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    which version to download

    Please read the advice already given. Its all good. Stop worrying about what may or may not happen in the future. If you choose to use OSC in any form, that is up to you, but do expect there to be an official update any time soon. There hasn't been one in the last few years, so it wont happen soon. If you want to use osc use the BS version that is now at Frozen. Its PHP7 ready, and hopefully someone on these forums will update things as they change. Its the best you will get. Whether it will be developed further by anyone is up to them. You, me and everyone else will just have to wait and see what happens as no one knows yet. If you dont like what is happening here, find an alternative. There are plenty to choose from.
  2. Although there are bundled products addons available you may be better off using a cross sell addon, or something that allows a customer to buy two items together at a discount price. Something like the better together addon, but it may require some code changes to bring it up to date. May be do a starter bundle that includes all the safety gear that is needed for a particular product. Forcing someone to buy something that they may already have will loose you customers, but its up to you what you try to increase sales.
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    Geo-Blocking Regulation

    If downloads have some manual intervention in their creation they are not covered by the VAT MOSS requirements. So it a file in manually attached to an e-mail, then manually sent, then the regulations can be bypassed as its no longer classed as an electronic service. I could then sell to the whole of the EU with no problems and no discrimination, but I think the best thing to do is to carry on as I am.
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    Geo-Blocking Regulation

    I have just been reading about yet more EU Regulations. This time about what they call Geo-blocking. https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/faq/geo-blocking It will apply from 3 December 2018. I have had a quick read and its looks like it another legislation to make sure all websites and services are available to all EU members regardless of where they are in the world. There are loads of sites available so a quick google will find lots of answers. Havent yet found anything that should be applied to a sites code yet, but I bet there is something somewhere.
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    Geo-Blocking Regulation

    Dead right. The administration would cost loads more than I actually receive for these downloads so it seemed pointless. May need to make the system manual and not automatic which would save all the trouble.
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    Geo-Blocking Regulation

    I only really took any notice of this as I block all EU countries from buying my automated downloads. This was done because of the complicated EU regulations on VAT MOSS. Looks like I shall now have to stop selling downloads as the sorting out VAT for all EU countries will cost more in administration costs and time than the downloads create. The other alternative is to have someone re write the downloads system so its not automated and has some manual input somewhere, which is not really what customers want.
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    Updating process

    What I would do is to install a copy of the latest BS version from Github to your web hosts either in a seperate folder or as a sub domain. Set everything up, add your addons and generally play and change the look and feel of the site as much as you want. When you are ready to activate the new look store you need to close your store, and get someone to transfer your customer and product data from one database to your new one. There are lots of other bits that need transferring to. Once that is done either redirect to the files on your hosting, or move the files to the root and away you go. That is what I did on the advice of a developer, who when I was ready transferred all the database data across, and away I went. There was no rush, no panic and I could play and get used to the new code as long as I wanted. It also meant that the website was only offline for a few hours, rather than days.
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    Ship In Cart Documentation

    The shipping in cart addon does exactly what it say. it shows your available shipping options and the costs to the customer when they see their shopping cart. OSC as standard does not do this. Thats why I said you had to install, activate and setup some shipping modules. It can only show the prices of the shipping if you have set them up first. This is what an older version of the addon looks like although it has been modified a bit.
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    Ship In Cart Documentation

    Once you have this addon installed you need to make sure that you have activated and set up one of the shipping modules. This can be done by going to your admin - modules - shipping and then clicking on the 'Install Module' button at the top right hand corner of the page. Once you have set up a shipping module it should show up in the ship in cart addon in the same way that it will show in the checkout shipping page when checking out.
  10. @puggybelle What version of oscommerce are you using as the solutions are different. Also are you using a module to create the button.
  11. After all the years that I have been using oscommerce I am thinking of donating and becoming an Ambassador, just as away to say thanks, but is there really any point. To all intents and purposes the project has stalled somewhat. The leader in MIA, so where will my money go to.
  12. The decision seems to be split and I have to agree with @Tsimi Lambros. I can publicly thank HPDL for his code on this forum. I dont need to pay for that. Thank you @HPDL for the code you produced. There done it for free.
  13. Its not really about you, its about your customers. Check your google statistics if you have them and see how many people in this day and age use some other device apart from a desktop computer to view your website. Also check your google rankings to see whether you are being penalised for not having a responsive website. At the end of the day its up to you, but people are genuinely trying to give you the best advice.
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    I can not access my Oscommerce

    Have you tried resetting your admin user details. There are many posts on these forums on how to do this.
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    RMA Returns System for osC2.3.4BS

    Just installed this with no problems, but did notice that there is nothing in the instructions unless I missed something, about installing the header tag module. Until that was installed nothing worked. Now all I have to do is to hope customers use it.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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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    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.
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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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