again. I definitely do not agree that the market is limited to just a few enthusiasts. Understandably given your tenure and clear passion for osCommerce, you are entitled to feeling jaded. However I hope you continue to support Phoenix with your add ons and passion. Peter
  2. 1 point
    Switch error reporting on, this layout change can be due to php errors.
  3. 1 point
    I never observed that something breaks due to too many global variables use. But easy way to check: replace one of the variables already listed instead to add another one. If it breaks it’s not the number of variables but something else.
  4. 1 point
    Make any chnages required using css in user.css or install add-on and make changes in admin. https://apps.oscommerce.com/buzoF&jcm-color-tweak-v1-1&p=2
  5. 1 point
    Heatherbell

    Quantity discount ?

    Yay! All credit to the coder - he's good.
  6. 1 point
    BrockleyJohn

    PHP error upgrading to 7.3

    The easy answer is: turn off displaying warnings. It's a warning not an error until some future version of php. in includes/application_top.php find: error_reporting(E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE & ~E_DEPRECATED & ~E_STRICT); ini_set('display_errors',1); on a live site you may not want to display any error messages to the public, in which case in the second line change 1 to 0 (zero) or if you want only to suppress warnings, change the first line to error_reporting(E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE & ~E_DEPRECATED & ~E_STRICT & ~E_WARNING);
  7. 1 point
    Heatherbell

    Quantity discount ?

    @Kurre We use the following mod for similar https://apps.oscommerce.com/OOHRE&quantity-discounts-by-that-software-guy&p=3
  8. 1 point
    14steve14

    Time for a Bottom Up Rebuild?

    I have said for a very long time that the core of oscommerce needs to be fit for today's market. It has to offer the features that are needed in today's harsh selling environment. It has to do everything well. Recently I have been looking for other software as a replacement module for the old Stripe payments was not available and was in the hands of Harald, so was never going to done. There are lots of carts out there, some more popular than others, but all offer standard features not available to oscommerce which are needed to run an ecommerce store and generate sales. This has been known but ignored by those in charge for years, and another thread moaning about what should or should not be included will not have any effect. There is a lot of grounds to be made up and without someone to lead a marketing push, which should generate interest from new developers and new users, then I am afraid that the project will just fizzle out. There is nothing stopping people creating modules and submitting them to be considered to be put into core, but they have to be coded first to show what they can do and they have to work. Its wrong to expect one person to do it all as much as its wrong for one person to want to do it all.
  9. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    Time for a Bottom Up Rebuild?

    😂 So why is every other successful ecart doing the exact opposite? These days the main carts offer vertualy everthing as a stock install. The thinking here is outdated, the world has moved on. Phoenix either catches up or it will be nothing more than a play thing for a few die hard supporters. Only a had full of people use it and most of those are just playing with it. Just Google it! Even if it improves to 10,000 sites it will still be a bit player in the market. ecarts are NOT about the code it's about successfully marketing your product. Other understand this and have move the market place to another level.
  10. 1 point
    burt

    Trouble with user.css on Phoenix

    Big up to @BrockleyJohn who did all the investigating and all the fixing. TY John.
  11. 1 point
    14steve14

    Time for a Bottom Up Rebuild?

    You are right there. There are loads of members very few of which are helpers so it could have been, and should have been kept in the open public forum.
  12. 1 point
    valquiria23

    Time for a Bottom Up Rebuild?

    @14steve14If I would be H, I will eliminate all the team members (except Burt) and recruit new ones who want to contribute. For example, there are several members in the forum who write excellent addons that can be incorporated into the basic OSC package installed from the factory. Everyone can help as they can. Doing market research, testing and informing what is needed is also a way of contributing. Let's join efforts to move forward, I'm sure we agree on this
  13. 1 point
    valquiria23

    Time for a Bottom Up Rebuild?

    I'm not talking about Gary who is the only one who carries OSC on his shoulders. I'm talking about the other team members who are only there to defile. I don't quite agree with your approach Steve , a person from China who has just installed OSC and does not find a WeChat payment module available, leaves OSC and installs another ecommerce platform. Not having these modules pre-installed from the factory means that more than one billion people (or more) do not use OSC. You see this issue from another point of view, you who already have an established business should add that module to reach a billion new users. What I see is what must be be done to enlarge the OSC community. Best regards Valqui
  14. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    Time for a Bottom Up Rebuild?

    I think we need a lot more than just PayPal the world has changed/is changing fast.
  15. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    PayPal fee changes

    The customer is "King" allways. Turning off PayPal may not be a good solution.
  16. 1 point
    burt

    Phoenix Announcements

    Phoenix 1.0.2.5 Particular thanks to @BrockleyJohn for fixing the Hooks class. Demo Site: https://template.me.uk/phoenix/index.php This Update; Fixes bug in Hooks Class that presents itself on some, not all, servers Update version to 1.0.2.5 How to Update if on 1.0.2.4; Download this Zip: 1.0.2.5.zip Unzip it Upload it Visit admin > tools > security checks and perform any needed actions Enjoy using 1.0.2.5 How to Update if on earlier version; Find version you are on [admin > tools > version checker] Go back through this discussion and perform updates to get to 1.0.2.4 Then follow "how to update if on 1.0.2.4" instructions - OR - You can download and install a brand new 1.0.2.5; clicking the green "clone or download" button at https://github.com/gburton/CE-Phoenix choose "download zip" unzip, upload, install After New Installation is complete; Visit admin > tools > security checks and perform any needed actions Enjoy using 1.0.2.5 - Join the Phoenix Club - https://forums.oscommerce.com/clubs/1-phoenix/ If you are not a member of the Phoenix Club, request it; you'll get to see some of the "behind the scenes" work and help to steer future releases.
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