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  1. 6 points
    osCommerce-Official

    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

    osCommerce v4 Beta 1 has been made available to a limited number of first reviewers today. We will work with the feedback we receive over the next couple of weeks, and will release Beta 2 to registered Beta-testers in early December 2021. Want to become a Beta tester? Contact us via the main website to register your interest now and receive access to Beta 2 in December! Providing we continue to receive reasonable feedback from the Beta testers we are looking to launch osCommerce v4 in early 2022. The wait is over!
  2. 5 points
    Demitry

    V4 ETA ?

  3. 5 points
    Jack_mcs

    Next osCommerce v4 demo

    To me, the most important question is why @osCommerce-Officialrefuses to make appearance here? @Harald Ponce de Leondid the same thing and we all know what came of that.
  4. 5 points
    milkman45

    osCommerce v4 demo

    The idea of DEMOS is great but to sign in and have a private viewing is crazy. A link to a dedicated page with sign in would have been better as allocated time is not possible for all. I don't understand the secrecy......
  5. 4 points
    Thank you for your input guys. There has indeed been some delay in development, which has now been resolved. Will keep you posted about the release of the new version in due course.
  6. 4 points
    SaphyraK

    Next osCommerce v4 demo

    Hi there! @osCommerce-Official Well, currently I make a new OSCommerce shop, under OSCommerce 2.3.x (well, last stable branch I mean). As you know I'm patiently (impatient lol), to see as developper, which code is the OSCommerce V4 contain ! I don't really like "meeting demo", "video recording", because I like concrete things, I like test myself. (you know, some nowadays developers use for some OpenStreetMaps over Google Maps, so.. why using a proprietary Google Meet for showing demos???) I like interactive demo, where I can explore both: source code and visual rendering. From as i see, that V4 is doesn't yet ready, I don't lose interest to that project, (indeed not), but, I'm really feeling communication is more for "end-user people" than "developers one". Please release the source code (at least a screenshot), and better if you give a gitHub repository which, us, developers can explore from our own hands and eyes ! Thanks for the reading. Have a good ending week. Wish the best for V4 OSCommerce!
  7. 4 points
    Demitry

    New management and osCommerce v4

    In fact, osCommerce is unusable without the Addons. Congratulations! You have inadvertently stumbled upon one of the main reasons why osC flat-lined. The osC Marketplace is saturated with old & expired addons that are poorly coded with little to no conformity to any osC coding standards. Then there are the Zombie Phoenix addons and addon updates that support a spin-off eComm software. And now, it is no longer monitored so we have spammers posting garbage like the two screenshots below. Additionally, the search feature stopped working in Firefox for some reason, though it still works in Chrome. And you want to keep this? Really?? smh I think that all addons for version 2.2.x should be removed. If you have osC v 2.2 on PHP5.x, you have gravely neglected your store and you are not doing any justice for your customers. All addons for osC v2.3.x should have a 12 to 24-month end-of-life time-line starting with the release date of osCv4. This gives everyone time to either download the addons they still have not for their legacy version, or switch over to v4 if they chose to do so. osCv4 addons should be completely separate, tested, and monitored for quality, code conformity & consistency, and relevance/usefulness. However, if osCv4 is going to adopt the same failed business model as its predecessor, then by all means, keep the Marketplace as is, ..and all the issues and store-owner dependencies that come with it. Applying the same methodologies of a software that flat-lined, to a software refresh is the definition of insanity. That's a reference to an Albert Einstein quote. Personally, I have a lot of time & effort invested in all the addons that I contributed to osCommerce over the years. Regardless, I have no attachments to them and would gladly let them all go just to see osCommerce start fresh with a new slate and a better market & business strategy.
  8. 3 points
    Oscommerce v4 is not a fork of osCommerce v2. It is a brand new solution made for modern day use. In the past it was called trueloaded. There were no promises to any previous owners of osCommerce, and especially no lies as, being business professionals, we don't lie. That's the end of your comments here.
  9. 3 points
    Gyakutsuki

    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

    Hello, First, nice work Now let's start with the testers I hope you will have nice feedback. Congratulation for your work
  10. 3 points
    clustersolutions

    Next osCommerce v4 demo

    Hope it's alright to provide some suggestions: Record the demo session and provide the recording. The sooner people get to see the s/w, repo, and app features the better to find volunteers. For dotcomboomers they'll be thinking what's in it for me, and for millennials they probably will do things for a cause that they believe in. Wiki type content management perhaps people can submit contents that are pending approval? The thought here was to just make it open. Read a story about Elastic Search and on how the founder was dumbfounded as it gained traction after it was put in an opensource git repo. Thanks!
  11. 3 points
    Smoky Barnable

    Next osCommerce v4 demo

    How about a YouTube channel instead of demo's by invitation?
  12. 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).
  13. 2 points
    osCommerce-Official

    osCommerce v4 Beta 1

    Would like to suggest that you try the new osCommerce when it is available in January before posting such comments Oscommerce v4 is a modern day Ecommerce platform for real business.
  14. 2 points
    frankl

    New management and osCommerce v4

    Great! Looking forward to it 👍
  15. 2 points
    v4 of osCommerce will be made available through the main website at www.osCommerce.com and, likely, GitHub or similar in due course. We are working on rolling the Beta out and will keep you posted via the Forum. Thanks!
  16. 2 points
    For those of you who would like to use this addon with PHP 8 the following change cleared this fatal error. In the image.php file, change: $trnprt_color = @imagecolorsforindex ( $this->_image, $trnprt_indx ); to: if ($trnprt_indx < imagecolorstotal($this->_image)){ $trnprt_color = imagecolorsforindex ( $this->_image, $trnprt_indx ); }
  17. 2 points
    @ArtcoInc I didn’t see that post from Vadym. I saw another one a while back and am now not sure if it was from him or second-hand. So, I was wrong in my understanding of that 2.x migration to osCv4, and you are right. Though having read this, I am now even more skeptical of the osCv4 rollout. I assume that your “Doom & Gloom” comment was directed at me. If so, I disagree with your perception of such comments. I’m a realist, ..just being realistic! 1. The last official release of this software was over 4 years old and is not compatible with today’s PHP version. 2. The software is not made to be upgradeable to newer osC versions and is not easily upgradeable to new PHP versions. 3. osC is a bare-bones set of core files that is completely dependent on addons for basic features to make it a working shop. 4. The addons site is in disarray with old and poorly coded addons most of which have not been updated in years and the majority of which are written by amateur programmers. 5. The main source of osCommerce technical support we now have is,… (drum-roll…….) => Jack! And I am very grateful for his continued commitment, availability, and help. Most of the other senior developers/techs have either jumped ship or are not wasting any more of their time on osC support. Good for them! I am grateful to them for all the time, effort, and expertise they donated to help the rest of us. 6. osC went belly-up a decade ago and there are currently around 30 people following Vadym’s “new osCommerce V4” thread who are interested in the V4 release. Numbers don’t lie! https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&amp;geo=US&amp;q=oscommerce 7. You basically have to be a programmer or know a programmer to set-up and manage an osC site. This software is not for the non-technical shop owner, which is pretty much most everyone. 8. The new osC ownership missed their own deadline for the release of the new version, which was supposed to be available this past summer of 2021. 9. That last D-bag that pretended to manage osCommerce for years, basically wiped his ass with it. And, the new osC ownership have been MIA for months. Considering all of these issues, how can you tell newbies and existing shop owners (whose old osC software is failing them), that they should stick with osCommerce? Yeah!, I tell them the truth, ..that they should go find another cart software. Why? Because it’s immoral and unethical not to. That’s not “Doom & Gloom,” ..that’s being real about the software’s current state and any future projection (seeing how the new ownership has thus far handled the osCv4 rollout). That’s me saving them a ton of time, money, and aggravation. I do believe that Vadym and his team will eventually release osCv4, which will breathe some life into this software. Though again, being realistic, ..it is highly unlikely that this new version will somehow propel osCommerce to compete with some of the big names of eComm software in the industry (or even some of the smaller ones). Ashley is just having some fun and trying to help those that still think osC is a viable eComm solution. Though your comment only proves my point. A non-technical person cannot do what Ashley (as well as Ruden) did, and that’s just patching an old software to the latest PHP version (plus a few minor tweaks). There is still the process of loading all the necessary addons, bringing them up to date, and testing them. This doesn’t even include customization. That’s like saying, “look how easy it is for that ballerina to dance on stage,” ...but try explaining that to the cops arresting you for dancing in a pink tutu on Time Square. So, that’s fairly easy stuff for someone who knows osCommerce directory, file, and code structure and is at least semi-technical (though extremely time consuming!). Not so much for the non-technical newbie or a shop owner who is still running an MS2.2 candle shop on PHP5.3.
  18. 2 points
    Maybe Vadym just forgot his osC login creds, and cannot figure out how to log back in. LoL
  19. 2 points
    @OldPete You did not mention which version of osC your site is running. However, I will guess that it is an older version. ** ALL ** of the older 'official' versions of osC are not coded to run under newer versions of PHP, and WILL CRASH as hosts upgrade the version of PHP they are running! Your options are: 1) Get your host to down-grade you to an earlier version of PHP (v5.x). This is ONLY A TEMPORARY FIX, and many/most hosts are discontinuing support for older versions of PHP. 2) Look at the code in the examples that Hotclutch linked to, and apply ALL of the changes in his code to your site. No, he is not trying to SELL you anything. Be aware that there is a LOT of updates needed to get the old osC code to run under newer versions of PHP. If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, you can hire someone to do it for your (again, Hotclutch is NOT trying to sell you something). 3) Look into one of the newer 'unofficial' versions and/or forks of osC. Hotclutch linked to two versions. There are others. Many of these will offer improvements and upgrades from your old version (such as a responsive display, that adjusts the page layout depending on the screen size of your customers. This is crucial in today's age where most people are using mobile devices). None of these are an in-place upgrade. You would need to install the new code in a new directory, migrate your data over (customers, products, sales history, etc), and apply any mods or add-ons you had in your old shop (make sure they are compatible with whatever new shop code you use!). If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, you can hire someone to do this for you (again, Hotclutch is NOT trying to sell you something). 4) The original developer of osC has sold the name and code to a new party. This new party has announced that they will be releasing a new 'official' version of osC (v4), and will offer a migration path from older versions. However, this new version is late, and the new owners have not been active in keeping us informed as to when it will be available. I am sure that there are other options (like moving to a different shopping cart program), but this will give you an idea of what is needed for you to move forward. HTH Malcolm
  20. 2 points
    Jack_mcs

    My Addons

    I've had a number of questions about my addons so I thought it would make it easier to create a thread I could reference. Each addon has one or more of the indicators below. But those are just general guides and may not apply in all cases. Just ask if you need something clarified. I've included links to my addons that are in the apps section though I may have missed some of the older ones. c - Some core changes needed f - Free version uploaded but may not be for all versions n - Not mine but altered by me p = Phoenix - at least through 1.0.7.4 v - Has Pro version. If F is not indicated, then it is only available from me. Additional Orders Infoc f p Add additional details about orders at a glance. Add More Fields c f Adds extra fields to the products. Admin Trapper c p Adds extra protection to the admin All Customers c f p Provides a report about customers, like email addresses. All Products SEO f p Quick links to products - helps with SEO. Article Manager c f p v Easily add articles to the site. Allows customers to comment to them. Attribute Percentage c f p Adds percentage as a way to charge for attributes. Attributes Download Manager c v Additional options for downloads. Auto Logon f n p Customers are automatically logged in. Auto Update Currencies f p Keeps the exchange rates current. Batch Printing c f p v Handle multiple invoices with just a few clicks. Blacklistc f p Prevent marked visitors from visiting the site or placing an order. Categories Box Expander p v An expandable category box. Category Images f p Lists the categories on the page. CCV f p v Adds the cc payment module. Compare My Price c f Tracks other sites and shows how they compare to your products. Continue Shopping f p Adds a continue shopping button to the shopping cart page. CSS_Editor p v Easily edit the sites colors from admin. Currency Images f p Adds a flag image for each currency. Custom Server Error Pages f n p Allows you to control the error pages on the site. Daily Specials f p v Setup coupons not available in other addons, like buy 1 get 1. Database Optimizer f p Cleans the database of useless data. DoubleClick Preventer c p v Prevents customers from clicking twice on the confirmation page. Easy Logo f p Create a logo from text and images. Easy Populate f p v Handle your products from a spredsheet file. Easy Reorder p v Customers past order history is displayed and allows them to quickly order. FAQ Manager f p Easily add and mange FAQ's in admin. Free Shipping plus Others c p n v Gives the option of Free Shipping as well as whichever ones are enabled. Full Width Footer f p A footer module that uses the full width of the display. Generic_Infobox f p Allows one infobox to contain many different sections. Gift Add c f n p Adds the option to order as a gift. Gift Vouchers Secure c p v Provides codes to use for discount or to sell. Google Feeder f p v Used for google shopping. Google_Reviews p v Adds the code that allows google to ask your customers for reviews. Google XML Sitemap SEO f p Creates a sitemap used by the search engines. Gratuity c f p v Asks your customers if they want to contribute to a charity, or any group you set up. Grouped Reviews c p v Groups the reviews to give a better display. Header Status Handler c f p Handles 404 and 410 errors correctly. Header Tags SEO c f p Full meta tag control - very good for SEO. Honey Pot f p v Prevents spam and fake accounts. HTML Editor c f p v Automatically add an html editor to the selected pages. Image interrogator p v Compares image files on the server to what is actually in use and allows them to be deleted. Image Static Modules p v A group of five image modules to display various images on the home page. Imprint Text n p v Allows the customer to input text they would like applied to a product, like a label on a hat. Individual Product Shipping c f p v Allows shipping costs to be applied to a product. Information Pages SEO f p v Easily add and manage pages in admin. Very useful for the shop but also helps with SEO. Instant Discount c f p v Displays a popup with items on sale for a limited time - like buy in the next 10 minutes for discount. Jssor Image Slider f p Displays sliding images in the header or the home page. Link Checker p v Checks the links of your site to make sure they are valid. Login Modal f n p v Adds a modern popup for logging in. Login Monitor f p Monitors the admin for invalid logins and notifies the shop owner when they occur. Main Menu p v Add a horizontal menu to the header to diplay categories, manufacturers and more. Manufacturer Images f p Display the manufacturers on the home page. Manufacturers Products p v Display a page showing products by manufacturers. Merge Accounts f p v Merger two accounts into one. Message Box f p Adds rotating messages to the header or navbar. MultiBox Single f p Show images in an infobox. Multiple Products Manager f p v Allows controlling multiple products easily. Must Agree To Conditions f n p v Adds a checkbox to the create account and/or checkout page that customer must accept. Orders Exporter p v Export details of orders into a csv file. OSC Error Handler c p Prevent errors from being seen by customers. Paypal Fees c f p Displays the charges by paypal. Phone Orders f p Place an order or create an account for your customers. Previous Next c n p v Shows Next/Prev buttoms on product pages. Price In Cart p v Display the cart total in various locations on the shop. Print Order c n p v Allows the customer to print a copy of their order. Product Quantity Box c f p Adds +/- buttons to the product page so the customer can change the quantity to order. Purchase Limiter c f p v Limits how much a customer can spend. Quantity Price Breaks f p Discount products based on the quantity ordered. Recover Cart Sales f n p Shows incomplete orders and allow those customers to be contacted. Second Currency c f p v Adds a second currency to each place a price shows. Shopping Cart Update List p v Replace the box and delete button with a quantity list on the shopping cart page. Sitemap SEO c f p Adds a site map to the shop. Useful to your customers but good for SEO too. Site Monitor f p Reports changes to files that the shop owner didn't make. Social Accounts p v Adds an infobox with social icons. SSL Box p v Adds an infobox with the ssl details. Tax By Year p v Shows taxes by the year. Text Master f p v Edit standard pages in admin. Text Slider f p v Adds text to the home page that hides when not being read. Ultimate SEO p Changes the url to human readable. UPSXML c p n v Shipping module. USPS c p n v Shipping module. View Counter f p v Very powerful program to control what is going on on the shop. YouTube Vidoe Box p v Adds an infobox that displays a youtube video.
  21. 2 points
    frankl

    Next osCommerce v4 demo

    3-4 weeks away as of 10th of June - 9 weeks ago. Delays happen, and are sometimes out of an organisation's control. What is not out of an organisation's control is communication. Harald wasn't good at it, you guys should have improved things on that front. It's better to communicate and receive some feedback (even negative feedback which can be highly constructive) rather than not communicate at all. Please let us know what's going on. Don't take us for granted. Otherwise when requests such as number three above are put out they will merely be met with apathy.
  22. 2 points
    mediarays

    Next osCommerce v4 demo

    I am a member on this forum since 2003 and my first online ecommerce script it oscommerce. Long live Oscommerce
  23. 2 points
    Demitry

    New management and osCommerce v4

    Привет Вадим, спасибо за ответ. Yes, I saw that a day or so back, on the Team page. Two things about that page. There are duplicate entries for Kate Dyachenko and Serhii Gakhov. And, the osC profiles are not set up for your team members, though I only checked a couple of them. This is not of great importance at this time, but does go to credibility as you move forward and,.. if you plan to keep the forums. Having a dedicated team of Ukrainians and Russians is indeed Very promising! So as an “on premises" solution (and especially when you move to SaaS), ..does that mean that this will no longer be an open-source software that can be downloaded and installed locally? Because the “os” in osCommerce does stand for “open source.” And, if that’s the case, then this is quite different than Magento, and actually more like Shopify. By the way, I am not a fan of Shopify or BigCommerce. I mentioned them because today’s eComm-cart popularity has direct correlation to the fact that the majority of store owners are not technical and do not want to be. That’s one of the main directives pursued by the prior unmentionable, who is directly responsible for the mismanagement and the dismantling of osC and its brand equity. I’m talking about the blatant ignorance and stupidity.. such as,.. releasing new osC versions that store-owners could not update their stores to. And, the inability of osC software to be updated to new PHP versions. Other crucial mismanagement issues like,.. Excluding the integration of common-place & basic eCommerce features such as Order Tracking, SEO, MVS, product attribute management, site and form security, shipping calculators, RMA system, and many, Many others! These are all standard features offered with every eComm cart out there today, but of course, not with osCommerce. So Vadym, the point of this is that I hope that you choose not to pursue any part of that same “I live in my mom’s basement while I pretend to manage an eCommerce software” strategy, otherwise, you’re just setting yourself, your team, and the new software release for failure. Ok, so I am happy to hear that this is not some philanthropic endeavor to give away your time & energy. That certainly gives more value to the software, its potential future, and perceived longevity. However, your initiative to monetize is not very clear from your response. If you plan to in-house the new osC, and charge for account access, support, and addons/customization,.. that’s one thing. On the other hand, if your services include store-owner ordered customization and development, then this is a conflict of interest. Actually, I am not very clear on how you plan to monetize this software. I am willing to invest in something new that I believe will provide a viable long-term solution for my needs as a store-owner, but not if it is anything like what that unmentionable predecessor did,.. or I should say, ..did nothing with. Good! I’m glad to hear that! Additionally, I recommend removing any and all references to Zombie Phoenix. That includes the news articles related to it. There are about 22 articles on the https://www.oscommerce.com/Us&amp;News page. This is confusing to anyone who is new to osC because this software is no longer an osC product. The same goes for Zombie Phoenix addons and addon-updates that are part of non-Zombie Phoenix addons,.. including those of my own. As well as, any and all forum topics, discussions, and posts related to that “other” cart software. Let it all be gone like a fart in the wind!
  24. 2 points
    Hi Demitry! Yes, indeed, Vadym's here. Nice to e-meet you! I'm afraid my days of programming a long gone (well, never say never!) but we are a decent size team of engineers who are looking forward to re-establishing osCommerce as a mainstream, "cool" Ecommerce platform. There are two reasons why we do it: - we want to make it a successful business for ourselves, and for the members of this community - this is what osCommerce as a brand, and members of this community fully deserve - to see it grow again after years of not being developed Product-to-market strategy can not be disclosed on a public forum, however there are indeed some points that can: - osCommerce v4 will be an "on premises" solution to start with. Next year we will consider SaaS option as well. As an "on premises" Ecommerce platform it will not be competing with the likes of Shopify directly, but rather with Magento and similar - osCommerce v4 will come fully SEO and mobile optimised, supporting design templates, with built in CMS and design editor, a number of great features - all free. - osCommerce v4 will come ready for a number of osCommerce-created add-ons and, eventually - for add-ons created by the members of this community - it is going to be a relatively low-code platform, that will allow not just designers and developers, but also pro-users like consultants, Ecommerce and marketing managers, etc using it to customise customer experience It may not have sense to compare it to WooCommerce though, as Woo is less a specialist Ecommerce platform than osCommerce and is perhaps not as suitable to solve customer problems that osCommerce can resolve. Feeling noble indeed, but we are in business, and have been for quite a few years. It makes no sense to run osCommerce for the sake of it. It shall work and bring profit. The strategy is to achieve success not just through sales of our own services, but by allowing members of this community offering their solutions and services too. We want osCommerce is to become a business engine, available to everyone who is interested in it, able to use it, and happy to play by the rules. It is a complete re-write indeed. Not to worry, it will not. Since it is a complete re-write, it will not be able to support any 3rd party plugins as such. We will be publishing guides on how to create new add-ons, new design themes (templates), new widgets, and new modules (like payment, shipping, order total, etc). There's definitely a learning curve there, but eventually it will be well worth it, for everyone!
  25. 2 points
    Jack_mcs

    Header Tags SEO

    A new version has been uploaded with these changes: Corrected many compatibility issues found by member @Owl Sauron Removed unnecessary jquery code. Found ny member @MyBookShop,
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