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Posts posted by 14steve14

  1. 12 hours ago, osCommerce-Official said:

    Steve, please refrain from advertising other shopping carts on this forum. We welcome all users of any software of course, and would appreciate new osCommerce v4 to be judged on its merits by its users. If you prefer to use another ecommerce software - that's absolutely fine, but you'll not be allowed to promote it here. 

    Also, please be reasonable and factual about the other ecommerce software and its recent history with osCommerce - happy to have a chat with you to not make it a public emotional discussion if you like. 

    That's fair enough. Point taken but until you have a working alternative to offer and is available for download from the same place as the old version, then there must be a way of stopping people using such an old version of the software that has not been updated in many years and really should not even be available for download from a responsible business. Any addons currently available for that early version are also very old and many have not been updated in the same number of years, and its also known that many are insecure, so they should, also not really be used. I also don't see you offering support for the older versions, but you are still allowing people to download and use it. Very strange but up to you.

    Thanks for your offer to have a look at V4 by the way. Should I feel the need to change my software and once you have a version released and proven to be working I will take a look..

  2. On 3/4/2021 at 2:46 PM, sandrasp said:

    by the way. its Oscommerce version v2.3.4

    Why are you using such old software. There are better options around. Have you thought of using the spin off from oscommerce Phoenix. It was the community edition but has now been forced to move away from oscommerce to a new home.

  3. 2 hours ago, KenSO said:

    I'm rather puzzled why it's so hard to just be told where/what file the insert is done so I can make modifications as I require for my own purposes. It's very strange indeed. If as you say "unless accounts being created are not fake ones, meaning with invalid data", what would you call a firstname like xatThamamaayTTttTAA and a lastname similar to that, as well as other bits such address etc?

    Anyway, I'll leave this issue as I'm getting the impression a simple question is not really that simple afterall. If I want to capture and block IP addresses for making accounts with entries like that, I don't think I'm wrong. In any case it's my shop. This addons you speak about is not a silver bullet and should not be seen as so. I am not knocking the addon or trying to bruise anyone's ego but for me, the addon simply does not work. I don't have to defend my efforts to find a resolution that's not tied to this addon.

    if the way you are thinking of doing this is the best way to do it in your eyes, I cant wait to see the addon you produce. If its that good and nothing currently available is any good, then yours will be the best. Release it when its done for the benefit of other community members.

  4. There are addons to capture a persons IP address when creating an account but depending on your version they may need some work to get working correctly. Use google to search for one as the addons area search is very hit and miss.

    I have google recaptcha as security on my create account and contact us pages and still I get a few spam accounts so you wont stop them all.

    If you are using any version of Phoenix you may get better support at their new home at https://phoenixcart.org/forum/

  5. 4 hours ago, plenoal152 said:

    Hello. I use PHOENIX.

    How can I write a lot of text within a section ? For example : below products ?


    On what page do you want this text to show. Show an image would be easier than trying to explain where. Do a screen shot and mark the place where you need the text to show.

    As you are using Phoenix you may be better off posting in the new home for Phoenix phoenixcart.org/forum/


  6. 4 hours ago, osCommerce-Official said:

    osCommerce v4 will come with a number of payment methods. It is being debated now which ones will be included into the "box" installation and which ones will be moved to be apps (free or paid), so the list below is to be confirmed.

    Payment methods split in two major groups - online and offline.

    Each sale channel (front end or virtual) may have a number of specific payment methods assigned to it; one and the same payment method can be assigned to more than one sale channel, and in that case the settings of such payment method can be made completely different for different sales channels.

    Payment methods (same as shipping methods) can be present in the system but be not installed, or activated, or linked to a particular country or region. In that case they will appear in the back end (corresponding filters to be set) but not in the front end.


    Payment methods can be also linked to particular customer groups only. 

    Payment methods can be made available to particular parts of the system. So there could be payment methods only available to wholesale clients, or only to back end users for example.


    Offline payment methods are currently as follows:

    COD (Cash on Delivery)

    COD for POS

    Credit Card for POS



    Purchase Order (likely to be used by customers paying on account)

    Offline payments (general offline payment method)

    It is possible to easily extend this list and add more offline payment methods, they mostly act as placeholders and are mostly used to record the fact of payment and then run analytics on what methods customers used to pay. 

    Online payment methods are currently as follows (in no particular order):




    PayPal (various implementations, including Express checkout)

    Klarna checkout (likely + online finance!, to be confirmed)




    Recurly (to be confirmed)


    Pay by Amazon (to be confirmed)



    Humm by FlexiFi (online finance!) 

    Global Payments (former Realex)



    It is very likely that some of the above modules will be moved to a new category Online Finance before the release of osCommerce v4

    I notice that there is no Stripe payments module in the list. Is it something that is planned in the future.

  7. There should be a new folder in the root folder of your store where the files are stored ready for download. The files to be downloaded should be in there with a funny name. Unless I am wrong.

    I stopped using download by redirect ages ago as it caused too many problems.

    But if you have tried without download direct then it should have worked if everything was set up correctly.

  8. 17 minutes ago, osCommerce-Official said:

    Could you please kindly elaborate on which particular formats you're referring to?

    Just to confirm, images are served to user's browsers (and Google of course) in the WEBP format, and osCommerce v4 converts originally uploaded images automatically.

    That answers my question.

  9. How about

    How to print multiple invoices, packing slips and picking lists for the days orders, plus print the address labels.
    How to easy update product stocks, including buy in costs, recommended reatial prices and selling prices.
    How to add comments to a customers account, including order comments on invoices.
    How to change the invoice templates.
    How to add customers VAT number  on B"B international sales.

    There's more, but you already have loads I would imagine.

  10. In your admin - configuration - downloads  what are your download settings. I take it you have downloads allowed.

    Are you downloading by redirect or not. If you are downloading by redirect are the files transferring into the correct file before the download can be made.

    Can you open any of the files from within your hosting panel. 

    Dont know quite what other help to give..

  11. Have you entered the exact name of the file plus the file extension when setting up the product attribute. When it does not download I have found that it generally means that the file name is wrong, or the file you have linked to does not exist in the  downloads folder.

  12. Are you sure there is an update after v5.018 as my phoenix store is showing as using that version. I do know in one of the Phoenix version updates some files were updated which can be uploaded over the original files, but I am sure there was no full update available.

  13. Make all your images the same size. Try not to force the browsers to adjust the size of the images. Generally square images work better. If you really are using 2.3.3 its really old and there is a better system available. Look in your admin area for image size settings and remove one of either the horizontal or vertical image dimensions. That will allow images to be either a fixed height to the image proportions, or a fixed width to the image proportions.

  14. Rainer

    Bit of another silly question.

    Is there a way to remove any spaces in the phone number. We have customers contact us and leave a phone number on the answer machine but no names. We have search added to the telephone number module but some customers have been adding spaces in the numbers which makes searching very difficlt. Wanting no spaces for any new signed up customers as can remove older ones using sql I hope.

  15. 9 hours ago, Stephan Gebbers said:

    what i see, that this move forces phonix to be a fork and to be completely seperate from oscommerce in the future. why not focus on what has been accomplished with phoenix already? this is a waste of all the work that has put into phoenix already.

    at the end we have people working on phoenix and working on oscommerce and each and every payment module or other module has to be made twice if the systems start to be to different.

    i am not happy about a "new" oscommerce. we already have a new oscommerce. It is phoenix!

    i am dissapointed in harald, about him just beeing invisible for ages and now this..


    I believe that phoenix and oscommerce v4 will be two totally different ecommerce platforms, and rightly so. Phoenix will be for those that liked the old oscommerce and wish to keep with the same sort of thing. If it can only get all the development done in one go, and then let coders create additional code that does not constantly need to be updated every few weeks it should do well. V4 deserves to be new and totally separate, its just a shame that it has to be born off the remains of what was once a great piece of software. V4 will have more challenges ahead as it has a bad reputation to overcome just by using the name oscommerce. The owners must know what they are doing in getting ride of one lot of code, and one lot of users, completely and replacing it with something that is not even compatible. Brave people.