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14steve14 last won the day on August 30 2018

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  1. If you want to use oscommerce look for many posts with links to the community version called Frozen. Its the latest incarnation of oscommerce and is used in many shops, its just not official. Its the only version really supported here and the only one that has addons created for it.
  2. Let us know how you get on with this. Most things can be altered in oscommerce by adding to the user.css file so there is no real need to have loads of crappy looking templates or themes. There are also bootstrap themes that can be easily applied.
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    Where to start for newbie

    I dont wish to sound harsh, or to try to put you off, but if I was starting from new, I would avoid official OScommerce like the plague. Its old, its not been updated in years and it is not mobile friendly. It has loads of other faults as well, so too many to list here. There are better free ecommerce platforms out there. Well thats the official release anyway. What you will find on the forum is a version called community, bootstrap, edge, gold frozen and many other names, but they are all the same. Use one of the latest versions, frozen is the best and latest and you will have a decent website to start with. No need for templates as the CSS is easy to change. All latest addons created and developed are for this version rather than the official version, so that must tell you something. Like any new software it takes a bit of learning, but it is not that hard to pick up basics. This forum is great if you need help.
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    osCommerce website given refresh

    Funny how Harald is updating the main website but know where does it mention what is happening with the software itself. Shame really.
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    Why do you say that. There are so many supposedly good SEO companies out there or blokes at home that think they know SEO and they achieve nothing that someone cant do themselves with a bit of effort and work. Most of what a professional can do can be done with oscommerce easily so no need to pay. If there was an SEO company that had any conviction of what they can do will actually show a reward why wont they offer their service on a pay by results type thing.
  6. It would be up to the developers of the BS4 admin and the CE version to get together and discuss this. It is one area that Gary openly admits to not having the time to do too much with, but the code will have to meet his standards. The only problem I see with updating the admin are is that every admin module or report will also need to be updated. Thats a lot of work in someone fancies doing it, but none will. There is also no room here for another fork of the software. It just wont be allowed and any posts relating to it will be removed. May be there is potential for someone that wants regular updates to post the ones that are carried out on Github so the forum members can see what is being done. The CE version is constantly being worked on so there are loads of updates happening. We cant all expect one person to do it all.
  7. What do Nochex say. They would be the ones to ask.
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    Stripe Payment Module

    @mhsuffolk Its a huge problem and one that I cannot see being sorted. As its a payment industry thing others are bound to have to be updated. I have tried to find a developer to update the stripe module and no one is interested. Tried on people per hour and only got unknowledgeable people wanting daft money or developers from oscommerce who are partners and wont allow to give the updated module to the community.
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    Stripe Payment Module

    I have been trying to get the Stripe Payment module updated fora while, but can get no interest from anyone that knows what they are doing. Earlier last week I received the following email from Stripe. It now looks as if the current Stripe module will no longer work after 14th September unless there is an update. If the module is not updated, myself and others that use Stripe as a payment method will have to move to an ecommerce cart that has updated their payment system. Is there one developer out there that is prepared to update this module. I am sure costs could be discussed. I also assume that other payment modules will need to be updates also.
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    Your best bet is to find some really good current information on the internet. There are loads of people that think they know how to do SEO, but very few actually do. You have to find the ones that do, and that's not easy. Read lots and learn what the basics are. Google has some very good information and tools available to make your life a bit easier. Then try to get that basic information into every page of your site. Depending on the version you are using will depend on what addons you need to install.
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    Email queuing system

    @burt Gary I have been following this thread with interest. Love what you are doing it does sound good. If you want another tester I will be pleased to help if I can, Time is currently very short due to circumstances, but I may be able to input something.
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    App is not working in php 7

    None of the official versions of oscommerce will run in php7 as far as I know. The community BS version does. It can be found at https://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/396152-bootstrap-3-in-234-responsive-from-the-get-go/
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    Updated Stripe payment module

    @Heatherbell I have no idea. Maybe a quick google or even a search through the user manual or on Stripe. I dont use the proxy server setting on my setup.
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    bootstrap new install

    Thats the very reason I blocked the OP ages ago.
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    SMTP Authentication and OSCommerce

    The email system is not the best to put it politely. Use something that is designed to send emails like mailchimp. All you have to do then is to figure out a way to sync the subscribers, which is not too hard. It may also save your site from being blacklisted. Mailchimp allows you to send nice pretty emails and its free up to a certain level of subscribers.