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  1. ArtcoInc

    Where is templates ?

    @Alexfillman I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt, and hope you are not just spamming us here. The site you have linked to is a WordPress site, not an osCommerce site. M
  2. @brandnewen The simplest solution, although temporary, is to ask your host if they can roll back to a prior version of PHP. Some will, some won't. It doesn't hurt to ask. Beyond that, you have a couple of options. None will be quick and easy, though ... 1) Find another host that will allow you to use a prior version of PHP, and move your site to them 2) Choose one of the several osC forks that does run under newer versions of PHP, and migrate your site to the new version. You can do this with your existing host. 3) Try to update the code on your existing site to run under newer versions of PHP. If you are not a coder, this may be difficult. Plus, recognize that you would be making your own fork of osC, and no one else would be able to support it for you, 4) Move your site to another shopping cart. 5) Wait until osC v4 is released. We don't know when that will be, though. Can you wait? If any of this sounds too difficult to do yourself, you may need to hire a developer to do it for you. Good luck! Malcolm
  3. @oldcelt Did you try changing your PHP version?
  4. @oldcelt OCS v2.3.4.1 has not been updated in years. It was written back when PHP 5.x was the norm. Newer versions of PHP will cause problems with ( shop owners have had their shops crash when their host upgraded PHP). Is there a reason you are installing v2.3.4.1? Not only will it have problems under current versions of PHP, it is not responsive (needed these days with all handheld devices), and Google will downgrade any site not responsive. There are a couple of osC forks on here that are more current (both in PHP and responsiveness), as well as the Phoenix fork. Or, you could wait until osC v4 is released. Do note that osC v4 is a completely new code base. HTH
  5. @oldcelt Since you are installing this on your WAMP system, can you select a different version of PHP? Try running PHP v5.x, and see if that makes a difference.
  6. @oldcelt Is this an install of a stock v2.3.4.1?
  7. True, but less chance for error with adding the new file. Besides, it is just a suggestion.
  8. @Soeb In, there is a file in the root (catalog) directory called stylesheet.css. I strongly suggest that you leave this file alone. Instead ... Create a new file in the same directory called user.css. In this file, add all of the CSS changes you want to make. Then, in /includes/template_top.php, add a call to load the new user.css file AFTER the call to load stylesheet.css. M
  9. @Soeb While there are/were a number of "templates" available for purchase from a number of sources, I do not recommend any of them. Many/most of them altered core files, often with poor code practices. If all you want is to change the colors, fonts, and/or backgrounds, you can achieve all of this using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). I don't remember if there is a user.css file in If not, you can easily add one, and call it in the beginning of each page. If you are not familiar with CSS, it is essentially a new language ... something that we can't walk you through here on the forum. If you want more of a design change, you will have need to modify some of the core files. If you are not familiar with coding in HTML and PHP, this is again something we can't walk you through here on the forum. I would strongly recommend you hiring a developer. Lastly, please be aware that is quite old, and has not been updated in many years. It will not run under current versions of PHP, nor is it responsive (necessary these days with cell phones and tablets). If all of this sounds too complicated, I again recommend you consult with a developer. Malcolm
  10. ArtcoInc

    Store Search with Typeahead

    @ce7 Have you tried this? (in fact, please read the entire thread) There is also another discussion on this subject in the other forum. HTH M
  11. ArtcoInc

    Search exploit ?

    One of my shops has been getting MANY searches for the expressions "2022" and "2023" (without the quote signs), all from many different IP addresses. Is anyone aware of an exploit effort searching for these terms? Or, does anyone know why these searches are being made? TIA Malcolm
  12. ArtcoInc

    Search exploit ?

    @Jack_mcs Thank you again. I can view the search history in this shop (I have an add-on installed), and I see that this all started around April 25. Since then, there have been over 400 searches for either 2022 or 2023. And other than the Date Available field, I don't think that there is anything in the part listing that refers to a date, or these numbers. Going through the Search Log, I see that the actual search is for "2022" or "2023" (without the quotes). In the log, I have history of longer, multi-word searches (including some obvious exploit attempts). So, yea. Thanks again! Malcolm
  13. ArtcoInc

    Search exploit ?

    @Jack_mcs Thank you. Here's a sample of the Who's Online page ... 00:02:520Guest207.46.13.21008:28:5508:28:55/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=2023 00:11:100Guest207.46.13.15508:20:3708:20:37/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=2022 00:24:420Guest207.46.13.15508:07:0508:20:34/catalog/advanced_search.php?search_in_description=1& 00:12:080Guest207.46.13.4508:19:3908:29:36/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=2022 00:00:500Guest40.77.167.7408:30:5708:30:57/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=2023 00:03:200Guest40.77.167.7408:28:2708:28:27/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=2023 Malcolm
  14. @killiank Are you keeping the same domain name? If so, all you need to do is change the index.html (or index.php) file in the root of your domain to point to the new folder with your new store. If not, you can do a redirect in the .htaccess file in the root directory of your old store to the url of the new store. HTH M
  15. @Hotclutch As I stated in my earlier post, some email servers (like GMail) required a proper "sending email address" (from_address) and/or reply_to_address n the email header. Your code segment is adding the from_address to the email header if the version of PHP is newer than 5.3, and you say that this seems to fix the problem. Thank you. A couple of questions ... 1) Is there anything in the PHP mail() function in versions earlier than v5.3 that would crash if the -f parameter is added? 2) If not, why not include the additional -f parameter always, and not even bother testing for the PHP version? 3) And lastly, is anyone still running PHP versions earlier than v5.3? (rhetorical question, no answer needed) Malcolm
  16. ArtcoInc

    Incorrect datetime value

    @aespinal2 Is this a new problem? Has something changed on your friend's host/server? I had a similar issue with the configuration on my in-house development server. I was able to fix the configuration as described here: That said, I don't know how your friend's server is set up. You may have to talk to their host about this. HTH M
  17. @Hotclutch Did this just start in the last week or so, or did you only just notice it in the last week or so? If it just started, you may need to speak to who is hosting your site(s), and ask what's changed. I do recall that there has been a long history of email issues if the 1) sending email address, 2) reply to email address, and 3) your web site's address .... are not the same. You can search the forum for this. IIRC, it happened with both GMail and Yahoo email addresses. HTH M
  18. ArtcoInc

    NIF (VAT NUMBER) in customer email confirmation

    @driven22 You can receive support for Phoenix on their forum: https://phoenixcart.org/forum/ M
  19. Once again, this thread has moved from the original topic, and devolved into a bunch of (imho) useless bickering. This seems to happen a lot on this forum. And yes, I will accept some responsibility for my part in this. Those of us that have been around for a while know the history, and have opinions on what happened, and what should have happened. Rehashing this over and over has no benefit, and drags threads off topic. So please note: if this continues, I will go back and hide all posts in this thread (including mine) that went off topic. Ok? Oh, and @Demitry , I was not referring to you for the "doom and gloom" comment. I apologize if you took it that way. M
  20. @Hotclutch @Demitry Thank you for your input. This gives the op more information with which to base his/her/their upgrade choice. I was not promoting waiting to upgrade to osC v4, merely tossing that out as an option (although not one I would choose). When Vadym announced the new ownership, he *did* say .. But, since he has not been here for some time, and is late in releasing v4, we can't see how smooth that migration might be. There is an osC fork (that we aren't supposed to talk about here) that does have a migration tool. I have used it, and while it is not perfect, it does work. But any migration will have issues. The way add-ons were used in older versions of osC WILL create migration issues. For those of us here that are trying to support other osC users, there has to be a balance between offering encouraging support, and promoting "gloom and doom" by saying osC is dead (that's another discussion), that it is not fixable (Hotclutch has shown that it IS fixable), and that one needs to jump ship. I wish the op luck in fixing their shop. Now, I need to get off of my lazy butt and fix mine, but that's another story. Malcolm
  21. When my shops 'crashed', and I phoned support to ask them to roll back PHP, they could not install the same version of PHP on the crashed sites (no idea why! Same server .... <shrug>). The .htaccess file for one shop loads PHP v5.4, and the .htaccess file for the other loads PHP v5.6. Hence, why one shop is on v5.4.45, and the other on v5.6.40. My thoughts? It's working for now (fingers crossed), and I *really* need to upgrade both shops 'real soon now'! M
  22. @OldPete I have my shops all on the same hose (and presumably, the same server). One shop is running PHP 5.4.45, another PHP 5.6.40, and another 7.4.23. And the down-rev PHP shops all have a similar line in the .htaccess file. M
  23. ArtcoInc

    Admin Links Stop

    @pilon Malcolm
  24. @OldPete You did not mention which version of osC your site is running. However, I will guess that it is an older version. ** ALL ** of the older 'official' versions of osC are not coded to run under newer versions of PHP, and WILL CRASH as hosts upgrade the version of PHP they are running! Your options are: 1) Get your host to down-grade you to an earlier version of PHP (v5.x). This is ONLY A TEMPORARY FIX, and many/most hosts are discontinuing support for older versions of PHP. 2) Look at the code in the examples that Hotclutch linked to, and apply ALL of the changes in his code to your site. No, he is not trying to SELL you anything. Be aware that there is a LOT of updates needed to get the old osC code to run under newer versions of PHP. If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, you can hire someone to do it for your (again, Hotclutch is NOT trying to sell you something). 3) Look into one of the newer 'unofficial' versions and/or forks of osC. Hotclutch linked to two versions. There are others. Many of these will offer improvements and upgrades from your old version (such as a responsive display, that adjusts the page layout depending on the screen size of your customers. This is crucial in today's age where most people are using mobile devices). None of these are an in-place upgrade. You would need to install the new code in a new directory, migrate your data over (customers, products, sales history, etc), and apply any mods or add-ons you had in your old shop (make sure they are compatible with whatever new shop code you use!). If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, you can hire someone to do this for you (again, Hotclutch is NOT trying to sell you something). 4) The original developer of osC has sold the name and code to a new party. This new party has announced that they will be releasing a new 'official' version of osC (v4), and will offer a migration path from older versions. However, this new version is late, and the new owners have not been active in keeping us informed as to when it will be available. I am sure that there are other options (like moving to a different shopping cart program), but this will give you an idea of what is needed for you to move forward. HTH Malcolm