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  1. toyicebear

    Discount Coupon Code addon

    The errors tells that you have eighter not added the language files for the add-on or you have added them in the wrong place.
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    United States Postal Service? need help! PLEASE!

    Find the add-on you have used for USPS and then check its instructions, you might have "overwritten" some of the needed code modifications.
  3. There are a few "older" seo url mods you can use to get that kind of urls, but none of them are supported or further developed.
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    Easy Meta tags

    This is an easy to use automatic meta tags generator for osCommerce MS2.2 . It has been tested and works on RC1 and MYSQL 5 and PHP5. It should be as easy to install in a default shop install as in a modified or a template shop. The install consist of 1 file to upload, and just change/replace of 1 line in each of the files where you would like to have meta tags in your shop. Link to add-on: Easy Meta Tags
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    Easy Meta tags

    For the front page you can add as many as you like, for the rest they are dynamically created based on the page content and there are no manual entry for those. If you wish to add in meta tags manually for other places on your site then you should look at the Header Tags SEO Add-On instead.
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    installing addons

    you add it into where-ever your shop is located at your hosting. If you have renamed the admin folder you also have to take that into account when doing the upload.
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    multigeozone for oscommerce 2.3.1

    If you have just written in "ALL COUNTRIES , ALL ZONES" that will not work, you will need to select and add all the countries to that zone.
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    Gavekort or Gift Card

    You should change the login info for your admin immediately , before someone "hacks" your shop. This is the instructions from the CCGV Mod:
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    Gavekort or Gift Card

    Its in the instructions for CCGV Credit Class Gift Voucher basically it is that you make a new category in the shop, called for instance: Gift Cards then you add a products to it. to make those products be a gift card you will need to give it a model number starting with GIFT. See the CCGV Credit Class Gift Voucher for more detailed instructions.
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    Gavekort or Gift Card

    Read through the instructions for CCGV Credit Class Gift Voucher and you will see how you can create a gift card product which is purchasable in your shop.
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    2checkout payment module

    Support tread for the new 2checkout payment module.
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    Getting SEO Urls to Work.

    Its included in the install instructions of the usu instructions...there is also a "dummy" htaccess file included.
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    Getting SEO Urls to Work.

    Check that you have added in the rewrite rules to the .htaccess file. If you already have added them check that you have set the correct rewrite base in the rules.
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    STS Makes Website Performance Slow

    If they have used STS then they have probably also used one of the older 2.2 oscommerce versions. STS is not compatible with 2.3+ You can try to look around in the support tread for STS there are some tips and tricks there. Your best bet though is to make a new site with a similar design using the newest stable version, currently 2.3.2
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    Consignees to sell on my site

    You can have a look at: http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/2890 OR http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/3957
  16. Use KissIT Image Thumbnailer for image resizing. That is not something to worry about, google will index your product pages just fine. If you are "concerned" about optimizing your pages to the MAX , then you can rip-out bxgallery and replace it with another image gallery solution as-well as modifying your shop to let you add in image alt tags for all product images in admin.
  17. Its not about reduced income for developers, its about all the "bloat" which such "full" featured carts also have "included". A clean cart with the basic features included is often the best base to build a shop from, you will then be able to customize it to your particular business needs while still keeping it as lean and mean as possible. The problem with the current 2 series of oscommerce is that its not "modular" enough so installing add-ons usually include modifying core codes. And actually there is soooo much more money to be had for developers in carts like Magento, Prestashop and Magento. Firstly you make an add-on you can sell it through their marketplaces, then you get additional income from customization request on the same add-on, then you get even more income from those who sign-up for support and update packages for that add-on ++++ Those carts are also way more complicated to modify, so most who DIY alot on their oscommerce cart would have to pay a developer to make close to any changes outside of standard functions, and due to the complexity of the code the number of qualified developers are smaller which in turn means that the prices are higher.
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    Simple checkout is messing with layout

    When u use Monster Templates you are actually subjecting yourself to a massive amount of extra pain when it comes to adding any oscommerce add-ons.... But you might have a look at Smart Checkout instead of Simple Checkout, you might actually find it "simpler" to implement..LOL
  19. When it comes to protecting yourself/your business from liabilities do not take the word of internet keyboard warriors at face value. (especially when they are interpreted to favor their own practices) Contact your own merchant account provider and get clarification on any issues/questions. (If you are "afraid" to mention your current practices to your merchant account provider then that itself should be a HUGE flashing warning sign that you are probably doing something incorrectly) If you fail to do your "due diligence" and just plod on as before, one day you might get a very nasty surprise when you find out that lamenting "BUT I DID NOT KNOW THAT" or "BUT I THOUGHT IT MEANT THAT" or "MY INTERPRETATION OF THAT WAS" does not hold much weight when i comes to payment data security.
  20. Put on your reading glasses and read 3.2.2 and take note that outside of other card authorization information that CVV2 (card verification code) is specifically mentioned and that it should not be stored under any circumstances. For anyone who are still unsure they should contact their merchant account provider and inquire about manually processing of orders where the payment information has been collected online.
  21. No, CVV2, CVC2, CID, CAV2 falls under 3.2.2 which you are not allowed to store under any circumstances. PCI DSS V2 Requirements: Testing Procedures:
  22. 1. Check that your merchant account agreement allows you to manually process payments where info has been collected online. HINT: In most cases it will be against your TOS. 2. If you wish to manually process payments with info collected online, do not use CVV2 you are not allowed to save it in any form. (even if you delete it after use) In regards to Manual processing CVV2 is only for real time use, when the customer are talking to you on the phone or standing in front of you and you key it directly into the MOTO terminal. Even if you follow 1 and 2 , if you are not PCi compliant you are even then liable for fines and sanctions from merchant account providers and credit card companies. And in some countries and states/areas it is even against the law to handle payment data in an insecure way. (And this is an area which is only getting more and more regulated) So the short version, if you are not PCI compliant use a 3 party payment provider instead. That a online payment gateway to process cc is 20 usd a month is not a valid argument , you can get a PayPal account for free and with no monthly fees. (there are several other alternatives too without monthly fees)
  23. If you save the info and process it manually then you are taking a large risk for saving some pennies. Even if you are in a country (or state) where you currently are not required by law to follow the PCI regulations, you are still liable for sanctions and fines from your merchant account provider, Visa and Master Card. And if someone manages to sift payment information from you and it is shown that you have been lax in handling customer payment data, then this will impact your business reputation as-well as open your for civil suits from your customers.
  24. Several states in the US have made it into LAW. inc. Washington, Nevada and Minnesota