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    Error in decoding BASE64

    @NerysIt is an encoding problem. Languages like Greek require extra space to store the characters. You can try changing the CHARSET define in includes/languages/english.php, or whichever language file you use to the following but you will probably need to change the database to use UTF-8. Ask your host to do that if you don't know how. define('CHARSET', 'utf-8');
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    new customer sign up vulnerability spam

    Install Honey Pot. It will do both.
  3. The first thing I would do it to try an order yourself with your credit card to make sure the problem isn't exactly what the failure says. If it also fails then I would suspect the module. The only reliable Paypal module for your version of oscommerce is called the Paypal App. You can see if it is installed by looking to see if there is a Paypal link in the left column. If not, I suggest installing it.
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    Annoying Paypal Loop

    I assume you are using the Express module since it only provides an approval for the given amount. See if you have the Instant Update option enabled since that will allow Paypal to include shipping. Although, if you have many shipping opitions and the customer chooses one of the non-default methods, he may still have to go back to Paypal. But in any case, the customer should not have to keep going back and forth. Your statement implies that might be happening and, if so, then there is something else going on. In that case I would just re-installing the app.
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    Typical "How to" questions

    None of the additional images in the live shop are showing in the v4 shop. Is there a setting to enable those?
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    Typical "How to" questions

    I did this but still had to clear all of cache - twice. Being able to disable cache would be a useful change in my opinion.
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    Typical "How to" questions

    Is there a way to disable cache? I have that option in the settings turned off but cache is still working. It causes a problem when making changes to templates since it has to be cleared each time. Also, even if I clear it and the initial page loads as expected, when I click around the site and go back to the home page the cached items are showing. To be specific, the product listing on the home page was showing 100 products, or so. I changed the setting in admin to only show 16 products, cleared the cache and viewed the home page. Only 16 products were showing. Then clicked on a different page and back to the home page. The original 100 products now show.
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    Multiple banner images display incorrectly

    Thank you. Just curious but why do you offer a nonssl option if it won't work?
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    Multiple banner images display incorrectly

    I don't know what this means.
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    2.3.4 - Recommendation for Payment Processor

    Phone Orders @Mort-lemurHi Heather. Stripe is a nice replacement for Paypal if there is a version that will work for your shop. The main downside is that it doesn't handle as many countries as Paypal. For taking phone orders, there is my Phone Orders addon. It allows you access to the customers account so you can place an order as if they did it. Or you can install the Master Password addon, which will also allow you to access the account. There is also the Manual Order Maker addon that allows you to create an order in admin but it requires many more changes compared to the first two I mentioned.
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    Log Analyzer

    This addon interrogates the servers raw access log and displays the results. The results show the IP's hitting the site sorted by the most hits first. Most shop owners are surprised at the number of ""bad"" visitors on their site. This addon provides a way to control them. This Pro version even allows banning the IP's from admin. Works for all versions of Oscommerce. It was developed using Cpanel. It should work with any control panel as long as the name of the raw access file is the same.
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    Migration to Oscommerce

    You have to create a new oscommerce shop and then convert your database to work with it. The latter is the difficult part. If you move to a non-V4 oscommerce shop you can use cart2cart to convert the database, though it is costly for very large databases. There used to be, and might still be, free conversion scripts so you may want to check that. If you are moving to V4 then you should contact the oscommerce owners to see if they can do it. Cart2cart may be able to but since V4 is new they may not know the structure of the database yet.
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    Custom templates

    @mafiousoI have a number of issues, one related to themes, that have been unanswered for over a month. My guess is that the owners are behind due to the war. Though a post to say, at least, that would be nice.
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    Getting some errors

    That function was removed in php 5.4. So if you are running 5.3 the code should work but you will get a warning. But the warning can be hidden so wouldn't be a problem. If you are on 5.3 and the shop is failing on that function then I would question if your host has 5.3 set up correctly.
  15. Hi Jack I communicated with you earlier this year about SEO issues on my Xpressmedia website. I have a hosting contract with TMD. When I asked them about upgrading to version 4 they said they would do it but it appears as if they do not know how and have suggested finding someone more knowlegable. What would you charge to do the upgrade? Regards Allan Whittaker. Please take into account that I am a 71 year old pensioner so do not have a big budget.