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  1. Unwanted Bots swamping site again, I think we should start a petition asking for bots to banned unless we expressly allow them to pry into our sites

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    2. kenkja

      kenkja

      Done all that, just brasses me off that we should have to do it, these bots use the host resources, if I found the authors of the bots and started their cars and left them running until all the fuel was gone, the would be royally pissed off, thats just how I feel about them stealing resources I pay for !!

    3. MrPhil

      MrPhil

      Legally, how could you tell that a visitor is an (unwanted) bot rather than a real customer? Don't forget that without bots, your site wouldn't appear on any search engine results.

    4. kenkja

      kenkja

      Yeah I hear you MrPhil, just having a moan

  2. received order number 1000 last night, thank you osc, the devs and the community

  3. kenkja

    [Addon} Modular Front Page

    Hi Jim No worries, thanks for the confirmation. I do optimize the database quite frequently, but am on a shared server, so don't know how much others are interfering or how much is actually my site slowing down the server. sooner or later will have to upgrade as we've only added about 5% of the products we want to regards Ken
  4. kenkja

    [Addon} Modular Front Page

    @@kymation Hi Jim Quick question about featured products and scroller, both work fine, but are very unresponsive when changing thro admin so I get around the issue by changing the products required in configuration table. Could this be something to with the fact that I have more than 30000 products so the drop down boxes are taking a lot of time to populate ? Regards Ken
  5. I just recieved my new glasses, varifocals, think that make me officially old, damn it !!

  6. @@m0jon My apologies Jon, sorry wasn't ignoring you, just logged on for the first time in ages, but looks like you fixed it anyway. ken
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    Setting the Width for my website

    @@EuRoPLaSTiKs Are you using v2.3.1 or above, if so my understanding is that page width is set by the 960 grid system, theres loads of post about 960gs, tyr this for example http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/367731-width-of-template-231/page__st__20__p__1555070__hl__960gs__fromsearch__1#entry1555070 hope this helps ken
  8. @@sharperjafs Have a look at this thread http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/388540-request-comment-box-on-products-page/ It seems to offer something like, but I think you'll need to convert the add on to v2.3 ken Also try http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8193
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    Looking for an event scheduler

    Hi Clint this is closest thing i've found so far http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8068 ken
  10. Hopefully got v2.3.3 all done, wot fun !!

  11. kenkja

    PayPal Payment Standard setup in osc 2.3.1

    @@pweden, did you ever get the add on to work, if not. I just noticed that if you set up Send Extra Order Email in admin-configuration-mystore, it appears to send full details of the order. ken
  12. I'm hoping to make this into add on, I would be grateful if some of you you are better than me at coding/add-ons would have a look, test it and suggest where I could improve the installation file Below is my draft of the installation file ********************************************* All Credit goes to Chritian at Hockrockhosting.com and to PiLLaO/reflex-ocasion ********************************************* As always backup your database and files ********************************************* This add on is intending to provide users of v2.31 and paypal standard with a more complete description of any sales which have taken place.. At present v2.3.1 only passes to PayPal standard, the details of who has been paid, the total goods quantity, shipping and total price. I can not gaurantee that this will show show any more than 3 lines on your primary e-mail addess, as this is eactly what it shows my Just Host e-mail account, however I have opted for a second e-mail to be directed to our Microsoft Live e-mail account which shows full details of the order. So just try it and see if works for you As always backup your database and files: ************************************************************************ Instructions to manually alfter yor files ************************************************************************ There are no files to upload, just modifiications of 2 files, I suggest you make a copy of both files by adding "bak" just before the .php of each of these so that at least you original files are retained. ************************************************************************* Files to alter catalog/includes/modules/payment/paypal_standard.php catalog/checkout_confirmation.php ************************************************************************* So here are the alterations to make 1- Open catalog/includes/modules/payment/paypal_standard.php Find: ----- 'item_name' => STORE_NAME, Replace with this: ------------------ 'item_name' => $_SESSION['FixOrder'], 2- Open catalog/checkout_confirmation.php (2A) Find: ----- require('includes/application_top.php'); Add after: ---------- $_SESSION['FixOrder'] = ""; (2B) Find: (it should be in standard v2.3.1. install around line 159) ----- <?php } else { ?> <tr> <td class="main" colspan="3"><?php echo '<b>' . HEADING_PRODUCTS . '</b> <a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_SHOPPING_CART) . '"><span class="orderEdit">(' . TEXT_EDIT . ')</span></a>'; ?></td> </tr> <?php } Add after: ---------- $_SESSION['FixOrder'] = $_SESSION['FixOrder'] . $order->products[$i]['name'] . " x " . $order->products[$i]['qty'] . " "; (2C) Find: ----- if ( (isset($order->products[$i]['attributes'])) && (sizeof($order->products[$i]['attributes']) > 0) ) { for ($j=0, $n2=sizeof($order->products[$i]['attributes']); $j<$n2; $j++) { echo '<br><nobr><small> <i> - ' . $order->products[$i]['attributes'][$j]['option'] . ': ' . $order->products[$i]['attributes'][$j]['value'] . '</i></small></nobr>'; } } Replace with this: ------------------ if ( (isset($order->products[$i]['attributes'])) && (sizeof($order->products[$i]['attributes']) > 0) ) { for ($j=0, $n2=sizeof($order->products[$i]['attributes']); $j<$n2; $j++) { echo '<br><nobr><small> <i> - ' . $order->products[$i]['attributes'][$j]['option'] . ': ' . $order->products[$i]['attributes'][$j]['value'] . '</i></small></nobr>'; $_SESSION['FixOrder'] = $_SESSION['FixOrder'] . "(". $order->products[$i]['attributes'][$j]['option'] . ': ' . $order->products[$i]['attributes'][$j]['value'] .")"; } } $_SESSION['FixOrder'] = $_SESSION['FixOrder'] ." | "; ************************************************************************ That's all ************************************************************************ Thanks ken
  13. kenkja

    PayPal Payment Standard setup in osc 2.3.1

    @@pweden The Paypal page I'm taken to is nothing like the screenshot, you've posted, it is identical the one that 14steve14 described above. Before you tried installing the add on in this string, did your paypal page have the option for payment by credit card. Are we understanding the process you've gone through correctly - 1. You have a Paypal Business/premier or above account using Website Payments standard 2. You've installed Website payments standard via your admin 3. On a v2.3.1 site, which had no other alterations to the paypal website payment standard files 4. You then tried to add the better description add on and things have then gone downhill. because the add on should only affect the descriptions of the products bought on the left hand side of your screenshot not the payment options ken
  14. kenkja

    PayPal Payment Standard setup in osc 2.3.1

    Hi Weston please ignore last paragraph of above, god knows what i was thinking
  15. kenkja

    Better Description for Paypal Standard in v2.3.1

    Hi Chris, I'm not using any templates, I re-downloaded v2.3.1 and tried to find the second instance of the code block concerned, but just can not see it. Either I am just being dumb, or the instruction is for v2.2 Probably me being dumb. ken
  16. kenkja

    Better Description for Paypal Standard in v2.3.1

    Hi Chris Thanks for the link, but I'm still a bit unsure about it as the installation file tells me in part 2 find 2, to locate the second occurence of <?php } else { ?> <tr> <td class="main" colspan="3"><?php echo '<b>' . HEADING_PRODUCTS . '</b> <a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_SHOPPING_CART) . '"><span class="orderEdit">(' . TEXT_EDIT . ')</span></a>'; ?></td> </tr> <?php } for ($i=0, $n=sizeof($order->products); $i<$n; $i++) { within catalog/checkout_confirmation.php but I can only find 1 instance of this code block. Ken
  17. kenkja

    PayPal Payment Standard setup in osc 2.3.1

    I have just done a test purchase up to and including the point where a standard v2.3.1 passes the user over to paypal, the options given for payment were "Have a Paypal Account -. Log in" or "Don't have a Paypal Account - pay with debit/credit card. The changes in the add-on will not change these options, without the add-on on left of the paypal checkout page you'll see your site name and transaction totals, I think net shipping and total, if you find a way of successfully introducing this add on you'll see at least three lines of the products the customer has bought on this page, but the right side of the page will not change, as it is definitely controlled by your Paypal Preferences. I know my reply is frustrating for you, but I'm not a programmer, and at least as I understand what you are saying paypal is allowing users to pay by both methods Try doing a test purchase yourself, when you get to the payment method section, does it show underneath Payment Method "PayPal (Including Debit and Credit Cards), if so I think you have your paypal set up accept both PayPal account payments and PayPal as a payment gateway Ken
  18. kenkja

    PayPal Payment Standard setup in osc 2.3.1

    Hi Weston, I pretty sure that credit card issue is selected within paypal somewhere, although I just looked for it and could see it anymore. I think somewhere theres a check box with a description something like "accept payment without account" Ken
  19. Hi Sam I'm thinking of adding this contribution and just wondered if I need to do anything with the menu.js files which is in the resources folder. Its not mentioned in the installation procedure, so I presume not but have lost a bit of my confidence in upgrading the site, so just thought I'd ask first ken
  20. kenkja

    PayPal Payment Standard setup in osc 2.3.1

    Hi 14steve14 I recently managed to delete all my oscommerce files after a cPanel FTP create/delete account issue. Thankfully I have them the site back now but courtesy I an old backup. Yeah yeah I know I started doing alterations without backing u, I am a fool. Anyway my v2.3.1, is now working as its supposed to do, so I set about making the paypal better description alterations as you suggested in #10 above. I think I've got yellow after me recent loss of site episode, given that I have managed to make this work before ( It may have been luck not good judgement), but the install instructions are 1- Open catalog/modules/payment/paypal_standard.php - I presume this means catalog/includes/modules/paypal_standard.php 2- Open catalog/checkout_confirmation.php - and make 3 alterations, the second of which occurs after the second occuence of <?php } else { ?> <tr> <td class="main" colspan="3"><?php echo '<b>' . HEADING_PRODUCTS . '</b> <a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_SHOPPING_CART) . '"><span class="orderEdit">(' . TEXT_EDIT . ')</span></a>'; ?></td> </tr> <?php } for ($i=0, $n=sizeof($order->products); $i<$n; $i++) { But I can only find 1 occurence of this on or around line 159, are there really there really two occurances of this passages of code in v2.3.1 or am I just going mad. Ken
  21. kenkja

    Enhanced Contact Us for 2.3.1

    Hi Heather, sorry for the delay in replying. I got the fact that the re-captcha was optional, and did at first want to leave it out just because I was approaching it from a user (with lack of understanding) point of view, but having read further understood from the web owner point of view its defintely needed. Thanks for your note of how to achieve a balance between the two positions Ken
  22. kenkja

    Enhanced Contact Us for 2.3.1

    Hi All, This seems to be just the add on I'm looking for, but, and you knew that was coming. As a relative newcomer to owning a website, I've always been really quite annoyed by reCaptcha becuase I never really understood what its purpose is, until reading the add on install.txt(s) So in the past I have, quite a number of times, just quitted a contact us because i had to enter a reCaptcha code, which honestly just seemed to be a pointless irritant, my guess is if I've felt that way then so have/will others. Is it possible to add an explanation of why the reCaptcha is necessary, say "We've added this function to purely stop automated spam e-mailers, if you go complete the reCaptcha section, we will know that you really did want to contact us and we will deal with your enquiry as soon as is possible" Ken
  23. kenkja

    [Addon} Modular Front Page

    Hi Jim, I reverse the code as I want more than one featured product to be generated by the front page modules. thanks Ken
  24. kenkja

    [Addon} Modular Front Page

    Hello Jim I have your module working correctly but have also installed Mindsparx Star Product, which again works as expected but I can not control the position of where it appears on the front page, at present it appears below the front page modules I have installed, here's the code extract from my index.php } else { // default page // Start Modular Front Page ?> <div class="contentContainer"> <?php echo $oscTemplate->getBlocks('front_page'); ?> </div> <?php // End Modular Front Page // STAR PRODUCT PIMPED START... if (SHOW_STARPRODUCT=="true") { include(DIR_WS_MODULES . FILENAME_STAR_PRODUCT); } // STAR PRODUCT PIMPED END... } I think I may have answered my own question in writing the post, Is it really just as simple as } else { // default page // STAR PRODUCT PIMPED START... if (SHOW_STARPRODUCT=="true") { include(DIR_WS_MODULES . FILENAME_STAR_PRODUCT); } // STAR PRODUCT PIMPED END... // Start Modular Front Page ?> <div class="contentContainer"> <?php echo $oscTemplate->getBlocks('front_page'); ?> </div> <?php // End Modular Front Page } Ken
  25. Hello Chris, I've been trying to deal with the same thorny problem that Varina has or had, without a great deal of success. To date I found your advice to be absolutely bang on, so decided will make the jump to website payments pro. On v2.3.1 the list of payment modules includes 3 for WPP, Direct Payments, Payflow Direct Payments and Payflow Express Checkout. The later 2 seem to be dependant on each other being installed and the first dependant on express checkout being installed, which hopefully won't be a problem, but do both pairs give the itemized listing.
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