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  1. JcM Header Stock Banner V1.0 Phoenix This is a simple header add-on that lets you place banner at the top of your site. This makes use of the stock banner manager that comes with osC. It’s a no core change add-on. Simply install and turn on like any other add-on. Once it’s installed simply go to admin tools/banner manager and add your banners. Make sure to add it to the header group or it will not work. These can be text or images just follow instructions in admin. Remember to add your URL link for each banner or you will get a 404 error. The banner can be configured in admin and you can select which pages it is to be shown on. The text message is optional and can be turned on or off in admin. The actual text is set in the language file. That’s it enjoy. It has only been tested on Phoenix 1.0.1.X only. Can be seen working on this custom test site NOTE: This is NOT the official test site
  2. JcMagpie

    Google Bot reports and User Friendliness

    Sure no problem with that at all 😊 we all have a different approch to things, I love my vintage cars as much as the new ones if not more. The link yes it allways make me smile, As for PHP " There is a lot of excitement when releases are pushed out, however your current installation is not going to burn if you don't upgrade immediately. " I have official osC running with no issues on PHP 7.2 all it took was a few small changes. If I can do it then I'm sure most compatent developers will have done it for customers. It's been said many times before just because PHP issue a new version does not require you to rush out and start using it. People are still running on 5.6 with no problems. PHP have just announced "The PHP team is glad to announce the fourth release candidate of PHP 7.4: PHP 7.4.0RC4" , I'm not about to panic and try to use it. As always it's a case of doing what is right for you and your site/business.
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    Google Bot reports and User Friendliness

    😂 we poor mortals have to make do with what is available. I'm sure a coder like you can make your own if required. It is what it is.
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    Google Bot reports and User Friendliness

    😂 sound familiar!
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    Google Bot reports and User Friendliness

    That is sad but perhaps you have just been talking to the wrong people. I can assure you that 99% of what you are asking for can be done with Official or CE. As I said talk to one of the partners. https://www.oscommerce.com/Services
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    Google Bot reports and User Friendliness

    With the long list of requirments you have the best advice is talk to one of the partners or an experianced developer as you will definetly need help to get all the same functionality as your current system no matter what option you decide to go with.
  7. As you will have seen the stock invoice that comes with osC Phoenix and others is a bit plain. With a few small changes to public_html/youradmin/invoice.php file you can make it look a bit better. Stock looks like this With a few mods is can be, It's not perfect but you get the idea, you can edit the colors as you like. It's using BS4, file attached invoice.php
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    Google Bot reports and User Friendliness

    😂 That trend link has been around for some time and if you search the forum you will find a nice responce from HPLD. Just because you can now get the CE version is not a good reason to start trash talking the official version. Remember without the Official vesrsion you would have no CE version. This is the Official forum for osC and all it's versions. A car maker may produce a new model this year but that will not make them trash talk last year model! you will find them selling and supporting all the past models. The vast majority of the 20k (or so ) osC live sites are still based on an official version ( unless you know better ). As most people down load from the host this is a problem outside our control. As the official download page still shows the official version as the main one to download this again is out side our control. As for recomendations I personaly avoide making them as in most cases I know very little about the buissnes the OP is trying to get of the ground. I find it better to give the OP all the relavent information and let them decide what is best for them. I personaly run an number of versions of osC and find all have pro's and con's! In the end we need to remember that for some users a CE version is never going to be an acceptable option. Oh and I have oficial up and running on the latest PHP with no issues. You will also find the CE is not supporting the latest PHP either. I think most people are competent enough to decide for themselves which version they will use.
  9. I'm sure this has been stock install on official osC for a long time. Testing my site with and without I have not been able to register any diferance.
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    Making Phoenix Invoice look a bit better

    Yes sorry my mistake. It's a security issue as it's running in admin. I have an image in my files which links to my website, remove that in your files and make sure the image you use is in your admin/images and it should work fine. Sorry just an oversite by me. it's around line 50 ish, just a cross origin security issue. <div class="col"> <a target="_blank" href="https://jcmagpie.com"> <img src="images/jcmagpie-2.png" data-holder-rendered="true" />
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    Making Phoenix Invoice look a bit better

    As it's admin side I'm not in a position to test or check. The code uses cdn's for all the scripts so as long as you have internet access and full read write acess to your admin a files you should have no problems. I have only tested them on 1.2 but as the admin side is unchanged should work on anything. Try with one of my copies they both worked as of 5 mins ago. Remenber to remove the (1) of the names. packingslip(1).php invoice(1).php clicking the button will give,
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    Google Bot reports and User Friendliness

    😊 Simply not true and you should know this. For it to be out of date would require a more upto date official version to be available! none is, 2.3.4.1 is still the official and latest version of the software and is the version available to down load from the official osC page. I would imagine that when HPDL releases V3.0 that will become the next official version available from ISP's. Any change of what is offerd by ISP's will need to be driven by HDLP not we poor users. Try asking your host and see how far you get 😂 would love to know what they say.
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    Google Bot reports and User Friendliness

    Nothing to do with the ISP as 2.3.4.1 is still the offical download, as you will see if you go to the osC home page. I don't know of any ISP that allows download of a community edition from the control panel do you? You would need to get people like softaculous to accept it onto the platform for it to be available for download from ISP's.
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    Google Bot reports and User Friendliness

    As for the main comment, this is quite normal as google is constantly updating it's rules. All three are ease fixes. 1) make all fonts minimun 16px 2) add view port setting to template_top 3) edit style sheet to add padding/margin around buttons and links. or simply make site responsive. Can be done on official with a little time see https://jcmagpie.co.uk/ or swith to CE version. As to the wish list 😊 I'm not aware of any cart paid or free that provides all of this out of the box. A number of paid carts come close but you still have to add aditional add-on's and configure them. You should find that 90% of what you list is already coverd for the official code by add-on's in the app's market. Yes I know finding them is not easy on the apps store, just use google. The other option is to pay a developer to mod the code for you as many have done. Talk to one of the partners as I'm sure they will have a solution for most of your needs.
  15. Work's fine, gives a nice tight layout to the page. I see you did not use the "row is-product" class in your file?
  16. Most users I think do not wish to become a slave to a constant upgrade merry go round. As before most will just pick a point in time and install it, make the mods they need to make a usable working live shop and stick with it. It's wonderfull news that supporters are getting aditional code and early access to new versons. I'm sure they are very happy with this. However I don't see the point of you constantly posting this out side the closed club! It's of no use to anyone who is not part of the closed club. If they are part of the club then they will already know about it. osC forum has never been a place for hard selling! I'm sure people can make desisions without it beeing constantly pushed into their faces. This second hand cars sales (chugging) approach is not a nice look for osC 😊 but if that's the route chosen then so be it.
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    Making Phoenix Invoice look a bit better

    No nothing else needed just press the export as pdf button and save pdf file.
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    Making Phoenix Invoice look a bit better

    Sure should work fine, not much has changed on the admin side.
  19. JcM Product info tabs Select JcM Product info description_tabs Select V2.0 Phoenix Updated for Phoenix 1.0.2.0 Note this version is for Phoenix only. Updated for Phoenix and integrated Photo Gallery into new image tab. Product info Tabs will now allow for a much simpler cleaner layout of the product info page. Remove stock gallery and stock description make tabs full width (12) and you can unclutter the product info page as most info is now displayed in the tabs. Disable Tab 2 if you are using your SEO key words! In admin set tabs display, you only need to change the disable box as it will hide tab and content. Stock osC has 2 fields in product info that can be used. 1) Product Meta Description for SEO: You should be using this to put a brief description of each product. If you are then use this as the Tech info tab input if required. 2) Product Meta Keywords for SEO: This is obsolete for most people so why not use it. You could use it to add warranty info for each product or anything else you require. The SEO Key words are used for the warranty tab Manuals Tab. You need to add PDF files in this format. The product-model is used with a suffix. manuals/GT-P1000_PDF1.pdf manuals/GT-P1000_PDF2.pdf If no manuals are available then tab will not display. The video Tab. You need to add video files in this format. The product-model is used with a suffix. videos/GT-P1000_VID1.mp4 manuals/GT-P1000_VID2.mp4 If no videos are available then tab is not displayed. This tab is for videos that you wish the customer to see immediately and not have to use the gallery. Image tab this uses the stock osC Gallery to display images and video. This replaces the stock Gallery so turn that off. In header tags set Colorbox Script Thumbnail Layout to 333 as we will only show 3 images in a row. To modify your own product_infp.php file there is a small change to make. In product_info.php find around line 39 $product_info_query = tep_db_query("select p.products_id, pd.products_name, pd.products_description, p.products_model, p.products_quantity, p.products_image, pd.products_url, p.products_price, p.products_tax_class_id, p.products_date_added, p.products_date_available, p.manufacturers_id, p.products_gtin from products p, products_description pd where p.products_status = '1' and p.products_id = '" . (int)$_GET['products_id'] . "' and pd.products_id = p.products_id and pd.language_id = '" . (int)$languages_id . "'"); and replace with this $product_info_query = tep_db_query("select p.products_id, pd.products_name, pd.products_seo_description, pd.products_seo_keywords, pd.products_description, p.products_model, p.products_quantity, p.products_image, pd.products_url, p.products_price, p.products_tax_class_id, p.products_date_added, p.products_date_available, p.manufacturers_id, p.products_gtin from products p, products_description pd where p.products_status = '1' and p.products_id = '" . (int)$_GET['products_id'] . "' and pd.products_id = p.products_id and pd.language_id = '" . (int)$languages_id . "'"); As before you can set the tab descriptions in admin. That’s it simply copy all files of the into relevant sections and go to admin modules /content and install. Has been tested on Phoenix 1.0.2.0 only. As allways you can see it working on this site That’s it Enjoy!
  20. It's based on superfish, It is responsive but not perfect, I don't know of any deep cat capable responsive display. No it's not on the apps as it's just not a perfect solution. You can make it by using this and making it a box, JcM-categories-navbar-V1.3 CE BS4/3 or if you just wish to test it I can pm you the box version I'm using. or use a header cat JcM Header Cats V1.2 Phoenix But as I said I'm not aware of anyting that is a perfect solution for cat display if you have deep cat's for mobile view.
  21. Setup a master password then as the customer already has an account you can simply login to his existing account and add the order for him. You can simply send them a paypal payment request to take payment or take card payment over the phone. https://apps.oscommerce.com/y2XRp&amp;simple-master-password-for-osc-2-3-1
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    Making Phoenix Invoice look a bit better

    Invoice rules differ from country to country and also depending on what type of trader you are. So it's down to each individual buissness to make sure the invoice they use is compliant and meets the regulations that apply to them. Not sure get legal advise. For the UK, Invoices - what they must include Your invoice must include: a unique identification number your company name, address and contact information the company name and address of the customer you’re invoicing a clear description of what you’re charging for the date the goods or service were provided (supply date) the date of the invoice the amount(s) being charged VAT amount if applicable the total amount owed Sole trader invoices If you’re a sole trader, the invoice must also include: your name and any business name being used an address where any legal documents can be delivered to you if you are using a business name Limited company invoices If your company is a limited company, you must include the full company name as it appears on the certificate of incorporation. If you decide to put names of your directors on your invoices, you must include the names of all directors. VAT invoices Only VAT-registered businesses can issue VAT invoices and you must: issue and keep valid invoices - these can be paper or electronic keep copies of all the sales invoices you issue even if you cancel them or produce one by mistake keep all purchase invoices for items you buy Valid invoices You’ll use a full VAT invoice for most transactions. You can use: a modified invoice for retail supplies over £250 a simplified invoice for retail supplies under £250 - and for other supplies from 1 January 2013 You cannot reclaim VAT using an invalid invoice, pro-forma invoice, statement or delivery note. Include the following on your invoice, depending on which type you use. Invoice information Full invoice Simplified invoice Modified invoice Unique invoice number that follows on from the last invoice Yes Yes Yes Your business name and address Yes Yes Yes Your VAT number Yes Yes Yes Date Yes No Yes The tax point (or ‘time of supply’) if this is different from the invoice date Yes Yes Yes Customer’s name or trading name, and address Yes No Yes Description of the goods or services Yes Yes Yes Total amount excluding VAT Yes No Yes Total amount of VAT Yes No Yes Price per item, excluding VAT Yes No Yes Quantity of each type of item Yes No Yes Rate of any discount per item Yes No Yes Rate of VAT charged per item - if an item is exempt or zero-rated make clear no VAT on these items Yes Yes (1) Yes Total amount including VAT No Yes (1) Yes (1) If items are charged at different VAT rates, then show this for each.
  23. For anyone stumbling upon this thread and still wondering about should they use SSL? 3 Reasons Why Your Website Needs HTTPS 1. Maintain lead generation. Starting in October 2017, the Google Chrome web browser started showing a “not secure” warning when users started filling out a simple contact form or entering data in search field on a non-HTTPS website. Starting in July 2018, Google Chrome now displays a “not secure” error on any website not using the HTTPS protocol — regardless if users are filling out a form. So if you depend on your website generating leads and sales inquiries, your site needs to use the HTTPS protocol so users don’t freak out and abandon your site due to “non secure” warnings. 2. Improve your search engine rankings. In August 2014, Google announced that HTTPS is a ranking factor in their search algorithm. The jury’s still out as to how much of a factor HTTPS plays in your search rankings, but research suggests it’s becoming a stronger ranking factor. Just do any type of a Google search, and you’ll notice that nearly all of the page 1 results begin with an HTTPS URL. Google has also indicated that a HTTPS site can serve as a tie-breaker between two sites offering similar information. 3. Everybody’s doing it. Perhaps the most important reason to have an HTTPS site is perception. We live in a world where hacking and data breaches are everyday news, and people are concerned about online privacy and security. Even though your website isn’t collecting sensitive information, the fact that you have an HTTPS site and visitors can see the little padlock in their browser gives them comfort. And that translates to confidence and trust in your company. HTTPS is quickly becoming the norm, and even non-techie visitors are now starting to feel a little uneasy when they don’t see that padlock. extract from, https://www.markbrinker.com/secure-https-website
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    Extra Fields - how to search extra fields

    You could simply try an alternative search method. JcM Header Google Search V1.0 Phoenix
  25. Yes SSL is a MUST now for any ecart, Also most browsers wll now NOT show images or links that are from NONE SSL links on a SSL site.
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