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  1. It seems I started a healthy discussion :lol:. I know web technology is always evolving, but we cannot implement it all, specially when we start a project targeting a specific tech, then move to another before the 1st is finished, and so on. osCom v3.0.2 has been released in July or August 2011, with a very specific roadmap with 3.1, 3.2 and so on, but 1 year and a half later nothing changed, we are still at v3.0.2, and now we are targeting a new tech, which means a lot of changes on the existing framework. I think it's now worth to be always jumping from tech to tech without releasing a working release. Many of the addons needed for a shop are used because they bring the minimal features for today's eCommerce that are not available in osCommerce, unlike in many other eCommerce solutions. Things like product image thumbnails, meta tags, canonical and friendly URLs, discount coupons, order editor, SMTP support for email, index page slideshow, just to name a few, are some of the missing features from OsCommerce without a Yes, and no. It's a bit of hard work to apply the changes from release to release, so I was waiting for v2.3.4 to apply all the fixes at the same time. If I start adding many contributions, the original code might start changing a lot and with would then be harder to find the correct place to insert them. This was something I had to deal with when I applied the v2.3.1 fixes in my heavily modified v2.2 shop. This is something that it needs improvement, an easier way to update the code, but I know it is something impossible to do in the current framework. But it's great to see thing are moving... :P I can't wait to see the results.
  2. I believe that with the lack of new versions, a lot of people are moving to other modern solutions out there, with a known roadmap and frequent updates with new features, improvements and fixes. I am too, thinking about moving to another solution. My shop is still at v2.2, with the updates to v2.3.1, and last summer I started to build a replacement based on v2.3.1, but I stopped it's development after you released the updates to 2.3.2 and 2.3.3 in a short time frame and the promise to have 2.3.4 soon, but that soon is taking too long. Even v3 is in development since a long time, and I don't think it will ever come out. I started my shop in 2008 and v3 was already in version alpha5, and it remained there for a very long time, and it was later changed to a v3 with lot's of missing features. This was 2 years ago, if I remember well. Now, another promise to have v2.3.4 soon, and a new v2.4 version that breaks the addon compatibility again may be a trigger for more people to meve away....
  3. Fixed. Kiss_MT was returning the title using htmlspecialchars(), so writing &lt and &gt in the source code. So I changed to : echo strip_tags(htmlspecialchars_decode(KissMT::init()->page_title)) . PHP_EOL;
  4. I know, but it doesn't work. On current online version has the following code: <?php // KissMT start echo strip_tags(KissMT::init()->page_title) . PHP_EOL; // KissMT end ?> in 3 places but the tags are still there.
  5. In my case the html tag is to highlight the category, but I need to remove it from the page, but using htmlspecialchars() does not do that as it transforms the < and > into &lt and &gt. How can I fix this? You are already fixing this when writing the category name in the head section...
  6. Hi Robert, I noticed something strange. I have 2 categories with HTML tags in their name, to put some emphasis on the categories list, but when I go the the category page, I see the tags written there as text. I give you a concrete example, one of them is <b>Christmas Specials</b>, and it works ok in the categories list as the name in Bold, but when I load the category page I see <b>Christmas Specials</b> as the title. The title meta tag is ok. I see the same behavior in the breadcrumb, but maybe here is not due to your contribution. I tried to change in index.php from echo KissMT::init()->page_title . PHP_EOL; to echo strip_tags(KissMT::init()->page_title) . PHP_EOL; but the tags are still there. I tried also to change the strip_tags to htmlspecialchars and it works as expected so I'm on the right place... You can have a look at the page here: http://www.atelierdascores.com/bespecial-natalb-c-78.html
  7. Hi Jack, is the search being saved somewhere in the server, or is there a way to do it? Just by going to google, search something and look at the source code seems not enough, as when I do that I can't find the term I searched for in the source as most of it is javascript code...
  8. Thanks Jack, I'll have a look.
  9. Hi, is there anyone using this contribution currently? I've just installed this and I believe it is not working for Google and MSN. I manage to change the google URL from: case "Google": $filename = "http://www.google.com/ie?q=$query&hl=en&num=$hits_per_page&start=$i"; to case "Google": $filename = "http://www.google.com/?#hl=en&output=search&q=$query&num=$hits_per_page&start=$i"; in admin/includes/modules/seo_position.php but I guess I need to change somewhere else as it is still not working. Any ideas?
  10. Hi hookswitch, is there a way to fix this? Thanks!
  11. Thanks multimixer.
  12. Hi multimixer, did you build an addon for this? Or can you share what you did?
  13. Never. But now I also have the PDO issue in the create account...
  14. Hi Jack, I can't setup the server cron job. I followed your instructions, if I use the method php /home/username/public_html/catalog/admin/sitemonitor.php X the instance provided in x is ignored and instance 0 is always run. If I use the 2nd method, php /home/username/public_html/catalog/admin/sitemonitor.php?instance=X I get an error saying Status: 404 Not Found X-Powered-By: PHP/5.3.13 Content-type: text/html No input file specified. Is there another way to run it? Or am I doing something wrong?
  15. Mine is not protected by .htpassdw, otherwise I can not configure cron tab (I use a web cron tab as my provider does not allow me to have crontab jobs). I believe this will happen to lot's of people.