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  1. Hello ... thought I'd ask this again here since I think it's important. Other than the includes/header_tags.php 755 permission, is it OK to change the permissions for all the other files I uploaded from the catalog folder to 644? When I uploaded to my host they all uploaded with 755 permissions and I want to change them to 644, assuming it won't break anything with the Header Tags SEO contrib? Thanks! PS: Thanks Jack for the clarification re: the CSS!


  2. Thanks Jack! As I was reading the How To Operate doc I figured it out :-) Nice contrib! Much appreciated you making the time/effort to develop! I just need to learn more about SEO and how to use your contrib to put it to good use. BTW...any problems with removing @@import url("headertags_seo_styles.css"); from the original CSS? My font family, header styling, etc are now different. Just wondering. Thanks again for this contrib!

     

    Oops ... one important question I forgot to ask ... other than the includes/header_tags.php 755 permission, is it OK to change the permissions for all the files I uploaded from the catalog folder to 644? For some reason when I ftp files with my current ftp app they often end up with 777 or 755 permissions and I have to change to 644 or lower <groan>. Thanks!


  3. Thanks Jack! As I was reading the How To Operate doc I figured it out :-) Nice contrib! Much appreciated you making the time/effort to develop! I just need to learn more about SEO and how to use your contrib to put it to good use. BTW...any problems with removing @@import url("headertags_seo_styles.css"); from the original CSS? My font family, header styling, etc are now different. Just wondering. Thanks again for this contrib!


  4. Silly question. I just finished installing the Header Tags SEO contrib (whew!) and am in the process of testing it and learning how to use it ... in the meantime, how can I get rid of the "Replace Me in the Page Control..." at the top of the store page. I don't see it in the HTSEO module or docs ... yet. TIA!


  5. I wasn't clear on my dummy account. Sorry about that.

     

    That dummy account is in my osC store.

     

    I created an account there, with a real email address, etc. that I use now and then to go through a purchase to make sure all is working after I change the shop somehow.

     

    For example, if there's some add on that may effect the checkout process, I would want to do a test run purchase.

     

    Let's say I modified the shippping.php file for some reason. By going through a test run, using my osC dummy account I can make sure all the code is functioning properly.

     

    I take each test run all the way to choosing my payment method <PayPal> right to the PayPal page where the payment is made. If I get there, that pretty much confirms all is OK.

     

    Once verified I go back and clear my shopping cart and that's that.

     

    Of course the best confirmation of all is when a real customer makes a purchase using PayPal and everything works. :thumbsup:

     

    Thanks for the replies. I just asked a friend to purchase something from my store via PayPal to test. Hopefully everything will work! Thanks again for all the help and info!


  6. Just want to check one more time in case I'm missing something. Is there no real way to test my osC/PayPal config to make sure it's working with PP before going live, besides using the PP sandbox? Thanks!


  7. It's been a while since I did all the PP configuration, but yes, I do recall the issue about what return url to use. I finally settled on checkout_success.php. I never worked with the sandbox much, I was messing around with getting the store set up and had PP standard live and forgot about it. About a week later, I made a sale, the customer used PayPal, so I decided to go with it as is. Since then, other than occasional glitch, it's been fine.

     

    I test my site out occasionally by using a dummy account. I run through a purchase using the money order method and the PayPal method. For PayPal, once I get to the PayPal payment page, I am fairly satisfied all is well.

     

    Good luck then on all that.

    Thanks! I just tried to create a dummy PP account but of course I can't pay from that dummy account since it wants to verify a real bank account before sending $. I guess I'll just have to trust that I set everything up correctly. A shame there is no way to test via PP w/o using their kludgy "sandbox".


  8. Jerry, is this the tutorial you referred to?

     

    I don't pay for buttons, whatever that means.

     

    I use PP standard, but will install PP IPN when I get motivated enough. For now though, PP Standard suffices. Here are my settings if that helps: (note the key and certificate settings are blank)

     

    Enable PayPal Website Payments Standard

    True

     

    E-Mail Address

    me@myemail.com

     

    Payment Zone

    --none--

     

    Set Preparing Order Status

    Preparing [PayPal Standard]

     

    Set PayPal Acknowledged Order Status

    Processing

     

    Gateway Server

    Live

     

    Transaction Method

    Sale

     

    Page Style

    PayPal

     

    Debug E-Mail Address

    me@myemail.com

     

    Sort order of display.

    1

     

    Enable Encrypted Web Payments

    False

     

    Your Private Key

     

     

    Your Public Certificate

     

     

    PayPals Public Certificate

     

     

    Your PayPal Public Certificate ID

     

     

    Working Directory

     

     

    OpenSSL Location

    /usr/bin/openssl

     

    Thanks so much for the reply! The tutorial I was referring to was http://www.oscommerce.info/confluence/display/OSCDOC22/PayPal however I found your link thread soon after posting and configured just like the settings you just posted (thank you!). There does seem to some confusion re: what url to use in PayPal for the "return url" file. I set mine to checkout_process.php which is the same url file for the notification url file. Hopefully that is correct. My only problem now is to test. I had been using "sandbox", however I want to test "live" before I make my shop live. Can this be done? Thanks again for the reply!


  9. It looks like PayPal Website Payments Standard you pay for buttons, which doesn't make sense to me since osC already has buttons for checking out and re-directing to PayPal (I enabled Payments Standard in osC and tried the PayPal sandbox and thru the sandbox PayPal/osC seems to work). Is there a way to test Payments Standard not thru the sandbox before I go live? Bottom-line is all I want to do is sell via PayPal and accept checks/money orders but I am having problems understanding which PayPal module to use (Website Payment Standard vs. Express Checkout) and the osC PayPal module tutorial is confusing to me as it doesn't seem to mesh with what I read on PayPals web site. Also, the tutorial doesn't give specifics on module config data to enter on many of the fields. Any assistance in helping me understand how to choose and configure PayPal for osC would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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