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mikey boy

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  • Real Name
    Michael Ian Stollov
  • Location
    Lynnwood, WA, USA
  • Interests
    Mountain climbing, hiking, flying, diving & skiing (badly... just don't get in my way, OK?).
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  1. mikey boy

    Faster Page Loads

    This is due to one of several things. First the setup of te contribution isn't right. The two "configuration_cache_read.php" files have a path that needs to be set up EXACTLY the same, ie., home/mysite/cache/config_cach.php. Next you need the right user privelidges on the folder wit the cache file to be written to, I ue 777 or 755. I've found that one one server I had to make sure twice hat it was set to allow access to the software. Finally there's so many webserver setups its easy to get the path wrong. My cache file sits in a folder that is right along side public_html, so my pat to the cache file is as shown above, home/mysite/cache/config_cache.php. I got the same errors as you showed, this was because I had entered the path incorrectly & once rectified it was fine & certainly speeds te site up a useful amount.
  2. mikey boy

    Faster Page Loads

    I've tried this mod but it's provided no improvement in speed & the admin side is messed up. There's no config_cache.php file being created plus I get the following warnings Warning: session_start(): open(SESSION_WRITE_DIRECTORY/sess_0807ee5733730bdf81a3c6a1305401af, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in /home/delightf/public_html/catalog/admin/includes/functions/sessions.php on line 67 Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/delightf/public_html/catalog/admin/includes/functions/sessions.php:67) in /home/delightf/public_html/catalog/admin/includes/functions/sessions.php on line 67 These are at the top & just below I get a red band with Error: There is currently no default currency set. Please set one at: Administration Tool->Localization->Currencies ERROR_NO_DEFAULT_LANGUAGE_DEFINED Error: Cache directory does not exist. Please set this Configuration->Cache. then below the admin screen I get Warning: Unknown(): open(SESSION_WRITE_DIRECTORY/sess_0807ee5733730bdf81a3c6a1305401af, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in Unknown on line 0 Warning: Unknown(): Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (SESSION_WRITE_DIRECTORY) in Unknown on line 0 I've tried reading & re-reading the instructions & as far as I can tell I've got it installed correctly & the right file path is set in the configuration_cache_read.php files (currently "/home/delightf/public_html/cache/config_cache/config_cache.php) These errors disapear when I remove the config cache mod. I've seen similar messages posted in the past & it all seems to be about setting the right file path for config_cache.php, but I've tried everthing know. BTW is it RIGHT that a cache file should be given the "php" extension? Shouldn't it be different from actual PHP files? Any help would be greatl appreciated. Thanks. Mike
  3. mikey boy

    Page cache by Chemo

    I'm using Chemos Ultimate SEO URLS so my html_output.php file looks different & I get stuck at step 6. The instructions say: STEP 6 - Edit includes/functions/html_output.php Find this code in tep_href_link(): And REPLACE it with this code: global $request_type, $session_started; Find this code in tep_href_link(): if (isset($_sid)) { $link .= $separator . $_sid; } And REPLACE it with this code: if (!tep_session_is_registered('customer_id') && ENABLE_PAGE_CACHE == 'true' && class_exists('page_cache')) { $link .= $separator . '<osCsid>'; } elseif (isset($_sid)) { $link .= $separator . $_sid; } Howevever my html_output.php file has a tep_href_link(); that looks like this. // Ultimate SEO URLs v2.1 // The HTML href link wrapper function function tep_href_link($page = '', $parameters = '', $connection = 'NONSSL', $add_session_id = true, $search_engine_safe = true) { global $seo_urls; if ( !is_object($seo_urls) ){ if ( !class_exists('SEO_URL') ){ include_once(DIR_WS_CLASSES . 'seo.class.php'); } global $languages_id; $seo_urls = new SEO_URL($languages_id); } return $seo_urls->href_link($page, $parameters, $connection, $add_session_id); } Does anypone have any sugestions?
  4. mikey boy

    Yet Another Easy Populate Problem

    I'll have to look into that. Indexes are still a bit ahead of my experience, I'm only just getting pamiliar with php after 2 years of doing tis! Thanks for the suggestion. I'll report back what I find.
  5. mikey boy

    Yet Another Easy Populate Problem

    SIGH! >_< Well after posting that I ran EP again & it is back to not responding again. Googlefeeder.php is still working, but I note it is taking about 30 seconds longer than before. I'm completely stumped! :(
  6. mikey boy

    Yet Another Easy Populate Problem

    I managed to fix the problem as far as I can tell. Although the site was working fine & was pretty fast I decided to OPTIMIZE the whole DB in PHPMyAdmin. After I was finished googlefeeder.php & Easy Populate started working again. There must have been some sort of problem in the DB that was hanging up EP & googlefeder but which didn't stop the store from running.This is REALLY strange but it's all working fine now so I'm happy. Of course anyone who tries this must back up their DB first.
  7. mikey boy

    Yet Another Easy Populate Problem

    I have this problem too, the same symptoms, it works fine & then one day..... nothing. What I find is that also had a problem with the Google base feeders, I used googlefeeder.php & later tried google_base.php too. Neitehr of those worked either & my original feed module, googlefeeder.php, stopped working at the same time Easy Popualte did. Now here's the REALLY suspicious part! I took my code from my first site a long time ago to clone it to another server for a separate store. Here EP & Googlefeeder.php continue to WORK FINE. Since the differences are minimal & mainl cosmetic I cloned the site back onto my original server & got the same trouble, EP & the Google base feed module won't work. This HAS to be a MySQL/Database problem, but what? Iv'e scratched my head & worked wit my server's tech supprot team, but nothing turns up. This is REALLY frustrating especially as I can't get new inventory/price changes uploaded to my original store as EP just won't respond.
  8. mikey boy

    Google Analytics module

    I've read this thread from start to finish & can't decide what to do. I put the analytics script into my footer.php module & the code shows up nicely before the /BODY & /HTML tags at the end of each & every page. I don't know if this will actually work, I've been waiting for Google to update for a long time now. However the script shows up on every page possible that includes footer.php (which is to say ALL of them!) so I'm doing something right. BUT...... how does the analytics module make this better? What does it give me over & above what I have now? (assuming it actually works!) Tnx. Mike
  9. Hi Chis, Thanks, I managed to miss that somehow. Chemo's page returned OsCIDs for Google searches & chaging the setting cleared it up.... Now I can only wait to see if it made any difference. I think it will as I could see my site visitors & plainly SE crawlers were picking up a mixture of URLs with & without OsCIDs. Undoubtedly this was causing confusion at the SEs. Man, you think you know enough, then you learn something new that pulls the rug from under your feet. Thnaks, from Mikey by.
  10. I have the same problem & I'm sure this is hurting my SEO ranking rather than helping. When a product page is first viewed I get an OsCID# appended. Any views after that are OK, but since the search engne spiders are mainly picking up on first views they are recording the results based on the OsCID in the URL. I've tried everything I know & YES I have RTFM but I can't stop this from happening. It's the same on another site, on a totally different server, also running the same version of OsC & the same version of Ultmate SEO URLs. I have to say although like the basic idea if I can't get a resolution I'll probably have to de-instal it & go back to the origional or try another SEO URL mod. Mikey.
  11. mikey boy

    rss.php fixes to get a valid feed

    I get this too, only the products on your index page are shown, not the rest in your databse. Since I've got 3,000 items NOT showing in m RSS feed I'd be very greatful if someon could tell me what to do about this. Mikey
  12. mikey boy

    RSS Feed 0.8.3 and SEO URLS

    I used this contrib out of the box & it works fine wth my Ultimate SEO URLs. The BIG problem is that it claism to be a "Catalog Feed" yet it only builds a file based on the products on my index page. This measn the RSS feed has only 20 items showing, not the 3,400 I actuall have in the database! Am I doing somethign wrong, is this how RSS is supposed to work, or is this a bug? Thanks. Mike
  13. I've spent a lot of time reading this thread, but I'm very confused about this contribution. I downloaded the latest file (On the Fly Google Sitemaps by stonebridgecomputing, July 11th 2006) & installed it. The modules are called googleSitemapArticles, googleSitemapProducts, googleSitemapCategories, googleSitemapManufacturers & googleSitemapTopics. When I run googleSitemapProducts.php I get an error as shown below: The XML page cannot be displayed Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Only one top level element is allowed in an XML document. Error processing resource 'http://www.mydomain.com/catalog/g... </urlset><script src="http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js" type="text/javascript"> ----------^ ss="e"> <lastmod>2006-05-19</lastmod> I see that this error is mentioned as "previously dealt with" in the thread several times, but I've not been able to find anything relevant despite searching the topic. The only time I have come across this the post had no replies to it. What confuses me is I keep seeing references to "777 read/write access' to XML files in other posts on this contribution. The contribution I downloaded just had 5 php files, so I'm not sure what I've got to modify. Am I missing some files perhaps? Also, I have this contribution on 2 sites, one gives the above error, the other seems to be OK, but Google won't accept it as a valid XML feed! I've inspected the second site & the feed seems perfect.... I'm confused. Both sites run Chemos Ultimate SEO URLs Any help would be truly appreciated.
  14. mikey boy

    edgeoi feed error

    I got a repl form Edgeio, the problm with the "http%3A%2F%2F" thing is URL encode. V1.5 wa supposed to fix this & all runs fine on my server now this is uploaded. I can only suggest you make ure that the image link line in rss_edgeio.php looks like this: <img src="'.$imageUrl . $row['products_image'] . '" />'."\n" ; Any reference of "urlencode" should be removed.
  15. mikey boy

    edgeoi feed error

    My problem is that the module isn't generating correct image URLs for either Edgeio or Google Base. Product URLs are fine, starting "http://" etc etc, but image URLs come out "http%3A%2F%2F" etc etc. As a result my listings in Edgeio don't have ay images, which hits my sales tremendously. I've tried to contact Edgeio but not got a reply. I noticed that just after I e-mailed them a new version was uploaded to the OsC contributions page, but this was a PREVIOUS version, V1.2 (June 16th) where as the on before that was V1.4. Confused???? Maybe it should have been V1.5? Does anyone else have any trouble with rss_edgeio.php getting the image URLs wrong? Is it a setting in the module or something on my server? All thoughs greatly appreciated. Mike