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14steve14 last won the day on August 30 2018

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    Free shipping on select products

    If you do your shipping by weight you could just enter a zero for the weight when creating the product.
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    store logo not change

    Have you cleared the cache on the server and on your device you are using? Is the new logo saved in the folder where it says it should be?
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    newsletter never be able to send out

    As I said in my previous post the inbuilt newsletter manager is not really useable. You have been blacklisted so all emails you do send may be marked as spam. This is one of the things that can happen as you have found out. Bin it. Forget all about it, and use something like the free version of Mailchimp. There is an addon somewhere that will allow you to export customer details and this includes just first, last and email address of newsletter subscribers. Import this list into Mailchimp regularly to catch any new subscribers, and send up to 2000 newsletters for free. Any more and the paid version will be required. Mailchimp allows you to create your own layout of newsletter, so a bit of time spent doing this is important. Its also easier to use than the inbuilt oscommerce system and will get better results for your marketing campaigns. In 2018 I started sending newsletters weekly rather than monthly and my turnover has significantly increased. You can sit messing about with a system that will never really work, or you can use something that does work and was designed specifically to send newsletters. I know what I would do.
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    Product Image Appearing Too Large...

    What version of oscommerce are you using as it will make a differentce to how the images are handled, and how large was the image that you uploaded, and what size do you want the image. .
  5. OP. You really answered your own post in that post. The person you need to contact and ask the question to is @HPDL
  6. Frozen and edge both work straight away once installed if you turn on some of the modules. Unfortunately there are no instructions that say you have to do this but if you go to the admin area and go to modules-content you will find loads that need to be installed. The same with the header tag options. BS4 version although working, is a work in progress and there are very few if any addons for it yet, so anything you need you will have to code yourself.
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    Voice search strategies

    I think there is a lot more to it than just leave it as it is and it will work fine. Over 50% of mobile searches are now done using voice. The questions asked are different to those that are typed because the way we talk is not the same as the way we type. Google is prioritising voice search, so we have to make sure our sites are up to scratch and ready now. Even google has a good page on the subject. https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2017/03/14/google-voice-search There is a good site here with excellent explanations https://backlinko.com/optimize-for-voice-search
  8. Does anyone here know anything about Voice Search. With the increased popularity of voice search assistants should anything be done on websites to help with this type of search SEO. There is not that much information on line that I can find quickly so thought would see if any SEO experts have any links or ideas. I did find something that said Google would start to tailor searches towards voice assistants over mobile and laptops. Whats others views on this and is it something that store owners should be worrying about.
  9. If I am not mistaken you just need to find the code and add a ' and ' so that the code that is causing the error looks like the assumed code. Correct me if I am wrong.
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    newsletter never be able to send out

    Personally I wouldn't use the supplied email manager. its rubbish at best and could cause problems if those that receive the newsletter mark it as spam. It could lead to being blacklisted which is not good. I export my customers names and emails and use something like Mailchimp. There is no real good addon to link with Mailchimp which is surprising and so many people use it, but there is an addon to export customers details, which allows you to select only names and email addresses. Mailchimp is so much easier to use, tracks opening and clicks of your mail, and is free for the 2000 customers. All you then need to do is to unsubscribe customers on your site when they unsubscribe using the link in the newsletters. I used to believe that a good newsletter would do nothing for my business, but this year I have been sending weekly newsletters, and business is booming.
  11. You are a bit wrong in your above statement, as those regulations affect everyone not just those in the EU. Its those that sell to consumers in the EU. All of these have been good for both business and consumers. A business has had to make a few changes, but nothing that has been detrimental to their business. They were all created to make sure that businesses were treating customer information correctly. Now all consumers know that their information is safe, they know how it will be used, and they know that it is secure. Where is the bad in that. Only businesses that don't care have anything to complain about. Gary produced some really good modules for oscommerce which makes things really easy for the store owner. You also missed another important one off your list and that is discrimination. It comes into effect on the 3rd December. https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/faq/geo-blocking. And what about article 13. Its designed to protect those that create unique content, so what's bad in that. Only those that use others content illegally have something to complain about. If you use someone else's material then you should really pay for that use. Its not wrong, its just business. The worse one has been VAT MOSS and electronic services, but that was done to stop the big boys that ultimately affected smaller suppliers and should really be changed to let the small businesses off, or at least some leeway.
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    New products for the month of.......

    They are selected from all of the products in the database. You just select which ones show. You can also, in most cases, select the start and end date for when they are shown.
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    New products for the month of.......

    There are addons that allow you to change what is shown. Search the addons area for featured products. There are several. Depending on your version of oscommerce some may need altering but there are BS versions available. You will then be able to select which products show on the front page and also in some cases a new page that only shows the featured products. Select the right addon and its a simple case of uploading the files and clicking install and changing a few settings before you can start adding products.
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    Consolidated site on "Theme's"

    Can recommend these themes as I use one. @burt Gary even modified it to my liking by adding components from other themes. Great service.