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  1. etzeppy

    problem with cart cookie addon

    Did you activate by setting "Store Cart in Cookie" under My Store in Admin?
  2. I am using spiders.txt dated 04-17-2010, which I believe is the most recent. It is not detecting the following bot: User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +http://www.bing.com/bingbot.htm) I thought adding "bingbot" (without quotes) to spiders.txt would allow detection but that did not seem to work. I actually thought that one of the existing strings would catch it but this bot is showing up in Who's Online as a customer. Can someone please tell me what string needs to be in spiders.txt to allow proper detection? Thanks
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    Preparing PayPal - Order Status ?

    I recently installed the certified "PayPal Website Payments Standard" module and it seems to be working fine. However, I have noticed that once some enters the "Order Review" page (checkout_confirmation.php), an order gets loaded into my database with status "Preparing PayPal". It seems like preparing an order at this point is 1 step early. The shopper has not Confirmed the order yet so it's not really an order. They may abort completely, continue shopping, or come back later. Don't get me wrong...having a pre-order in the database once they hit "Confirm Order" is a really good idea. I just don't like orders showing up in my database that I cannot tell if they are real orders that did not complete in PayPal or just from a customer that is not done shopping yet. Am I missing a key point? Is there a different PayPal module that handles this better? Thanks for any input.
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    Which Authorize.net module should I use?

    Thank you for the input. I am in the US but I also accept orders from international buyers. To get those transactions to go through in Virtual Terminal, I have to turn off some of the AVS checks that I would normally use for US customers. How does AIM deal with stuff like that? I don't want to lose international sales but I don't want to turn off AVS completely either.
  5. I am currently processing cards manually with the Authorize.net virtual terminal. I am mostly an off-line business but lately my web sales have ramped up to point where manual processing is taking way too much time. I assume my best bet is start using one of the Authorize.net AIM modules. There seems to be two major candidates and I am reading here that many shops are having issues with both. Should I start with the Certified version or "Authorize Net AIM module (GPL)"? Ideally I would like to review transactions before capturing. If I set the payment module for authorize only, will I have to manually retype all of the order information before capture or can I just tweak anything that needs to be changed and capture? Thank
  6. On occasion a customer will inadvertently select the check/money order method of payment when they intend to pay by credit card. The credit cart input fields are still available for input on the payment screen. The customer can input their credit card data and never notice that the wrong payment type was selected. I would like to either: 1) add an error check in the check/money order payment module and return an error if a credit card number has been input or 2) disable credit card entry fields if check/money order is selected I am looking for input on which of those two would easier to do and where I might look for ideas on how to implement. Thanks
  7. I like that. I wish I had found it years ago. Thanks for the help.
  8. I did get something working. I borrowed some of the error checking code from the standard CC module and tweaked it a bit. I'm not sure if I am going to keep it, but it does work. In /includes/modules/moneyorder.php FIND: function javascript_validation() { return false; REPLACE WITH: function javascript_validation() { $js = ' if (payment_value == "' . $this->code . '") {' . "\n" . ' var cc_number = document.checkout_payment.cc_number.value;' . "\n" . ' if (cc_number.length > ' . '0' . ') {' . "\n" . ' error_message = error_message + "' . MODULE_PAYMENT_MONEYORDER_TEXT_JS_CC_NUMBER . '";' . "\n" . ' error = 1;' . "\n" . ' }' . "\n" . ' }' . "\n"; return $js; MODULE_PAYMENT_MONEYORDER_TEXT_JS_CC_NUMBER is the text you want displayed in the error pop-up, which I added to moneyorder.php language file. define('MODULE_PAYMENT_MONEYORDER_TEXT_JS_CC_NUMBER', 'A Credit Card number should not be entered for this payment type. Please verify your payment method selection or remove the credit card number from the payment form.\n'); The code tests the credit card number entry field on the payment page and makes sure it is blank if the check/money order payment method has been selected.
  9. point taken. They do seem to find new and interesting ways to defeat logic. This check payment issue has happened several times in past few months, which made me think it was a pretty easy mistake to make. Maybe a little red text will do it. I've added red text in other areas of the checkout process. For kicks, I borrowed a little code from the CC module to test if the card number length was >0 but it's not really working. If someone enters card info, it picks that up with no problem. However, if no card info is entered at all and the field is never "touched", the result does not seem to be 0. I can't quite figure that out....
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    [Contribution] Additional Images Module

    This is an interesting looking add-on. I would really like to see a few more examples of it in operation. Any chance some of the users in this thread would be willing to post their web URL or PM me with it so I could see how this thing works on some real sites? Thanks
  11. I manually process orders with the authorize.net virtual terminal. I am not interested in integrating authorize.net for real-time processing, but I grow tired of copying and pasting order data into the virtual terminal. Is there a contribution that allows processing from within Admin using data from the order without having to retype or copy/paste into the virtual terminal? I looked around and couldn't seem to find one.
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    Automatic Database Optimization

    Is anyone still using this contribution? I do not think any of the newer db optimization contributions include an automatic feature. I am trying to use it but it is not working for me yet. It runs at the specified interval and send me an email, but the database itself is not optimized. The status of the overhead in the tables is unchanged. The database optimization code is imbedded within if statements. Ir would appear that I am failing one of the if statements but I cannot figure out where the exact problem is. Has anyone else seen this issue?
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    [Contribution] Show Sub-categories

    Fixed by editing categories.php on line 129 adding <br> and couple of hard spaces for the subcategory text right before "<a href" like this: $text_subcategories .= '' . '<br> <a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_DEFAULT, $cPath_new_sub, 'NONSSL') . '" class="menusubcateg">' . ' ' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'pointer_blue_light.gif', '') . $subcategories['categories_name'] . '</a>' . " "; Don't know how this thing is usable without doing something similar to this.
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    [Contribution] Show Sub-categories

    After looking at it in a little more detail, it would appear that the whole sub-category tree is one long text string instead of each sub-category starting on a new row. Is no one else seeing this?
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    [Contribution] Show Sub-categories

    I've install this contribution using the included categories.php file unaltered. The first sub-category under a root category is not starting on a new line, which causing the whole box to have crazy formatting. Has anyone else seen this?
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    Product Listing in Columns v2.0

    I apologize if this question has been addressed already. I might have missed it. I am trying to customize the default listing so that the table has a transparent background (kind of like the All Products contribution) instead of the default white background. I can't find where to change it. Also, I would like to add a little bit a space between rows. I found a suggestion for adding .productListing-data {padding: 20px;} in the stylesheet but that seems to also insert space above the Buy Now button, which defeats my intent of clarifying that the Buy Now is below and not above the pictures. Any help is appreciated.
  17. I have not had any problems with this one: http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/1484 My personal experience is with the 07/11/2006 version.
  18. I found the problem and fixed it. The original popup code used the addslashes() function with $product_info['products_name'] to add the necessary / in front of an apostrophe if present in the product name to distinguish it from a single quote. Simply look for the four occurrences of $product_info['products_name'] in the replacement code of this contribution and change to addslashes($product_info['products_name']). That’s it. Thanks for a great contribution.
  19. I have a couple of products with an apostrophe in the title such as "Keith's Great Product". It seems that either the contribuiton code or the Lightbox code doesn't like this. The small product picture is not load at all from product_info.php due to a java script error. These product names do not cause problems with the old code. Any suggestions?
  20. The answer to my previous is quesitons is YES, this one is compatible with STS. I like this one a little better than the STS specific version because of the fall back mode and the install is a little bit more simplistic. Thanks for your help.
  21. I missed that part. Do you know if this implementation of lightbox in OSC is compatible with STS?
  22. Nice looking alternative to the stock popup. I would like to give it shot. The install instructions say: "Create a folder at your root (in catalog) called lightbox, and extract the files and folders for lightbox into that folder." root /images folder." This implies that there are files in the zip to be extracted. I only find one file in the zip, which is the instruction file(lightboxaddon.txt). Are there other support files I should be finding in the zip?
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    Who's Online Enhancement 1.4

    I am hoping to get some input from those that understand the Who's Online Enhancement code. I am running V3.2 but I saw the same issue with V1.9. There is a specific bot that identifies itself as "Twiceler-0.9". Whenever this bot is part of the Online list (has visited within the past 15 minutes), whos_online.php takes approx 90 secs to load. Any other time the page loads normally. Since they have been visiting a lot over the past couple of weeks, it's a real annoyance. I could take steps to ban them from the site, but I would rather understand why a specific user would cause the whos_online code to run so slowly. I do not see any evidence that the presence of this bot is causing the catalog side of the site to run slowly. Only admin/whos_online.php appears to be impacted. Any input is appreciated.
  24. There are a couple of things that can cause the blank issue with STS. Post over on the STS forum and I'm sure someone will help you out.
  25. Joey, make sure you include "headertags.php" as Bill indicated and not "header_tags.php". I screwed that up once (at least) and it took me forever to find it. I was convinced I had a code problem and Bill was very convinced I was a complete idiot, which turned out to be the real problem.