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  1. sitandspin

    STS and Ultrapics

    They definitely work together. The additional pictures will show up in the $content tag. You don't have to do any additional work to your template. Just follow the installation instructions included with Ultrapics and the changes will be passed through to the template via the $content tag. You can see it in action on the site I'm developing. I used the Ultrapics/Lightbox mod to give a nice blackout effect to the popup.
  2. I just installed the Ship in Cart mod to estimate USPS shipping via USPS methods before customer checkout. The mod looks great, but works very slow. I ran a query debug on my shop and the parse time for an unmodified cart is very short - 0.3 s or less usually with about 47 queries. When I run the Ship in Cart mod, the parse time for the page increases from anywhere between 20 seconds to 85 seconds! I think the issue is the USPS server. Is anyone else seeing a major slowdown today? Even my checkout page took 25 seconds to load and it works independent of the Ship in Cart contribution.
  3. sitandspin

    [Contribution] Ship In Cart

    Okay, I patched the Ship in Cart mod to work with RC2.2a. I'll put it up as a fix under addons later today. Works like a charm, but kind of slow.
  4. sitandspin

    [Contribution] STS v4

    Use this contribution. Search Box Anywhere I've used it on the site I'm building and this will do what you want. You can see it on my site. You should be able to change the text on the button from "Search" to "Go" by editing the code in the search box tag. I think the installation instructions show you how to do it.
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    [Contribution] Ship In Cart

    I just tried installing this mod on RC2a. No luck. I have the same problem you're having, unless you figured out a way to fix it. If the nimble fingered maintainers of this contribution could figure out a way for this to work with RC2a, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks! NOTE: this doesn't break the shopping cart - just the shipping_estimator mod does not show up!
  6. I hope someone can answer my question. It seems simple, yet I can't figure it out. I have a small shop so I'm manually inserting products. I'm not using EasyPopulate. I've used it in the past, but this shop is smaller, so I'm doing everything by hand which is pretty time consuming, but it's giving me the results I want. Anyway, I've got ultrapics installed on this shop and I really like it. I'm using it in conjunction with the On the Fly GD autothumbnailer contribution to generate my thumbnails. Basically, I upload the same three images for products_image, products_image_med, and products_image_lrg. I then upload the same two pictures for products_sm_1, products_xl_1, etc. for each additional image. To save time, I'd like to upload one picture and have it populate each field for the database for each one of the additional image fields because the autothumbnailer is making my thumbnails for me. I've looked at my admin/categories.php and that's just way beyond my meager PHP hacking skills to figure out what I need to do to accomplish my goals. Should I be looking elsewhere? Should I just keep clicking on 'Choose File' like 7-10 times for each product and deal with the 30 sec. I'm losing by doing that? Should I use easypopulate? Argh. It seems like there should be a simple workaround, but I've read these threads and searched the forums and I can't quite find the answer to this burning question. Thanks!
  7. sitandspin

    CONTRIBS FOR MS 2.2

    I have not had any compatibility issues with the MS2.2 mods I've been putting into my RC2 shop. I don't think the codebase has changed very much between the releases, but I definitely like the look/feel of RC2 over MS2.2 at the moment. I'd make a list of all the mods I've installed, but it would be really, really long. So far, so good. If you have any specific mods you're interested in installing, reply and I'll let you know if I've got them working on my shop.
  8. sitandspin

    [Contribution] STS v4

    Yeah, I didn't realize until right now that the Show: on the product_info page already filters the results by category or manufacturer. So forget this post! I'll just customize the layout to get it looking the way I want.
  9. I had no problem installing UltraPics/Lightbox on RC2. It integrates easily with the STS template system if you're interested in that contribution.
  10. sitandspin

    [Contribution] STS v4

    Thanks, this did help! Now I just have to style it and set it up the way I want it. However, I have another question. It may not be STS related, but you seem like a knowledgeable guy and you might know the answer. Is there anyway to link the categories and manufacturers pulldown menus so they work together like a filter? Say someone pulls down the "Software" category in a default osC install, it shows all of the products under "Software." After that, the manufacturers' dropdown is pulled to "Sierra" and it shows just the Sierra products under the "Software" category. Ideally, my setup looks like this. search box | category drop down menu | manufacturer drop down menu I've used the Search Box Anywhere contribution to improve the default search and move it out of an infobox. I've got $catmenu for the drop down and the $manufacturerbox (unboxed like your reply) as the next drop down. So, if a customer wants to quickly browse through categories or manufacturers, the dropdown takes care of that. But if they try to refine their category browsing and limit it by manufacturer, the category resets to all categories. I want it to stay on the selected category to allow further refinement by the manufacturer box. Sorry for the long question! I hope it has a simple answer!
  11. sitandspin

    [Contribution] STS v4

    Thanks for the tip on the product dropdown, but I'm looking for a dynamic manufacturer dropdown that generates the list all on its own, just like the $catmenu.
  12. sitandspin

    [Contribution] STS v4

    Is there a way to create a manufacturers drop down menu like the $catmenu tag? If so, could someone help a php novice with a little coding help. I thought of copying the $catmenu code and replacing every instance of 'categories' with 'manufacturers' but I'm pretty sure that won't work.
  13. I used my brain and fixed the problem. Seems that the installation instructions included with the package omit one very important piece of information. If you have this problem, make sure you add the following line to /admin/includes/database_tables.php define('TABLE_PRODUCTS_XSELL', 'products_xsell'); Yep, that fixed it.
  14. Hello, I've installed X-Sell v2.3 for MS2 on RC2 modded with STS. That's a lot of acronyms. Everything went fine, installation seemed simple enough, but when I clicked on the Cross Sell Products in my admin, I was treated with this error. "1146 - Table 'xxxxxxx_osc.TABLE_PRODUCTS_XSELL' doesn't exist select p.products_id, p.products_model, pd.products_name, p.products_id, x.products_id, x.xsell_id, x.sort_order, x.ID from products p, products_description pd, TABLE_PRODUCTS_XSELL x where x.xsell_id = p.products_id and x.products_id = "5" and p.products_id = pd.products_id and pd.language_id = "1" order by x.sort_order asc" I've run the SQL file several times and still this error pops up. It always shows a product and gives that error even though I have not set any products up to cross sell. I have verified that the table does in fact exist. The table is empty. I'm stuck. Anyone else have this problem? If I delete the product associated with the error, it just populates with another product. I haven't tried removing all of my products, but it may come to that. It's a default installation and they're going sooner or later. Thanks!
  15. sitandspin

    [Contribution] STS v4

    I just installed it on a fresh copy of RC2, no problems. Make sure you copy all the files included with STS into the right place. Follow the installation instructions for RC1 and you shouldn't have any problems.
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