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Regarding last post, it would be great to have the first lines of the created arrays language specific, but as it is reasonable obvious what should be done even if you don't speak/read english, its not a big deal.
More concerning is I don't think I have the install correct as I have 2 issues which I didn't expect.
1. Unless there is at least 1 product with YMM attributes the whole index.php page looses its formatting quite dramatically. The centre section (which contains the user greeting) disappears, both left & right _column(s) change width, the "OS Commerce" logo become left justified and the YMM box has no title.
Clearly the obvious answer is to keep a product with YMM attributes, but is this normal ??
2. Within Admin create/edit a product 2 lines of the coding appear as text between the page title and the product status lines -
Page Title - New Product in "Clothing =>Shirts"
Text Code - //bof Year_Make_Model Contribution V2.3.x by Dunweb Designs
Text Code - //eof Year_Make_Model Contribution V2.3.x by Dunweb Designs
Then - Product Status In Stock/Out of stock line
Again as these lines are only text, they don't really matter, but are something I didn't expect.
I've doubled checked the files affected by the install with the readme.txt file and copied all of them into a spreadsheet along with all of those from the "Drop on Top Files" folder, then asked the spreadsheet to compare each line. Aside from some changes in includes/application_top.php as required by the Secuirty Pro & Ip Trap contributions and some colour changes in stylesheet.css, all of my files appear identical to the "Drop on Top Files" with the exception of
My Code - Define('PROJECT_VERSION', 'osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3');
Drop on Top - Define('PROJECT_VERSION', 'osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.1');
Instruction 8b of the readme.txt requires the following code to be added before the last ?> the two lines in Red bold type are not in the "Drop on Top Files" version
//bof Year_Make_Model Contribution v2.3.x by Dunweb Designs
$cq = tep_db_query("SELECT c.categories_id, c.parent_id FROM " . TABLE_CATEGORIES . " c," . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " cd WHERE c.categories_id = cd.categories_id AND cd.language_id = '" . (int)$languages_id . "'");