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mafiouso

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  1. mafiouso

    Custom templates

    some issue i have. if i click on "widget groups" while customising theme i get Error An internal server error occurred. The above error occurred while the Web server was processing your request. Please contact us if you think this is a server error. Thank you. i have been trying to add the left hierarchy of categories like the old version. so i am understanding now this is a widget that does not exist? is the correct? only the demo widget which is a toolbar logo type does? i can add the stock categories widget to the home page, but further to this, if i go to the "product" page in the theme edit to add the "categories" widget also. it does not show up? why?
  2. mafiouso

    Custom templates

    have to agree, i could not figure out how to get the old category hierarchy showing left, now from my understanding it may need to be a widget that needs to be made first?? i was playing around with Magento for the first time for another job, and right out of the box it made sense (but i can also see what it lacks, that OSC4 has) i think the key to success here is setup and learning time, if only experienced devs. can mod stores it narrows who can afford to build a websites using it (when there are so many basic ecommerce stores around with quick diy setups) if uses cannot mod easy, it may be more important to have more out of box themes and stuff to get going?
  3. mafiouso

    Custom templates

    my thinking is to just make a long ass youtube video guide, stating with a blank canvas and setting up a new store as a new user would. inc. a theme build and adding products. then you can time link, or cut out sections to answer sub questions or link back in the wiki. this will then generate new questions over missing help areas in times, and a new update video can be made addressing those at a later time. youtube is good platform because you can go back and update, link and annotate the video
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    Custom templates

    thanks for your reply, to clarify i am not saying the old code way is better... i am saying this new method is very hard to use and understand. and i have a decent i.t background, but i am still getting stuck. i may figure things out eventually. other people wont . for example there are multiple parts of the admin pages you need to go back and forth from to build a theme, the editor, the menus, the catalogue etc. setting owners and attributes then finding its not working on the preview. personally i am stuck right now.
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    Custom templates

    it should be more user friendly not just just for devs. (WP simple) after all, if a person cannot customise their store it wont be useable for them. and a large share of users will be DIY people the old OSC was easy to tweak and the design was simple to understand after playing around for a bit, but i have spent a few days testing on this new layout and its VERY hard to understand what is going on this is why i recommended an old OSC layout theme as a bridging example
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    Multiple Design Templates and built in Designer

    thanks for the reply, just to confirm are you saying the "breadcrumb" widget is needed for the "category" widget to display correctly? i have not had issue to getting the breadcrumb to work, but when i click though the category's they dont show the location trail like the old version did ?
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    Multiple Design Templates and built in Designer

    i cannot understand how to then add it into the theme or front end? as a list like layout like the old OSC when i got it kind of working, it would only show the top and sub level but not the deeper current product cat. the stores i work on have LOTS of CATS. and sub sub sub cats. to break down parts and products, the the simple stock themes i cant find a work around i can understand to use. thanks
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    Multiple Design Templates and built in Designer

    i tried to install the "smartwatch" theme but it always fails. not sure why? also i would be very helpful from a design and edit perspective to have a stock theme that is very close to the original ecommerce layout (so the widgets and parts are easy to understand) why i suggest this, is to help with migration from an old store to a new one. i have found with testing, its very hard to compare and duplicate all the functions as to not start from scratch the main issue i have right now is, categories. so for example... home > furniture > office > sitting > chairs home > furniture > office > sitting > chairs > folding home > furniture > office > sitting > chairs > wheels home > furniture > office > sitting > stools home > furniture > office > sitting > bench if i have a store with many many sub cats. i cannot figure out how to load the cat map/trail to show like old OSC, so the customer knows where they are or can click around on any page and how to load the product listing while using that menu (again basically like old OSC) the new theme seem to use a totally different map?
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    text widget issue

    cannot figure this one out, if anyone can help? if i add the TEXT widget , and add a table with 5x3 cells with text inside, i cannot work our the correct way change and reduce the row spacing (the cell spacing \ cell padding ) i would like to add or remove the empty space between rows.
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    text widget issue

    to be clear, not the empty ROW, the space between ROWS
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    Custom templates

    https://wiki.oscommerce.com/index.php?title=Design_Technologies_and_Creating_Theme if you find anything else please share it in this post. i am finding it very hard to figure out (learn) how the new themes and layout works. where things are, what does what. etc. i will figure it out (but i feel others wont) i really think its important for devs. to focus help content like how to videos on the subject, even if its a simple screen cap. of doing stuff so people can reference it. without people being able to mod the looks of their site they wont use it. i will try share what i can learn, and leave a end user guide to help the next person if i can. (no disrespect intended, just feedback)
  12. quick question, cannot seem to find the answer what is the correct way to edit or change the "banner" image say on watches theme i cannot seem to find the menu to do this? i would think in "edit widget" but there is no file info showing? thanks
  13. getting "Error. Can't save admin config file." when trying to install at the database screen? any ideas ? thanks
  14. mafiouso

    Error. Can't save admin config file.

    thanks for the reply, i can confirm the issue was space. but i got no warning? after checking the DIR, it unpacked some of the filesystem but not all. admin folder was missing. etc. started over with 2 gig free and it went ok. used 1.1gig with the install zip still in the folder a bit more feedback from the install would have been good.
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    How to report installation and operation issues

    thanks for the reply, i can confirm the issue was space. but i got no warning? after checking the DIR, it unpacked some of the filesystem but not all. admin folder was missing. etc. started over with 2 gig free and it went ok. used 1.1gig with the install zip still in the folder a bit more feedback from the install would have been good.
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    How to report installation and operation issues

    during install, Database Access Error. Can't save admin config file. not sure what to do?
  17. hello, can anyone advise or share any ideas on how this may be achieved: lets say im a reseller, and i dont want to keep updating my products all the time. is there some way to use my own store-front but pull products off other online stores to load as if its on my own page say with 10% on the price. so for example in simple form. pull the products name, model, image. description, stock availability, and load it on my online store. i have done this before with a crawl app, made a spreadsheet and uploaded. but it really needs to be more live and up to date as it took to much time. thanks
  18. had a few spam attacks what is the best way to remove or delete all the fake customers? is there an addon, or via myphpadmin? easy quick way? there are thousands... thanks
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    delete remove fake customers spam

    i have been doing 500 at a time, still takes ages. there are no new customer as the store has been offline for orders im not sure if there will be issues caused by doing it this way as suggested, but i plan to move to V4 soon as it comes out
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    delete remove fake customers spam

    so i cant delete the customers in bulk via myphpadmin ?? 30k?
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    delete remove fake customers spam

    why isnt the version of honeypot you shared on the official site? The two methods I mentioned are the only choices for the free version. ? are you promoting honeypot or something? is there no other way?
  22. mafiouso

    delete remove fake customers spam

    that part isnt working in honeypot for some reason. my osc is 2.3.3.3 and it was a snow mod . so maybe thats why https://apps.oscommerce.com/t3rEO&honey-pot-captcha i also dont see the delete option my my stock stores also i said i need to delete thousands so i will need another method
  23. mafiouso

    delete remove fake customers spam

    hello, i already have installed honeypot my question is how do i remove unwanted customers in mass
  24. mafiouso

    osCommerce v4 Beta 2 - download

    thanks, sorry i was talking about testing the backend end on my own server. and testing builds. mods and make custom themes etc. will be out for download in a few weeks to public? or can we get a early release? thanks
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