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  1. ErikMM

    Item Specific Shipping

    Sure it is possible, but I don't know or have the desire to find out. I gave up on shipping modules, and just use zones rates as a lot if the modules were a pain in the arse to me (rate changes, updates etc.). Rather than sweat it I added a little to where I ship most, listed "free shipping" as a hook, and was done. I included zone rates for areas outside my country and a note or asterisk by the word "free" and never looked back. Did the same for taxes. Easy-peasee.
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    Item Specific Shipping

    word of caution here, you may want another database as db changes could affect the live site, so perhaps 1. a subdomain on your host, 2. a mirror database copied from the live, 3. all live folders/files to the mirror I'm guessing this is better than trying 'offline' as there could be differences between your machine and the "real" server.
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    Item Specific Shipping

    1. http://www.clubosc.com/mirror-site-oscommerce.html 2. http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/199681-mirror-site/ also, I think you can compare 3 files with notepad++ (not sure)-- a clean 2.3.3 file, your exsiting working modified files, and a modified of the existing per the changes...you should be able to figure out from there-- good luck
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    Item Specific Shipping

    have you ever made changes to those files? if not then just replace them with the downloaded files there is a way to create a mirror of your site somehow so screw-ups will be seen and not affect the store, but I can't tell you how as far as doing it for you, I'd rather not...
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    Item Specific Shipping

    you have to amend or revise or update the files it tells you to in the read me and download 1. is catalog/checkout shipping.php 2. is catalog/includes/classes/shopping cart.php --you may not have "catalog," depends on how you uploaded oSc Do you know where to find 1, 2 on your host's server or control panel, or how to use something like FireFTP? If so, **make the changes to those files in the add on download (or just upload the entire file in the download as is) and save them or FTP to the server (you might want to keep back ups of the original php files before the changes in case something goes wrong). If I were you I'd get notepad++ (free) and compare your existing php file (1, 2 above) before the changes to the ones in the add on download using the notepad++ plugin-compare feature. The reason being that if you made any other changes to 1, 2 you don't want to lose them with the new changes you will make from the downloded add on files (follow me?) If you never made changes then no need to bother with comparing...I always do it because I have modified my store a great deal **basically all you have to do
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    PayPal for recurring monthly donations?

    A much better way to add and sort products: http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/4063 + this needed http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/195959-ajax-attribute-manager-support/page__st__1100 ^archive your entire shop through your host's control panel or ftp, and back-up your db at the oSc admin panel as well before you attempt to install the add-on as I recall a lot being involved in adding this, but it's been a long time. I still use/have the ad-on ,and love it. this add-on may give you what you need, and you can still set-up the paypal button and paypal will make the code/button for you. Then you just have to paste it where you want, the only issue is that a 'product'/child will show a price and add to cart button, but the paypal button would be different, you'd have to make a note that it is recurring. There is also a way to not show prices if they are zero, and still have a product page, where you could just have the recurring button.
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    PayPal for recurring monthly donations?

    set up button on paypal end, then paste onto your website whever you want it to show...options are many so you need a paypal account first, then setup your button, then place where wanted chances are people will be shunted off to paypal to do the rest/donate it looks like you already have students set up for a one time donation, you could add a "recurring" button to the catalog page for that student
  8. Does anyone have some site links where I can see this working...new (and old) versions?
  9. So it looks like the KISS Meta Tags SEO v1 may have been version 55, but I'm not sure? Regardless, there is a handy upgrade instruction with the new package r72 (http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7199). The reason for my post^ above is that the new package is confusingly called "KissMT Dynamic SEO Meta & Canonical Header Tags" BUT the upgrade is called "KissMT Dynamic SEO Meta Tags version 1.0" (Upgrade revision 55 to r72) So, it's a little confusing as to what I had running and what the upgrade is actually called, or what the old one was actually called, but what the hell, it was so easy to upgrade that it really doesn't matter. I simply wrote over the old (or maybe old, i.e. 55) catalog/includes/modules/kiss_meta_tags folder with the new folder and contents. FTP, 30 seconds. Done. Still not sure what to do about #2^, but I'm going to turn off the stock module and just use r72.
  10. it looks like I have KISS Meta Tags SEO v1.0 don't see any info on updates or changes to the version above^ to the one being discussed here (KissMT Dynamic SEO Meta & Canonical Header Tags) 1. ideas on how to proceed in getting rid of old and/or changing to new? 2. now that 2.3.2 and 2.3.3 have a stock header tag module...how should we go about using the stock or the KISS version-- should the stock one be turned off completely, or some features used and others not?
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    AJAX Attribute Manager support

    perhaps this can be used to allow quotation marks " as well? so I can manipulate colors as mentioned in my post above^?...don't know how to add this though
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    AJAX Attribute Manager support

    1. any idea how to allow OPTION titles to be colored? I tried adding css plus a span in the option box, but its does not work .pink {color:#FF00AA;} <span class="pink">option title</span> all options turn pink, then the title gets kicked out and all that's left is <span class= 2. last upload was 2.8.7 Jan 27 2010... alot has changed, any suggestions on an upgrade...hate to "fix" what isn't broke, but maybe I'm missing something
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    Thanks. I figured I didn't have any "pages" file(s), and the other ones I was concerned about were ok: manufactures, product, and category
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    Add More Fields

    two issues/questions I have not seen yet in the thread: 1. Do I have to have "Easy Populate" installed? as there is warning "Easy Populate is not installed" 2. the pop up is not found when clicking Explain options in admin, but the popup file exists in the right location, suggestions?
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    Add More Fields

    I think Jack recommend WinMerege I had major problems as the install instructions for modifications had a few "issues", and I totally lost my categories in admin following the mod instructions. Solution: Like WinMerege, I used Notepad++, with the plugin "compare" that you can add to Notepad++ Then I opened the categories.php file that came with the Fields download, and compared it to my current categories.php (which also had the AJAX manger installed). I essentially just copied all the differences in my original file over to the new one, and then uploaded problem solved, and my blood pressure fell back to normal... Notepad is great for searching/finding items as well whgen making changes
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    I see the xml files are "dummy files" so they are empty at first talked to my provider: Any thoughts or different suggestions that the ones in the post above at links a and b?
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    this "ERROR: Google Pages Sitemap Generation FAILED!" refers to a problem that's been going on for some time with apparent frequency as the thread indicates I checked back here: a. http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/330175-google-xml-sitemap-seo/page__view__findpost__p__1375792 and here: b. http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/330175-google-xml-sitemap-seo/page__view__findpost__p__1376309 a. but line 299 is now like 681? b. lines 263-266 are now "* @@author Bobby Easland * @version 1.0" By the way, I am looking at catalog/googlesitemap/sitemap.class.php. I noticed you referring to sitemap_class (link "a") not sitemap.map, but I can't locate the former one with the add-on. *Anyway, it appears the reason the "ERROR: Google Pages Sitemap Generation FAILED!" keeps occurring is that the xml file sitemappages is empty...0 bytes, not a thing in it. Same for the sitemapspecials xml people are having issues with. should those files be empty, or... What exactly are the "pages" by the way? all the pages at my site, the info pages, or... I have no errors except the pages sitemap, like a lot of people posting here. I can't seem to locate the fix per the two links above either. Is it because the xml sitepages file is empty.
  18. I found a "color-customization-for-embedded-google-calendars" by unitz that's really simple to use, and has 5 colors you can change
  19. I tried to get it working, but there are still a few bugs in the updated, and supposedly fixed instructions: missing: ' some_text '); after BREAK...which basically broke my store until I figured this out Also WRONG! The words should read "somewhere specific," like between a specific div, or again, the store will "break" Besides that there may be a few other issues. I could not figure what they were. In the end I got an error message....that in hind sight I wish I would have saved. I fixed the two bugs above, and the store finally worked, however, when clicking on the events link the store went to the error message and all the info boxes disappeared as well, not good. In hind sight, I think I should have taken someone's advice at oSmax, use Google events Calendar, and embed a wire-frame. Think I'll make my own info box just for a calender, and add a new event page of my own as well. The thought of having all this in the admin panel is nice, especially if its going to use jquery and my theme. Then again, there are benefits beyond that when using a Google calendar. I don't mean to sound bitter, or mad, as it looks like Yan did a lot of work to get it sort close to working for 2.3.1/2. I may have kept working on it to figure out the bugs, but it did seem a little heavy for what is, and the simple mistakes left me feeling a little leary about mistakes or issues that may be well beyond my knowledge.
  20. First I commented out as you told me This didn't do any 'damage', but all the sub links dissapeared So far so good, I think, except that all the sub links were gone. I thought the next step would take care of that. But when I pasted the other code above as stated, and all the other box modules dissapeared from the control panel.
  21. :thumbsup: many thanks! I'm sure others have had the same issue...
  22. another issue I'm sure others have is: adding a link in the tree that is not a sub category or a product, but a page like contact, or about or....whatever...a page that is for information or...not something for sale or part of the catalog I created a sperate box for these items, but wouln't mind adding it to the tree itself. I am still using a sprite menu because both the issues I describe above are the only reason I don't want to use the tree. There is one more issue: there is no way to turn off subcategiories from showing up in the tree. We can turn off products from showing, but not subcategories, even if we empty it of products or turn off all the products. There are some sub cats w/ products I built and want to save for later etc., rather than delete them, but this can't be done with the tree. One sloution is to move the products to another category and turn them off there...just saying. This solution is probably easier than building code to not show a subcategory in the tree, unless its loaded with 1,000 products. If I want to use/sell the products again, I can just create a new category or subcategory and move the products back from hiding in the new sub I create....again, just saying. and, Thanks, btw
  23. yes, and I realize the situation you allude to its just that sometimes there is no need for a top level except in name only-- to me its redunadnt and bothersome, the top level strictly serves as a name with which to group the subs below it...its too much surfing for me I went to great lenghts to create a menu sprite in lieu of the tree just to avoid this annoyning situation
  24. This really does not answer the dilemma. The issue is, when you hit a category in the menu, it should only expand the category tree, and not load a page with the sub categories images and links. So, if there is a sub category titled "phones" for example, when you click phones, the tree would simply expand, and not jump/open a page with all the phone sub cat images and links. I have not found any solutions except these which are close, but not actual solutions to stop the action: http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/385053-link-a-category-directly-to-product-page-231/page__p__1627616__hl__bm_categories__fromsearch__1 http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/308605-modifying-sub-category-image-text-links/ http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/101063-change-category-layout/ http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/296984-customize-category-links/ http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/376323-product-in-categories-box-231/ btw to remove numbers if they are ojn your menu: http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/282924-removing-category-numbers/page__hl__removing+numbers+from+menu__fromsearch__1
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    jQuery Banner Rotator

    I spoke too soon. I changed the code, but the rotator still showed after the change. In turn, I turned off the rotator in admin/front page, but the result was that nothing showed at all, not even the regular non-rotator banner...thought the 'normal' one would show after the change, but it didn't.
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