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    Upgrading to the latest version

    Does anyone know if easy populate works in the new bootstrap version?
  2. jimsmega

    Upgrading to the latest version

    Is there a way to convert the databases from 2.2 to the new bootstrap version? I know there are references to using Myphpadmin but I am not familiar with the process. Are there scripts or help on this topic?
  3. I have an old oscommerce site with v2.2 RC2, yeah I know its old but I need to create all new site based on the old one quick. php v2 is too old for my server host. Tried 2.3.4 but it wont even start to load for the set up. WSOD. I don't have time for this nonsense. Last thing I can find is you all talk about a BS version and a BS Gold. Are there plenty of updates for it? From what you all are saying I don't understand any of it. Anyone speak English here? What's up with this? Which is newest? I don't want to do a total new set up and find there is something else right around the corner it won't work with. Anyway - who can point me in the right direction to hit the ground running? I thought I had the latest version, and I am finding out now no it is not. I liked the look and feel of it cause it reminded me of the 2.2 when I first did it. Why is the latest not on the normal oscommerce download page? I am seeing samples of it and it is a white space and weird. Not what I am used to. Will it be hard for me to make my store look like the old store? Don't tell me this is the new trend - I hate it. Help....
  4. Ok then I am at square one again. I did everything I possibly can see to do with the base install except the h1 tags. That would not be practical for me as they got lost in the traslation of the files I had in another database that I copied from. I guess to get rid of the fields I want, model and manufacturer I will have to drastically make some changes to where they may be called in and try to understand what the code is doing if I want them gone. Hard to do for a non programmer or developer. I consider myself an ameteur there but I might figure it out thru trial and error. Yeah, I know it is in the documentation. Still this should not be causing a lack of google listings. So why is the cache file so slow to fill up and why isn't google picking up everything? I have had this in place for about 6 months and tweeked things one time and deleted the cache so it could build up again (refresh?). It does a few records a day. Some still aren't done. Is this something that google checks and uses? Doesn't really say. All I know to do if I make major changes to my items or store is to delete the cache file and let it build up again. What makes it fill up? How does that work? What does it mean? To someone who doesn't understand cache or this program at all has no idea about its function. That is not in the documentation. I have signed up for google, given them my link etc. Done everything I know to do. Is it possible for someone to check my site and see if I have the basics correct? I can give the name of the store. I am super frustrated because a competitor of mine has ALL of his stuff in google and keeps beating me out in the searches. I don't know what he is doing differently. I feel like I missed a boat somewhere. Can you help?
  5. Aha !!! Then I may have found the one thing that was stopping me from doing the database install. I thought I was ok without it until now. Perhaps this will heip my other problems as well. Thanks so much. Back to the grind.
  6. I love how this support thread points to the documentation all the time but the answer is not that clear always. I still don't understand how the cache really works and so forth. Another topic after I fix this problem. I have a very large store Over 6000 items of basically catalog items and google is simply not seeing all of my items and it takes weeks to build the cache files but anyway.... Lets try to take care of this first. Ok, I looked at that documentation you mentioned and noticed that in the last 2 parameters of the documentation it contains this: ..... •KISSMT_CANONICAL_ON - string true/false - output canonical tags to remove duplicate search engine index entries and osCsid sessions •KISSMT_DESCRIPTIONS_EXTENSION_ENABLE - string true/false - Enable Categories/Manufacturers descriptions extension. However my code in includes/modules/kiss_meta_tags/includes/init.php does not have the definition KISSMT_DESCRIPTIONS_EXTENSION_ENABLE included. Mine ends with this: /** * Show the canonical tag for relevant pages - string true / false */ defined( 'KISSMT_CANONICAL_ON' ) || define( 'KISSMT_CANONICAL_ON', 'true' ); ?> so I added this at the end: /** KISSMT_DESCRIPTIONS_EXTENSION_ENABLE - string true/false - Enable Categories/Manufacturers descriptions extension. */ defined( 'KISSMT_DESCRIPTIONS_EXTENSION_ENABLE' ) || define( 'KISSMT_DESCRIPTIONS_EXTENSION_ENABLE', 'false' ); ?> Still my model and manufacturer description are included in my view source code. I do not want model # (uneccessary info taking up space) or manufacturer description included (as I have used that field as a condition statement). So what else is required to make the parameter stop model and manufacturer description? Thank you for a great simple process so far.
  7. The title tag seems to be in this order for the product pages: product name - model - categorie - manufacturer - product description What if one does not want to use the model, -categorie or manufacturer? What specific steps can you take to leave those out? Please explain for rookie. Is it also in the file includes/ modules/ kissmt/ productinfo.php?
  8. I'm sorry I did not mean specials, I meant featured.
  9. I love EasyPopulate. Just Love it. I have 11,000 items and counting but I do not use the attributes. It would be lovely if it could allow for Specials to be incorporated and make the manipulation of that field easier from the spreadsheets. Is it not possible for that field to be used somehow or because it is a different database file it is not able to be used? I have tried investigating it on my own but it is over my head. SB
  10. Hi, I too am having trouble getting the root page to be www.mysite.com/ ( without the index.php ) so I thought I would try this suggestion and when I look at the file you say to change open catalog/includes/modules/kiss_meta_tags/abstracts/kiss_modules.php - I do not have those lines in it. I have looked in the update files and they look the same to me as the old ones. Nowhere can I find this statement: private function forceHttp( $the_current_canonical_link ) { I have my store in the root and have installed everything except the admin stuff, (Still getting used to everything) and the H1 page titles (since my descriptions came from old html of another source and I don't want to go there yet) So after everything else I stopped and let google do his thing. I am still trying to figure out where to go next but from what I can see so far this is doing a great job of getting the content to google so far. Let me know if I can give you my link to check. If I can get this answer, I have a few more. Thanks
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