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    Ian Randell
  1. Hornet25

    OsCommerce Download Feature

    Hello everybody, I am very new to downloads and am trying to set my site up to achieve this. This appears to be the best thread I can find on the matter. I have followed all of the instructions detailed at the start of this thread and get the link to the download; however, when I click on the link I get the following error message. Forbidden You don't have permission to access /testircatalog/pub/.xjxvjczmjhnniwjx/turbo.zip on this server. Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. The permissions are set correctly and I have checked the configure file is correct as well. I have also set the default order status to processing and permitted downloads to that status. I would be grateful if somebody could point me in the right direction. As an aside, I am testing this by setting my payment option as cash on delivery to enable me to process the order completely. When I do this, the payment option does not appear on the payment page. Is this a quirk in the system or is it designed to do that? I look forward to progressing this forward. Ian
  2. Hornet25

    Order Confirmations through PayPal IPN

    To be honest I have moved on! I was advised that PayPal IPN was not the best option to use and PayPal Website Payment Pro was the best option. You need to check your PayPal account can accept this option first and then you need to install Website Payment Pro Direct and Express. From this point onwards our customers either clicked on a PayPal button and were directed to the PayPal site to pay or they stayed on my site and inseretd their card details here for the onward secure transfer to PayPal. It worked first time, all costs were included, I got all my order confirmations as did my customers and I havent had one order not paid for after moving over. If I had known what I know now I wouldnt have bothered with PayPal IPN. I would however strongly suggest you have a SSL certificate for your site though. Having said that, I think you should have one if you are trading with the general public anyway. I hope this helps. Ian
  3. Hornet25

    API Account Username

    Once you enter the API Credentials and Permissions section there should be two boxes. Click on the right hand box "Request API Credentials" and the information should appear.
  4. Hornet25

    API Account Username

    Log onto your PayPal account. Go to Edit Profile. There you will see a link to API on the left hand column. Click on it and follow the instructions. You can cut and paste the information from there into your details in OsCommerce. Good luck
  5. Hornet25

    Configuring my Shopping Cart

    I am at my wits end. I have tried to work out why PayPal IPN doesnt return my customers back to my site. I have set and reset all the options I can see and have posted a request for help to no avail here. Having read copiously on this point, I think it is something to do with if my customers pay without logging onto PayPal, they only get an option to return, they are not returned automatically. I am therefore, now embarking on a different tack PayPal have advised me that I can customise the button that appears at the end of the payment process which gives my customers the option to return, and I can put whatever text I want in it. As I understand it, if they click on this button, they will be returned to my site. On this basis I contacted PayPal and they came up with this: ********************************** The CBT variable can indeed be customized. However, since your cart is the source of the code being sent to PayPal, the cart code itself must be modified. The standard line of code is: input type="hidden" name="cbt" value="whatever you want the link to say". You may need to post to the osCommerce forums for assitance in modifying the osCommerce code, however. This would modify the return to merchant link to the verbiage you wish, which could indeed help your conversion percentage. *********************************** I basically need somebody to tell me what php file I need to amend and insert the line stipulated above and where the line needs to go. Thank you very much in advance
  6. Hornet25

    Order Confirmations through PayPal IPN

    Can anybody shed any light on this problem for me? I am using paypal_ipn.php v1.2.0.0 and ipn.php v1.1.2.8 if that helps. Kind regards,
  7. Hornet25

    Official PayPal IPN Support Thread

    I was supplied with osC v2.2a with PayPal IPN v1.2 already installed. I cannot get it to work at all and no order confirmations are forthcoming, so I guess shopping carts are still full. On the back of the comment above, can anybody tell me what is the ebst version of PayPal IPN to install, and where I can get it from. I am getting a bit desperate about this as I am sure it is costing me customers. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Kind regards, Ian
  8. Hornet25

    Google Warning

    Does anybody have any ideas on this?
  9. Hornet25

    Google Warning

    I installed Google XMLSitemap v1.3 as recommended and the installation went perfectly. I have checked my Google Webmaster Tools and I have this warning on the sitemapproducts.xml and sitemapcategories.xml All the URLs in your Sitemap have the same priority. All the URLs in your Sitemap are set to the same priority (not the default priority). Priority indicates the importance of a particular URL relative to other URLs on your site and doesn't impact your site's performance in search results. If all URLs have the same priority, Google can't tell which are more important. I obviously dont want to get in Google's bad books, is this something i should be concerned about? Many thanks.
  10. I have tried to resolve my problem which I can see is a relatively standard one, but just need a bit of help. I have not been receiving order confirmations from any orders I have received. - I have read the Payment Module v2.3.3 pdf file and followed the instructions to the best of my ability. - I have activated IPN because my web host suggested to and set the file as www.perfumepalace.co.uk/catalog/ext/modules/payment/paypal_ipn/ipn.php - I have modified my checkout_process.php file through the addition of the Gift Voucher/Discount Coupon add-on. - I have checked my catalog/ext/modules/payment/paypal_ipn/ipn.php is a blank screen when browsed for. - My register globals is on. - My PHP version is 5.2.6 - My cUrl information is - libcurl/7.18.2 OpenSSL/0.9.7a zlib/1.2.3 libidn/0.5.6 - My osCommerce version is v2.2 RC2a I guess my question is why am I not getting order confirmations coming through? Do I need to adjust my paypal_ipn.php and ipn.php files because of the Gift Voucher/Discount Coupon add-on, and if so, given that the files are only similar but not exact, what should I be looking to add in. I am new to this but am quite happy to do the work myself and test it if I am pointed in the right direction. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  11. Hornet25

    Order Confirmations via IPN

    Sorry I have posted this in the wrong place.
  12. Hornet25

    Header Tags SEO

    Jack, Thank you for your patience. I have found my error and my ability to duplicate my products has returned! I love the program you have created, thank you for bearing with me. Ian
  13. Hornet25

    Header Tags SEO

    Jack, I understand that. I read the thread and saw the comment you made earlier. I just printed my test because I had another problem and your installation instructions asked that I print the test results. My problem is when I try and duplicate products. Please see the rest of my post and if you can help I would be grateful. Many thanks, Ian
  14. Hornet25

    Header Tags SEO

    I have installed the add-on and all seemed to be absolutely fine. I ran the test system and got this message: Missing Database Error: The products_head_title_tag field cannot be found in the products_description table. The categories_htc_title_tag field cannot be found in the categories_description table. The manufacturers_htc_title_tag field cannot be found in the manufacturers_info table. I have subsequently gone to add some more products to my database. When I try and duplicate a product, I get this message: 1062 - Duplicate entry '616-1' for key 1 insert into products_description (products_id, language_id, products_name, products_description, products_head_title_tag, products_head_desc_tag, products_head_keywords_tag, products_url, products_viewed) values ('616', '1', 'Paco Rabanne XS for Men 50ml Aftershave', 'Volume (ml): 50 millilitres \r\nFor Men: Yes \r\nAftershave: Yes \r\nSplash: Yes', 'Paco Rabanne XS for Men 50ml Aftershave', 'Paco Rabanne XS for Men 50ml Aftershave', 'Paco Rabanne XS for Men 50ml Aftershave', '', '0') [TEP STOP] I have looked at the sql products_description database and there isnt a duplicate entry for that number, it is just what I wanted to duplicate. Please can you advise me of what I may have done wrong and how I can repair it. Many thanks
  15. Hornet25

    Header Tags SEO

    Jack, I have installed the program and eveything went well. I ran a test and I got the following message. Test Results Missing Database Error: The products_head_title_tag field cannot be found in the products_description table. The categories_htc_title_tag field cannot be found in the categories_description table. The manufacturers_htc_title_tag field cannot be found in the manufacturers_info table. Please can you explain what I should do to rectify these error messages. I love the look of the program and am excited about putting it into play. As a matter of interest, should I also upload a new sitemap to google on the back of this installation? Thank you for your assistance