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  1. Dan Cole

    APACHE AH01797 error message

    If your admin directory is still named admin as shown in your error messages be sure to sort that out before you get to far along. It's an unnecessary security risk. Dan
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    Advanced Specials

    Just wanted to chime in about this add on again. A lot of the products we sell are MAPPed items, so specials are often controlled by the manufacturers, and vary in both the amount and duration a promotional discount can be offered. In the past, this has required a lot of time and effort to set up and manage properly, given the number of products we offer. We used Advanced Specials to manage this process for Black Friday and it made the whole process a breeze. We could even set the specials up, days in advance, and they were just applied to the products automatically when the time arrived. If you find yourself in a similar situation, with lots of specials to manage, I would highly recommend this add-on. From a design point of view the add-on could use some work but once your figure out how things are intended to work, it is a real time saver. A big well done to all those who had a hand in the development of this add-on over the years. It saved us a ton of time already and should allow us to offer other specials throughout the year, many of which we've not bothered with in the past, because of the work involved. THANK YOU. Dan
  3. Dan Cole

    Consolidated site on "Theme's"

    What he said....I completely agree. 👍 Dan
  4. Dan Cole

    Digital education

    Welcome. Are you using osC or wondering if it will do what you want? If the latter, maybe you could give everyone an indication of what exactly it is that you're looking to do. Dan
  5. Dan Cole

    Advanced Specials

    I just installed this add on to set up some Black Friday specials and noticed that the "echo $start_date;" statement on line 368 hasn't yet been removed from the file specials.php. The echo is printed on a blank page so you're left with the impression that the add-on doesn't work. I thought I'd post about this for anyone else who is struggling to get the add on to work...just remove or comment out line 368 and it's all good. Dan
  6. I think Henry (WhiteHat) and Gary Walker (?) both did some work on this as well. Dan
  7. I don't know anything about MS2 besides that it is ancient but I would think that the expiry date is stored in your database. If you can track it down you should be able to change it. Dan
  8. Dan Cole

    Please review my site

    The original thread has been hidden....please note that the guidelines provide.... Dan
  9. Dan Cole

    SSL can't add to basket

    It was nice that you came back to report on it. Often people don't do that and as you pointed out, it looks like their plea for help went unanswered. Dan
  10. Dan Cole

    SSL can't add to basket

    So I guess it wasn't an OS Commerce problem? Dan
  11. The link for Edge is in the signature file in Garys post above and the link to Frozen is in your signature file. 😁 Dan
  12. Did you have a look at admin->configuration->images?
  13. Dan Cole

    Managing your Products

    @greasemonkey I'm not really sure where this is going myself Scott...it's a bit of a journey rather than a destination but the more I fiddle with it the more useful it is. The code itself is really rough around the edges and is very much an early work in progress. It also adds a bunch of fields, to some of the database tables, so unless you have a test database I would be concerned about giving the code to anyone. Having said that I know you know your way around osC and would take suitable precautions, so if you want a copy to play with, send me a pm with your email address and I'll zip it up for you. I would certainly welcome your input and suggestions. Dan
  14. Dan Cole

    Managing your Products

    Been playing with this, as time permits, and am getting to a point where it is starting to be of some use. Here is the entry point...sorry for the name (you'll see why in a bit). I couldn't come up with a better one at the time so if anyone has a better suggestion I'd welcome it. At this point it just lets me set what tasks need to be done, assign a priority to them and a date for when I last worked on it etc. It's basically just a TODO list. I also added some basic manufacturer information which you see in the right hand column. I got tired of looking for contact names, phone numbers etc. You'll also see that I added a few buttons to the bottom. This is where the system will start a add some value. At this point I've mainly focused on the Create Worksheet button. The idea here was to list some of the key information for the products for the particular manufacturer that was selected. Things like the margin, currency, the weights etc. A place to scan the data you have set up. Here is a little screen shot so you can see the direction it's headed in. It might be nice to be able to update those data points right on Worksheet page but I'm not that far along yet. The Show Categories button will generate a page similar to the Manufacturers page shown about so you can manage your products by category rather than manufacturer. The Exception Button will work similar to Garys Product Monitor. It will provide you with information about missing or undersized images, prices, taxes and pretty much whatever else you want to review. Here is another image showing the direction that is expected to take. At the moment is just shows whether or not there are any products for a particular manufacturer. I haven't really spent any time on it...I just set it up to serve as a reminder for what I wanted to do with it. This is still very much a work in progress but I thought it might be useful to show the general direction the idea has taken and ask for suggestions that anyone might have. Dan