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  1. There is a thread here on one of the errors, but dont know if your code has already been changed as it refers to an older version Cant help with any of the others though.
  2. I know this is an old post, but I would like to thank gary for this post. It took some finding, but I was glad that it showed up. I wanted to disable all payments methods aparet from payPal for all non UK customers and this worked. Thanks @burt
  3. As it works for most of the time i wuld startlking outside of oscmmerce. Ask your hosts to find what happened at that time. Speak to paypal and get them to check their logs. Also speak to the customer as it may be something they use or did.
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    Please Review my Website - comments are welcome

    I have not reviewed a website here for a long time as all site designs are down to personal preference but the sliders and all the different boxes on the product pages distract the buyers eyes from the products that the site is trying to sell. On the home page the slider in the main content of the page should be a lot slower and also the full width of the page. The one in the header should be removed as all the information should be available somewhere else on the site. That would also tidy up the search box area. By removing all those sliders will get your main content above the fold and the site can do what it is hopefully designed to so, and that is sell products. Its a long scroll on a phone to even see a product. Put your site in here and run the test if you havent already. https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly Then put it in here and correct all the errors. https://validator.w3.org/ More recent ideas on sliders at https://www.commercegurus.com/image-sliders. There is also some good information on the yoast website about how they are not that good for SEO. Whilst they work in a few cases, one on a page is not too bad, but here there is too much of a distraction. Saying that though, how many people actually land on the front page of your website. Google analytics will tell you that. I did notice that the fonts are not all the same in the product descriptions, and I dont quite know why there is a large image under the descriptions. Does it need to be there. As all websites are a work in progress this isnt too bad a start. What it really needs is customer feedback and refining over time once the site is live. What I would do is to spend some time doing research on competitors sites and see how yours can be made better than theirs.
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    Content Module - Page Heading

    Each of the content modules usually consist of three files. A main file, a template file and a language file. Look in your includes/languages/english/modules/content/index/cm_i_title.php file and make the changes there.
  6. If the bugs are being reported to Gary, not a team, then he may decide to add them into the core code. But at the end of the day its his choice whether they get added.
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    Report or tool to show when product was sold

    Many thanks to all for the help. I have lots to try and mess with so I will be having a busy weekend.
  8. I have done a quick search of the addons and cant seem to find anything like this. I have tried one that didnt work at all and just kept giving loads of errors so I gave up. This is the one that I have tried http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/6902 What I need to do is to find out when a particular product was sold, and to who it was sold. This may seem silly but I sell electronic components and a supplier of mine has contacted me about a safety notice on a product. I have sold only a few of the particular batch, as I have lots of them on the shelf, but I need to know who bought the other items. I can also see a benefit to this type of addon for other reasons, but for now it would be good to find something to save me having to go through hundreds of orders to find one particular product name since I bought a thousand of the items. Can anyone offer any help or advice please.
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    New install messing about.

    What exactly are you having doubts with? Its harsh to blame a product when you are trying to use something that is not compatible and from a third party. That's not oscommerces fault. I hope you chose a theme with free support so they should be the ones you are talking to as they supplied you something that does not work. Hopefully you have found out that the community version of oscommerce is responsive, and is also module based so you just upload the files to the correct place and then install and activatee the addon using its settings. Couldn't be any simpler although you do have to change the way you currently work. There are loads of addons currently created for this version of oscommerce and in the true sense of open source, you can produce more to fit your needs if you wish and release them for others to use. Why the fixation that you need a theme. Do a search for bootstrap themes and you will find many. Most of the store look can be changed by changing or adding css. Not difficult, even I can do it.
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    IIS report php-cgi exited unexpectedly

    If people really want to know what devices people are using to view a website the owners should sign up for google analytics, or similar services. It will save all the guessing and speculation what people are using to view a website, although I do believe that they may not all be 100% accurate. It will also depend on your customers. I was surprised to find that only 22% of my customers used a mobile device and a further 18% use a tablet, so nowhere near the 80% quoted above, but my customers are of the older generation due to the hobby, but that may have been 40% of customers who may have gone elsewhere because the site was not mobile friendly. Can I afford to loose that many of my customers because the website is not responsive, of course not.
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    category control in Admin

    I use this addon but it may need an update depending on your osc and php version. https://apps.oscommerce.com/RnLn2
  12. I did add the following into the user css file. @media only screen and (min-width : 768px) { div.cm-pi-gallery { min-height: 600px; } } The 600 is the length that I did have to play around with a bit, and may need to again. I also think it helps having the description under the image and full width 12. It looked really silly otherwise.
  13. have been having a bit of a play with this on a new version of Frozen. I thought others may like to see the results. There have been no core file changes, and apart from a bit of padding in the button code nothing has been changed. The layout is created by using the method that Gary explained further up the thread. The product price will be played with later as I need to convert some code to make the layout different as I need to show customers the savings on the actual price and the buying price. The description is under the image disclaimer, as will be the cross sell products, recently viewed and the reviews and what ever else will be tagged onto the end of the page. These may even be placed inside Garys 28 days of code tabs so will have to see what looks best.
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    Mobile adjusted website?

    You have to create a new database, then run the installer that is included once it is uploaded to your hosting server. The database will be filled with test products and setting so you can see the store working. Then you need to set it up and activate some modules. Then you will need to transfer all your customer, order, sales and product data from your old database to the new one. If you cant do that, there are people here that will either help you or do it for you if you post in the paid for help area.
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    Mobile adjusted website?

    You really have two choices. None of them are easy. There is a mobile addon that creates another set of files on your system, but it is no longer being supported, and wont be. The second is to install the BS community version of oscommerce. There is a link in my signature. This does entail a complete rebuild of your current store, but that may not be a bad thing depending on how old your current store is. You will have to add all of your current addons again, but newer versions may be available. Then all you need to do is to convert your current database to work on the new files. The new BS version is so much easier to work with and in most cases, addons are just a case of uploading the files, and clicking an install button.