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    [Contribution] STS v4

    Thanks for the advice regarding infoboxes bkellum. I am trying to get my head around them and how they work but am not sure how to change there appearance? I had a look at template monster at there oxcommerce templates to see what type of boxes can be made etc, now the rough idea is to have the boxes like the boxes in this template : Template As you can see from the template, the boxes have a small thin line that encloses the whole box and they also have a header to each box. Now my question is how can I accomplish that using sts? Do I have to make an image and set that using html in each of the infobox templates? Or does each of the infoboxes link to a css file? I have had a read around all the posts but cannot find the answer so any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    [Contribution] STS v4

    Thanks for the reply bkellum, glad to know I have found the correct sts thread at last! Now forgive me for not being quick on the uptake regarding infoboxes but I am trying to get my head arouns how they work! I had a look in admin and saw where you can make the infoboxes 'true' or 'false' and when I tested true nothing happened as expected but at least I know how to switch them on and off. When it comes to making the boxes etc, I havent got a clue!! Do I just need to edit the html template files? What happens should I wish to design an infobox in say photoshop, can I make that an infobox and if so how!? Also, what is the path to the infobox files so that I can change the html etc as I have had a good look but cannot find them! I have had a read of the install instructions but they have not shed light on how to do it, well not to me anyway! Cheers!
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    [Contribution] STS v4

    I have been looking for the STS4 forum thread and first off would like to know if this is it as I cannot see any other sts headings in the normal oscommerce forum threads!! If I am at the right place then I have a few questions! In designing my site using sts I deleted the normal css file which got rid of all the boxes around the categories and each item etc. Now when I enter '$categorybox' the list appears with no box around it, but, I would now like to make a box around it but not use the standard box so how do I do that? Do I need to re-install the old css file to make the boxes come back and then change them that way or is there an easier way? I would also like to get rid of each of the box headings because when I have the new box designed the name will be in there so I do not want it to appear twice? I have also seen other oscommerce sites displaying little images before each category but I am not sure how to do that if anyone can enlighten me? I have had a look in the contributions area but cant seem to find anything? Cheers.
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    STS template system - EXAMPLES

    Hi stefan, I have built my site using sts and find it very easy to use and it give me control of how I want my site to appear. Very easy to turn on and off with two clicks too! Take a look at my site using STS
  5. I am looking to spice up the design of my current site that I have built using STS. At the moment when I just put $categorybox and the name'category' appears with the list of the categories appearing below that I have entered into admin. But, when I look around I see that other designs have a category box with all the categories listed in it with the heading 'category' or whatever box it is for. What I would like to know is how I can do this to make my site look more professional?
  6. I am trying to install SEO-G but am struggling! I have copied the files over but then I am getting stuck at this part: Simply run the seo_g.sql file that came with this archive using phpmyadmin. This will create the necessary tables and configuration options. There is a good turorial how to use phpmyadmin here. The osC Admin configuration options are stored with configuration ID of 24. If this identifier is already in use you need to change the SQL file and the catalog\admin\seo_zones_config.php near the beginning $gID = .... You can identify if this ID is already in use by executing the following query in phpmyadmin SELECT count(*) as total FROM configuration WHERE configuration_group_id=24 Then check the total returned if it's 0 it is not allocated and you can install the default .sql file otherwise you need to modify it. When I try to run the seo-g.sql file it says I dont have the program to open it and the link to the phpmyadmin tutorial is not working so I am completely baffled? Can anyone point me in the right direction? Cheers
  7. I have sts installed and a template installed and it does not look too bad. The problem I have is that when I turn on sts and I click on an image to enlarge it does nothing and a new pop up does not appear, but if I turn off sts and then click on the image, the image pops up in a new window as it should? Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong? I have been through the sts module settings but to no joy. My site is here: Visit My Website
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    pop up image not working when sts on?

    One more thing Germ. I want to specify how many items that the cart displays. If more than 5 items are in the cart then my template breaks apart so I want the cart to go to another page if more than 5 items are in the cart. Can you tell me where I can make the adjustments as I have looked all through admin but to no avail. Any help would be great. Cheers.
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    pop up image not working when sts on?

    Spot on Germ! Put the '£' into symbol left field as you said and it works a treat! Now it displays £ in Firefox and Internet explorer! I just need to get the hang of css and get my template to expand and contract and I am onto a winner! Thanks very much for the help, you have solved two of my probs! Cheers.
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    pop up image not working when sts on?

    Whereabouts should I place the '£'? Not sure if you meant in the admin under currencies and if so where? Cheers.
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    pop up image not working when sts on?

    Thanks for the help Germ! I read through your earlier posts and found out what I needed to add and have got the pop ups working now! I just needed to include: <!--$headcontent--> I put it in the head section after the link to the stylesheet and the pop ups are working great now!! Now, I dont suppose you would know why in Firefox I see ? instead of £. I have got £ in the currencies and changed USD to GBP but really need to get it right in Firefox as it works OK with Internet Explorer. Cheers for the help.
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    pop up image not working when sts on?

    Cheers germ. I take it that the javascript has to be in the head section of my web template? Can you tell me where I can gt the script so that I can put it in? It seems strange that if I turn off sts the the popup's work even without scipt in the head?!!! Cheers.
  13. I have been trying to find an answer to a puzzle I am having regarding sts. What I want is to have two different but very similar templates, one that will act as my main osc home page and another that will act as the template for the rest of the site. I have been trying to find an answer in another part of this forum but am still stuck! Now I have been told to name my first template index.php_0.html and the other template index.php.html and then enable the sts index module. Under my index in the sts module in the admin I have: use template for index page: set to true files for index.php template: set to sts_user_code.php check parent templates: set to true Can anyone tell me what I have to change to make the above changes possible? Also, another quick question, I have designed my site at the 800 width but it looks small and as I have read most people do not use this so is it just down to personal choice between 800 and 1024? I have tried using a dreamweaver css expanding template but cant get it to work!! Its a bugger when you a newbie!! Cheers for any help guys.
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    £ not displaying in Firefox

    What have you entered to make it display ok in Firefox? I have named the currency as sterling and set the symbol left to £ but I am still getting the ? sign instead.
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    £ not displaying in Firefox

    I am trying to configure oscommerce and am having a few problems. When I set GBP as the default currency and I display my site using Internet Explorer, then the £ shows up and everything is wonderful! If I then view the site using Firefox (which I prefer and always use!) all I get infront of the cunnency is ? So if my price is £1.09, in: Internet Explorer I get: £1.09 Firefox I get: ?1.09 Does anyone know how to correct this as it would put me off buying so I need to set it right. Cheers
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    sts layout

    I have a question about sts. I have installed it and tried to get it to work but with difficulty as I am pretty new to oscommerce and sts. When I tried putting in the tags instead of the items going across the page like in the basic oscommerce set up they just list downwards and I am not sure why? I was trying to set it up using css, but I would like to know if it would be better to set up sts using a simple table so that I could put all the tags in that way, is this the way to do it or is there another way using css? Thanks for any advice.
  17. I am pretty new to using osc and sts so please forgive me ignorance!! I am trying to make changes to osc so that it matches my other side of my site. I have installed sts templates and am trying to get the hang of them following the instructions and the forums but have come unstuck very early on! It says in the instructions that you can make a choice of folder in the admin section in the defalut mode. I have gone to the admin section of osc but am stuck as to which file you need to change to specifiy what folder etc? It also says that I need only to change one file to make changes to the osc and the file is /catalog/includes/sts_template.html. The path that I have is /catalog/includes/sts_templates/test/sts_template but when I make changes to that file on dreamweaver and then upload it nothing changes? I know I have installed sts as the shop has now reverted to the original look of the osc store from how I had changed it, but I am just stuck as to where the correct paths are to make the changes. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
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