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  1. RobAnderson

    Contribution: Friendly Pricing v1.0

    Hi Vladamir, I'm not sure if I entirely understand your question. If your default currency is rubles, and you are using the Friendly Pricing contribution with base currencies in USD, then yes, the ruble values will float with the currency. However, if you want nicely rounded prices in rubles, why not then just revert back to the default currency (rubles) for those products? Of course, if you do this, then the USD value will float with the currency - you can't have it both ways! (unless there is a contribution that allows currencies to be de-coupled, which could be very confusing for customers). Hope this helps, if not, please post more specific info and I'll try to help. Regards, Rob Anderson :)
  2. RobAnderson

    Contribution: Friendly Pricing v1.0

    Hi Martin, I can see what you're trying to do now and it makes perfect sense. However, I don't know of any contributions that allow that although I do know of some other people with the same requirements, e.g. moonfish (Dani). Looks like you might need to create a contribution that adds in this functionality. Time to learn PHP? ;-) Best of luck, Rob
  3. RobAnderson

    Contribution: Friendly Pricing v1.0

    Hi Martin, I don't think that the Friendly Pricing contribution will help in this case. If I understand you correctly, you are after the ability to set fixed prices for the same product in two currencies. What my contribution allows you to do is choose which currency you wish to fix the price in on a product by product basis, e.g. one product could have a fixed price of 29.90 Swiss Francs and another could have a fixed price of 19.90 Euro. However, having done this, the price will still vary from one currency to another (as you've discovered). What it doesn't allow you to do though, is create two fixed prices for the same product! Having said that, there may be one way around it with my contribution, and that would be to create a duplicate product and assign one a fixed price in one currency, e.g. 29.90 Swiss Francs and the other a fixed price in a different currency, e.g. 19.90 Euro. The only problem I can see with this is that this may cause confusion and people may wonder whether the products are actually the same as the relative prices would be different. You also open yourself up to the vagaries of currency changes, but I'm sure you're already aware of that. Sorry, that's about all I can suggest, except to keep looking for other contibutions that may have the functionality you're after (multiple-shops?). Cheers, Rob
  4. RobAnderson

    Articles mod messed up something

    Hi Billy, what Articles mod did you install (there are a few now)? Regards Rob
  5. RobAnderson

    Article Manager v1.0

    hmm, would it that hard to modify articles.php in your mod to do this? I mean, it's quite easy to order the articles by topic and date as it is, just by editing the 'ORDER BY' in the query. After that all I had to do would be to come up with a routine that lists the articles under each topic title. That way I could get rid of the topic name listed for each article on the right side of the page. I might also add that I don't use nested topic categories, just one level of them. Plus in the articles box, I have only All Articles listed. What do you think? Hi Juha, yeah, given that you're only dealing with one level of articles, then your suggestion would be the way to go. I guess I was thinking of multiple levels (and as you've seen from my bug fixes, there are some people out there that want 3+ levels of articles!!!). For my part, like you, I wrote this contribution with only one level in mind (but naturally wanted it to support more). Dang, OSC is so damn flexible, it's hard to cater for everybody ;-) Looking at what you're trying to do then, a simple sort by topics and then article name should do it with a bit of tweaking (removing the topics as you mentioned). The rest is just layout really which is straight HTML stuff. By all means send me some code if you get stuck. I'll try my best ;-) Regards, Rob BTW. How do you have only articles listed in the articles box, yet are using one level of topics. Did I miss something?
  6. RobAnderson

    Article Manager v1.0

    Hi Mike, that's a really good idea. A bit like the cross-sell module but related to topics instead of products. I'll add that to my list! Thanks very much for your suggestion, I'm going to have a lot of great ideas for the next version. I'm only sorry I don't have the time to devote to it right now (with Christmas looming). I hope you understand ;-) Regards, Rob
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    Article Manager v1.0

    Hi Lonnie, about your search idea ;-) Hmmm, nice idea, a bit like a Yahoo directory and search combined. I was originally thinking of reproducing the default search fucntionality of OSC, i.e. search infobox and advanced search page, but I like your idea better (more functional). The problem is that it might stretch my programming skills a bit more, so if you're not in a hurry... Rob ;-)
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    Article Manager v1.0

    Hi Juha, in response to your question: I think the best way to do this would be to modify the Browse by Categories contribution which is based on Categories/Products and change it to display Topics/Articles (the architecture is essentially the same). This should produce a similar layout to what you are after and could be inserted as a module in place of the default listing produced in the articles.php page. This may well be included in a future release, but sorry I don't have working example for you yet (Randy?). Regards, Rob
  9. RobAnderson

    Article Manager v1.0

    Article Manager v1.2 has just been released and includes a number of minor bug fixes. Please visit http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,1709 to catch up on these. I would like to thank everybody who has posted suggestions for enhancements to this popular contribution (Randy et al ;-). A number of these are planned for Version 2 when I find the time to cobble them together! Suggestions include: - searching - ability to contribute articles - authors' page - lots of modules, e.g. - featured author, - news style listing - top 10 articles - topic lists See http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?sho...ndpost&p=270378 for a discussion on these and more... Please keep the great ideas coming ;-) Regards, Rob
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    Article Manager v1.0

    Hi Lonnie, regarding plans for searching... I am working on this now and it will be along the lines of the products search, e.g. via a Search Articles box (optional) or a more advanced Search Articles page (with options to filter searches by topics, authors and dates). Basically a hack of the MS2 search facility ;-) I've done most of it, just need to tidy up a few things (search results) and test. Before I post, do you or others have any requests for what would be included in the search results, e.g. I'm thinking Article Name (duh), Author and Date Added. Do we need Topic and an Article Abstract?? Also, should I make these options that you can turn on or off in the admin like the basic article listing? Thoughts appreciated. Rob ;-)
  11. RobAnderson

    Article Manager v1.0

    Hi Jiten, in response to the problem deleting a topic: Yes this is a bug. To fix, in admin/includes/functions/articles.php, delete line 307, i.e. tep_db_query("delete from " . TABLE_ADDITIONAL_ARTICLE_IMAGES . " where articles_id = '" . (int)$article_id . "'"); That should enable topics that contain articles to be deleted successfully. Thanks for your help. Regards, Rob P.S. I'll roll this into v1.2 soon.
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    Article Manager v1.0

    Excellent, I haven't had much experience with deep sites and multiple levels, so this was new for me (hence my shallow testing ;-). Just curious, I noticed there aren't similar links from the top level topics nor links going up to parent levels, so how useful is this (or have I hacked the default page too much - never did get my head around how it worked entirely!!!) Rob
  13. RobAnderson

    Article Manager v1.0

    Hi Kristofer, regarding your query: Yes it would. This fix is only required if you wish to display links to child-topics. Otherwise, just delete or comment them out and you won't have to worry about it. Glad to hear your alignment is sorted ;-) Rob
  14. RobAnderson

    Article Manager v1.0

    Hi David, regarding your question: I see no reason why not. In fact, based on other feedback, I'm getting a strong indication that a range of different modules might be in order to display articles in a range of different ways, e.g. simple articles listing for Home Page news feature, or Top 10 articles including number of times viewed. I will look at developing a few of these for Version 2 in the New Year. I simply don't have the time at the moment unfortunately. However, the basis of a module is in the catalog/articles_new.php page. You would just need to chop out the article listing part and then format it to suit. It could then be included in your Home Page quite easily. Regards, Rob ;-)
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    Article Manager v1.0

    Hi Randy, in response to your hunt for cPath:-) $cPath in this case should be $tPath (I renamed everything I could to try and distinguish between categories c and topics t), but is generated from the wrong function, i.e. it is using the generic tep_get_path instead of tep_get_topic_path on line 138 of catalog/articles.php, i.e. $tPath_new = tep_get_path($topics['topics_id']); should be $tPath_new = tep_get_topic_path($topics['topics_id']); Try that. It does now generate a proper link to the child topic with no cPath in the URL. As mentioned earlier, I think the formatting of these links is poor and not well suited for moving between article topics. An alternative is to try my fix and do away with these links altogether. Rob P.S. Do you guys really need three or more levels of articles???
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