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  1. This is the support thread for Great Categories: http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,2802 Here are two sites that currently use this contribution: http://shoptoo.palaia.us/ http://shop.gwerx.com/ The first one also uses a mod_rewrite system that has greatly impacted it's SEO performance.
  2. I dig it! Have a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    Will

  3. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    Hey, everybody! It's been a while. I am very impressed by the further development seen here. So, I plan on setting my guitar down and do some tinkering again... Well, after the Austin City Limits Festival!
  4. willross

    Innovative Gateway CVV2 Beta

    I will contact Innovative on Monday and find out what they want me to do. Re-vamping that module is top on my open-source list. I'll keep you posted and will remain available in the interim. Cheers, willross * Currently, the CVV2 module is for testing. I would remove it and install the other version instead.
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    Official thread for Great Categories

    nat8100 You are stating that the "box" is too wide. By how much? The width is relative to the template. If you are using huge category names, but only want the default 125 width; you are kidding yourself. Clarify your request. This is a simple contribution. I am not your php or osC teacher. By downloading this store, you are expected to attempt to learn how to use and customize it. Think of it as a new job with lots of on-the-job experience. Not just a free shop with endless free support. So, don't install 100's of "contributions" and expect smooth sailing. Make mistakes and learn. If this is time sensitive and for a paying client (even yourself), you should have bought a store instead of relying on a free one.
  6. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    OK. What version are you using. Please be specific. If you choose to show product counts, then the place you need to look is here: Line 80 in Standard v2.1 $categories_string .= ' (' . $products_in_category . ')'; There should be no way to wrap that. If so, use the old "nowrap" in the <td> or even older "<nobr>".
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    Official thread for Great Categories

    jchi18 Change the background color from #eeeeee; to what matches your store: background-color: #eeeeee; I was just showing you the style and where it was used. kabuca Does the current CRE have this feature in their 'categories.php'? If so, I should be able to move it over to this one.
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    Official thread for Great Categories

    kabuca There are a few contributions out there that do this. Pick one and I'll integrate it.
  9. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    jchi18 Change these and you will be all set. From the installation text: /*change the menu hover color below*/ #thecategories a:hover { background-color: #eeeeee; color: #000000; } Line 107 in 'categories.php (CSS Edition)': $categories_string = '<div id="thecategories">';
  10. stevel I'll look through the raw logs and see. The latter was just another observation while writing the previous post. I didn't know if it was worthy of a new thread, so at least it can be found with a content search. Thanks.
  11. stevel I noticed that the agent of a bot can change during an indexing. Have you seen this? Here is an example: Host: 66.249.65.232 Http Code: 200 Date: Jan 10 20:50:20 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: 32959 Referer: - Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html) Host: 66.249.65.232 Http Code: 302 Date: Jan 10 20:53:08 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: 5 Referer: - Agent: Mediapartners-Google/2.1 Sometimes they drop the "Agent" too and I only see it as: Host:??crawl-66-249-65-232.googlebot.com Any ideas? Also, on another subject, I noticed a hacker-type visit my store from a rather peculiar source. This person used Google and searched for: inurl:"php?shop=" site:us Then hit the site adding variables to urls like: ../../../../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd Nothing seemes to have happened, but in the "View Visitors" contribution, only this guy's IP address fails to pop-up and view pages visited. The IP of the hacker is: 85.159.40.1
  12. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    khoking At around line 88 you should see this: $categories_string .= ' (' . $products_in_category . ')'; The ' ' is a non-breaking space. You can make adjustments here.
  13. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    tonyh I did not fully design that one. infobroker did a great job by implementing colors. I will take a look and see what I can find out.
  14. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    FixItPete You are not using Great Categories. Please download the latest "Standard" release, if interested.
  15. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    RobD Nice. I haven't had enough time to follow-up on the CSS version, but I will.
  16. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    skenagle It can be done with divisions or nested tables. When I get some time, I will implement that somehow. Good looking idea.
  17. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    TomCavendish I would start by downloading the CSS and a page or two from that store to see how the navigation really works. Then download a copy of either Great Categories Classic or the CSS Edition. Compare the HTML between the two and improvise. You won't be able to just drop in this division. The above two contributions will get you started. Make up a test site and start messing with it. Break it! Then you will really see how it works. Keep me updated and I will try to assist.
  18. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    TomCavendish Sure you can. Great Categories is very easy to modify. I see that someone took my advice and created a new, multi-color version. I have not yet fully tested it, but it is a good example. Here is some code from that ASP store: <div class="nav1"> <span id="ucNavL_oDataListMenu"><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C1">Cutting & Chopping</a> </span><br><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C2">Tableware & Serving</a> </span><br><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C3">Stovetop & Ovenware</a> </span><br><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C4">Coffee & Tea</a> </span><br><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C5">Kitchen Utensils</a> </span><br><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C6">Wine & Barware</a> </span><br><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C7">Kitchen Electrical</a> </span><br><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C8">Weighing & Measuring</a> </span><br><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C9">Celebrity Chef Ranges</a> </span><br><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C10">Cookbooks & Recipes</a> </span><br><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C11">Outdoor Entertaining</a> </span><br><span> <a href="default.aspx?act=Ucat_C12">Kitchen Storage</a> </span></span> </div> It does not display sub-categories. To get the "look" of that menu, just examine the CSS and apply it to "categories.php". Fool around with it. You may end up with a cool new version. I have a multi-color version that has Multi Stores and a few other contributions that can be enabled/disabled via admin. I am waiting for MS3 or MS4 to be released before providing it.
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    Official thread for Great Categories

    jenamiles Add this to "stylesheet.css" TABLE.categ { border: 0px; border-spacing: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #000000; } TD.categ { vertical-align: top; } A.categ:link { color: #ffffff; } A.categ:visited { color: #ffffff; } A.categ:hover { color: #ffffff; } A.categ:active { color: #ffffff; } Change "#ffffff;" with whatever colors you want. Then replace line 47 in "categories.php" with: $categories_string .= '<td class="categ"><a class="categ" href="';
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    Official thread for Great Categories

    jenamiles You could use JavaScript to change the background color of the link text. Go into "categories.php" to around line 47 and find this: $categories_string .= '<td class="categ"><a href="'; Replace it with: $categories_string .= '<td class="categ"><a onmouseover="this.style.backgroundColor='CCCCCC';" onmouseout="this.style.backgroundColor='#FFFFFF';" href="'; Edit the colors as needed. You could write a class for the <a> too. So, add the class to "stylesheet.css" and replace line 47 with: $categories_string .= '<td class="categ"><a class="newclassforcategories" href="'; I am building a new version that will support levels through color. There will be a section in the admin that controls colors, depth, etc. Hope this helps.
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    Official thread for Great Categories

    tedmcdonald Does "enable_disable_categories_1.6.1.1" have instructions that modify the categories infobox? If so, it may be applied. It worked for "Multi Stores".
  22. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    WEB11 Sure, you can. If your "Information Box" doesn't change it's links very often, you could just copy the HTML from this one, edit it and save as the other. Well, slightly more than that.
  23. Some people have mentioned about another "googlebot" and I have found it. It is not actually a bot. It is a direct allocation from Google that is used for evaluating sites using or applying for their services (abuse also). Here is the run-down: OrgName: Google Inc. OrgID: GOGL Address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway City: Mountain View StateProv: CA PostalCode: 94043 Country: US NetRange: 66.249.64.0 - 66.249.95.255 CIDR: 66.249.64.0/19 NetName: GOOGLE NetHandle: NET-66-249-64-0-1 Parent: NET-66-0-0-0-0 NetType: Direct Allocation NameServer: NS1.GOOGLE.COM NameServer: NS2.GOOGLE.COM Comment: RegDate: 2004-03-05 Updated: 2004-11-10 OrgTechHandle: ZG39-ARIN OrgTechName: Google Inc. OrgTechPhone: +1-650-318-0200 OrgTechEmail: arin-contact@google.com Hope this clears up some confusion...
  24. willross

    Official thread for Great Categories

    Genassist You can make the columns wider; I set mine to 150px If that is what you wish, go into /catalog/includes/application_top.php Find: // customization for the design layout define('BOX_WIDTH', 125); // how wide the boxes should be in pixels (default: 125) Note: This will affect both columns.
  25. shopping The sitemap that is created should have the correct URL's. To check, you could even use the shop's file manager to look at the .xml files. This would avoid any browser caching. I would advise you not to allow Google access of your sitemap until it is correct. Otherwise, from the looks of the code above, Google will attempt to validate them and get 404's. As far as SEF-X, I am still testing it and writing instructions. It should be released this year. I may even offer a whole modified shop. If you still get errors, I will put up my version.
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