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  1. Instead of messing aound with this yourself, and getting stressed, why not have someone that knows what they are doing to set your oscommerce store up for you. If you cant set up oscommerce you will struggle with most other ecommerce stores as they are all similar. You will just need who ever you choose to be able to access your server so create a working admin user and password for them, and when they are finished remove it. Put a post in the paid for help section and see what you get. Wont cost that much. It will certainly be easier than spending days on a simple hour long job, and save lots of stress. It will also work when they finish.
  2. Have a read of the thread here. it should help you reset the admin password.
  3. @beerbee Come up with something. Then once you have something that works, show it to someone like Gary @burt and see whether he thinks its worth the effort of coding into the BS version. Its difficult for people to uinderstand what you are trying to get across, so show them. You never know if its adopted into the core code you will have helped advanced the project forward.
  4. HHHHEEEEEELLLLLLPPPPPPPP I have spend ages searching through the apps site and got absolutely nowhere. Can someone point me in the direction of an addon that will allow me to batch update order status's, send an email to the customer, and then be able to print the selected invoices or packing slips. I have found several, but nothing that has been updated since something like 2008. I dont mind updating code if needed, if I can. Are others using anything to do this task, and if so what are they using. Any help greatly received. I am using the BS version of osc but I dont think that will make too much difference as this is something in the admin.
  5. Been a while now and no news or update. Thats not looking good.
  6. I use recover cart sales and find that lots of customers that do respond to any follow up emails say that they were just looking. In most cases I take this to be comparing prices between other sites. Several of those customers do actually come back and purchase. I base all shipping costs on order weight and display estimated shipping costs on the cart page which hopefully alleviates many customer worries. I also collect the minimum needed information from the customer as most hate entering unnecessary information. I do still have cart abandonments but I dont think a one page checkout would help. Keeping it simple seems to work. Have as few pages as you need but too much information on one page looks bad and can confuse. Also make sure that the checkout confirmation page is well laid out and contains all the information that a customer needs to check their order. I have also taken away the side columns on the checkout pages. That way there is less to distract any customers. I did try a guest checkout but had many problems with it after a customer has purchased so removed it. There has been no real loss of sales as far as I can see or tell. I think the checkout type of a store should suit the customer base that is using the store. My customers tend to be male and older, so keeping things simple seems to work. You know your customers best so do what suits them best. If they buy mainly on mobile sites, make the checkout more mobile friendly.
  7. Thanks for the advice Gary. I added the code yesterday on the advice of my host, and everything seems to be working as it should. To early yet to see whether it has stopped any traffic. Just after people opinion on them really as I know nothing about them.
  8. I have been looking at adding a htaccess firewall to my site on the advice of my host. They are saying to add code to my htaccess file that will help secure my site. Are these firewalls any good, and if so which ones are other people using. My host is suggesting the one at (Not connected in any way to this site)
  9. Glad to be of help. Seems to be working fine now. I did compare the files but dont understand code so I dont really know why I did it.
  10. Jack Just installed the latest version of this addon and have the following error when selecting the sort by name option. 1054 - Unknown column '' in 'order clause' select c.categories_id, c.categories_image, cd.categories_name, SUBSTRING(cd.categories_description, 1, 1000) as categories_description from categories_description cd left join categories c on c.categories_id = cd.categories_id where c.parent_id = '0' and cd.language_id = '1' order by limit 12 [TEP STOP]
  11. My hosting account comes with lots of features including things like AWStats, which yours may have. I use this and also google analytics with google webmaster tools. Bing also does something similar.
  12. I am hoping there is going to be a big sales pitch coming up soon as to why I need to be able to SMS message my customers.
  13. Sorry mis read your post.
  14. There was an older addon that did this for the number of downloads but not the date. I altered the code on my store and have something that works. This is for the BS admin on the orders page. In page admin - orders after $order_updated = false; $check_status_query = tep_db_query("select customers_name, customers_email_address, orders_status, date_purchased from orders where orders_id = '" . (int)$oID . "'"); $check_status = tep_db_fetch_array($check_status_query); add // Added by Erick Cedano Reset download count if ($HTTP_POST_VARS['reset_download'] == 'on') { $order_updated = true; $comments = ENTRY_RESET_DOWNLOAD_COMMENT; tep_db_query("update " . TABLE_ORDERS_PRODUCTS_DOWNLOAD . " set download_maxdays = '" . DOWNLOAD_MAX_DAYS . "', download_count = '" . DOWNLOAD_MAX_COUNT . "' where orders_id = '" . (int)$oID . "'"); } Then where the checkboxes are at the bottom of the page you need to find Find <td class="main"><strong><?php echo ENTRY_NOTIFY_CUSTOMER; ?> <?php echo tep_draw_checkbox_field('notify', '', true); ?></td> <td class="main"><strong><?php echo ENTRY_NOTIFY_COMMENTS; ?></strong> <?php echo tep_draw_checkbox_field('notify_comments', '', true); ?></td> Replace with <td class="main"><strong><?php echo ENTRY_NOTIFY_CUSTOMER; ?> <?php echo tep_draw_checkbox_field('notify', '', true); ?></td> <td class="main"><strong><?php echo ENTRY_NOTIFY_COMMENTS; ?></strong> <?php echo tep_draw_checkbox_field('notify_comments', '', true); ?></td> <td class="main"><strong><?php echo ENTRY_RESET_DOWNLOAD_COUNT; ?></strong> <?php echo tep_draw_checkbox_field('reset_download', '', false); ?></td> To update the download count and the date just check the box and click the UPDATE button. I think thats all I did. If you find the original addon, the code should be similar.
  15. There are several addons for older versions of oscommerce that did this and worked really well. I used to have one on my older store but cannot for the life of me think of the name. It gave the option of having the previous and next buttons at the top, bottom or both on the products info page. Whether one could be converted to work with the latest version I have no idea.