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  1. Hotclutch

    NEED ADVICE ON MY OS COMMERCE WEBSITE

    Have a look at this contribution of mine: I have done all the work for someone in your position with an old osCommerce. You could migrate your shop to this relatively easy and still be familiar with the product. You would have a responsive framework and up to date code. You can use this as a stepping stone if you later wish to go onto V4.
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    NEED ADVICE ON MY OS COMMERCE WEBSITE

    Look for this code in footer.php and then move it to the location where you want it to display. <?php if ($banner = tep_banner_exists('dynamic', 'footer')) { echo tep_display_banner('static', $banner); } ?>
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    NEED ADVICE ON MY OS COMMERCE WEBSITE

    I have sent you a PM regarding hosting. The banner code you should be able to move from the footer.php to say header.php and they will display there.
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    NEED ADVICE ON MY OS COMMERCE WEBSITE

    There are capable hosting companies in SA, do some research. It may also be better for SEO if your server is located in your geographic region. Shared hosting you can get from about R100pm on a monthly basis. SEO does not depend on the underlying script. The principles of optimisation are the same whether you're using osCommerce, Wordpress, or anything else. My advice is to read the Google SEO starter guide, it's evolved into quite a document now. And beware of SEO myths, including on this forum. V4 will be responsive, and have the SEO tools to configure meta tags and do the basic things. The downside of V4, IMO, will be the steep learning curve.
  5. Honestly, modifying stylesheet.css directly is perfectly fine. It was the way of osCommerce, before the guidances of the community edition set in.
  6. If you ask more specific questions, maybe we will be able to help you. Otherwise the scope of your question is too big. In general if you want to use V2 osCommerce today, you have to use one of it's forks. I have already pointed out one. Vanilla osCommerce is another one to be found on this forum. Phoenix is another to be found on their own forum. Alternatively wait for the release of the official V4 osCommerce.
  7. Here's a complete guide.
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    store manager

    I am here. Feel free to ask for advice on the open forum. I will reply if I have anything of value to add. PS: In a new thread.
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    store manager

    Check configure files. You might want to check this:
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    Search exploit ?

    The IPs appear to be bingbot.
  11. Hotclutch

    Search exploit ?

    I have seen them recently on my site, don't know anything further about it. I use security pro to help with search exploits.
  12. Yes No, there is no complete list anywhere, I am pretty sure. If you want to stay on Frozen and just do php updates, then the best way to go about that would be to look at the W3 osCommerce work that I have done and/or Vanilla osCommerce, and make the required changes to your shop. Bear in mind that this task will be a lot of work and that this thread is not a complete list of updates required.
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    Added "Store Pick Up" but it doesn't show up

    Turn error reporting on in your host control panel, that will reveal the php error.
  14. Hotclutch

    Security Errors and Cart Problems

    You're going to have a lot of problems with that version of osCommerce. You can have a look at It has updated code for php8 and a responsive framework, based on and has all the functionality of 2.3.4.1
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