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  1. I might have to look at stripe.  I added Worldpay, but I still find more people press the paypal button! Worldpay charge me a fee for all this secure pay thing, which is a complete con, as they host the payment pages.  I checked into it, and there is no reason for me to have to pay it or have the 'secure' pay bit, but they won't budge, and when I said Paypal doesn't make me pay it - they just said they can't speak for other providers!

  2. I never had any contact from them.  I just noticed that they were offering it on ebay checkout, and offering 4 months interest free credit to those spending over £100.  I thought it might encourage customers to buy from me instead of ebay (but paypal obviously has other ideas!). lol 

  3. Hi,  No its not a credit card option.  Its a finance facility offered by paypal (buy now pay later).  The normal paypal link will just allow customers to use a debit or credit card,  The credit option only takes a percentage as a first payment, then allows them to pay the rest in instalments 

    eg:  https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/paypal-virtual-credit


  4. Hi,  I have the paypal option on my site, but notice they also now offer a 'credit' option.  They don't show an option on their site to use this with oscommerce, but I wondered if anyone had managed to integrate it?

  5. I noticed! And what is even more annoying is the fee levels are based on the previous month.  I always find December is rubbish, and January fantastic.  So because my previous month (December) has been shocking, I pay a higher rate for January (which is my best month), so pay loads of fees because I have earned more.  Diabolical!

  6. I've been on with this for a while, going through file after file.  I'm so certain I have been through EVERY file, and yet the problem continues!  Obviously I must have missed something vital, but I cannot see where!  I cannot find these 'forms' that throw up http, it seems it essentially every product and every category, so where on earth I can find that - or is it my database?

    So for the minute I cannot look at another file, but I wonder what this in orange means? and as it has long passed June 30th 2018, what should I be doing to remedy this issue?!!!


  7. I think I'm going to cope with this for a while! 

    I had such a nightmare last time I edited my checkout_process.php.  I broke everything and took far too much of everyones time here helping me fix it, that I don't think I dare touch it ever again! It may be that I already resolved it, and that because I have so much stock and stocktaking is impossible, that the occasional shortages are just from the weeks before I noticed the problem and potentially fixed it.  As for the baskets not emptying, it may be customer error, back key pressing/impatience etc, and every now and then someone will Manage to pay once but create 3 duplicate orders! (this only happens on Paypal)

    Thank you,

  8. I honestly can barely find mention of http://, other than in my application_top files.

    My configure file first few rows look like this, should I not have any http:// bits here?

      define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://domain.co.uk');
      define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'https://domain.co.uk'); 
      define('ENABLE_SSL', true); // secure webserver for checkout procedure?
      define('HTTP_COOKIE_DOMAIN', '.domain.co.uk');
      define('HTTPS_COOKIE_DOMAIN', '.domaint.co.uk');
      define('HTTP_COOKIE_PATH', '/');
      define('HTTPS_COOKIE_PATH', '/');
      define('DIR_WS_HTTP_CATALOG', '/');
      define('DIR_WS_HTTPS_CATALOG', '/');
      define('DIR_WS_IMAGES', 'images/');
      define('DIR_WS_ICONS', DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'icons/');
      define('DIR_WS_INCLUDES', 'includes/');
      define('DIR_WS_BOXES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'boxes/');
      define('DIR_WS_FUNCTIONS', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'functions/');
      define('DIR_WS_CLASSES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'classes/');
      define('DIR_WS_MODULES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'modules/');
      define('DIR_WS_LANGUAGES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'languages/');

      define('DIR_WS_DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC', 'pub/');
      define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', '/home/xxxxxxxx/public_html/');
      define('DIR_FS_DOWNLOAD', DIR_FS_CATALOG . '/download/');
      define('DIR_FS_DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'pub/');

  9. I've checked the 'advanced-search' files and no mention of http:  and looked at various other random files and very few seem to contain it.  The couple I found, have made no difference it appears.


  10. So, do I literally have to work through each file one by one, or is there a magic way? ! 

    Also, are there any files that should only be http, rather than https?


    and thank you


  11. Hi,

    I have definitely got SSL on my website, and when I am on my admin interface the little padlock shows in the browser.

    However, it doesn't show on the shop - fair enough, it doesn't need to be a secret!  But once a person logs in, it still doesn't show the padlock, but oddly if you go to checkup, it kind of flashes up for a millisecond, then goes away, and also the actual address in the browser starts Https (when logged in).  Are the customers on a secure page? or is the lack of padlock (regardless of the https in browser), indicative that the page is not secure?

    and is this something on my hosts side, or something I've got set up wrong?

    Personally I really don't see why it matters, as I do not take any payments on the site (redirected to Paypal/worldpay hosted pages), but people care, so I guess I should!  

    Any ideas please?  ( please use minimal tech speak, I've neglected by website for years and its on an old version, which according to my website is V2.3.4). Thank you

  12. I'm not sure how long I'm putting the site off-line - the reasons are complicated! 

    I'll take a look at the add-on.  I have used the old one before before many years ago, so that my be the easiest for me as its accessible via admin.   Thanks guys.  Have a nice evening.

  13. My apologies, as I know I have asked this question before, but it seems I still have the problem, and I cannot find the thread from previous discussion.


    Sometimes - and it appears not every time, when a customer check out and successfully creates an order

    1 - the basket does not empty

    2 the stock does not decrease


    The basket not emptying isn't really a problem to me, except that by not emptying it appears it is not decreasing the stock - which is a BIG deal, as I have thousands of items and need my stock control to work.

    The last order that I notice this has happened to, this is the 'comment' I get from Worldpay.  Anybody any idea what is wrong? thanks,

    Screenshot 2019-04-08 at 12.54.59.png

  14. 1 hour ago, 14steve14 said:

    Here's what I did to get a development test site

    Thanks.  I feel reasonable confident I could add the site to a new folder/secure it etc. I think I will probably even be able to make the database compatible.  The most difficult things for me, will be all the add-ons, and ensuring the likes of Paypal and Worldpay still work okay.  These have always caused me the most trouble and really vital.  I'm going to have a look at shopify and decide if the time spent on oscommece would be better spent improving my business to pick up the shopify bill!   For the moment I'm going to leave my site as it is and de-register for vat tomorrow, to save a few thousand a year! 

  15. 13 minutes ago, JcMagpie said:

    admin/configuration/my store

    Thank you, found it now!

    I understand that will show my items without tax, but it appears, it will still then add the tax at checkout? Obviously if I set all my tax rates to 0%, then no tax will actually get added, but that might still look like I'm vat registered but charging vat at 0%?  Will turning this off remove the vat column from the invoice, or does it really not make any difference if I have a vat column showing 0%.  In other words: Am I being unnecessarily pedantic?!!!

  16. If the previous price hike code worked, I'm presuming it still will?

    this was:

     for 50% hike

     UPDATE `products` SET `products_price` = `products_price` * 1.5

     or for a 15% reduction

    UPDATE `products` SET `products_price` = `products_price` * 0.85

    I'm, therefore, assuming that if the above works for my base price, then the following would work for the price_break items:

    UPDATE `products_price_break` SET `products_price` = `products_price` * 1.5

     or for a 15% reduction

    UPDATE `products_price_break` SET `products_price` = `products_price` * 0.85

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  17. 13 minutes ago, JcMagpie said:

    If all you mean is turn VAT off in the price then yes, in admin/config just set

    Display Prices with Tax  to FALSE,

    I'm not sure I have that option on my version.  The price change add-on looks far more complex than what I did before! It isn't likely that I will want to change the prices in this way often, so I thought running the sql code would do the trick quickly, as a one off.

    Screenshot 2019-03-03 at 10.08.15.png

  18. 18 hours ago, Hotclutch said:

    If you're going to survive with osCommerce, you have to be willing to learn and do things for yourself. People here will help, but i doubt anyone will, if they think you're not making an effort.

    I have had a look at your URL, no serious attention has been given to SEO, so you can't expect anything there until you do something about that.

    Programming might come very easy for you, but it is very unnatural to me.  To suggest someone is not making an effort is rather unkind.  I am far from lazy, but if I make programming/learning computer stuff etc the main stay of my day, how on earth do I fit in listing products, buying stock, packing orders etc? I would have added, fitting in a social life, but I never managed to find the time for that!  Rant over - more important stuff to do!

  19. 1 hour ago, Hotclutch said:

    I think people hop onto Ebay for this reason.

    Seriously!!! NO!  shame on you for suggesting it!

    I do not do ebay, complete waste of time, only ebay makes any money from ebay!

    My 'listings' on my website, cost me next to nothing per annum (just hosting ), if I switched to ebay, I'd be looking at bills for £1000's every year, and very few sales.  I've survived 20 years without it, and I don't plan to use it now.  Its fine if you sell your unwanted tack, but if you actually need to make a living, then its a non-starter.

    6 hours ago, MrPhil said:

    "ready made provider" would be a fee-based service to host, install, configure, load inventory, etc

    I think I might have to go this way.  Theres just not enough hours in the day to try to wear every hat, which is what I have done since setting up.  at the start it was necessary, now I guess I need to try to let go of the reins again - I did so a couple of years ago, and now have a crap website, and started to do my own accounts again too, so currently the 'hat wardrobe' is very full!

  20. Hi,

    With the looming Brexit, I need to de-register for vat (I'm UK), as my relevant turnover will be under the registration threshold once EU sales are no-longer counted.

    When I registered a few years ago, I used the following code to switch on VAT and change my prices globally.  I'd like to do the same thing to switch it off and change prices again.  Down side is that I use the 'price break' and this code will not change the additional 3 pricing bands that I have.  Will this code still work as an sql query, and can I 'add' anything to make it work for the price break prices too?   I'm running V2.3.4.

    If there is an easy on/off button to globally remove vat that would be nice to know about too!



     SQL - making all items taxable

    UPDATE products SET `products_tax_class_id` =2

    where '2' is the number of the tax class you've previously created in admin.

     On changing prices shopwide - backup the products table (always wise if I've suggested anything) and then do something like

     for 50% hike

     UPDATE `products` SET `products_price` = `products_price` * 1.5

    or easier to visualise

     UPDATE `products` SET `products_price` = `products_price` + ( `products_price` *50 /100 ) 

     you can change the plus to a minus and the 50 to any percentage that you like

     or have a look at http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/4663

    or for a 15% reduction

    UPDATE `products` SET `products_price` = `products_price` * 0.85