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  1. You can of-course remove all other options than 'Paypal Express" as available options for checkout at your site... But mind you PayPal Express will still "silently" create an account for the customer at your shop.

     

    Another option would be to modify your shop to use "individual" pay now button for each and every individual product....


  2. I'm using OS Commerce installed on 1and1.com hosting service. They install it for me as part of their "click n build" features.

     

    I am trying to set up downloadable PDF files in the products of the catalog. However, I can't find where to put them. I do not see a catalog/download folders. I do see a folder with titled "download", but when I try to upload items to the folder it says that the parent folder is not writeable. I've tried to change it to writeable, but it won't

     

    How do I upload the files and where do I put them? The examples here are old, from 2006.

     

    If you shop is installed in the root / then there is where you will find the downlods folder.

     

    If your shop is installed in catalog/ then you will find it within the catalog folder..

     

    If your is installed in shop/ then you will find the it within the shop folder...

     

    and so on....


  3. Well, it would seem I have the opposite problem. I can't stop my download link from being live. People can go through the buying process and then be given the download link before I can confirm payment. Any ideas anyone.

     

    Depends on which oscommerce version you are using, if 2.3+ you can set which order statuses downloads should be available/not available for.

     

    If you have an older oscommerce version then you can install an add-on like the Super Download Store, which will let you "restrict" downloads access and more.


  4. The addon you link to is for a previous version of oscommerce, this is the other great drawback, being so basic and each version incompatible with the previous every time a new version comes out it is start from scratch and hope addon's are around to replace your old ones

     

    The mentioned add-on is easy to adapt to v2.3, simply follow the manual code change instructions. (Do not try to use pre-modded 2.2 files from any add-on in a 2.3 shop)

     

    All points noted, why would some carts only work on dedicated hosting ?

     

    Because they are too resource intensive and will not load properly/very slowly.


  5. @@sparkylabs

     

    This is an easy to install and use mod for price breaks: Simple Price break

     

    Besides that you sound like someone who should rather look at Oscmax or Zencart.

     

    Oscommerce is as of today close to the only open source cart with a massive selection of FREE add-ons as-well as a cart which can easily be run on shared hosting. BUT it does require its users to take the time to learn some basic php and html programming to add extra functionality.

     

    By the way oscommerce is still one of the more widely used cart softwares, but you might not always see its an oscommerce shop at first glance since for most successful shops they have made their own modified version which looks nothing like the default version.

     

    There are plenty of other Open Source shopping cart software out there, many more advanced and with much more modern code than the Oscommerce 2 series. (But if you are concerned about having to pay for programming/modifications your can not do yourself then you will probably "cry" after trying one of those.)

     

    - Some will only run ok on dedicated servers, ie. you will have to spend 150 USD and up a month for the hosting alone.

     

    - Close to all add-ons/extensions cost money

     

    - Due to more complex code, most are not DIY friendly at all so you will be at the mercy of commercial programmers for any extra mod/functionality you want.

     

    This is why many sticks with Oscommerce, Its very DIY friendly and you if have the aptitude and patience to learn abit coding you can modify it to your particular business needs.

     

    The new Oscommerce 3 version might be a "game-changer" when its released though, since it will be very modern, have a template system and have a modular build where a wide range of add-ons can be installed with a click in admin.

     

    But then again my guess is that most add-ons released for v3 will be commercial ones like it seems to be with most newer carts system today.

     

    I think Oscommerce v2 is fine as a bare boned starter package and should be keep lean and mean to be able to run on most shared hosting and keep its current flexibility to be modified in any wanted direction.

     

    But that said the following functions could still be added to the base package to make it a little bit more "newbie" friendly

     

    - Admin control for selection of jquery ui theme.

     

    - Admin add/edit info pages

     

    - Modular front page

     

    - Automatic thumbnails

     

    - HTML WYSIWYG editor

     

     

    I do think that adding user rating to the add-ons section would be a big plus though. The rating should be for each individual uploaded version of the add-on.

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