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About majika

  • Birthday 07/03/1982

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  • Real Name
    Simon Evans
  • Location
    Wales, UK
  • Interests
    Web Development and Designing Icons and watching movies <br />oh and Friday nights out ;)
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  1. Hello, I am fairly new to using OSC and I have been trying to find out if there is an easier way for me to update my shop's Products that are offered as they are products that are changing every couple of Hours / Daily. If anyone know's how best to go about adding Excel Spread Sheet(s) that are full of product details and detailed specifications and images into OSC as a Bulk Upload without manually going through the whole Admin -> Catalog/Products for each item can you please let me know. At the moment I am recieving a mix of data from my suppliers in a semi-organized way's, well most of the sperad sheets share the same coloum names, etc, I just need an import page and /or function where I can just upload this to OSC ready for me to finally verify the uploaded data and then enable it for viewing in the Front-end eShop... Could parsing the data and flip it into XML -> RSS be the answer to this problem that I am facing? For a trouble free update to my catalogue. Any an all suggestions welcomed. FYI - I am using OSC RC2a under a SSL Secured connection I have access to SSH via my webhost control panel. The only issues that I have is that I cannot access my MySQL Database from my localhost machine so it is impossible for me to add data to MySQL without first putting it through my Webhosts Data Base Tools first. If this was not the case regarding none-direct access to the backend DB then perhaps it would be less of an issue i guess...? Many Thanks in advanced, Majika..!
  2. Hello, Before I begin I thought this would be the most relevant forum to post my query into [MODS PLEASE MOVE IF NOT] First off, This is not a contribution of any kind this is just a contribution to my own shop :)... So I guess we could argue the relevance of where this post should/should not be in ! What I am trying to achieve with small success is the implementation of the Open Search Descriptor XML Standard for browsers which will be offer search functionality from my eShop other members whilst searching the compititions site or from anywhere on my site or any application that runs the browser it is installed into. OVERVIEW For a perfect idea of what I am trying to achieve is a button that when clicked will allow customers/members to add my eShops Search facilities to their browsers like IE7 and FFox 2 etc Check out this page for what Microsoft has done http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/search...m/runonce2.aspx The standard Open Description standard is pretty straight forward, check it out it's only a quick 20min read of the overview Open Search Description Spec. 1.1 everything in there is self explanatory. Now for the small problem of implementation on my site: I have decided to start small and then add the service to other relevant pages that are most relevant to users who are searching for a item/product. Therefore a good place to add the search service link/button is on my home page - This is for the benefits of helping with the code that you may be able to help me out with: "https://www.mydomain.co.uk/shop/index.php" The second page I would like to add the Open Search Service to customers to is in the advanced_search.php "https://www.mydomain.co.uk/shop/advanced_search.php" Plus a couple of other relevant places, but once I got the first one right the rest will follow. (I Hope :) METHODS FOR ACHIEVING THIS Now there are two methods of doing this that I can see that are fiesable and do not send my visitors off in a hurry... The first Method: - This will Offer a "BUTTON" that, once clicked triggers the code that adds the Search Functionality to the users Browser Method Two: - I could include some basic Link data in the <HEAD> element of the page to automatically Pop-up a request box that says something along the lines of: "ADD SEARCH PROVIDER" The following search provider is already installed Do you want to replace it? NAME: "Search me" FROM: "www.domain-name.co.uk" Blah! Blah! Blah! |YES| | |NO| Fictitious but working opensearch.xml file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> - <OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/"> <ShortName>Search me (16 Chars Max)</ShortName> <Description>Search our Website from your Browser Without being on our webpage(1024 Chars Max)</Description> <Tags>example web</Tags> <Contact>admin@domain-name.co.uk</Contact> <InputEncoding>UTF-8</InputEncoding> <Url type="text/html" template="http://www.domain-name.co.uk/shop/advanced_search_result.php?keywords={searchTerms}&x=10&y=9" /> </OpenSearchDescription> Now the above is just an illustration of the code snippet not the actual url,description or short name tags. This is stored in my root folder of my /search/ Sub-Domain. http://search.domain-name.co.uk/opensearch.xml Inserting this into the page This is a snippet from my advanced_search.php page (Using Method 1 - The Button Version) <table> <tr> <td> <a href="#" onClick="window.external.AddSearchProvider('http://search.sellitor-sales.co.uk/opensearch.xml')" > </a> </td> </tr> </table>
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    Official PayPal IPN Support Thread

    OK, What module is best out of the PayPal Express or PayPal IPN (Instant Payment Notification) and can they be used/installed together on the same shop ? ;)
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    [Contribution] SEO-G

    Sorry, I didnt make my self clear enough, I just stated the obviouse that its just a php site which is kind of stupid as any site that is dynamic is probabaly either asp or php so just scratch the PHP bit. And in answer to your question about the admin section, I cant even reach the admin sections, just spits up errors.
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    [Contribution] SEO-G

    Hi, I have just installed the newest rls of SEO-G and followed the install guide exactly but I get an error when I try to view my site and cannot display anything nor can I enter the admin section here is the error msg's: Main Page Warning: require(includes/languages//index.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/sellitor/public_html/shop/index.php on line 33 Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/languages//index.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/sellitor/public_html/shop/index.php on line 33 AND Admin Section Fatal error: Cannot re-assign $this in /home/sellitor/public_html/shop/admin/includes/classes/upload.php on line 31 I would be Very greatful if someone could point me in the correct direction. Other notes and diagnostic info: I am using a modified version of OSC and a custom template. I am using PHP file extension I have completed all 10 steps and uploaded all files and images, completed modifications and tripple checked everything. Thanks in advance :'(