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  1. Excellent! Should I just use the tag list that is applicable as well? Are there any new and/or different tags for those pages? Thanks for the response, Peter. Jacob
  2. Are custom templates for checkout_*.php, login.php possible with STS? I'd like to reconfigure those pages a little different than my standard template to help facilitate the checkout process. Does the same syntax that works for product_info.php custom templates somehow apply to these files as well? Jacob
  3. Maureen - Thanks for the heads up on this fix. There is another contribution - Visitor Web Stats - that does pretty much the same thing. I actually like the User Tracking UI a little bit better, but VWS gives you more info, with graphical charts, etc. VWS: http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,949 Jacob
  4. Does anybody have a way for this contribution to allow you to insert multiple keyword suggestions per 'incorrect' keyword? For example (if I ran a Ford dealership through OSC :D) customer searches for: forrd focus I'd like to be able to make it throw back: "You may try ZX3, ZX5, or ZX3 Wagon" - with each of those links searching for that exact keyword (thusly pulling up the page for that model). Right now, the contrib throws back: "You may try ZX3, ZX5, or ZX3 Wagon" - which won't give any result back that is worthwhile, if any result at all, since it is searching for that entire underlined string. Basically, I'm just trying to steer customers to particular products based on the keywords they are using, instead of steering them towards categories where they have to make more choices about what to look at. Thanks for any & all help! Jacob
  5. The module doesn't know the difference between "real" or "virtual", etc - it's just numbers to it :) If you sell them as a "regular" product, yes, the gift card balance appears in the purchasor's Gift Voucher Bank or whatever it is called (I changed the name of it and can't remember the default.) The purchasor can then forward that gift card balance on to a friend, etc in the form of an email. You can even set it up so that you have to authorize the gift card - so the person purchases the card and then in the admin you have to "ok" the amount to be credited to their GC Bank. The requirement is in the instructions - that you have to use GIFT in the beginning of the model number of the "product" for your gift card. e.g. GiFT25, GIFT100, etc. Basically, with your scenario, you will just need to design a workflow around how the system works - so if a customer calls and orders a "real" gift card that you will mail them in plastic form, then you need to generate that number in the backend admin (through the email a GV interface) - so you could either set that up to email the number to yourself, or you could tell it to email the purchasor so they have the code as a backup to the plastic getting lost in the mail, etc. Then just print the code however you would on the tangible card, and mail that out. If the person who received the card wants to purchase additional gift cards for their friends, they can do so at the store, virtually, which would put the amount in their GC Bank, able to be sent out the friends as a gift, or tangibly, forcing you to go through the whole process of printing the number and mailing it out. The step-by-step of the module is a bit convoluted in my eyes (if you receive a GC and want to buy something, you technically put the amount of the GC in your GC Bank, and then have to click the checkbox to utilize those funds for your purchase), but the one nice factor is that it makes it super easy for people to pass on GC funds from friend to friend, which could, in theory, expand your customer list through word-of-mouth with just a few clicks. Be sure to setup all of those automated emails so they look pretty! ;) Hopefully this gives you a little more insight into the module... hopefully... :-" Jacob
  6. Lisa, If your client sells 'real' gift cards, then will they be mailed to the customer? If so, wouldn't they be purchased just like a normal product? You could use attributes to designate demonination of the cards, unless your client wants a customer to be able to purchase a gift card for any arbitrary amount. (e.g. The product is "Best Buy Gift Card" and the attribute says "Amount:" with a drop down that has $10, $25, $50, $100, etc). Or maybe I'm totally misunderstanding and your client sells hard plastic cards to their own store and for whatever reason wants to mail the online customer a tangible giftcard to be used on the same site it was purchased from? That seems like it would unneccessarily eat into profits, but that's just MHO. Jacob
  7. I didn't see anybody answer this - but just to verify, don't put in the "$" sign into the amount field, or you'll always get $0.00. Just put in the number. (I know I had that problem the first few times I tested it and was baffled.) :P Jacob
  8. Steve, I don't know how, but perhaps a button on the EP screen in Admin that basically runs that query? It's adding an additional step to the process though - I guess you could somehow automate the query? If you know how to program it, I'd love to benefit :) Jacob
  9. Steve, I'm not positive this will work for you, but for me, since EP was adding in the "-" sign to both the value and the other field that actually contains it, the easiest thing to do once you've imported all your EP values, is to run this query: update products_attributes set options_values_price = ABS(options_values_price) It will return the absolute value of the price, deleting any instance of a negative sign. Since the negative sign will still be in the other field that holds it, your price should show up correctly. At least that's how it works with mine - YMMV. Back up first. Jacob
  10. Bill, I think I can explain why it is this way. When you enter a discount coupon code and click Redeem, the button acts as if you wanted to continue on to the confirmation page because it has applied the discount to your total price (determined by your sort order of your order total modules) and sent you on your way. When you enter a Gift Voucher code and click redeem, it sends you back to the checkout_payment page because the system doesn't assume that you want to apply that gift certificate to your order - it is, in essence, giving you the option to send the amount in your 'gift voucher bank' to somebody else. I agree, it's not the most intuitive system. That's why you are sent back to checkout_payment where you must THEN checkbox the "use gift voucher funds" or whatever the checkbox says (Sorry, I've modded my store so much I don't know what the original text is.) and click continue to move on to the confirmation page where you gift voucher funds are then applied to your order total. Just remember - discount coupons can't be sent to other people (through the system from one customer to another), so OSC automatically adds it to your order, while gift vouchers can be sent at any time prior to be actually spent to another person. (Sorry if this doesn't help - I'm not the best at deciphering the multiple conversations going on at once :huh: ) Jacob
  11. I third this bug - does anybody have a clue how to fix it? It's pretty useless when you can't view anything other than "today"... :( Jacob
  12. I'm not positive, but I would guess that your miscalculations are stemming from incorrect order of the order_total modules in the Admin. Have you tried switching around the order they display & calculate in? The order does not affect only appearance, it affects how the program calculates discounts, how gift certificates are applied, etc. Jacob
  13. oops. :blush: /catalog/checkout_payment.php should do the trick. jacob
  14. Perhaps you have a more technical reason why, but I would guess it would be a lot easier just to install the contrib but 'turn off' the vouchers (but leave coupons on) in the order total module. Then (I think, just conjecture from using it) it should just be a matter of changing all the language defines to remove copy that refers to the vouchers. Anybody else? jacob
  15. Here's the fix for the coupon code errors not appearing. I take ZERO responsibility if this mucks up your system - please, please backup prior. I got this from spacey_girl: Right after this patch of code: <tr class="infoBoxNoticeContents"> <td><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <td><?php echo tep_draw_separator('pixel_trans.gif', '10', '1'); ?></td> <td class="main" width="100%" valign="top"><?php echo tep_output_string_protected($error['error']); ?> paste the following <?php echo $HTTP_GET_VARS['error_message']; ?> <td><?php echo tep_draw_separator('pixel_trans.gif', '10', '1'); ?></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> <tr> <td><?php echo tep_draw_separator('pixel_trans.gif', '100%', '10'); ?></td> </tr> <?php } ?> <? if($HTTP_GET_VARS['error_message']){ ?> <tr> <td><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <td class="main"><b><?php echo TABLE_HEADING_ERROR; ?></b></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> <tr> <td><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2" class="infoBoxNotice"> <tr class="infoBoxNoticeContents"> <td><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <td><?php echo tep_draw_separator('pixel_trans.gif', '10', '1'); ?></td> <td class="main" width="100%" valign="top"><?php echo $HTTP_GET_VARS['error_message']; ?> <td><?php echo tep_draw_separator('pixel_trans.gif', '10', '1'); ?></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> <tr> <td><?php echo tep_draw_separator('pixel_trans.gif', '100%', '10'); ?></td> </tr> <?php } ?> the code above is right before the following <tr> <td><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <td class="main"><b><?php echo TABLE_HEADING_BILLING_ADDRESS; ?></b> </td> </tr> I'm still struggling with where the coupon error messages are defined - if you figure that out I'm all ears. (errr... eyes? :P) Hope this works for you. jacob