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  1. This is the support thread for the Header Tags For Novices Contribution, which can be found: http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,4822
  2. GemRock

    Header Tags for novices

    for the admin side of osc2.3.1, just comment out the column_left so that it looks like this: <!-- left_navigation //--> <?php // require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'column_left.php'); ?> <!-- left_navigation_eof //--> in the two files: header_tags_edit.php and header_tags_category_edit.php Ken
  3. GemRock

    Header Tags for novices

    i think i have missed afew posts (no email notification sent to me). for osc 2.3.1, you add this code to template__top.php between <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo CHARSET; ?>" /> and the 'base href' bit. changes to the application_top.php is the same as in osc 2.2. the results can be seen in my demo osc231 shop (accessed from my profile). <?php if (stristr($_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],'index.php')) { ?> <title><?php echo (strlen($title_tag) > 1) ? $title_tag . ' - ' . TITLE : $title_home_default . ' - ' . TITLE; ?></title> <meta name="description" content="<?php echo (strlen(strip_tags($desc_tag)) < 5)? $desc_home_default : strip_tags($desc_tag); ?>"> <meta name="keywords" content="<?php echo (strlen(strip_tags($keywords_tag)) < 5) ? $kws_home_default : strip_tags($keywords_tag); ?>"> <?php }else if(stristr($_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],'product_info.php')){ ?> <title><?php echo ((strlen($categories['categories_name']) > 1) || (strlen($manufacturers['manufacturers_name']) > 1)) ? $header_tags['products_name'] . ' -' . $breadcrumb_tags->trail_tags(' ') . ' ' . TITLE : TITLE; ?> </title> <meta name="description" content="<?php echo $header_tags['desc_tag']; ?>"> <meta name="keywords" content="<?php echo $header_tags[keywords_tag]; ?>"> <link rel="canonical" href="<?php echo tep_href_link(FILENAME_PRODUCT_INFO,'products_id='. (int)$HTTP_GET_VARS['products_id']); ?>" /> <?php }else{ ?> <title><?php echo tep_output_string_protected($oscTemplate->getTitle()); ?></title> <?php } ?> for websites using sts, refer to the above. Ken
  4. where do you get the idea of adding the http://www.ecardmodels.com before RewriteBase / ? RewriteBase / is what you need, no more no less, if your site is not under a sub-directory. Ken
  5. tend not 2 think tracing php versions is good idea unless theres a nechanism that sees depressed functions as alias. while 5.3 hasnt been adadpted by most hosts we are talking about 5.4? what about php 6, 7...?

  6. ffmpeg: a client site failed to create 30s preview clip but all sorted so now having a troublefree peaceful sat evening & sunday - happy...

  7. fixing a very strange ffmpeg issue...

  8. GemRock

    header tags

    in version 2.3.x, the head section has been removed to the template_top.php, which is why you ca no longert find the head tag in any file you want to modify. ken
  9. would it not be best posted to the Tips and Tricks section? ken
  10. GemRock

    Header Tags for novices

    what i can do is to offer a quick fix as i know little about your website. in product_info.php, below require(DIR_WS_LANGUAGES . $language . '/' . FILENAME_PRODUCT_INFO); add: $mID_sql = tep_db_query("select manufacturers_id from " . TABLE_PRODUCTS . " where products_id = '" . (int)$_GET['products_id'] . "'"); $mID_query = tep_db_fetch_array($mID_sql); $mID = $mID_query['manufacturers_id']; $manufacturers_query = tep_db_query("select manufacturers_name from " . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . " where manufacturers_id = '" . (int)$mID . "'"); $manufacturers = tep_db_fetch_array($manufacturers_query); $m_name = $manufacturers['manufacturers_name']; now, you get the manufacturers name, you can add it to wherever you want to. eg, add it to the title tag: Ken
  11. GemRock

    Header Tags for novices

    read the previous page (page 38) post #755 onward, to see if that help? Ken
  12. GemRock

    OSC V3

    hi Harald were you testing the out of box standard osc 2.2 , whereas in my mind i am thinking about those heavily added-on shops. my concern is to do with the 'mayhem' created by the upgrade of mysql from v4 to v5 just a couple of years ago when i spent, or rather, wasted, lots of time updating scripts. btw, it seams osc2.3.1 still uses the "array_merge($sql_data_array, $insert_sql_data)" the same as the earlier osc versions. dont if theres some magic somewhere in v2.3.1 that i am aware of? dont get me wrong. i am not against technical progress. just feel like it has to do slowly, and i think sometimes the progess is made by purely peer to peer review or pressure. Ken
  13. GemRock

    security issue with OSC V3

    ithink i know the answer, which is: there is no such thing as free lunch.:) ken
  14. GemRock

    OSC V3

    i think you somehow missed this bit in my post: thats a typical example of entering card details on your web shop. @ Harald: i dont know when but would reckon some time in the future, not something that would happen in the next few months. as for php.net's position of abandoning php v5.2.x, i think its a bit of irresponsicible given the large user base (just think about how many osc2.2 shops in the past nearly 10 yrs time, let alone other apps) of v 5.3's earlier versions, and it knowingly creates incompatibility between the old and the new. "if it aint broke, dont fix it", after all. Ken
  15. GemRock

    OSC V3

    not quite. how many onlineshops need pci? very few and only those who is big enough to have a dedicated server, and if you have a dedicated server, do whatever you like. for argument sake, paypal (which i dont like btw) speaks loud and clear its taken the pci hassle out of majority of online shops by having its server(s) pci'ed so that you dont have to, unless for some bizarre reason you want to use its so-called 'direct payment'. and so is true for other payment processing providers. bottom line: if you do not store card details in your database on the server, pci is irrelevant, and so is php v5.3.x. ken
  16. i may not seriously understand your definition of 'complaining' but i certainly seriously know very well about osc, and would not come here to ask such a silly question (in fact never ask any question or help on the osc forums). i simply suggested you may have downloaded the wrong version, or the verstion you downloaded had been 'contaminated'. if neither is the case then only you yourself know what happen to your installation. giving out free time to answer questions is a thankless business, which is partly the reason why i no longer come here often. ken
  17. the idea is: you should have been more careful. the lastest released was on 15 Jan 2011, and the next latest released was called Ultimate SEO 2-2.2d-10 Polish Language Pack that says it has been translated fully into polish. so if you downloaded that one then you are asking for it and then come here to complain... ken ps, mentioning the versions does not mean i approve or disapprove them. you make your judgement.
  18. no, its certainly NOT for vanilla oscommerce. it can be used on any osc shops however modified these shops may have been, and can even be used for v2.3. if you spend time to understand how it works then you can further modify it for your own needs - its only one file ie the seo class (and on this note dont believe one that has been broken into several segments to make it looks more "professional" unnecessarily complicated). Chemo may no longer with us (he passed away last year) but his addon still widely used. sorry i dont understand/know your problem with THIS addon so can't help. but i do believ its not this addon's problem, its more likely your shop may need to modify or have this addon modified so that both can work the way you like. ken
  19. GemRock

    Header Tags for novices

    the only possible reason for no-show of the manu. list could be the language id. try to change this line 204: $manufacturers_query_raw = "select manufacturers_id, manufacturers_name, title_tag, desc_tag, keywords_tag from " . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . " where language_id = '$languages_id' " . " $sort_by "; to $manufacturers_query_raw = "select manufacturers_id, manufacturers_name, title_tag, desc_tag, keywords_tag from " . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . " $sort_by "; assuming you only have one language. you can look at the table to see if there is any language id. if there is, then somehow the variable $language_id is empty. Ken
  20. GemRock

    Header Tags for novices

    sorry i forgot that. yes you need to make change to index.php. try to add this code just before: require(DIR_WS_LANGUAGES . $language . '/' . FILENAME_DEFAULT); if (isset($_GET['manufacturers_id'])) { $manufacturers_query = tep_db_query("select manufacturers_name,title_tag,desc_tag,keywords_tag from " . TABLE_MANUFACTURERS . " where manufacturers_id = '" . (int)$HTTP_GET_VARS['manufacturers_id'] . "'"); if (tep_db_num_rows($manufacturers_query)) { $manufacturers = tep_db_fetch_array($manufacturers_query); if (strlen($manufacturers['title_tag'])>3) { $title_tag = $manufacturers['title_tag']; } else { $header_manifacturer = $manufacturers['manufacturers_name'] . ' - '; } if (strlen($manufacturers['desc_tag'])>5) { $desc_tag = $manufacturers['desc_tag'].' - '.$desc_home_default; } else { $desc_tag = $manufacturers['manufacturers_name'].' - '.$desc_home_default; } if (strlen($manufacturers['keywords_tag'])>5) { $keywords_tag = $manufacturers['keywords_tag'].' - '.$kws_home_default; } else { $keywords_tag = $manufacturers['manufacturers_name'].' - '.$kws_home_default; } } if (isset($_GET['filter_id']) && tep_not_null($_GET['filter_id'])) { $cat_tags_query = tep_db_query("SELECT categories_name, title_tag, desc_tag, keywords_tag FROM " . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " where categories_id = '" . (int)$_GET['filter_id'] . "' AND language_id = '" . (int)$languages_id . "'"); $cat_tags = tep_db_fetch_array($cat_tags_query); $title_tag = $header_manifacturer . $cat_tags['categories_name'] . ' - '; } } feel free to make further changes to suit your needsad the code may be customised that site only. Ken
  21. GemRock

    Header Tags for novices

    found it (header tags for manufacturers) but haven't got the time to add it to the package so not a formal release. download zip file HERE, just a single file combining the language definition. unzip it then upload to (admin)/ folder. add a link to the (admin)/includes/boxes/catalog.php. let me know if there is any problem (do not expect any) so that i can fix it and add it to the package. Ken
  22. GemRock

    Header Tags for novices

    Hi Paulien i seem to have done a on-the-spot mod that is exactly what you requested for a site but at the moment cant remember which site. will have a look and post back here.
  23. GemRock

    pdf invoices for admin only

    in the file shown above, the full line 104 looks like this (taken from a live shop): $this->$image_function(PDF_INVOICE_IMAGE,7,10,($size[0]*0.3),($size[1]*0.3),'', FILENAME_DEFAULT); in the above example, the constant PDF_INV_IMG_CORRECTION has been replaced by actual figures 0.3. try different figures to suit your need. Ken
  24. If what you want is nothing more than print/save invoices from admin, and do not want to make lots of changes to your shop, especially database changes, to achieve this little tiny thing, then this is the contribution for you. Here is the installation instruction (if you need it) that is not included in the package:
  25. GemRock

    Header Tags for novices

    under what condition the "page Title tag" becomes the product name? answers could only be good if the question is as detailed as possible. Ken