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  1. OSCNewbie2

    HOW TO INSTALL "LET'S ENCRYPT" SSL IN OSCOMMERCE v2.3.4?

    Gotcha thanks! I'm not a part of that Phoenix group yet and hadn't planned to upgrade this site to Phoenix, because I believe this install has some custom changes made to various files which might break if we upgrade. But I'm doing the research to see what I can find to check out the best options.
  2. OSCNewbie2

    HOW TO INSTALL "LET'S ENCRYPT" SSL IN OSCOMMERCE v2.3.4?

    @JcMagpie - thanks for that info, I think we got that fixed now 🙏🏼
  3. OSCNewbie2

    HOW TO INSTALL "LET'S ENCRYPT" SSL IN OSCOMMERCE v2.3.4?

    ecartz you da man! (or woman!) I made the changes you suggested and it looks like those fixed everything - - no more “product not found” messages - no more “insecure” pages (or parts of them) - and the test PayPal payment I just made, went through without a hitch. I really appreciate your help. Where’s your tip jar?! I told my friend she owes you.
  4. OSCNewbie2

    HOW TO INSTALL "LET'S ENCRYPT" SSL IN OSCOMMERCE v2.3.4?

    MADE SOME PROGRESS! OK, I tried to make all the changes you suggested, BUT I might have missed the https changes you mentioned, I couldn’t quite figure out where I needed to make those edits. I HAVE ATTACHED THE CURRENT .htaccess file for reference. WEBSITE STATUS NOW: 1) ADMIN LOGIN PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE FIXED! 🎉 I made all the changes I could from your last suggestions, and now I can log in to admin without any apparent problem from any browser. Thank you! PROBLEMS STILL HAPPENING - 2) SECURITY WARNING: After installing the Let’s Encrypt SSL over a week ago and getting NO apparent security errors that we could easily detect after it was installed, now suddenly I’m getting “This is a non-secure form” message when I try to add something to the cart, UNLESS I’m using Chrome, then there’s no warning. (Screenshort attached). 3) PROUCT NOT FOUND WHEN USING DESKTOP OR LAPTOP BROWSER: WHEN ON A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP: In addition to the security warning mentioned above, if I click through the security warning, it now returns a “product not found” response and nothing is added to the cart. This seems to happen with every product IF one is using a desktop or laptop browser. WHEN ON AN IPHONE: There is no security warning and one can add the product to the cart, no problem. 😮 4) PAYMENT GLITCH: The PayPal payment now has apparently stopped working and seems to be hung up. This may have happened when I installed Let’s Encrypt as only one order was received through the store on March 8th since I installed Let’s Encrypt, and that’s the order with the payment problem. Apparently a customer made a payment, but no payment was received in the owners PayPal account. [We have “PayPal website payments standard” set up and connected, and it was working before I installed Let’s Encrypt.] OK so that’s where we’re at. To bed here now, will check back tomorrow Saturday morning EST USA. Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated. THANK YOU 🙏 htaccess
  5. OSCNewbie2

    HOW TO INSTALL "LET'S ENCRYPT" SSL IN OSCOMMERCE v2.3.4?

    OK many thanks for all that! I was about to post a long list of issues, but let me try your suggestions right now (hopefully I'll be able to figure all that out lol) and see what happens. I'll be back here shortly (with a bit of luck).
  6. OSCNewbie2

    HOW TO INSTALL "LET'S ENCRYPT" SSL IN OSCOMMERCE v2.3.4?

    to ecartz - 😖 Question deleted, found the answer myself
  7. OSCNewbie2

    HOW TO INSTALL "LET'S ENCRYPT" SSL IN OSCOMMERCE v2.3.4?

    Thanks very much for the suggestions, certainly appreciated, will try the first three suggestions and see what I can do. I'm going to leave making the backups and changes to the administrators table for later as I'm not 100% confident about doing those. You may be right about the browser issue - the owner of the site CAN still log in as the Store Administrator if she uses Windows Explorer, but not if she uses Chrome of FireFox. I don't have Win Explorer on my Mac (only Safari, Chrome & FireFox) so I can't try that, and I long since deleted Explored off my old MS PC which is still running WindowsXP . FYI I'm attaching the ,htaccess file for reference from the public_html/ folder, in the format it was BEFORE I made your suggested changes. [I've made a notation in there above the three lines that I added - "#These three lines are what I added on March 7th 2020"] As you suggested, I will remove the following "RewriteEngine On" which is below my new three lines that I input, and see what happens. Also - what about all those references to the "pki-validation" which you can see further down repeated a few times? I believe those were for the previous versions of the SSL, which was a COMODO SSL, and were installed and updated by the hosting company, before I got involved. Maybe I should delete al of those too, to clean up he file generally? Thank you! htaccess
  8. OSCNewbie2

    HOW TO INSTALL "LET'S ENCRYPT" SSL IN OSCOMMERCE v2.3.4?

    HELP! I GOT SSL INSTALLED BUT BROKE ACCESS TO THE ADMIN LOG ON OK, so I carefully followed the instructions from sslforfree dot com and got Let's Encrypt installed without too much trouble, as you can see here - https://www.tymbercreekfabrics.com BUT now we lost access to the Admin page at - https://www.tymbercreekfabrics.com/tymberadmin/login.php When we try to log in as usual, we just get kicked back to the login page again. Part of the Let's Encrypt SSL install process was adding the following lines to the TOP of the ,htaccess file in the public_html folder, as instructed per the video I followed - RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://tymbercreekfabrics.com/$1 [R=301,L] There is a lot of other stuff in that .htaccess file though, but that's all now BELOW the above three lines. I didn't want to change or delete any of that without knowing what it does. I read all the instructions and suggestions at - topic/362064-unable-to-access-admin-after-adding-ssl-cert/ but the only changes I could see that might have been required (and which I did) was making these changes in the public_html/includes/configure.php file - define('HTTP_SERVER', 'https://mysite.com'); to define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://mysite.com'); But that didn't change anything and we still can't log in to Admin. If any one can tell us why we lost Admin Access after installing the SSL Certificate, that would be appreciated, thank you!
  9. OSCNewbie2

    HOW TO INSTALL "LET'S ENCRYPT" SSL IN OSCOMMERCE v2.3.4?

    Thanks very much for that feedback, let me dive into that right now and see what I can do. I'll post the outcome or progress here. Thanks again!
  10. Hi folks, I'm trying to figure out how to install the free SSL certificate "Let's Encrypt" into an existing osCommerce v2.3.4 installation that had a COMODO SSL certificate in it.. Have searched the forum and cannot find anything that specifically deals with this question. (I have installed the Let's Encrypt into a WordPrss website before, so I have some idea how it works, but not with osCommerce.) I have FTP and cPanel access. Any help much appreciated, thanks! os Newbie in Florida
  11. Thanks for that, those are my thoughts as well.
  12. OK many thanks for those insights, we will contact the hosting company and see what they are prepared to do for us. Would you say that OSCommerce is still a viable option for an online store of this kind? - https://www.tymbercreekfabrics.com/ Or should she move it to Magento or something else? It seems that OSC is a dying project from what I see on builtwith.com The new owner is not tech savvy and needs something as simple as possible. Ideally I'd like to get this site fixed for her to the point where she can start taking orders again, and then maybe in a few months she can consider moving to another platform if she feels like it. But there are quite a list of things that need to be corrected in this store related to ordering, payments, shipping, stock control, etc. I think I could help her with a lot of it if I could get proper access to the store, but an OSC Pro like yourself would prob be what she really needs if she could afford it. Am sure you could fix what's required in 1/10th of the time it would take me to figure it all out. The store was inherited to her by her close friend who passed away, and she (new owner) has a very limited budget to work with, I just trade her dog-sitting time for working on her store. Will see what I can do.
  13. This file list image is the lower continuation of the above image, with the 'Includes' folder selected - as you can see, no footer file in sight, in fact no files from the 'Includes' folder at all..
  14. Thanks for the prompt replies, much appreciated! To answer them - - "My Store", what can I say, 😝 duh! But please see attached screenshot of that screen, the only phone number option is "Store Address and Phone" which I've changed but that made no difference to the bottom right. - The other weird thing is, if I go to Tools->File Manager, and click on any of the folders on that list (such as 'Includes' or any other folder listed there), I don't see the contents of that folder, it just defaults back to the main top level list of files that it displays before I click on any folder. It's as if access to all those folders has been blocked. Is that possible? So consequently I can't see the footer.php file or any others at the lower folder levels. - I have no access to CPanel or FTP on this website, so cannot take up any of the suggestions that require that, sorry. Will ask the host provider if we can get it but they will prob think we're going to break something if we go in there lol Thanks!.
  15. Hi folks, OSCNewbie here, trying to help a friend with her OSCommerce site which she took over from a friend of hers here in Florida USA. The store is "controlled" by an offshore web hosting company, and communications with them are not easy to do (time difference, language issues). I've logged into the store and made some basic changes for her, but we can't make all the changes we wish to, maybe because some of the Admin Menu items (like 'Store' under the Configuration section) are missing and may have been disabled by the hosting company and are not visible (?). Also, we want to change the phone number which is appearing at the bottom of every page, maybe it's in the footer.php file (I'm not 100% sure on that), but the footer.php file does not appear in the list of files under the Tools->File manager, and I don't have FTP access to the site, I only have access via the Admin login screen. Please see screenshot images attached which show you what I mean. Also, when I go to Tools->Database Backup, I get a screen with “Error: Backup directory is not writeable.” in pink at the top left, and no options of backing up anything. Maybe that function has also been disabled? Any help on how to fix these issues would be very much appreciated, thanks!
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