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    ArtcoInc got a reaction from burt in My idea for Blog in osCommerce   
    @vampirehunter
    Please be aware that this thread is 2-1/2 years old.
    That said, @burt did a Blog module in his 29 days bundle.
    HTH
    Malcolm
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    ArtcoInc got a reaction from Dan Cole in Email queuing system   
    Thank you. And, I resemble that!
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    ArtcoInc got a reaction from Onliny in General Questions about issues using Frozen   
    @Onliny
    The Community Edition of osCommerce has been in development for 4-5 years. It is an ever-changing, ever-evolving project. Two 'fixed' releases have been made: 'Gold' and 'Frozen'. Gold is very old, and should be ignored at this time. Frozen is the current version for use in a live shop. Yes, some bugs have been reported, and there is an entire thread here on that subject.
    Development still continues. The 'Current as of today' version is called 'Edge'. Do note that 'Edge' from last month will be different than 'Edge' from this month (like I said, it is constantly changing).
    When 'Frozen' was released, it was on BootStrap v3. Since then, in the continuing development of 'Edge', it has been upgraded to Bootstrap v4.
    So, as @MrPhil stated, if the version you are using uses Bootstrap v4, you are using either a newer version of 'Edge', or someone else's fork of this project.
    Yes, understanding the version status of this project is confusing.
    HTH
    M
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Email queuing system   
    I've now created a module for order_success to replace the standard order success email that osC sends.  If anyone wants to test it:
    https://template.me.uk/outgoing/
    and progress all the way through the checkout.  You'll get an email sent by this new system - so PLEASE use a real email address...
    This system is looking like another game-changer.
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Email queuing system   
    Yes - the system does not yet replace the usual outgoing emails - but I am certain, in the near
    future, something like this system has to be put in place for all emails.   
    Template-able Emails - it has to be the future!
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    ArtcoInc reacted to piernas in International SEO   
    Every time SEO Urls has been metioned I've heard "there's no point on using it nowadays". Well this is a true example of why these are still useful and why oscommerce has a poor localization. If you have a multilingual shop and you want it to be correctly indexed you really, really need a SEO addon that rewrites urls for each language.
    BTW I've been tweaking the latest versions of SEO urls 5 and there's a glitch with hreflang tags not being correctly shown until session is set - so spiders can¡t see it. I'll fix it and upload again in case someone wants to use it.
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    ArtcoInc got a reaction from burt in Return to Top App   
    @burt Didn't you make a 'Return to Top' module for one of your 28 days bundles?
    M
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Email queuing system   
    It sends to whoever the shopowner is targeting with the individual modules.  In the example modules I've come up with, that's all customers...
    I am certain this system is the acorn that will grow into what CE will use for emails in the future.
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Email queuing system   
    Code has gone out to two testers.  Depending on feedback given over the next week or two, should see this system into the wild.
    It's close...
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in php 7.2 - updating CE   
    I'm slowly but surely, as and when I can give time, updating the software. 
    Thanks to all who are helping the software to move forward 👍
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Frozen bug list   
    https://github.com/gburton/Responsive-osCommerce/commit/59be0a7e877698564f4c2a3c6aea6faab700050d
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Frozen bug list   
    https://github.com/gburton/Responsive-osCommerce/commit/9c86f9bd90c6b1fcbaa92777a0e3cfcf1f6fcc09?diff=split
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Frozen bug list   
    https://github.com/gburton/Responsive-osCommerce/commit/8147bed4a2f606964504772337f6da8ae43c853e#diff-13dae7d4d9c5a71489a5d3523e16b1b5
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Frozen bug list   
    https://github.com/gburton/Responsive-osCommerce/commit/1b472838b10726395d8a2cad72192b64ebcc6065
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Frozen bug list   
    https://github.com/gburton/Responsive-osCommerce/commit/6a22a99c32df450fa982814d0fa07aa6102d4f76?diff=split
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Email queuing system   
    Adding in those extra {{XYZ}} tags has caused problems.  Main problem being on the admin side when adding an email into the Queue, the extra {{XYZ}} tags over and above the basic (always available) ones were impossible to add. 
    That's now solved after much banging of head on keyboard.  So, I think it's now good to start being properly tested - over the weekend I'll upload the new files to the demo site, clean out the queued emails and ask for testers (once again, sorry)...
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Email queuing system   
    Another full day of coding this, the joys of being a coder.  I now have it as easy as possible to add in {{XYZ}} tags, and they automatically show in the admin side as available for use.  Eg on the "no_checkout" slug I added in {{SIGN_UP_DATE}} (which is the date customer created account) and in the admin side it appears like so ready for use;

    It's not as simple as I'd like, but I think I've done as much as I can working within the confines of the osCommerce architecture...
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Email queuing system   
    I haven't.  I'm aiming to get something useable for "out of the box" osC...and then if individuals need technical advice/changes, I'm available as usual.
    Long story short, for something like PWA (note that I do not know exactly how PWA works but have a general idea), it would just mean working out what data is available and creating a an outgoing-email module for that data.  To make a long story even shorter; not difficult I think.
    As for something like a winback (or any other outgoing-email module) that would be up to each shopowner to decide what is right for their demographic...as simple as that...
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Email queuing system   
    It'll go out to 28d people soon 👍
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Email queuing system   
    Great, it's looking good...

    Burty signed up today but didn't complete a checkout
    - Email will go out in 5 days asking if there was a problem ***
    - Email will go out 31 July with birthday wishes (21 days prior to his birthday) Dan signed up today and gave his birthday, and completed a checkout
    - Email will go out 27 April wishing him a happy birthday (approx 3 weeks prior to birthday)
    - Email will go out 10th May (60 days) asking for a review
    - Email will go out 10th March 2020 asking why he hasn't ordered for a year *** Rene completed a checkout today
    - Email will go out 10th May (60 days) asking for a review
    - Email will go out 10th March 2020 asking why he hasn't ordered for a year *** Steve completed a checkout today
    - Email will go out 10th May (60 days) asking for a review
    - Email will go out 10th March 2020 asking why he hasn't ordered for a year *** *** - these emails get cancelled depending on customer interaction. 
    As an example, let us say that Burty logs in 2 days from now (13 March)...and completes a checkout...what happens:
    no_checkout is cancelled as he has now checked out request_review goes out in 60 days (so May 12th or so) from the date of sale winback will go out about 13th March 2020 asking why he hasn't bought anything for a year (remembering that this would be cancelled if he did log in inside that year) Pretty cool little system ?  I'm pleased with how it's turned out.  You may have noticed I made a "no_checkout" slug - it took less than two minutes, no core code changes - all plugged into the system automatically.  BOOM!  That is the future of osCommerce.
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Email queuing system   
    These two (especially the reviews one) are game changing for shopowners, in my opinion. 
    I'm trying to make another game-changer based on the ideas in this thread and have gotten it sort of working;

    In this example, a new customer "Donald Duck" just signed up...he gave his birthday as 10th November 1960;
    send at (birthday) will go out 21 days prior:  20th October send at (shipping follow up) will go out in 21 days from now send at (request review) will go out 30 days from now That's the basis of this system.  I will also create an admin page where shopowner can easily see the email queue and delete/add emails.
    This is a complicated project, but I have it under control.
    Any more ideas for emails to go into the Email Queue?
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in Frozen bug list   
    https://github.com/gburton/Responsive-osCommerce/commit/4a322f66cc357316ee14ac67f4112f05c12d4c07#diff-d3af7f021910d88b81d38ef5f88163c8
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    ArtcoInc reacted to burt in 28d 2019, let's move the Project forward...   
    28d21 - Bundled Products
    (sorry for early post, I am unavailable almost all day tomorrow)
    For d21 I have the third of four "bigger" mods.  This one allows you to sell a Bundle of Products.
    Admin Side 
    New Page for creating Bundles
      Shop Side
    module that display the Bundle
    module that reduces stock appropriately Core Code Changes:
    NONE.  System is 100% modular.   Upload, turn on, create Bundle(s).
    Demo:
    https://template.me.uk/28d2019/product_info.php?products_id=29
    This is the "Stephen Seagal" bundle - where all products are available in required quantities...


    https://template.me.uk/28d2019/product_info.php?products_id=30
    This is a "test" bundle where one of the product does not have sufficient stock

    Admin Hook
    Also included is a Admin Side HOOK - which means you do need to have the Hooked Order page installed - comes as standard in Responsive...
    This Hook shows shopowner a quick reminder of Bundled Content for easy stock-picking.

    Delivery:
    As noted earlier, I am out most of the day tomorrow, so this one will come to you late tomorrow night (or poss friday morning if I do not get back in time).
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    ArtcoInc got a reaction from fantomen in Regarding the contribution: Edit pages via Admin   
    @fantomen
    I understand the convenence of being able to edit information pages through Admin, and not having to deal with uploading new files anytime you want to change the text in these pages. In fact, I have used one of these type of packages in one of my shops. However, I won't be using one for any future shops, and I will most likely remove it from the existing site. Here's why:
    I find that for the type of shops I run, I want the information of ALL pages to be searchable. If a customer enters a search request for some information that is on one of these pages, they won't find that page using one of these packages. So instead, I am using a search module that allows my customers to search products, categories (where I have a LOT of information), and any standalone page that uses a language file to display that page's content. So, if my customer searches for "entertaining" or "adult only", they can find those expressions, even if they are not in a product's name (the stock search function is limited to just the product name).
    Also, pay attention to how these packages work if you intend to have more than one language on your shop.
    HTH
    Malcolm
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