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  1. SuperPower09

    ELI5: Hooks vs. Modules (Bootstrap Edition)

    @Jack_mcs @MrPhil Thank you both, I really appreciate your feedback. I can definitely see sorting the modules playing a part in my layout so I'll keep that in mind. I've also found a few threads with some good examples so I'll go through those too. Oh, and I'm only using Bootstrap 4 version to mess around for now. I plan on finalizing my project towards the end of the year so I wanted to get familiar with both BS3 and BS4. Thanks again guys!
  2. I have an old version of osCommerce (2.3.4) I'm going through the process of getting familiar with the CE version of osCommerce (the Bootstrap 4 version). Overall, I'm trying to find the best way to customize things without touching the core...too much. Let's say I wanted to do a few simple things: - Add an ad banner or two to the home/index.php page - Add a custom div to the product_info page Would a module or a hook even be appropriate for setting these up? I guess, I'm not sure as to when I should use either a hook or module. I could be wrong but creating a module for this seems like way too much work. However, looking at the hook system, this looks like it would be simpler. Am I wrong in that assumption?
  3. SuperPower09

    Image Cache Busting and CDNs

    I really just want to pick everyone's brain about a few things (so thank you for any future responses). So...say I have a product on my website and there has been a recent color change. I get the new image and I upload it under the same file name, however, in order to see the new image, I have to do a hard refresh. How is everyone handling image caching in such an instance? Should I look into some sort of cache busting technique for my product images? Also, is anyone using a CDN (Content Delivery Network) with their osCommerce install? I'm looking to possibly using one but I don't see it talked about here much.
  4. Hey All, I'm getting familiar with the latest Bootstrap version and I've come across something I can't quite figure out. Is there a way to call the category and manufacturer boxes separately from the "boxes_column" sections? Of course, I could just use: <?php echo $oscTemplate->getBlocks('boxes_column_left'); ?> And in the admin, remove the boxes I don't need. However, I'd like to know if there is a way to just pull/call/echo whatever structure I needed from the columns.
  5. I did some further digging and I'm going to play around with the latest version of osCommerce on a dev environment. For my project, I'd imagine the CSS portion will be somewhat simple by overriding various sections as necessary. On the jQuery side, I just hope I won't run into any conflicting issues. If I run into any problems, I'll follow up here.
  6. Alright, so I'm still using version 2.3.4 and I'm looking to upgrade to the latest bootstrap version by the end of the year, if not sooner. The main bootstrap theme looks fine but I was wondering if I could incorporate any other bootstrap frameworks for the front-end. Has anyone had any experience doing this? I have my eye on a few libraries, particularly the Material Design Bootstrap kits/frameworks but didn't know really where to start to add them to osCommerce....if at all possible.
  7. Thanks for the reply and I don't believe I've done anything to affect this functionality but I'm going to double check everything to make sure. On my site, it's very hit or miss but on your demo, it works perfectly. I must add, I'm not using the BS version, just the standard 2.3.4. Thanks again, I'll follow up with any further findings.
  8. Hello! I ran across an issue I can't quite figure out....I feel like I'm overlooking something. We have a few products that have model names/numbers that are just three characters long and when I attempt to search for them, they don't show up in the autocomplete list results. I've tried to change the "Min Characters Required" to the minimum (2) but this doesn't seem to help either way. Any suggestions on what I can do here? I'm going to keep looking around in the meantime...
  9. @raiwa @ArtcoInc @John W I really appreciate your replies and thoughts. I did have more than one brand so, with the help of Rainer's suggestion, I came up with the following: $search_keywords = array('My Dog' => 'MyDog', 'Her Dog' => 'HerDog', 'His Dog' => 'HisDog'); $search_term = str_ireplace(array_keys($search_keywords), $search_keywords, $search_term); Please let me know if you see any pitfalls in my code but with that said, it works. Thinking outside the box.......I imagine this will be a somewhat rare instance but maybe something could be included on the Admin side that allows users to specify search terms in which spaces can be ignored.
  10. I have a quick question that probably doesn't have a quick answer. I'll start with an example... Customers search for a brand called, MyDog. Some customers type, "MyDog" and the results show properly. Some customers type, "My Dog" (with a space) and it shows no results. Is there a way to ignore spaces in such an instance?
  11. SuperPower09

    KissIT Image Thumnailer

    @raiwa @Dan Cole Thank you both for your help! I figured it out as I created a symbolic link for the main image directory to help with creating a file system path (instead of just using a URL or a absolute path). I had to make a few teaks but I got it to work.
  12. SuperPower09

    KissIT Image Thumnailer

    Okay guys, sorry for the really late response but I finally got around to looking at this recently. Again, just so you don't have to go back a page, I'm pretty much just trying to have two oscommerce installs with KissIT Thumbnailer and they both use the same thumbnail directory. So, in this case, I guess I'm just looking at how to properly add the file system path. Is this something I would add to the KissIT tep_image function or do I have to literally set up a different thumb define in the configure.php file?
  13. SuperPower09

    KissIT Image Thumnailer

    @raiwa Bare with me as this may be a silly question but would it be possible to use this addon for sites that share images? Long story but I have two sites, sharing one database and just looking to speed them both up a bit. My only guess would be to have the separate site point to the thumbs directory somehow. ...I'm going to do more research but I'd thought I'd ask first for your thoughts.
  14. SuperPower09

    [Addon] PDF Datasheet

    Thanks Jim! I do not need it but if it's something that is going to take you awhile, don't worry about it. I've found a quick fix for the moment.
  15. SuperPower09

    [Addon] PDF Datasheet

    Awesome and thank you. I was able to remove that error but I received an error 1054 Unknown column 'popt.products_options_sort_order' in 'order clause' I imagine this is due to the fact that I do not have a "sort_order" field in my database for this section? I'll research this to see what I can find out. Thank you again!