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  1. On 5/18/2020 at 3:34 AM, terriwarren said:

    I downloaded the order total discount add on. I want to create a code. The discount will be for any item, in any category, and for any customer. My site includes PayPal express checkout, so customers don't need to have a customer id.

    How do I configure this discount add on?

    Post a link to the addon that you have downloaded and installed on your shop. That way people will be able to understand which one you are using. We also need to know what version of oscommerce you are using as versions differ. You may also need to check that the addon you installed is compatible with your version of oscommerce. There may even be a support thread for that specific addon. Its very difficult to give help on such a question as we have no idea what you are using and what problems you are having.

    Just remember that the people on these forums that are giving help do so in their own time usually whilst running their own business so be patient and make sure the question can be understood.

  2. I am thinking that I would like to remove some of the very early data from my database before transferring it all to a new version of the shop using Phoenix. First question I suppose Is it really worth doing? Would there be any gain from deleting all this old data.

    Current database backup size is 389,909,542 bytes.

    The store has been online for over 10 years now and I have never removed any old orders or data from that far back. I do remove inactive customers and their address details using the inactive customers addon. I also notice that the order comments table is full of comments from PayPal, Stripe, my delivery tracking information and of course the comments left by customers. Is it worth removing some of this data?

    If it is worth removing all this old data is there a great one off addon that will remove it all , or will it be lots of different addons or even just something to remove it in mysql.

  3. Have you looked for a working USPS shipping module in the addons area? I expect you will not be the first person to need one.

    Failing that could you not create another table rate for the international shipping option.

  4. Stripe works pretty much the same as PayPal in as much as they charge per transaction. The good news is that the charges are cheaper than PayPal. The downside is that you have to wait to get your money for up to 7 days in the beginning, and at some point later they allow you to choose how you receive your money and when. Its all PCI compliant and there are no additional fees to pay for that unlike many payment processors. There is also their own fraud detection system that to a degree protect you from chargebacks. The other advantage is that there are many buyers who will not use PayPal, and this gives them a choice at no real cost to you as its free to sign up. Sound like I work for them. I dont, just a happy customer.

    Best is to go to the website and see for yourself.

  5. @burt @ecartz Thanks for the help but you may as well be speaking with forked tongue. I think its something that will be put on the list of things to do when the new site is uploaded in the next few months. I can then look into this again, so sorry Gary its on the to-do list that may be aiming your way one day.

  6. My current live store is using a version of Edge so it's old and due an update, but a customer brought up a good comment about the description and name of download files in the orders section or the invoice. He was having problems downloading files and remembering which ones he had done. All he could find was a written description and not the actual file name. The model number is close, but that model is the same for different scale downloads, which does not really help him.

    Is there away of adding the download file name to the  page somehow that could later be transferred to a Phoenix site. See image below for where to add file name.

    I hope this sort of makes sense.



  7. The text for the button is found in includes/langauges/english.php. Search for

    define('IMAGE_BUTTON_CHECKOUT', 'Checkout');

    I changed mine to

    define('IMAGE_BUTTON_CHECKOUT', 'Secure Checkout')

  8. 12 hours ago, raggety_bug said:

    Hi Frank - Thanks for the quick reply.

    I've installed that add-on, but it only adds a plus and minus to either side of a numeric input box. Maybe I should have asked how to replace the buy now button with a numeric input box and a button that would add that number of items to the cart....

    Most addons like this you can increase the number in the box either by using the plus minis buttons or entering the number required into the input box and then click the buy button and that many will be added to the cart.

  9. 8 hours ago, Patty said:

    Well, I tried, but this is too complicated for me. I think this addon will have to be completely revamped for the latest Phoenix versions, for they are very different from the earlier ones.
    I hope someone tackles it soon, for this is an important feature to have in the store. IMHO I think it should be part of the project.

    I am sure it will be updated, as @raiwa Rainer has said many times when the next fixed release is available. Until then people will have to be patient. its one problems that people have created for themselves in using code that should not really be used in a live environment.

  10. @Ken_Shea Apart from having a new code base (ish) which is secure and up to date, Phoenix is also really easy to upgrade as long as no core files have been touched and messed with. Everything is modular. Adding some addons is as simple as upload the files to the correct places, go to admin and install and configure. Along with the fact that Phoenix is suitable for smaller devices as its bootstrap based it will keep the great gods at google, and other search engines happy as its mobile friendly and will show the site in mobile searches. Many of my customers use a smaller device and say the site is good, and that's without upgrading to Phoenix.

    I fully understand about the expense of upgrading from a rather long in the tooth system, I am on an edge version with was bootstrap 3 compatible, which you have probably spent lots of time and money on making all those little changes to make the site suitable for your use. Your biggest problem will be when most hosts turn off PHP versions under 7 (many have stopped supporting these early versions already) as the site will take lots of updating then, and of course things like javascript is constantly being updated.

    Suppport on these forums is getting less and less for the older versions. Developers just are not wasting time on early versions, and who can blame them, so getting any help may be harder in the future.

    Your website is the gateway to your business and if you decide to invest in that gateway its entirely up to you. If you are happy with what you have then leave it as is. I also hate it when the fraternity say that you must upgrade, or you should upgrade. Its up to you as only you know your business and customers.

  11. In most countries and especially in the EU, because of the GDPR regulations you could not contact any customers who is not a customer or not agreed to receive mailings from you anyway. It would also be hard to send anything to a non customer without them previously giving you their email address, which requires them to have created an account.

  12. @Jack_mcs Jack Thanks for the great addon. Works great on There are a few errors with the boxes control page but I dont use that any way.

    Only thing I did was to change one line in the admin/includes/languages/english/modules/boxes/sitemap_seo.php file to

    define('MODULES_ADMIN_MENU_HEADING_SITEMAP_SEO', '<i class="fas fa-sitemap fa-fw mr-1"></i>Sitemap SEO');

    which added a sitemap icon next to the text so that made all the admin box titles look the same on the page.

  13. Its down to you really what you use. Phoenix a stable release and many addons have been coded for that. Any version under that is also safe to use but you will have to check if any updates after that version will need to be done. Easier to go with Anything above that figure should only really be used in a test environment.

    Whether an addon has been converted to run on this version only you will be able to find that out, as only you know what you use. If any have not been converted you are free to get it updated and if you wanted to, you could release it back to the community but you dont have to its up to you. It will be quicker to pay to get it done rather than wait for others to do it.

    If you are not already a member join the Phoenix club, become a supporter if you want to get some great code snippets available to improve most sites which is a bonus for giving your paid support. Again up to you whether you feel it will be worthwhile.

    If you have found a genuine bug and its not been found before, please report it.

  14. @burt Gary thanks for that big long post above.

    Its about time that these people saw all the work that has been put in by you and a few others to actually keep alive what was an outdated lump of software that had had no serious updating in 3 or 4 years (if not longer), was a security risk. Dont forget that oscommerce marketing still states that there are over 7000 free addons regardless of whether they actually work, or are even well coded. These people seem to forget that without your input they would all be using Opencart or some other software. If paid supporters get additional code to improve their stores, thats what supporting gets them. If they choose not to support they cannot expect to get the additional code, now or in the future. I think you are too generous giving away some of your work in core code updates.

    Without myself and 62 other people who can actually see a future for the software, this argument would not be happening. I for one am fully appreciative of all the hard work that has had to happen, and that will hopefully continue to happen. Its not just the coding as you say, its the support and the abuse that you have to take. Its just very annoying when a certain small group of people try to spread negativity and lies about what is happening, and still dont see the benefits of what that work is doing and is bringing them. These people must learn to accept that peoples time and effort should be rewarded either fully or partially. I bet they dont offer to work for nearly free. More importantly they should stop all the PMs that are sent, and yes even I receive them from a few, and start actually being positive and start helping move this project forward, and find ways of getting other coders and shop owners interested. I know if I was reading some of the comments in the posts throughout this forum I would stay away. If they feel so strongly about their principles what are they even doing here. Go and find a piece of software that you do like.

  15. 3 hours ago, hungryfrank said:

    the concept of open source is created and envisioned as to be FREE  free financially and otherwise. it was created by mostly civil minded progressive developers to level the playing field between have and have-not users of internet. 

    SO IN OUR WORLD THERE IS FREE STUFF.   and some of us want to keep this idea alive.

    I had a big long post to this but saw who replied and just cant be bothered.

  16. Rainer. Thanks very much. I will take a look. Hopefully it will be suitable. If not it may be made to work, or playing around and thinking way above my pay grade it may be possible to use the back end from one and the front end from another and mix and match them both to get the best of both worlds. Will give me something to do if it ever gets quiet here.

  17. 1 hour ago, raiwa said:

    related products does the same and is updated for phoenix


    Many thanks. Is it as easy to use with setting up multiple cross sells and reciprocal multiple cross sells, and can it be made to work with the database from this addon. I have over 2500 products with cross sells and dont really want to have to enter them again.