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  1. pheludar

    contact page upgrade

    I think u all are right. I will outline my approach.... 1. because i am a newbie, i decided to upload the various modules related to a specific topic and create one page out of all the various addons and am accordingly eliciting opinion. i think u all have a great volume of knowledge and if u all direct me to the path and answer some of my stupid queries from time to time, i will be able to drive this forward. 2. u are right if someone doesnot want a specific module, it will be for them to just tick it off in the admin panel. automatically that module will not be working. i dont know much about coding but a simple if clause should encompass wheather to switch on a particular span of code or not. I could be wrong and this could be lot of work. but it worthwhile doing it if people benefit out of it. 3. regarding maintenance : I have my own servers and own infrastructure and am not so worried about maintaining the codes. I will create separate downloads for various combinations. so if u want a, c, and k addons, there is a specific download.. mathematically the number of combinations can be huge.. please do not criticize me on this combinatorics problem. i think I know basic combinatorics, probably not as good as any of you do, but sufficient enough to solve simple to moderately complex problems. 4. i am not going to include all addons: my mission is very simple: create a oscommerce loaded with certain features that makes the product more usable by shop owners and not for developers. anyway developers know everything. but shopowners dont. i am a shop owner. and when i tried using oscommerce i found that it is the oldest opensource ecommerce application, where one of the basic requirements being the ability to decide, which info boxes should be shown in which page, is not within my control but i have to hire a developer to do it and implement either something like DTS or use hard coding. considering all the experts who have used this service from a long period of time, it baffles me, why the feel and the need to make forward development was not exercised but a path of parallel development was resorted to. again my logic could be wrong and i do know that my pursuit could boil down to an act of stupidity. but please do not get me wrong, even if it takes me one year i will create an oscommerce loaded with all possible configurable items, so that shop owners can use the product and shop owners feel the need and urge to use the product. it is no point talking about security and putting fifteen locks in a door when the room is empty. let us first create a roomful of features which the shopowner would like to love to have and then think of all the locks. I regret if my words engender any harsh feelings. i think if u all help me in my mission, at the end of six months we will indeed have a product more usable by shop owners for free. mind you, without being a developer one knows that certain features like: 1. ability to have single page checkout, 2. ability to use single page create account + login 3. ability to show a horizontal menu, 4. provision of a search filter in product listing to allow users to have better search facility etc, 5. ability to have a proper footer section and a proper header section, 6. ability to decide which info box should be in which page. 7. when did u last see a software or website which does not have login, register feature instead of create account? a simple list like this is shop-independent but are currently in vogue and much needed by a shopowner. ofcourse the developer does not need it. these are small features which are available as addons and not as a default feature in today's oscommerce.. this bothers me because this simple non availability of features makes this beautiful and easy product a non-desirable commodity.
  2. pheludar

    contact page upgrade

    once the whole thing is done a loaded oscommerce will be available for free download for all new shop owners and developers to use.
  3. pheludar

    contact page upgrade

    for admin database support: http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/6039 is an old module that needs upgrade.
  4. pheludar

    contact page upgrade

    i am upgrading the new install to include all the good addons . currently i am working on the contact us page. this page will be fully configurable from the admin section, so that one can decide what to show and not show in this page. This is a preliminary list: 1. http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/4029 Contact Us Form Vunerability Fix, address of the Online Store, a drop down list or radio button for the email departement to send the enquiry, a drop down list for the email reason, Opening Hours of the company, Add Customer Details Automatically if the customer is login. 2. http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8632 send confirmation email to visitor. 3. http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8323 enhanced contact us shows store details/ show user details if logged in. 4. http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7970 contact form pre-filled field. 5. http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8031 captcha for contact us page. 6. http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7954 Adds securimage / captcha image verification to contact form to stop spammers 7. http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7807 contact us url spam check. 8. http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7600 various language packs also available. Further currently there is no provision in the admin section to see all the contact us details. this is a valuable resource for future customers. please let me know if there is any other module which I have missed.
  5. pheludar

    add on validation

    The complete Modular Frontpage has been also upgraded to use the DTS, in case someone wants to use parts of the MFS in other pages.
  6. pheludar

    add on validation

    I will also update the admin section where the user can decide weather to add the Login button or not in the store front. Similarly I have updated the Beautiful breadcrumbs module and will make the item configurable in admin section.
  7. hi can u send me the link to the module
  8. I have got the displaying part sorted. the only problem i have now is paypal. when i choose the paypal payment option, it goes blank. i will try your suggestions and send u the details.
  9. also if someone selects payment by paypal, the page becomes blank. i am sure i am doing something wrong. please advice.
  10. also the if someone tries to change the shipping address and then clicks continue, the checkout_shipping page becomes blank and also the checkout_payment page does not show up. could u please look into this, or is it i am only getting this error
  11. Find the following code around line 118 in Step #5 - in ./checkout_payment_address.php there are no details
  12. hi u did not list the changes in the file login.php in the user manual regards sam
  13. pheludar

    add on validation

    Hi All Since i am a newbie to oscommerce, it would be of great help if you all could kindly let me know ten most important modules and features that should be added. Please list two fully functional shipping and payment modules so that the developers have a good start with the store. Regards pheludar
  14. pheludar

    add on validation

    Infact, the best way to start this process would be as follows: 1. make a list of modules which everyone needs and wants. 2. then install each of these modules one by one one top of each, ensuring that the newly added modules is compatible with the previously added modules. 3. the additions of each module with if clauses so that they can be configured in the admin for inclusion/non-inclusion. 4. anyone adding new module can download the latest version and ensure their module works with that. 5. all future submissions should have two files: one the whole oscommerce with the newly added module and a separate how to add the module. this would increase work for the add-on developer but, if the spirit is to create a true opensource application for everyone to benefit, then this would be a sure shot path. as a promoter of the idea I will install ten modules and make it available for download fully tested so that everyone can write new addons downloading this version. i know this is a mad proposition but if everyone joins hand, it will work.
  15. pheludar

    add on validation

    yes i will be a volunteer and will test each addon without mercy to see that they are perfect and also will do source code maintenance between versions. i will happily do this as it will not only solve my headaches but will help all developers.
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