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  1. Many thanks fir the help. Seems to work like a charm. If an order now contains only downloads most payment modules are disabled which stops people paying using cheques and bank transfers. I am looking at the PWA addon where that allows users to select which payments are used so it might get improved and turned into a module yet if I can fathom out which bits of the code to use.
  2. Search the internet. There are lots of bootstrapped templates out there which you may be able to make look like your store in colours and header images.
  3. I will try to get time to look into this ore tomorrow. RThanks for the advice so far.
  4. Unfortunately there is no real way of altering the codebase from older versions to the BS version. It does mean that you have to start over with a fresh install, but that should be looked upon as a way to update your store. Think of it as giving a bricks and mortar store a coat of paint and a reshuffle. As PHP versions get updated on hosts, the latest version will be the one that works. It is possible to alter the database so it will work with the newer version so at least your data can be used. Sorry for the bad news.
  5. Now you have that working drop your website url into this page and see the results https://search.google.com/search-console/mobile-friendly In this day and ages no sites should fail this simple test.
  6. I am hoping that someone can give a bit of advice on how to restrict the payment methods for downloadable products to only PayPal. I have searched and not really found anything apart from an older addon that means that every product can have the payment method set, which is sort of what I want to do, but entails a lot of mods. There is also something that lists all the product ids in an array, but the list is ever expanding and currently nearing 300. As downloads are virtual products is there any way to select a virtual product and only allow say paypal standard for the payment method. Any other products purchased at the same time will also be payable using paypal. Any help welcome
  7. @@discxpress @@Jack_mcs I seem to remember that I had a similar problem when I installed this addon. What I cant remember is what I did to correct the fault. The only thing I can see different from the instructions is that I added the css code straight into the user.css file, and its still there. That may be all I did, or I may be totally way off base.
  8. It will be something from the never ending to do list.
  9. Why have they got the same meta tags as I thought every page needed different meta tags and they are so easy to change in the BS version.
  10. Why not keep the shop in the root and built the test/development store in a folder, and when you are ready to go live, just copy all the new files to the root. Makes a lot more sense that way round.
  11. What do you mean split out. It will also be helpful if you also gave a bit more info about the osc version you are using.
  12. PayPal are making lots of changes and lots of upgrades to their security. Some changes have happened and some are still to come. There is a page here that may be of interest https://www.crucial.com.au/blog/2016/05/26/what-do-paypals-security-upgrades-mean-for-you/ There are other pages also. Generally PayPal sent out emails to all of the merchants that would be affected, but people dismissed the emails and never read them. May be your problems are related to these upgrades if they only recently started. I believe that the PayPal app should work fine, so if you are using the app, then your problems may be related to something different. If you are not using the app, then this may be the cause of your problems and your pay pal modules may need to be upgraded. It may also make a difference if your customer used a PayPal account rather than paid using a debit or credit card.
  13. Without knowing what version of oscommerce you are using it will be hard to give an exact answer. On some older versions there was a setting in the admin/includes/functions/session.php file where you could alter the length of the session, but it looks different in the newer versions. Try searching for 'extend admin session' that may get a few answers. There might also be an addon which auto saves the page but I may be wrong..
  14. I cant really help with you problem, but I can say that if you were to update to the latest BS version, adding addons is now a simple upload and click job in most cases.They have been designed like that to make it easier for shop owners. There is now no altering core code just to make addons work. By not altering the core code, it is just a case of over write the files to upgrade to a more recent version. It cant be made much simpler. If an idiot like me can do it, most people should be able to. I paid someone to convert my database to the latest bootstrap version as I thought it was beyond me. The cost was reasonable, and completed within a few days. I was even talked through how to get the latest customers, orders and products when the store finally went live. The store also does better in the searches as it is now suitable for use on all size devices, especially phones and customers love the new look. It is also much more secure and works on the latest software, which may be where your problem lies. Your host may have upgraded something.
  15. When I first started my site i was advised on these forums a long time ago, to add a few addons that would help. I added all products seo as already mentioned, featured products on the front page as well as the new products, and also a cross sell addon on the product pages, but make sure the products were linked in some way ie a plastic kit and the glue required to make it. Apart from these addons I cant think of anything else I have done except try to link different pages, where relevant, within the product description ie I have a kit of parts where links are placed to the individual products within that kit to allow people to easily find the place to buy more. I do have help pages where there are links back to the products also. I do have the manufacturers info box on the site as this has a link to other products from the manufacturer which may also help, but I have no idea whether it does. I used to use another addon from Jack, which placed links to the category and other places on the product pages but never added it to the new BS site but cant remember what it was called now. It may have been his sitemap addon, which I only use the sitemap page now. Whether there is, or was, a benefit to not having the other links on the pages I have never tested. I do have products more than 3 clicks from the home page just to make it easier for customers to find the products they want. Apart from those addons the site is pretty much as it came.