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    Purchase Without an Account?

    I am already using a system that takes customer info and generates a password for them, which is then emailed to them. If they never return it works the same as PWA since they don't have to choose a password or provide any information other than that required to fulfill the order. But they do have an account and can change the password if they wish to return later and want a less random one. And I can see their orders and information. I had found an add-on, which I have heavily modified and updated to work with 2.3.4. I don't remember the name for sure. It was "combined login/create account" or something similar. I thought about putting together an add-on of my own since the original had a lot of problems, but I haven't found the time.
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    New UPS XML Shipping Module available

    I contacted them and this is the relevant portion of their reply: I guess that means I really don't need to do anything? Or should we be using the entire URL they gave instead of the shorter one Burt posted?
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    New UPS XML Shipping Module available

    I received the same email, more than once, but I have always had the UPS XML module set for production. When I asked the people at UPS what that was about they told me I should be accessing a different server URL. So, where do I change that?
  4. Has anyone used this on osC 2.3? EDIT: Guess I should have checked the download page first. Since there hasn't been any posts here for a few years, does that mean it works so perfectly no one has any problems?
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    Header Tags SEO

    Thanks Jack, that did the trick. However, the instructions were not real easy to find, and there may be an error. I'm not a programmer, so the error may be mine although it worked. In the headertags_seo_update.php file it says "If the url to run this script is changed to http://YOUR DOMAIN NAME/headertags_seo_install.php?reset_options=true, the configuration options will be reset." Since it is the update file and not the install file shouldn't the address be "http://YOUR DOMAIN NAME/headertags_seo_update.php?reset_options=true"? That is what I used and it worked.
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    Header Tags SEO

    What is the "reset option"? I haven't seen anything about a reset option.
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    Header Tags SEO

    I upgraded Header Tags from 3.2.6 to 3.3.0 on my dev store and after running the headertags_seo_update.php file all the settings are duplicated. Is there a way to prevent this without running the uninstaller and losing all the tags I have already entered? Also, the test says 3 files are not found in the database tables, and the explanation is to run the uninstaller and then the installer. I have done that yet the results are the same. I would have to run it again to see just what files they are, but it has to do with the products_info, categories_info, and manufacturers_info.
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    I'm getting this on my site error log: [20-May-2012 00:00:01] PHP Warning: Module 'pdo_mysql' already loaded in Unknown on line 0 Since it happens every Sunday, when I have Google XML Sitemap chron run, I have to assume that is what is causing it. The sitemaps are being generated OK, so nothing is really wrong as far as I can tell, I just wanted to know if this error is anything I should be concerned with.
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    [Addon} Modular Front Page

    Jim, this add-on is almost perfect; there's just one thing I would like, and that is to be able to have the banners in Banner Rotator link to outside pages. The link to my blog works now, but the link to my Facebook page does not since it adds my domain address to the link. Is this an issue with Banner Rotator or the osC banner manager?
  10. Sorry, it still doesn't work in either Safari 5 or Firefox. The page seems to refresh, but the code is not applied.
  11. OK, how do I get rid of your login/create account thing without disabling the entire Simple Checkout? It doesn't work, but despite the previously mentioned issues the checkout does. Would placing the code to divert to checkout.php after the code to check if the customer is logged in on checkout_shipping do it? To answer my own question, yes it will. Now, as I mentioned before, can the guest checkout be integrated into my existing login? That just seems like the best way to do it rather than creating an entirely new login.
  12. I installed v3.0 along with Guest Checkout and Discount Codes. The checkout does not refresh the totals when a discount code is applied; I have to click the "Update" button. Guest Checkout might work, but there are no labels for the input fields so there is no way for a customer to know how to fill it out. Also a BIG problem, the password field for existing customers to log in is not only not hidden, but it says the name and password are not correct even if they are. Also on the checkout page, once a discount has been applied making an order no longer eligible for free shipping, the totals are not updated to reflect this until I click the continue button at the bottom. I already have a combined login and create account (with a cool javascript slide-down effect), how hard would it be to integrate your guest checkout feature into that and keep my existing login page?
  13. On Mac OS X 10.6.8, with both Safari 5 and Firefox, I got the standard checkout, not your simple checkout. And after I clicked the Continue" button from the shipping page it went back to the shopping cart.
  14. Using Safari 5 on Mac OS 10.6.8, everything works up to the shipping/payment page, where the radios do not stay checked. With shipping, the chosen amount is changed in the total but the radio becomes unchecked. If I then select a payment method it also does not stay checked and the shipping returns to the cheapest option. And then clicking the "Continue" button gives me the error that I need to select a payment method.
  15. I just checked with Firefox and found that the formatting is correct, but the shipping problem is there. Even though one shipping option is selected by default, there is no shipping in the total. I check another option (which updates the total with the chosen amount) and click the confirmation button, go to PayPal (which now does not allow for using a credit card without opening an account as it should) and the shipping amount is the original amount that was selected but not showing before I chose another one. I click the cancel link and return to my store to find that the shipping amount has changed from the amount I had chosen to the original amount. By "original" I mean the amount that was selected but not showing in the total.
  16. I don't know if I did something wrong or not, but the newest version is completely hosed on Mac using Safari. Not only do the radio buttons uncheck themselves, but the formatting is messed up, the create account form appears under the "Confirm Order" button, and selecting a shipping method does not change the shipping from whatever it was when the page loads (which it does very slowly). When I have the chance I will go through the instructions again, but since they all seemed to be the same as the previous version, other than the stylesheet.css additions, I can't see where a mistake could have been made. My jquery files were updated according to instructions. Both Redmond and my custom theme were updated for the new version. I don't know enough about it to provide any insight, but it is obviously in the changes since the previous version didn't have any of those problems for me.
  17. James, this is what I have and it works: <h2><?php echo TABLE_HEADING_COMMENTS; ?></h2> <div class="contentText"> <?php echo tep_draw_textarea_field('comments', 'soft', '60', '5', $comments); ?> </div> <!-- kgt - discount coupons --> <?php if( MODULE_ORDER_TOTAL_DISCOUNT_COUPON_STATUS == 'true' ) { ?> <h2><?php echo TABLE_HEADING_COUPON; ?></h2> <div class="contentText"> </div> <div class="contentText"> <?php echo ENTRY_DISCOUNT_COUPON.' '.tep_draw_input_field('coupon', '', 'size="32"', $coupon); ?> </div> <?php } ?> <!-- end kgt - discount coupons --> It took some work to figure out the problem, but there are missing <?php and ?> tags. Now, does anyone know how to integrate this into fulluvscents' Simple Checkout?
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    [Addon} Theme Switcher

    If we are upgrading from a previous version, do we need the extras? Or is the one you posted here enough to upgrade?
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    [Contribution] Cross Sell (X-Sell) Admin

    Any way I try to run the SQL I get this error: Error SQL query: CREATE TABLE products_xsell( ID INT( 10 ) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT , products_id INT( 10 ) UNSIGNED NOT NULL DEFAULT '1', xsell_id INT( 10 ) UNSIGNED NOT NULL DEFAULT '1', sort_order INT( 10 ) UNSIGNED NOT NULL DEFAULT '1', PRIMARY KEY ( ID ) ) TYPE = MYISAM ; MySQL said: #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'TYPE=MyISAM' at line 7 This is on the latest version of MAMP. I have copied/pasted and imported and received the same error. I don't know enough about MySQL to fix it myself. Could anyone tell my what could be wrong?
  20. This may be a stupid question, since no one else has asked, but how do you know which is product 1, product 2, etc.? Is there some way of listing them in the order required for this to work?
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    Google XML Sitemap SEO

    I still don't know why there is a problem since everything looks like it should work, but I did find out that it was not "doing nothing" when I ran it on my dev store on localhost. I found that it did the same thing it tried to do on my live store: save the files to the root of the server. On localhost that is the root of my hard drive. Even though it was getting the DIR_FS_CATALOG correctly from my configure.php, it was not getting translated correctly into the $this->savepath variable. I changed line 324 of sitemap.class_Alternate.php from this: $filename = $this->savepath . $this->filename . $type; to this: $filename = DIR_FS_CATALOG . $this->filename . $type; and it works. Is there some reason it would lose the value of the variable?
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    ULTIMATE Seo Urls 5 - by FWR Media

    How do I get rid of this? I had installed USU5 on my store, but later had to start over on my dev store and went with Ultimate SEO URLs v2.2d, which is an easier install and is compatible with everything else. I use my FTP client's synchronize function to make the changes to my live store. The new version works great, but the old USU5 still shows up in my admin. It is disabled, but I would like to get rid of it. Is it just a matter of removing the DB entries, or is there something else? There shouldn't be any trace of the code anywhere.
  23. If you get this working well enough you should submit it as a contribution. Is the 'freeofcharge' a payment module you made? I have paid virtually no attention to the payment modules since I use PayPal, but I would think a change to payment_process could redirect to the success page after the 0 total checkout. Essentially you are processing an order that happens to have a total of $0, so if you can make it work the same as any other payment module it should send emails as it would otherwise. Of course, it would have to load the 0 total module only when the total is 0, and not show as an option on the payment page if the total is not 0. Or at least have a provision to handle the inevitable customer choosing that option to avoid paying. I can't see myself ever using this on my current store, but it could be useful for others.
  24. Have you looked at this contribution?
  25. I'm no expert on any of this either, but I did happen to talk to PayPal about their modules. You don't need to do anything special for it to work. The API credentials are only needed for some of the other modules. Just the email address you use with the PayPal account is required for Express and Standard, the rest is "filled in" by PayPal when the order is sent to them for processing. The modules that require the APIs don't send the checkout to PayPal, they are handled by PayPal through your site, hence the need for special authentication. I don't think there is a charge for using the API modules, but you do have to contact PayPal to get the codes. The reason no items are listed individually is that osC hands off the payment to PayPal by sending only the required information, i.e. total, tax, shipping, etc. It is handled securely through PayPal. With PayPal Standard you should see the checkout confirmation page with all of the items listed, which gives the customer a chance to make changes. There is a thread about setting up PayPal Standard somewhere if you have questions about that. But basically, you just put in the email address linked to your PayPal account and it works. If you want to use the Sandbox to test, you have to open an account just for that in addition to your regular PayPal account. All of this is just my understanding after a conversation with PayPal about getting APIs before deciding to use Standard.